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    Post is on lookout for M&A deals, CEO says

    Rob Vitale said the manufacturer of Peter Pan peanut butter and Pebbles cereal has a cash-rich balance sheet that could be beneficial as it considers whether to add to its portfolio.

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    Defying expectations about what a plant-based protein can do

    At the end of the beer brewing process, most people see all that leftover spent grain as just that – spent. Discover the untapped potential of this plant-based protein.

  • U.S. President Joe Biden stands on stage and speaks into a microphone at COP27 with the blue and white event logo and location on the screen behind him.
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    For food industry to reach climate goals, COP27 highlights areas of improvement

    As companies work to improve sustainability goals, activist groups and world leaders call for more reductions in emissions and waste.

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    Molson Coors to exit CBD business venture in US, end La Colombe partnership

    The beverage giant said uncertainty over federal legalization for cannabis and a desire by the coffee maker to combine product segments were behind the decisions.

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    Nestlé’s Nespresso to debut paper-based compostable capsules

    The new pods will be piloted in France and Switzerland in spring 2023, and will complement the brand’s existing aluminum option.

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    Hummus leader Sabra regaining swagger after ‘difficult’ move to halt production

    Several months after temporarily shutting down its Virginia plant for repairs, CEO Joey Bergstein said the brand, co-owned by PepsiCo, is experiencing a sharp rebound in sales and recouping lost market share.

  • A Cargill meatpacking plant is pictured on April 17, 2020 in Fort Morgan, Colorado.
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    Cargill names insider as new CEO

    COO Brian Sikes will become the tenth leader of the global protein and ingredients giant on Jan. 1. Current chief executive David MacLennen will transition to executive chairman.

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    Leftovers: Sipping lasagna with Stouffer’s Bloody Mary Mix; Spam brings figgy pudding across the pond

    The Nestlé brand brings savory flavors to a cocktail glass, and Stuffed Puffs coats its new marshmallow snack with crushed Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

  • A small white dish of plain yogurt made from cell-cultured dairy sits in front of a larger glass bowl of the yogurt. A spoon lies in front and a cutting board of fruit is in the background.
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    Wilk makes yogurt using milk from cultivated cells

    The Israeli company is the first to create a finished dairy product that has been produced by cells grown outside of an animal. 

  • A Beyond Meat double cheeseburger with a toothpick flag of the company's logo sits on a counter.
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    Deep Dive

    How can plant-based meat get back to growth?

    As business indicators have worsened, Beyond Meat and other companies in the space have tried new strategies — but analysts say they may have forgotten consumers along the way.

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    PepsiCo brings Doritos into dip category

    The new snacks, which come in Spicy Nacho and Cool Ranch Jalapeno varieties, are meant to be used with foods other than chips, including pizza, wings and veggies.

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    HowGood launches platform for food companies to track scope 3 emissions

    The tool records indirect greenhouse gas emissions — which make up roughly 87% of a manufacturer’s total carbon footprint — for over 33,000 ingredients.

  • Three square paper containers of chicken chunks, greens and crudites with Upside Foods napkins nearby on a yellow background
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    Race for regulation of cell-based meat

    Upside Foods gets FDA greenlight for cultivated chicken

    The California company received the first U.S. regulatory approval of any kind for meat grown from cells. It awaits a decision from the USDA before it can serve its products to consumers.

    Updated Nov. 16, 2022
  • A sign for the Food And Drug Administration is seen outside of the headquarters on July 20, 2020 in White Oak, Maryland.
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    FDA publishes final food traceability rule

    New recordkeeping requirements as items such as produce, cheeses and eggs move through production and supply chain will go into effect in 2026.

  • The cultivation room at Upside Foods' EPIC production facility.
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    Tracking the cell-based meat space

    SuperMeat shows off a cultivated turkey prototype in time for Thanksgiving, and Steakholder Foods holds its first U.S. tasting.

    Updated Nov. 18, 2022
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    Inside Campbell Soup’s overhaul to innovation and how it’s paying off

    From technology to how workers collaborate, the 153-year-old food giant is scrapping old practices in favor of new ones to quicken product development and boost its chances of success.

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    Kodiak picks Campbell Soup executive for CEO post

    Valerie Oswalt, who succeeds co-founder Joel Clark in the top post, will oversee a fast-growing company looking to bring its high-protein, whole-grain foods into new categories.

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    Tyson will eliminate ‘difficult’ jobs as automation increases

    CEO Donnie King did not specify how many positions would be impacted, but said workers would be reassigned to open roles in the company.

  • A person cooks Beyond Sausages on an outdoor grill, with the package on the right side.
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    Beyond Meat partners with American Cancer Society on research

    The meat analog company will help facilitate data collection to see if plant-based alternatives could be linked to the prevention of chronic disease. 

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    Why Kellogg is depending on Cheez-It to grow its snacks business

    The CPG giant bets the 101-year-old cracker brand has the potential to drive up market share in the snacking segment, which makes up 80% of its total sales.

  • Vow cell-based meat
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    Vow raises $49.2M to expand cultivated meat production

    The Australian company, which focuses on growing uncommon types of meat such as kangaroo, alpaca and quail from cells, plans to launch in its home country and the U.S. next year.

  • A person tending to leafy greens at an indoor farming site
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    UNFI to add indoor farms at select distribution centers

    In a new partnership, Square Roots will co-locate its vertical farming technology on-site at certain facilities, starting with the grocery wholesaler’s Prescott, Wisconsin, location in 2023.

  • A hand wearing a safety glove gives a paper-wrapped ice cream sandwich with round cookies and pink ice cream to another hand.
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    Deep Dive

    From science to CPG: New ventures create opportunities for startups

    While many larger players in the food tech space had to build their own facilities and processes from scratch, entities are planning to give those starting out now a smoother beginning.

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    B&G Foods ‘actively seeking’ to sell Back to Nature brand

    The owner of Ortega and Cream of Wheat said it is also looking at other divestitures that could help it pay down debt, reduce leverage and better position its portfolio for growth.

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    Leftovers: Angry Orchard bites into boozy apple pie; Frank’s RedHot heats up the holidays with a marinating gadget

    The cider brand is bringing its flavor to the Thanksgiving dessert with help from a Brooklyn bakery, and Haribo takes gummy fans to cloud nine with a softer, chewier candy.

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    Deep Dive

    Tracking sustainable food and beverage packaging innovation

    Kraft Heinz has removed the signature plastic ‘shaker’ bag from its Shake ‘N Bake products, which it says will save 900,000 pounds of plastic annually.

    Updated Nov. 14, 2022