Folger Coffee Co. will spend $69 million expanding New Orleans facilities

Folgers Coffee Co. will spend almost 90 percent of the $69 million it plans to invest in its New Orleans area manufacturing plants and distribution center on equipment for its facilities on Old Gentilly Road and Chef Menteur Highway, a spokeswoman for the company said Wednesday. The remainder of the money will be spent “adding capacity” at the company’s finished goods warehouse in St. Tammany Parish, Folgers spokeswoman Maribeth Badertscher said. Read More: The Times Picayune

Coast looking to snap back

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — The Gulf Coast’s tourism industry is betting on red snapper to survive the winter. In an unusual move, the federal government is allowing fall fishing of the popular schooling snapper, a favorite for anglers who missed nearly an entire summer of saltwater fishing because of the BP oil spill. The Advertiser