Business

Fresh Juice Bar and Smoothies brings healthy, cultural food and beverages to Tyler | Business

After being laid off from their pipeline full-time jobs, Maria Guillen and Salvador Saplu partnered up to open Fresh Juice Bar and Smoothies in Tyler. 

“We were panicking. I told him, ‘I know how to cook and I know how to create all my Latin snacks. We can combine all our food trucks that I’ve had before and also open a storefront,’ I told him to give it a try so we put our money together and here we are,” Guillen said. 

Guillen has loved cooking since she was a young girl and had to teach herself how to cook

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Batter, a dessert and cake business, is set to open in Menomonee Falls

After making her first two-tiered cake for her daughter Violet’s first birthday party,  Menomonee Falls business owner Brittany Wohlfeil wanted to make sure every child can have a birthday cake.

She watched a YouTube video on how to stack that cake for Violet. But it did not quite turn out the way she wanted. She said the top was supposed to have a chocolate drizzle, but it all melted off to the side.

“It was a disaster, and I cried twice (making it),” she said. But nearly everyone told her the cake tasted great. 

In the end, she said she

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Metro Roundup: Homewood cake business opening new storefront in Mountain Brook

A specialty cake baking company is soon getting its first brick-and-mortar location.

Mallory Webb, owner of Daughters Baking, had been baking cakes in the kitchen at Yellow Bicycle Catering Co. in Homewood. This summer, she plans to open a storefront in Mountain Brook Village.

She started baking right before graduating from Samford University in 2013. Then when she got a job at Urban Standard after college, she had more freedom to experiment in the kitchen. She spent time studying the art of baking foods like croissants, puff pastries, pies and more. When she landed on cakes, she found something she

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Global food prices surge again, stoking inflation fears | Business and Economy News

Concerns are growing over surging food prices, which climbed for the 12th month straight in May, according to a United Nations gauge.

Global food prices extended their rally to the highest in almost a decade, heightening concerns over bulging grocery bills as economies struggle to exit the Covid-19 crisis.

A United Nations gauge of world food costs climbed for a 12th straight month in May, its longest stretch in a decade. The continued advance risks accelerating broader inflation, complicating central banks efforts to provide more stimulus.

Drought in key Brazilian growing regions is crippling crops from corn to coffee, and

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Kroger creates business incubator for fresh food producers

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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Food ingredients maker Tate & Lyle eyes business split in health push

The logo of Tate & Lyle compagny is seen on their European Innovation Centre in Villeneuve d’Ascq, France, September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Tate & Lyle (TATE.L) confirmed on Sunday it was exploring the sale of a controlling stake in its commercial sweeteners unit and separate it from its food and beverage solutions business as the food ingredients maker focuses on healthy products.

“If a transaction of this nature was completed it would enable Tate & Lyle and the new business to focus their respective strategies and capital allocation priorities,” the British company said in a statement on its website.

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Food incentives are focused locally | Business

Millions of Michigan residents faced food insecurity prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and unemployment, closure of schools, amidst outbreaks in the consolidated national food production system only exacerbated this crisis.

According to newly released data, 1.2 million Michigan residents participated in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in 2020, a 6.6 percent increase over 2019.

SNAP is described as the nation’s most important hunger safety net and provides nutrition assistance to low-income families and individuals across the country. More than 76 percent of Michigan participants had a 2020 income below the poverty line.

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) was introduced last year

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Macon, GA, man starts cake baking business ‘on a fluke’

James Havior, owner of home-based Havior Cake Factory, pours lemon pound cake batter into a pan before placing in the oven.

James Havior, owner of home-based Havior Cake Factory, pours lemon pound cake batter into a pan before placing in the oven.

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James Havior of Macon calls himself the slick baker.

His home -based, cake-baking business is Havior Cake Factory. His business slogan, “HaviorCakeandeatit2.”

He’s known by word of mouth and via his business Facebook page.

“I actually started on a fluke,” said Havior, a dialysis technician and certified nursing assistant. “I already had been baking cakes — just trying out different recipes and getting people to test them out and taking them to people.

“And one of

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Meet Sisters Who Combined Their Gifts, Bet On Themselves and Brought A Winning Cake Business To Life

If you’re all about Netflix, sisters Sheyna and Shari Liadley might look familiar. They’re fresh off their winning streak on Netflix series Sugar Rush Holiday and their company Shey Ni Chez Catering Services is behind some of the most gorgeous specialty cakes you’ve seen floating around your feeds.

As sweet as it was to watch Black women taking the number one spot on the series, it’s Sheyna and Shari’s inspiring backstory that’s truly the icing on the cake—see what we did there?

Sugar Rush Christmas: Season 2. (L-R) Sheeyna & Shari in Sugar Rush Christmas, Episode 2 (Charlie Brown Christmas).
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