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Certified Angus Beef: Brand Champions

Certified Angus Beef’s go-to-market strategies have kept the brand growing at a very steady pace, even through turbulent economic times.
In October 2014, Certified Angus Beef LLC reported its eighth consecutive year of record sales of its Certified Angus Beef brand — and the 10th consecutive fiscal year that the brand had achieved year-over-year growth.
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GNP Company: Innovation, to be continued

Expect more of the same innovation and industry leadership from GNP Company, even with a leadership change this fall.
Mike Helgeson has had a long career in the poultry industry — more than 40 years in the business, with 21 of those as the CEO of St. Cloud, Minn.-based GNP Company.
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Phillips Foods: Connoisseurs of crab

Phillips Foods celebrates 100 years of trailblazing, having opened new channels for its products and new supply sources while becoming a global seafood-processing force.
Anyone who has been to Baltimore, Md., or the Eastern Shore of Maryland in the last century likely has consumed crab meat harvested and processed right there in the region.
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Rastelli Foods: Full-circle success

Rastelli Foods has built itself into a protein-processing, e-commerce and global-export powerhouse, and has now added specialty-retail operations to its portfolio.
Forty years ago, Ray Rastelli purchased a small butcher shop in South Jersey, brought his brother, Tony, into the business, and began growing their meat-cutting operation to serve local customers and restaurants in the region.
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State of the Industry

‘Big Fat’ excitement for protein-processing industry

For much of the protein-processing industry, positives have far outweighed negatives in 2014 — for the first time in several years.
Last year in this space, The National Provisioner asked, “Is the tide turning?”
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Day-Lee Foods ushers in a new ‘Day’

Day-Lee Foods’ Processed Foods Division is in the throes of a multi-phase revitalization that gives the frozen-foods manufacturer more flexibility and a positive outlook for future growth.
Inspirational quotes about being proactive are a dime a dozen
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Beef Products Inc. (BPI): Supplementing supply

With increasing demand for lean beef and shrinking supply driving growth at Beef Products Inc. (BPI), the company has continued to invest in making its processes even more sustainable.
Beef Products Inc. (BPI) finds itself providing a much-needed product to the beef supply chain.
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Oscar Mayer, UW-River Falls: partners in animal care

The unique collaboration between Oscar Mayer and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls takes animal handling and welfare to another level.
When Oscar Mayer began consulting with Dr. Kurt Vogel, assistant professor of livestock welfare and behavior at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF), on animal care and welfare initiatives a couple years ago, little did anyone know where the road would ultimately lead for the two parties.
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COVER STORY | 2014 PROCESSOR OF THE YEAR

2014 Processor of the Year: Link Snacks Inc. is runnin' wild

The manufacturer of Jack Link's Beef Jerky has built its meat-snacks business into a global empire in a few short decades — with a significant boost in last five years.
You should never mess with Sasquatch. Unless, of course, he’s your spokes…creature
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Case Farms: Worker Safety Success

Case Farms’ dedication to worker safety shines brightly through the operational improvements and low turnover rate at its Goldsboro, N.C., processing facility.
Processors who focus on worker safety by investing in innovation have seen improvement in key workforce metrics as their employees feel as though their well-being is respected by management and important to company success.
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Brenneman analyzes Butterball’s new animal care, well-being program

Rod Brenneman, CEO of Butterball, discusses his company's new Animal Care and Well-Being Program, his company's certification by the American Humane Association and further animal-handling initiatives, all officially announced in September 2013.

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January 2015

The first NP issue of 2015 features January's cover story: Certified Angus Beef; as well as How to Respond to a Food Crisis, Pep in Poultry’s Step, and so much more!

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December 2014

The December issue of IP features cover story: A full Haus, Mike Sloan’s award-winning bratwursts draw visitors to the Hermann Wurst Haus by the thousands.

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