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Campbell Soup Co. plans to close its 87-year-old Toronto soup plant by mid-2019. (Campbell Soup Co. via BusinessWire)

Moving freight to get more expensive for food companies

Reuters — U.S. food companies called out rising freight costs as a reason for lower profit margins in the holiday quarter, with more pain seen in 2018 as a dearth of drivers and higher diesel prices make it even more expensive to transport products to stores. Hershey, Mondelez International, J.M. Smucker and Campbell Soup said

Campbell, which recently rolled out several Star Wars-themed products such as these Darth Vader-shaped SpaghettiOs, plans to label all its U.S. products for presence of GMO ingredients. (

Campbell Soup to label U.S. products for GMOs

Reuters — Campbell Soup said it will label all its U.S. products for the presence of ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms, becoming the first major food company to respond to growing calls for more transparency about ingredients. The world’s largest soup maker also said it supports the enactment of federal legislation for a single