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The Chicago Tribune reports that "food and drink companies are gearing up to tackle a variety of challenges in 2015, as economic pressure continues in markets around the world and some consumers push for less-processed products.

"U.S. manufacturers are responding in a variety of ways. At the recent Consumer Analyst Group of New York's annual gathering, officials discussed cost-cutting efforts that included plant closings and canceling business-class travel. Others acknowledged that they're pushing to make some of their goods a little less processed."

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