Kraft Heinz launching new breakfast brand

New from the Kraft Heinz Co. is Just Crack an Egg, a line of breakfast products featuring diced vegetables, Oscar Mayer meat, Kraft shredded cheese and Ore-Ida potatoes. The products are packaged in individual serving cups that may be prepared in less than two minutes; consumers stir in an egg and microwave to create a portable morning meal with 15 grams of protein.

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Hormel elevates leader of Refrigerated Foods

Thomas R. Day has been promoted to executive vice-president of Refrigerated Foods at Hormel Foods Corp. from his current role as group vice-president of Refrigerated Foods. In his new role, Mr. Day will be responsible for the management of Hormel’s largest business unit.

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Tyson Foods invests in lab-grown meat

Tyson Ventures, the venture capital arm of Tyson Foods, Inc., has invested in Memphis Meats, a manufacturer of cultured meat produced directly from animal cells. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed, but Tyson said its investment represents a minority stake in the business.

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Hostess acquires certain Aryzta breakfast assets

Hostess Brands, Inc. has acquired certain U.S. assets of Aryzta L.L.C., including one of the company’s Chicago Cloverhill bakery facilities and its Big Texas and Cloverhill brands. Additionally, the transaction includes supply partnerships with some of Hostess’ key retailers.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Beanitos names new c.e.o.

Giannella Alvarez has been named chief executive officer of Beanitos, Inc., a maker of bean-based snacks. She joins the company from Harmless Harvest, a coconut water brand, where she was president and c.e.o. for two-and-a-half years.

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