Corporate Operations


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    Opinion

    Brands need a new model of sustainability. Here’s how we can flip the script

    Companies need to shift their focus from selling to doing, writes Kenny Fahey, president and CEO of Leading Harvest. 

    By Kenny Fahey • May 23, 2024
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    How Coca-Cola bottled the vibrancy of Africa for its latest creation

    With a name inspired by the isiZulu term for “come here,” Wozzaah looks to embody the culture of and invite consumers to the continent.

    By Chris Kelly • May 23, 2024
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    Mergers and acquisitions

    While the days of transformational megadeals in the food and beverage sector have subsided, the value of M&A hasn’t lost its importance for many executives. 

    By Food Dive staff
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    Froot Loops enters frozen beverages through Icee partnership

    The product launch comes a year after Icee and WK Kellogg collaborated on a cereal version of the frozen carbonate beverage’s Cherry ‘n Blue Razz flavor.

    By May 22, 2024
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    Meatable appoints beef industry veteran as CEO

    Jeff "Trip" Tripician spent years leading companies with ties to Big Ag and is now part of the cultivated meat company's mission to expand in the U.S.

    By May 22, 2024
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    Gutzy taps into gut health craze with prebiotic pouches

    The brand, which launched in 2019, aims to dominate the prebiotic snacks lane as consumers continue to prioritize wellness.

    By May 21, 2024
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    On Special: Chicken sales cook as prices fall

    Grocers are leaning into the protein as it continues to resonate with price-sensitive shoppers.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • Updated May 20, 2024
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    Food prices prompting a ‘consumer revolution’ through intricate homemade dishes

    As inflation continues, a Circana expert said people are looking for more opportunities to bring a restaurant experience in home.

    By May 20, 2024
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    5 attention-grabbing products from the 2024 Sweets & Snacks Expo

    Fish jerky, ramen-flavored popcorn, and gum with more caffeine than a cup of coffee were among the innovative products featured by 1,000 exhibitors.

    By May 20, 2024
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    Column

    The Weekly Sip: NFL’s Patrick Mahomes enters RTD iced coffee | Diageo steeps itself in Smirnoff tea

    The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback aims to score with a better-for-you beverage offering, and canned hard tea brand Loverboy seeks to make a splash with its Walmart launch.

    By May 16, 2024
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    United Sodas of America’s fight to invigorate an unloved category

    The fast-growing beverage brand has distinguished itself from other sodas with a clean label, proprietary sweetener blend and minimalist packaging.

    By May 15, 2024
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    Constellation buys Santa Barbara vineyard in higher-end wine push

    The beverage giant purchased California-based Seasmoke’s pinot noir and chardonnay as it builds its portfolio of premium wines.

    By May 14, 2024
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    Kraft Heinz’s Jell-O partners with Girl Scouts on pudding cups

    The offerings, available in Thin Mints and Coconut Caramel cookie flavors, continue a broader push by the packaged food giant to innovate and expand its reach.

    By May 14, 2024
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    Ferrero unwraps first chocolate factory in North America

    The Bloomington, Illinois, expansion will make major brands like Kinder, Ferrero Rocher, Butterfinger and Crunch.

    By Joelle Anselmo • May 13, 2024
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    Ferrero moves beyond mints and chocolate with Tic Tac Chewy

    The fruit candy, with a crunchy exterior and softer inside, is the first product from the European sweets giant made exclusively for the U.S. It will appear on stores shelves in September.

    By May 13, 2024
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    Kellanova to launch Pringles Mingles puffed snack

    The offering, which hits shelves in October, comes as the snacking giant prioritizes innovating the $3.2 billion chip brand and other products within its portfolio. 

    By May 13, 2024
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    Beyond Meat CEO sees 2024 as a ‘pivotal year’ despite grim Q1 results

    The plant-based pioneer had its eighth straight quarter of revenue declines, but Ethan Brown is confident sales will pick up in the second half of the year.

    By May 10, 2024
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    Snickers owner Mars commits $47M to slash dairy emissions

    The CPG giant is testing seaweed feed supplements and plans to open three "net zero" farms as it looks to halve its carbon footprint by 2030.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • May 9, 2024
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    B&G Foods exploring sale of Green Giant frozen, canned vegetable businesses

    The Crisco and Ortega owner is considering divestitures representing 10% to 15% of its consolidated net sales to focus its operations and lower its debt.

    By May 9, 2024
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    Column

    The Weekly Sip: Canned cocktails boost AB InBev | Powerade puckers up with sour flavor

    The brewer said RTD spirit-based drinks like Cutwater and Nütrl are offsetting losses in U.S. beer, and Waterloo’s latest sparkling water finds inspiration from libations like mojitos and rosé.

    By Food Dive staff • May 9, 2024
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    Prioritizing growth, Caulipower names former PepsiCo exec as CEO

    Tyler Ricks’ 30 years of experience in food and beverage includes work with brands eventually acquired by large CPG firms, such as Plum, Bear Naked and Yasso.

    By May 8, 2024
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    The Ozempic effect is real: Study zeroes in on GLP-1 users’ food needs

    Food startups have an opportunity to jump on the snacking needs of this new demographic with products focused on protein, portion size and hydration.

    By Jennifer Lawinski • May 8, 2024
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    Del Monte Foods boosts production, distribution of fast-growing bubble tea brand

    Joyba's success comes amid broader momentum in the global bubble tea market, with sales projected to nearly triple to $6.2 billion by 2032. 

    By May 8, 2024
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    Impossible Foods CEO on the importance of first impressions

    With headlines circulating around the declining sales in the plant-based category, Peter McGuinness believes it’s “ill-defined.”

    By May 7, 2024
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    Butterfly splits Bolthouse Farms into two companies

    Generous Brands, the new juice and protein drinks business, will be helmed by Kraft Heinz veteran Steve Cornell. Timothy Escamilla, former president of Dole Fresh Vegetables, was appointed CEO of Bolthouse Fresh Foods.

    By May 7, 2024
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    Kellanova’s ‘stronger commercial plans are taking hold’ after raising prices, CEO says

    The Pringles and Cheez-It maker outperformed Wall Street expectations but faced headwinds from a decline in volumes in its most recent quarter.

    By May 7, 2024