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    Opinion

    Stand for something: How community outreach can help CPGs build their brands

    Food companies can connect with consumers and employees through meaningful volunteerism and philanthropy, writes Ferrara’s Tola Alade-Lambo.

    By Tola Alade-Lambo • July 6, 2022
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    Diageo buys flavor tech company to streamline drink exploration, path to purchase

    The world’s second largest distiller is hoping to match consumers — especially young ones — with a whiskey, eliminating the costly experimentation process.

    By Sara Karlovitch • July 5, 2022
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    Better-for-you

    The better-for-you trend has made its way into nearly ever facet of the food and beverage space, with the coronavirus pandemic prompting consumers to pay even more attention to what they put in their bodies. 

    By Food Dive staff
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    Coca-Cola turns up the heat on frozen as it searches for growth

    The beverage giant said new offerings attract younger consumers to its portfolio of brands before they transition into adult-targeted products like Coca-Cola Zero Sugar and Diet Coke.

    By July 5, 2022
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    Beyond Meat to launch plant-based steak, CEO says

    Speaking at The Wall Street Journal’s Global Food Forum this week, Ethan Brown said the product would replicate a whole cut of meat.

    By June 30, 2022
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    Sanderson, Wayne Farms merger delayed

    In a new SEC filing, Sanderson Farms said it still expects the deal to close but not in its expected timeframe of mid-2022.

    By June 29, 2022
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    Q&A

    How food inflation is shaping the shopping habits of price-sensitive consumers

    The one-third of shoppers who value cost over brand are not necessarily following expected patterns, according to a recent analysis of transaction data by Symphony RetailAI.

    By June 27, 2022
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    Consumer Brands Association CEO leaving to lead travel group

    Since Geoff Freeman took the helm nearly four years ago, the once-struggling organization has changed its priorities and welcomed several members.

    By June 23, 2022
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    Bang to transition from PepsiCo distribution deal in favor of new DSD partners

    In a statement, the company’s CEO also said all disputes with the beverage and snacking giant have been “fully settled and resolved.”

    By June 23, 2022
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    B&G Foods creates 4 business units to oversee sprawling portfolio

    The maker of Green Giant, Ortega and Cream of Wheat said the new structure will help eliminate unnecessary costs and spur growth.

    By June 22, 2022
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    Splitting Kellogg is the best way to drive growth, CEO says

    In an interview, Steve Cahillane said dividing the 116-year-old CPG will unlock value and create three "healthy, strong companies” in plant-based food, cereal and snacks.

    By June 22, 2022
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    Mars CEO to retire in September

    Company veteran Poul Weihrauch, currently global president of Mars Petcare, will take the helm this fall.

    By Updated June 22, 2022
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    Kellogg splitting into 3 companies

    The CPG will spin off its North American cereal and plant-based foods operations while retaining its global snacking business. The separation is slated to be complete by the end of 2023.

    By , Updated June 21, 2022
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    Mondelēz to buy Clif Bar for at least $2.9B

    The purchase of the Clif, Luna and Clif Kid brands further expands the CPG giant’s reach in snacking while giving it a major presence in the high-growth bar business.

    By Updated June 20, 2022
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    Live Green Group partners with Sigma to make clean-label ingredients

    This agreement will utilize the startup’s Charaka algorithm and the Mexican food giant’s reach to create alternatives to things like methylcellulose, gums and emulsifiers.

    By June 16, 2022
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    DouxMatok's Incredo Sugar now available through Batory Foods

    The Israeli company’s marquee product is made from sugar and requires only 50% as much to taste as sweet.

    By June 16, 2022
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    Post to spend up to $110M to expand cereal production capacity at Nevada facility

    The maker of Honey Bunches of Oats and Pebbles said the expansion will boost output and allow it to better meet consumer demand while reducing transportation costs.

    By June 16, 2022
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    Nestlé sells Chameleon coffee to food and beverage operator

    The divestiture to Systm Foods for an undisclosed amount comes five years after the food giant purchased the brand as part of a broader effort to grow its presence in the popular beverage category.

    By June 16, 2022
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    Moolec Science to go public through SPAC merger

    The company, which uses bioengineered plants to produce animal proteins, is valued at $504 million in the deal.

    By June 16, 2022
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    Consumers trust food brands, but are not loyal: study

    Morning Consult noted more than one in three people said they have changed to another product when their faith waned — more than any other category.

    By June 15, 2022
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    How SuperMeat is helping cultivated meat take off

    The Israeli cell-based chicken maker has entered partnerships to make growth media and information available to others, and aims to build a U.S. plant in the near future.

    By June 14, 2022
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    Ferrero announces $214.4M second Illinois plant expansion

    The newest addition to the plant, which will add 169,000 square feet and create up to 200 jobs, would be the first time Kinder products are made in the U.S.

    By June 14, 2022
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    Magic Spoon raises $85M as better-for-you cereal launches at retail

    The former DTC brand has built a large fan base of Gen Z and millennial consumers thanks to its low-sugar, high-protein offerings in fun flavors.

    By June 14, 2022
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    Coca-Cola partners with Brown-Forman to launch Jack Daniel's RTD cocktail

    The beverage, which marks the soda giant’s fourth alcoholic offering, will be sold around the world. The initial rollout is planned for Mexico in late 2022. 

    By June 13, 2022
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    Column

    Leftovers: Brave Robot, Coolhaus team up on animal-free treats; French's spreads beyond mustard

    The Urgent Company-owned brands use Perfect Day’s proteins in their first collaboration, and a uterus-shaped breakfast cereal tries to start the conversation about periods.

    By Food Dive staff • June 10, 2022
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    Honest co-founder downplays potential of legal action from Coca-Cola in new tea launch

    Seth Goldman said initial varieties of his beverage will “very closely mimic” the brand he sold to the CPG giant, which is being discontinued.

    By June 9, 2022