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Heinz Sweet & Spicy BBQ Baked Beans With Field Roast Sausage

Heinz Sweet & Spicy BBQ Baked Beans With Field Roast Sausage

Every Saturday for supper, when growing up, we had stove-top pressure cooked baked beans with salt pork and whole yellow onions. I never cared for them, since I didn’t like salt pork, the beans either actually. Not that they were cooked badly, I just didn’t like either. Well, I never did grow to like salt pork, but I did develop a taste for beans and now animal-free sausage. What a treat!

Makes 7 cups


Kraft Heinz and Campbell Soup play catch-up in plant-based category 

Dive Brief: Kraft Heinz has reformulated and rebranded its Boca burger to better compete in the growing plant-based foods category, according to Food Business News. The improved product was introduced at the Natural Products Expo West show. Also at the show, and underscoring the plant-based category’s growth, Campbell Soup’s senior vice president Carlos Barroso said his company is “literally scouring the earth” for new sources of protein, with a specific focus on plants. 

Last year, the plant-based food category grew 8.1% and surpassed $3.1 billion in sales. Plant-based meat sales grew at a rate of 6%. According to some estimates, the plant-based meat market is set to reach $6.4 billion by 2023, reaching one-third of the market by 2050. 

Dive Insight: The vegetarian burger has been a case study in accelerated innovation. Just 25 years ago, demand for the then-new Boca burgers was so high, major grocers could not keep them in stock. Now, the company is sprinting to catch up to younger, tech-savvy companies like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods.The question now is, is it too little too late? Can Boca’s changes compete with Beyond Meat’s Beyond Burger, which mimics a beef patty in taste, texture and appearance? Boca has tried to upgrade before — in 2015 it introduced patties made of quinoa, brown rice and black beans.

Still, it’s share of the frozen meat substitute category has continued to decline. If there is good news for Boca, it’s that it has the marketing power from Kraft Heinz to shift consumer mindsets. The updated Boca, on the surface, falls in line with current consumer trends by touting protein content on the front of its packaging. That packaging also features a very meaty-looking burger. A new iteration was necessary — recent technology advancements have changed the entire conversation around plant-based food, and Boca has not been a part of that conversation.

For example, Impossible Burgers figured out how to use a biochemical process to make its plant-based burger “bleed” and sear like real meat.It has been two years since Google listed plant-based proteins as the most important trend in technology, noting that the industry is entering a revolution of replacing livestock with plant-based proteins…

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Kraft Heinz Sells Oscar Mayer Plant to Reich Bros.

The Madison, Wis., plant made hot dogs, cold cuts and Lunchables products; Reich Brothers specializes in acquiring turnkey manufacturing plants.


Kraft Heinz Sells Oscar Mayer Plant to Reich Bros.

By Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor

Oct 23, 2017

The Kraft Heinz Co., Chicago, and Reich Brothers Holdings, LLC., White Plains, N.Y., have completed an agreement by which Reich Brothers will purchase a former Oscar Mayer facility in Madison, Wis.

Kraft Heinz closed the factory in June 2017 after an extensive review of its North American supply chain footprint, capabilities and capacity utilization. Oscar Mayer hot dogs, cold cuts and Lunchables previously produced in Madison were transitioned to other Kraft Heinz facilities in the U.S.

“We’re pleased to announce that Reich Brothers has agreed to purchase the historic Oscar Mayer facility,” said Michael Mullen, senior vice president of corporate and government affairs at Kraft Heinz. “… Oscar Mayer is a special brand, and remains an important and successful part of the Kraft Heinz portfolio. We will always be grateful to Madison and the dedicated employees whose work contributed to this brand’s wonderful history over the years.”

Reich Brothers specializes in acquiring turnkey manufacturing plants and provides for the bulk purchase of equipment packages and monetization through auction sales.

The property is an integral part of Madison’s history, noted Adam Reich, co-CEO of Reich Brothers Holdings, LLC. “We understand the importance of the facility and the impact that its closing has had on the area. We look forward to repositioning it for future use, taking into account the values, desires and needs of the community. We will work closely with local officials to achieve these goals.”

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