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    The Giant Company to test technology to boost brands in the alcohol aisle

    The grocer's SocialShelf platform will help customers navigate the category in-store, particularly for "upscale wine and high-end craft beer," a company spokesperson said.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • Nov. 24, 2021
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    Mondelēz to spend $123M on Virginia location expansion

    The investment will fund construction of a new sales fulfillment center and the installation of a high-speed Oreo production line.

    By Nov. 22, 2021
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    What's behind the slowdown in plant-based meat sales?

    With major companies posting lower-than-expected revenues, the once-hot sector is looking less appealing to investors. Three analysts give their take on what happened and the segment's future.

    By Nov. 22, 2021
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    Why automated sales reporting leads to better decision-making

    Eliminate manual, unharmonized reporting, and develop advanced short and long-term strategies and make much better business decisions.

    Nov. 22, 2021
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    J.M. Smucker to build $1.1B plant for Uncrustables, creating up to 750 jobs

    The Alabama facility will contribute to the company's goal of growing the brand over the next five years to about $1 billion in annual net sales.

    By Nov. 19, 2021
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    JBS enters cell-based meat with BioTech Foods acquisition and $100M investment

    The world's largest meat company is the first to make an acquisition in the growing space, and plans to build a production facility in Spain and a cultivated meat R&D center in its home country of Brazil.

    By Nov. 18, 2021
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    Chobani reveals surging sales as it moves closer to IPO

    The Greek yogurt maker, which plans to list on the Nasdaq under the symbol "CHO," posted revenue of $1.4 billion in 2020 with losses of $58.7 million, according to an SEC filing.

    By Nov. 17, 2021
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    Sanderson and Wayne Farms merger 'an opportunity that doesn't come along very often,' CEO says

    Clint Rivers said the new company — which would be the third-largest U.S. poultry processor after the deal closes — will benefit from expansion into new categories and growing demand for chicken.

    By Nov. 17, 2021
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    Del Monte Foods leans into upcycled food movement with canned vegetable certification

    The company redirected about 600,000 pounds of green beans that would have been composted or fed to animals into two existing lines.

    By Nov. 16, 2021
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    General Mills considering sale of Progresso, Hamburger Helper for $3B, Bloomberg reports

    The CPG giant is working with Goldman Sachs on a potential sale, which also could include some smaller brands in its portfolio.

    By Nov. 11, 2021
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    Beyond Meat shares tumble after company reports lower-than-expected revenues

    Several factors contributed to the plant-based meat leader missing its targets, CEO Ethan Brown said, but he is optimistic about the company's future.

    By Nov. 11, 2021
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    Hershey buys Dot's Homestyle Pretzels and its co-manufacturer for $1.2B

    CEO Michele Buck calls the company's second-largest deal a "growth play" as the CPG giant expands its portfolio beyond confections into salty snacks popular with consumers.

    By Nov. 10, 2021
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    How the 'Keurig for cocktails' is tapping into rising home demand

    Drinkworks, which makes beverages like White Russians and mojitos from pods, used COVID-19 to expedite its nationwide rollout, grow drink offerings and quicken the development of its new machine.

    By Nov. 9, 2021
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    How the rise in grocery e-commerce is reshaping food marketing

    From creative sampling to building digital shelves, CPGs need innovative solutions to capture consumers who are scrolling instead of strolling, writes Schwan's Roberto Rios.  

    By Roberto Rios • Nov. 9, 2021
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    Kroger unveils collaborative cloud platform as CPGs race to meet retail's new mandates

    The offering, utilized by food companies such as Conagra Brands, aims to use consumer data to help them make marketing decisions and keep pace with supply chain disruptions.

    By Peter Adams • Nov. 8, 2021
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    Labor crisis roils the food industry

    As strike enters its sixth week, Kellogg wrestles with cereal supply

    CEO Steve Cahillane told Bloomberg the company has begun importing product from overseas to keep supply flowing after the workers' union rejected its latest offer.

    By Nov. 8, 2021
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    Real Good Food exec says IPO will accelerate its possibilities

    With the Nasdaq debut of the better-for-you frozen comfort food company, Executive Chairman Bryan Freeman is bullish on its next-generation approach to brand equity and growth potential.

    By Nov. 8, 2021
  • TreeHouse Foods exploring options that could include sale

    The private label food maker, which has been under pressure by activist Jana Partners, also said it may divest part of its business to focus on snacks and beverages. 

    By Nov. 8, 2021
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    Court stays employer vaccine mandate

    The 5th Circuit ordered the stay due to "grave statutory and constitutional issues with the Mandate."

    By Kathryn Moody • Nov. 6, 2021
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    Maple Leaf plans review of plant-based division after sales declines

    The Canadian meat giant will be looking at why consumers are less interested in purchasing its Lightlife, Field Roast and Chao brands, but did not say if it would consider selling them off.

    By Nov. 5, 2021
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    OSHA: Employers have 60 days to mandate COVID-19 vaccines

    It is a monumental — if expected — development for workplaces throughout the U.S. But expect the news on the emergency temporary standard to move fast.

    By Ryan Golden • Updated Nov. 4, 2021
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    Upside Foods opens plant capable of making 50K pounds of cultivated meat a year

    The largest facility of its kind in North America, located near San Francisco, brings cell-based meat closer to reality.

    By Nov. 4, 2021
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    Once-hot food and beverage IPOs lose their sizzle as investor enthusiasm fades

    A review of 13 companies that have gone public since July 2020 through traditional IPOs or mergers with SPACs show all but one of the listings are trading below where they first came to market.

    By Nov. 2, 2021
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    Food industry is unprepared for future freshwater shortages, report finds

    An analysis by sustainability nonprofit Ceres found that Coca-Cola scored highest out of 38 food and beverage companies for addressing water risks.

    By Nov. 1, 2021
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    Coca-Cola buys rest of BodyArmor for $5.6B in company's largest-ever purchase

    The beverage giant first acquired a 15% stake in 2018. The brand has since grown to become the second-best selling sports drink with $1.4B in sales, behind PepsiCo's Gatorade.

    By Nov. 1, 2021