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  • Hain Celestial, tea, Teawell
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    Hain Celestial names seasoned CPG exec as new CEO

    Wendy Davidson, who has experience at Glanbia, Kellogg and Tyson, will replace outgoing head Mark Schiller on Jan. 1. He will remain on the organic and natural food maker’s board.

  • Collage: Plate of meatballs, plate of tacos, subs
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    Adobestock - Sławomir Fajer/Nelea Reazanteva/DAVID

    Sponsored by ADM

    Pioneering taste and texture

    Pioneering perfect taste, texture and color as demand grows for plant-based meat alternatives.

  • Unique Snacks, pretzel
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    Once a ‘sleepy category,’ the pretzel grabs its fill of the $106B snacking space

    Long mocked as an unloved staple of bars and airplanes, brands such as Hershey’s Dot’s have turned to bold flavors to attract snack-obsessed consumers.

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    Cove debuts biodegradable water bottles

    The Los Angeles-based startup will launch the containers, which it says are the first of their kind, on Thursday in Southern California.

  • Screengrab from a video of a Tyson Foods pork processing facility
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    Courtesy of Tyson Foods

    Meat companies conspired to set wages low, lawsuit claims

    The proposed class action case says red meat firms had secret meetings to keep employee pay and benefits the same, while pork processors used a service to get compensation information.

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    Most food companies have weak or no water management programs, report says

    After reviewing 114 businesses, Morningstar urged stakeholders involved with these firms to push for a more comprehensive approach to water use amid ongoing shortages.

  • Post Holdings, cereal, pebbles
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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.

  • 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.

  • Two bottles of Bedfellows, three cans of Little Victory and two small striped cans of MXG.
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    Courtesy of Truss Beverage Co.

    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.

  • Nestle, nespresso, coffee, paper
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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.

  • Sabra, hummus
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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.

  • Stouffer's, lasagna, bloody mary, nestle
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    Column

    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.

  • PepsiCo, Doritos, Frito-Lay
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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
  • Campbell Soup, chunky
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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.

  • Kodiak Cakes, cookies
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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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    Courtesy of Beyond Meat

    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. 

  • Cheez-It Puff'd
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    Courtesy of Kellogg

    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.