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    Hain Celestial CEO zeroing in on M&A, with 'a lot of firepower' at his disposal

    After several years of shedding brands, Mark Schiller said the health and wellness company has about $1 billion it can tap to boost its presence in snacks, plant-based meats and non-dairy beverages.

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    4 ways CPG companies can improve performance in 2022

    From wargaming inflation scenarios to embracing data analytics, here's where to focus in the challenging months ahead, writes PwC’s Hans Van Delden.

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    Upward Farms plans world's largest indoor vertical farm

    The 250,000-square-foot facility in Pennsylvania will supply microgreens and fish to consumers in the Northeast using the company's aquaponic technology.

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    Anheuser-Busch updates logo to match forward-looking brand purpose

    The refreshed "A&Eagle" logo highlights the beverage giant's consumer-centric marketing strategy and a renewed focus on innovation and sustainability.

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    Will Unilever drop food brands as it focuses on health and wellness?

    As the European CPG company pursues an acquisition of GlaxoSmithKline's consumer unit, the maker of Hellmann's and Ben & Jerry's may be looking to divest some of its well-known grocery names. 

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    Why fermented meat analogs will steal the spotlight in 2022

    As interest in plant-based food has surged, several companies using an age-old method to grow high-quality proteins are bringing a meat-like texture and sustainability story to plates across the U.S.

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    Gopuff launches its first private label line

    The delivery company, which plans to initially launch offerings such as bottled water and snacks, may expand into perishable goods like meats in the future.

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    Constellation: Brown glass shortage lowering imported beer inventory levels

    Supply chain and transport challenges are also contributing to higher cost of product sold, according to the maker of Pacifico and Modelo Negra.

    Updated Jan. 15, 2022
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    Leftovers: Dolly Parton adds dazzle to Jeni's; Campbell supersizes Goldfish crackers

    The premium ice cream brand is relaunching the country star's Strawberry Pretzel Pie variety, while Bolthouse Farms gives its juice, smoothie and shots lineup an immunity boost.

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    Monster Energy enters alcohol with $330M purchase of Canarchy Craft Brewery

    The decision to jump into beer and hard seltzer comes as nonalcoholic beverage companies aim to cover more drinking occasions and spur growth.

    Updated Jan. 13, 2022
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    How fava beans could become the next big thing in plant protein

    The pulses are making high-profile appearances in products such as Beyond Chicken, and new research and facilities could elevate the ingredient's quality and reach.

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    SCOTUS upholds stay on OSHA's vaccine mandate

    Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh said he was "disappointed" by the decision, but that the Biden administration would continue to hold businesses accountable for protecting workers.

    Updated Jan. 13, 2022
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    Nestlé cuts sugar, adopts more sustainable packaging for Carnation Breakfast Essentials

    The nutrient-rich beverage aimed at kids and teens is now available in Tetra Pak cartons made with responsibly sourced paper.

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    Olam Food Ingredients, Brightseed to examine health benefits of black pepper and garlic

    The two will leverage artificial intelligence to determine how regions, cultivars, growing conditions and processing methods affect phytochemical expression and bioactive potency.

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    Plantish plans to launch whole-cut plant-based salmon in 2024

    The Israel-based company uses 3D printing to make a product that looks nearly identical to a fish fillet from legume and algae ingredients.

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    Chobani expands fast-growing creamer business with new plant-based offering

    The creamers — made from coconut, sunflower and pea protein — complement its other two products in the category made from cream and oats. Sales have grown 120% during the past year. 

    Updated Jan. 11, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    CPGs grapple with a murky 2022 outlook as inflation, supply chain weigh on operations

    Uncertainty over the severity and permanence of these and other challenges is making it hard for CEOs to determine whether they should make moves such as price increases.

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    Deep Dive

    For food CPGs and grocers, finding harmony online is a difficult dance

    Product manufacturers face a sometimes-daunting array of requirements when seeking to sell products through e-commerce channels run by retailers.

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    Stonyfield co-founder enlists consumers, retailers to help Northeast organic dairy farms

    The yogurt maker aims to boost dozens of small farmers in the region after Danone's Horizon and Maple Hill Creamery chose not to renew their supply contracts.

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    More consumers try Dry January, but most eschew nonalcoholic options: survey

    Nearly half of participants told Morning Consult they still plan to drink some booze this month, despite having even more alcohol-free options from which to choose.

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    Dole seeks acquisitions, sourcing shifts to grow produce supply

    The company is focusing on growing its presence in high-selling categories like berries and avocados as it navigates supply disruptions to other products. 

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    Butter prices skyrocket 40% on labor, supply woes: USDA

    Decreased cow herds, a driver and worker shortage, and higher packaging costs have led to a huge price hike for the dairy product.

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    Leftovers: PepsiCo brings potato chips to booze; Truly mixes up its seltzer lineup with margaritas

    The snack and beverage giant partners with Eastside Distilling to add Lay's potato flavor to vodka, while Doritos Cool Ranch turns up the heat.

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    Smithfield Foods commits to halving food waste by 2030

    The pork producer said it plans to achieve the goal through loss prevention, donating wasted food and repurposing waste into animal feed.

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    Tracking the plant-based protein movement

    Above Food enters a partnership with Umiami to develop whole cuts with a meat-like texture.

    Updated Jan. 20, 2022