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Hormel Foods to convert old Shopko facility into plant

Building that was once a distribution center for retail chain Shopko will be used to produce value-added products for Hormel Foods
Hormel Foods recently purchased a former distribution center for defunct discount retail chain Shopko, with the intent of converting the facility to a food processing plant.
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Popeyes sales surged in fourth quarter of 2019

Parent company’s CEO says quick service restaurant industry has ‘never seen the kind of guest response for a single product launch’ like the Popeyes chicken sandwich
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen saw its sales surge in 2019, particularly in the fourth quarter, when the quick service restaurant chain relaunched its popular chicken sandwich.
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New Michael Foods plant cuts into Post Holdings’ profit

Company’s foodservice segment profits drop 10.8% in the first quarter of 2020
Post Holdings’ foodservice segment saw its profits drop 10.8% in the first quarter of the 2020 fiscal year, largely due to “unfavorable manufacturing costs including startup costs” at its new Michael Foods precooked egg facility in Norwalk, Iowa.
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Top 11 European poultry producers

Some of Europe’s leading broiler companies have long histories while others are relative newcomers and have grown their businesses remarkably quickly.
Europe's broiler producers continue to invest and expand, but which European chicken companies are the biggest?
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Additional cage-free hens increase total US hen flock

Even with passage of legislation calling for cage-free hen housing passing in 6 states, US egg producers still predict that more than half of the US hens will be in cages in 2025.
Exclusive survey of U.S. egg producers reveals plans for future hen housing and estimates for cage-free housing conversions.
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Top 20 US egg producers in 2020

Learn more about the companies WATT Global Media ranked as the top egg producers in 2020.
The top 20 U.S. egg producers, according to data from Egg Industry’s Top Egg Company Survey.
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