Major food export coldstore site goes up for sale

The land and buildings housing a
major storage and distribution facility servicing New
Zealand’s leading food exporters has been placed on the
market for sale.

The large industrial coldstore facility
at 7-13 Te Maire Street, near the Port of Tauranga in the
Mount Maunganui industrial precinct, is fully leased to Cold
Storage Nelson Limited (CSN).

CSN has earned a reputation
as a leading provider of temperature-controlled storage and
handling of primary produce and manufactured foods destined
for domestic and overseas markets. Its Mount Maunganui
facility caters primarily for meat and seafood

The company has four storage hubs around the
country, including one nearby at the Port of Tauranga, with
a combined capacity of 50,000 tonnes.

Since its
beginnings in 1975, CSN has established itself as a
frontrunner in cutting edge technology such as robotic
racking systems, real-time online inventory tracking

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Own a piece of Louisiana food history, with Paul Prudhomme K-Paul’s restaurant items up for sale

K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen, which closed in July because of the coronavirus pandemic, is selling skillets, silverware and artwork from the restaurant.

NEW ORLEANS — Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the Louisiana food lover on your list? He or she may have everything, but how about this one-of-a-kind present: a skillet or spoon from Chef Paul Prudhomme’s iconic K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen?

Prudhomme’s imprint on Louisiana cuisine and culinary history is known around the world. Now, fans of the superstar chef, who died in 2015, can take home a piece of that history, as items from his recently-closed French Quarter restaurant are being offered for sale.

In July, K-Paul’s announced it would close permanently after more than 40 years in business. The restaurant initially closed in May because of restrictions put in place to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Its permanent closure hit the local food and restaurant community hard, with

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With Treme restaurant for sale, Baquet family’s long history in New Orleans food is ending | Where NOLA Eats

Creole gumbo has been a cornerstone dish in every restaurant Wayne Baquet has run, including the last, Li’l Dizzy’s Café in Treme.

In the realm of New Orleans cuisine, Baquet himself has been just as constant a presence, serving as proprietor at a succession of restaurants, a perennial Jazz Fest food vendor and the steward of one of the city’s longest-running Black restaurant family legacies.

Now, though, change has come. After months of speculation, Baquet confirmed he will not reopen Li’l Dizzy‘s and has decided to retire.

The restaurant could conceivably reopen as Li’l Dizzy’s with new owners. Baquet has been talking with potential buyers since the summer, though none of those discussions has progressed.


A pile of empty gumbo pots and other cooking utensils stacked in a corner at Li’l Dizzy’s Cafe on Esplande Avenue in New Orleans. Owner Wayne Baquet has decided to close the restaurant. (Photo by

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SRS contractor donates $27,000 to Golden Harvest Food Bank

AIKEN, S,C. (WRDW/WAGT) – Savannah River Nuclear Solutions has made a $27,000 donation to the Golden Harvest Food Bank to support the mission to feed Georgia and South Carolina families.

a person standing in front of a store: Golden Harvest serves the hungry in 25 counties across Georgia and South Carolina.

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Golden Harvest serves the hungry in 25 counties across Georgia and South Carolina.

Golden Harvest serves the hungry in 25 counties across Georgia and South Carolina, both directly and by providing food to 175 community partners and 300 hunger relief agencies.

Golden Harvest has warehouse and distribution facilities in Augusta and Aiken, and only four percent of donations received go towards overhead costs – leaving 96 percent to support a wide variety of services and programs such as HFB the Senior Food Box, Master’s Table, Mobile Food Pantry and Student Backpack programs.

MORE: Help Golden Harvest provide 300,000 meals with virtual campaign

“For every dollar donated to Golden Harvest, we are able to distribute

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U.S. Grocery Consumers Increasingly Worried About Personal Finances, Rising Food Prices

91 percent of consumers are closely watching grocery prices

Walmart, Aldi and Kroger are top three ranked retailers for value

dunnhumby, the global leader in customer data science, today released findings from the fifth phase of the company’s worldwide study of the impact of COVID-19 on customer attitudes and behavior. The dunnhumby Consumer Pulse Survey found that 49% of U.S. consumers surveyed reported that their personal finances were poor, an increase of nearly 20% since July. In addition, 68% reported that the economy wasn’t doing well and 91% said they are closely watching store prices. The “dunnhumby Worry Index,” a measure of how concerned consumers are about COVID-19, is now down to 24% in the U.S., a drop of 5% compared to July.

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In the U.S., the number of weekly in-store shopping trips is increasing to 5.4, as consumer

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Grocery prices are down from their COVID-19 summer peaks. But here’s why your food bills are still stubbornly high.

Eva Rosol was stunned during the summer when a rotisserie chicken that she could normally find on sale for $6 suddenly set her back $15.

Rosol, a resident of the Chicago suburb Westmont, Ill., who lost her job as a substitute teacher when COVID-19 shut schools in March, could afford it thanks to the extra $600 per week in unemployment benefits the federal government offered during the first four months of the pandemic. But those extra benefits expired in late July.

Now Rosol, 54, who has a business degree and is seeking a job in sales, receives $108 weekly in unemployment aid. Meanwhile, her husband, who sells advertising for an auto and RV magazine, is making a quarter of what he normally earns.

Rosol has nixed the one night a week they used to eat out, shops the circulars and frequents five different grocery stores to find the lowest prices,

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Nestle shrugs off COVID-19 impact thanks to pet food and health nutrition

ZURICH (Reuters) – Nestle NESN.S raised its guidance for 2020 organic sales growth to around 3% after beating third-quarter expectations on Wednesday with 4.9% growth driven by strong demand for pet food, coffee and health products.

The world’s biggest food group has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic better than some peers as its focus on high-growth categories helped offset a slump in food sales to restaurants and cafes.

In contrast, French peer Danone DANO.PA announced an extensive review this week that could lead to disposals after its like-for-like sales fell 2.5% in the third quarter.

Unilever ULVR.L is due to release a trading statement on Thursday.

Shares in Nestle, up 2.5% so far this year, rose 1.6% at 0706 GMT.

Kepler Cheuvreux analyst Jon Cox said Nestle remained his preferred pick in food, while Vontobel’s Jean-Philippe Bertschy called it a “must-have stock”, set to emerge a winner from the pandemic.


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Eli’s Eats in the Streets food truck for sale after owner Gary Lokers’ ‘near-death experience’

For someone looking to break into the food truck scene, there’s an opportunity to get a food trailer with some history in the Blue Water Area. 

a sign on the side of a road: Gary Lokers, owner of local food truck Eli’s Eats in the Streets, is selling his food trailer with an asking price ranging from $38,000 to $50,000. Lokers has been operating the food truck since 2017.

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Gary Lokers, owner of local food truck Eli’s Eats in the Streets, is selling his food trailer with an asking price ranging from $38,000 to $50,000. Lokers has been operating the food truck since 2017.

Gary Lokers, owner of Eli’s Eats in the Streets, is selling his food trailer with an asking price of $50,000. 

“It has value,” he said. “You can buy this today and it’ll be making you money by the end of the week.” 

Lokers is selling the trailer after a “near-death experience”  has led him to pursue new avenues. 

“A near death experience makes you look at your life differently,” he said on his business Facebook page. 

a man wearing a hat: Gary Lokers, owner of Eli's Eats in the Streets, makes a pepperoni pizza in Port Huron on April 7, 2020.

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Gary Lokers, owner of Eli’s

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