The Kroger Co. has launched the Go Fresh & Local Supplier Accelerator, a business incubator for fresh food and related suppliers.

Under the partner program, announced Wednesday, Kroger aims to discover new U.S. growers, producers and other suppliers to help drive the continued expansion of its supermarkets’ fresh departments, including produce, deli, bakery, meat, seafood, dairy, specialty cheese and floral.

Through May 31, suppliers can apply to join the Go Fresh & Local Supplier Accelerator, which will be held in Cincinnati in August, Kroger said, adding that

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General Mills is pumping up its pet foods business by acquiring Tyson Foods’ pet segment to capitalize on Americans’ rapid adoption of pets and cats during the pandemic, which has seen millions isolating at home.

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General Mills said the deal, expected to close in the first quarter of

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Branson, Mo. (KY3) -The city of Branson will soon have its first food truck court following an ordinance passed earlier this month. One local group is ready to jump at the opportunity.

The new food truck court will be located at in the middle of the parking lot at the Branson Meadows Shopping Center.

The President of the Branson Academy for the Advancement of Music and Theatre, Bob Nichols, is behind the project. He’s excited to bring a new variety of food to one central location. Bob Nichols said they plan to have four to 12 food trucks in the

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LEADING EUROPEAN PACKAGING BUSINESS TO BECOME INDEPENDENT COMPANY

CROWN HOLDINGS, INC. TO RETAIN 20% OWNERSHIP INTEREST

NEW COMPANY TO FOCUS ON GROWTH IN FOOD AND CONSUMER PRODUCTS MARKETS

NEW YORK, April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — KPS Capital Partners, LP (“KPS”) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Europe, Middle East and Africa food, aerosol and promotional packaging business (the “EMEA Food and Consumer Packaging Business” or the “Company”) from Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK, “Crown”) for €2.25 billion (approximately $2.7 billion). Crown will retain 20% ownership of the Company. The transaction is

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The pandemic leveled many local businesses over the last year, but a restaurant in Edmond found a way to survive.

Josh and Michelle Spurlock’s dream came true last year when they opened BlueJ’s Rockin’ Grill.

“We wanted to transfer into a brick and mortar,” Michelle Spurlock said. “We found out about this and we live in Edmond and we thought it would be good to be part of this community, so we decided we would give this a shot.”

Unfortunately, the Spurlocks said their dream quickly turned into a nightmare.

“We originally opened March 17th of last year, which is

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PARIS – French dairy cooperative Sodiaal has entered into an agreement with General Mills, Inc., Minneapolis, to acquire a controlling interest in Yoplait SAS in exchange in for full ownership of Yoplait’s Canadian business and a reduced royalty rate for the use of the Yoplait and Liberte brands in the United States and Canada. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2021.

Yoplait SAS generated $740 million in fiscal 2020, according to General Mills. The business includes assets in France, the United Kingdom and certain other markets.

Under the terms of the transaction, Sodiaal would acquire 51%

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