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Diverse networks can foster new ways of thinking by connecting you to people whose viewpoints, insights, resources, and lived experiences differ from your own.
Consider a 1985 study by Carnegie Mellon researcher Robert Kelley and Janet Caplan, who analyzed the characteristics of exceptional engineers at Bell Labs. According to their research, IQ didn’t explain the difference between top performers and average ones; star performers approached their jobs differently. The most-productive employees proactively developed relationships with other experts — and these networks were significantly more diverse than their average-performing colleagues’
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Welcome to Kellogg Company’s 10th Global Corporate Responsibility Report. Annually, we’ve highlighted the work we’re doing around the world to fulfill our company’s purpose of nourishing families so they can flourish and thrive. We’re proud of our accomplishments during the past decade, and we’re even more proud of our company’s 112-year legacy of making a difference.
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Missouri was sued in federal court the day before a state law went into effect which would ban plant-based and cell-cultured meat producers from using the words "meat," "beef," "chicken" and "sausages" on their labels, even if the terms "plant-based" or "vegan" are also used, Food Navigator reported.
The plaintiffs are the Good Food Institute, Animal Legal Defense Fund, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri and the plant-based brand Tofurky. Their complaint argues the new state law is unconstitutional and would criminalize the word "meat." They asked the court for a preliminary injunction to stop enforcement until the lawsuit is settled.
Our member, Simple Mills is on the MSN lifestyle list of "30 cult favorite products from Target that hit the bullseye every time." We are extremely proud of Simple Mills, and completely agree with how amazing and tasty their products are! To read more, and to view the full list on MSN Lifestyle, click HERE.
American spirits company Constellation Brands has immensely increased its investment in a Canadian cannabis company, betting that recreational cannabis will be a huge market when it becomes fully legal in Canada in two months.
Constellation, the $8 billion company behind Corona and Modelo beers and Svedka vodka, will spend US$3.88 billion to increase its ownership of Canopy Growth Corp. to 38 percent and will nominate four directors to Canopy's seven-member board, it was announced today.
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PepsiCo today (Aug. 20) announced it will acquire SodaStream International Ltd., maker of "Sparkling Water Makers," for $3.2 billion in cash.
SodaStream was an early entry in the home-soda market. Its machine allows consumers to "transform ordinary tap water into sparkling water and flavored sparkling water in seconds." Regarding that last part: At the moment, SodaStream sells generic flavors for its carbonated water – "lemon fruit drops, raspberry fruit drops, diet cola and "Dr. Pete" – but those could become branded PepsiCo products.
PepsiCo offered $144 per share in cash for the Israel-based company, 32 percent above its 30-day average price.
In addition to the synergies and business talk, Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo's chairman and CEO for another six weeks, noted SodaStream fits well into her company's "Performance with Purpose" philosophy by "offering consumers the ability to make great-tasting beverages while reducing the amount of waste generated. ... Together, we can advance our shared vision of a healthier, more-sustainable planet."
And while it does help Pepsico reach consumers in their homes, rather than in grocery or convenience stores, it is a doubling-down on carbonated soft drinks, sales of which have flattened lately.
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Thanks to Americans’ increasingly hectic lifestyles, sales of grab-and-go items like salty snacks, including chips, popcorn and pretzels, are increasing, according to the June 2018 “Salty Snacks: U.S. Market Trends and Opportunities” report from Packaged Facts. Convenience is cited as a top purchase driver.
“The state of the snack food market is ever-evolving,” says Amber Glover, business development manager, Asenzya, Oak Creek, WI. “More and more often, the consumer isn’t eating three square meals a day. Instead, they rely on several snacks to help them get through their busy schedules.”
Contributing to growth is the fact that salty snacks are readily available in vending machines, gas stations, and convenience stores—which only increases their appeal among rushed shoppers. Though competition does exist from chocolate confections, cookies, and crackers, Packaged Facts estimates that sales of salty snacks will exceed $29 billion in 2022.
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At Kellogg, I have the opportunity to work on world class brands that are made in 21 countries around the world. I feel privileged to know that through my work, I am helping to achieve our company’s purpose of nourishing families so they can flourish and thrive.
Kellogg is a company with a Heart and Soul, passionate about fighting hunger and feeding potential for people and communities. That means ensuring that there is enough food for everyone, especially for children who might not always have access to a good breakfast.
Breakfast is so important to success in the classroom. Without a healthy start to the day, kids simply don’t show up ready to learn. That’s why we launched Breakfasts for Better Days™, our global signature cause platform. Through Breakfasts for Better Days, Kellogg is donating 2.5 billion servings of food and expanding feeding and nutrition education programs to reach 2 million children. Overall, our goal is to create three billion Better Days by the end of 2025.
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