Hamburger Chain to Sell Bagged Coffee Next Year

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Hamburger Chain to Sell Bagged Coffee Next Year


Hamburger chain to sell bagged coffee next year

OAK BROOK -- The world's biggest hamburger chain says it will test selling a variety of packaged ground and whole-bean coffee at supermarkets and other retail outlets starting next year. The test will also include single-cup servings.

McDonald's, based in Oak Brook, did not disclose any other details. But the company already started selling McCafe packaged coffee in Canada late last year. Those bags weighed about 12 ounces and cost about $7. McDonald's is teaming up with Kraft Foods Group Inc. to distribute the coffee. The company did not say how widespread the test would be.

Businesses help food bank assemble 6,800 meal boxes

GENEVA -- More than 150 volunteers from Alpha Baking, Frito Lay, The Jel Sert Company, Jewel-Osco, Meijer, PepsiCo and Sam's Club, as well as individuals and families, gathered at Northern Illinois Food Bank recently to assemble thousands of holiday meal boxes for families in need.

Cheered on by the food bank's holiday mascot turkey, the volunteers packed boxes with stuffing and potato mixes, canned vegetables and fruits; gravy; pumpkin pie mix; gelatin; cake mix and frosting; and coffee -- to create Holiday Meal Boxes that will be paired with a frozen turkey and distributed through the food bank's partner food pantries.

More than 425,000 people across the 13 counties Northern Illinois Food Bank serves face hunger. This holiday season, the food bank will distribute more than 30,000 meal boxes, each containing enough food to feed a family of eight.

The Holiday Meal Box program is supported by The Hillshire Brands Company, Jel Sert, Jewel-Osco, The J.M. Smucker Company, Karlin Foods, and Nestl.

Electri-Flex Co. announces plans to expand its facility

ROSELLE -- Roselle-based Electri-Flex Co. announced plans to expand production into a 52,000 square foot facility on Chancelor Drive in Roselle.

Electri-Flex is an industry leader in electrical conduit. The new expansion will move approximately half of the current production to the new location. The expansion to the new facility will increase production output by 50 to 60 percent, the company said in a release, and will create 25 new jobs in DuPage County.

The building was flipped from being a warehouse to heavy industrial, and Electri-Flex took the current facility and upgraded the electrical, put in a new roof with 56 skylights to minimize electrical needs, and has installed energy-efficient lighting, company officials said.

Medix Staffing Solutions honored with 'award'

LOMBARD -- Medix Staffing Solutions Inc., a national staffing organization specializing in recruiting skilled personnel for clients in the professional services, life sciences, health care and information technology industries, was recently honored on Inc. Magazine's "Hire Power Awards" list for becoming a top privately-held job creator in the state of Illinois and the human resources industry.

This is the second Inc. Magazine "Hire Power Awards" list, celebrating privately-held job creators across the country and within various industries who are rebuilding the United States' economy.

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