As consumers buy fresher options, food giants like Kraft and Mondelez are scrambling

May 3, 2017
Quarterly earnings from several big food manufacturers will be announced this week, including the maker of Oreos and Ritz crackers, Mondelez. Kraft, Heinz and Kellogg will report their earnings later in the week. Packaged foods manufacturers have hit a rough…

What food companies learn from a smart-mouthed robot

Feb 15, 2016
A mechanical mouth is helping some big food companies reformulate products.
When the mechanical mouth at the University of Minnesota's Dentistry School chews a piece of cereal, the computer it's hooked up to registers the audio frequencies emitted.
University of Minnesota's Dentistry School
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Why are ketchup packets so... unsatisfying?

May 11, 2015
They're too small, hard to open, and utterly resistant to change.

Streit's bakes last passover matzos in Manhattan

Apr 7, 2015
The iconic matzo-maker is leaving New York’s Lower East Side this summer.

Why sales of packaged or processed foods are declining

Mar 11, 2015
Packaged food companies' big brands are suffering as consumers opt for fresh food.

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