Manufacturing


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    Beyond Meat launches ‘first of its kind’ protein to appeal to health-conscious consumers

    The company’s latest product is not intended to replicate beef, pork or chicken. It comes amid a sharp downturn in plant-based meat consumption.

    By July 23, 2024
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    Food and beverage innovation plunges nearly 50% since 2007: Mintel

    The market research firm said about a quarter of items introduced between January and May of 2024 were genuinely new products.

    By July 23, 2024
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    The Benefits of Functional Food Ingredients

    Between consumers increasingly focusing on wellness, and comapnies looking to improve the taste and texture of plant-based alternatives featuring better-for-you ingredients, this market is having a major moment.

    By Food Dive staff
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    Keurig Dr Pepper to close Virginia coffee plant, impacting 379 people

    The shuttering of the facility, which manufactures K-Cup pods, comes as the beverage giant ramps up production in South Carolina.

    By July 22, 2024
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    How a candy lover is bringing discontinued sweets back from the dead

    Ellia Kassoff has reintroduced once-popular brands like Wacky Wafers and Hydrox cookies after claiming “corporate mismanagement” caused them to be discontinued.

    By July 22, 2024
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    Ingredients in focus: AAK’s use of shea in place of cocoa butter

    The ingredients company is tackling cocoa’s supply chain woes by turning to a unique West African crop.

    By July 18, 2024
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    Roquette, Bonumose partner to boost tagatose production

    The ingredients businesses are joining forces to scale the natural sweetener, giving food and beverage formulators a better-for-you alternative to sugar.

    By July 18, 2024
  • A truck kicks up dirt as it passes a farm field in a deforested section of the Amazon
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    Danone, Nestlé join over 130 companies in call to reverse biodiversity loss ahead of COP16

    A coalition of businesses across various industries are pressing world leaders to take action on an issue often overlooked by corporate sustainability plans.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • July 18, 2024
  • Ore-Ida partners with GoodPop on Fudge n’ Vanilla French Fry Pop.
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    Kraft Heinz’s Ore-Ida chills out with ice cream pops

    The frozen potato brand and GoodPop partner to create a treat inspired by a favorite summer pastime of dipping French fries in a milkshake.

    By July 17, 2024
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    Kraft Heinz names former Pepsi marketer Todd Kaplan as North America CMO

    The decorated CPG marketer, who spent nearly 20 years at PepsiCo, is tasked with realizing modern marketing capabilities that can unlock new growth.

    By Peter Adams • July 17, 2024
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    Ferrero’s Famous Amos returns to its original recipe after brand overhaul fails to resonate

    The snack maker is altering the nearly 50-year-old cookie’s ingredients list again, redesigning the packaging and lowering the price.

    By July 17, 2024
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    From meatballs to deli dominance: How a former Mondelēz exec is building a $1B food company

    CEO Adam Michaels has cut millions in spending from Mama’s Creations and added dozens of new foods like olives and pasta salad through acquisitions.

    By July 16, 2024
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    Sponsored by SonicAire

    Manage the risks of dust control in your food processing facility

    SonicAire offers dust control in food processing facilities using compliance-guaranteed technology.

    July 15, 2024
  • Optimizer Stevia 8.1 from Tate & Lyle
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    Tate & Lyle debuts new stevia composition

    The global ingredients company is looking to deliver a taste profile closer to sugar and at a cheaper price than other alternative sweeteners.

    By July 10, 2024
  • Chobani's new Super Milk.
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    Chobani introduces shelf-stable low-fat dairy milk for a cause

    Super Milk, which will not be sold in stores, is being manufactured as a donation to communities facing natural disasters or food insecurity.

    By July 9, 2024
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    Nonalcoholic beer maker Athletic boosts coffers with $50M investment

    The financing round, which values the brewer at around $800 million, will help fund the fast-growing company’s expansion efforts.

    By July 9, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    Confection giants find gummy sales anything but soft

    The squishy treats provide Hershey, Ferrara and Mars Wrigley with opportunities to boost sales of well-known brands while offering them a nearly unlimited canvas for innovation. 

    By July 9, 2024
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    FDA bans use of BVO in all food and beverages

    The decision comes after a series of studies with the NIH found the ingredient to have adverse health effects.

    By July 8, 2024
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    ADM teams with Smucker for regenerative peanut program

    In partnership with the National Black Growers Council, the companies aim to make it easier for peanut farmers to improve their soil health and carbon intensity.

    By Nathan Owens • July 8, 2024
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    Tyson Foods scales back its antibiotic-free beef pledge

    The meat processing giant said last year it would reintroduce antibiotics into some of its chicken products after removing them in 2017.

    By July 3, 2024
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    Opinion

    What the Chevron decision might mean for FDA’s nutrition policy agenda

    The Supreme Court ruling may lead to a challenge on a host of food-related initiatives from the agency, including FSMA and updated guidance on sodium reduction, writes DSM Strategic Communications founder Sean McBride.

    By Sean McBride • July 2, 2024
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    New product launches a ‘priority’ for McCormick & Co., CEO says

    Brendan Foley said innovation contributed to improved volumes during its most recent quarter while noting that the pipeline for products for the rest of the year “remains robust.”

    By July 1, 2024
  • Racks of cage-free eggs are ready for packaging.
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    Cal-Maine buys egg producer for $110M to grow presence in the Northeast

    The purchase of ISE America expands the company’s dominant position in the protein with the addition of nearly 5 million egg-laying hens to its portfolio.

    By July 1, 2024
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    Why Kellanova sees Pringles as its gateway to snacking domination

    The snacking giant is betting on its ability to grow the chip offering into a $4 billion brand through a diverse array of flavors and formats.

    By July 1, 2024
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    Poppi lawsuit turns attention and scrutiny to the prebiotic beverage industry

    The category's explosive growth with little regulation has led to questions over what makes a product "gut healthy."

    By Alexandra Frost • June 27, 2024
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    Ingredients in Focus: Sweeteners

    Consumers are far more open to individual artificial sweetener ingredients than “artificial sweeteners” as a category, according to a report by HealthFocus International.

    By June 27, 2024