Packaging / Labeling

  • oatly climate carbon footprint labeling
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    Courtesy of Oatly North America

    Oatly debuts carbon footprint labeling on U.S. products

    The oat milk maker, which first added the labels in Europe, said it aims to educate consumers and spur other companies to provide transparency about their emissions.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
  • Several potential rectangular "Nutrition Tips" boxes detailing information about nutritional content of food.
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    (2023). "Appendix A - FOP Focus Groups Schemes" [Illustration]. Retrieved from FDA.

    FDA plans consumer study on front-of-pack labeling

    Research announced in the Federal Register this week will likely show 3,000 consumers different options and examine their understanding and reactions.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
  • Six people wear food packaging costumes with oversized versions of the revamped Nutrition Facts label. Explore the Trendline
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    (2020). [photograph]. Retrieved from FDA.


    Honest, clear and effective messaging on product labels is important to both manufacturers and consumers — but finding the right way to communicate can be challenging.

    By Food Dive staff
  • Several people plate and prepare small white dishes that include Aleph Farms cultivated steak in an assembly line.
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    Courtesy of Aleph Farms

    Cultivated beef can be kosher, Israel’s top rabbi says

    Aleph Farms is the first cell-based meat company to get an opinion on how its products fit in with religious dietary restrictions. It is working on similar reviews with Muslim and Hindu leaders.

    By Jan. 20, 2023
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    USDA issues rule strengthening organic program

    The final rule requires more certification, documentation and training to ensure that products bearing the government-regulated seal meet the standards. It goes into effect in March 2024.

    By Jan. 20, 2023
  • A judge's gavel is shown sitting idle on a thick, cherry stained, perhaps mahogany desk. The judge's hands are visible but out of focus in the background.
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    Kuzma via Getty Images

    Why food and beverage cases make up the majority of the ‘most ridiculous’ lawsuits

    Three-quarters of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform’s list of cases are proposed class action suits claiming ingredient and label information on CPG food and drink items are misleading.

    By Jan. 19, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    Here’s how CPGs are bracing for more volatility in 2023

    After a year of inflation, war and supply chain disruptions, companies are taking steps to prepare their operations to weather a period of prolonged uncertainty.

    By Jan. 17, 2023
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    From cloud to bottle: Richard’s Rainwater turns to raindrops for a sustainable beverage

    The company forecasts sales to top $10 million in 2023, and has benefited from growing demand for earth-friendly products and recent water quality concerns.

    By Jan. 12, 2023
  • Toblerone, mondelez, chocolate, candy
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    Mondelēz launches new strategies to refresh iconic Toblerone and Milka brands

    The snacking giant made changes to the packaging of both century-old chocolate offerings, and in the case of Milka, altered its shape and flavor, to keep the products relevant.

    By Jan. 11, 2023
  • Three pouches of RXBar Granola sit on a surface with a blue background reading "No B.S." behind them.
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    Courtesy of Kellogg

    RXBar debuts clean-label granola clusters

    The Kellogg-owned clean label brand’s pouches of clusters bring a new character to a growing category in healthy snacks.

    By Jan. 11, 2023
  • Kodiak Cakes
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    Digging for gold: Kodiak CEO aims to convince consumers it’s more than waffles and pancakes

    Despite competition from PepsiCo, Kellogg and other CPGs in the $47 billion breakfast category, new CEO Valerie Oswalt said her company plans to be more aggressive in promoting its oatmeal, frozen waffles and granola bars.

    By Jan. 5, 2023
  • Frito-lay, PepsiCo, chips
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    Christopher Doering/Food Dive

    Exclusive: PepsiCo to bring iconic chip brands into new snacking categories in 2023

    Cheetos-flavored pretzels, Doritos co-branded jerky and a cracker with one of its major chip brands will allow the CPG giant to change how shoppers view its snacks and increase occasions when they are consumed.

    By Jan. 4, 2023
  • UFA upcycled foods association products
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    How upcycled food companies tackle their biggest challenge

    As more brands create products using ingredients that would have gone to waste, leaders in the industry say educating consumers is key to success.

    By Dec. 19, 2022
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    Sponsored by The Ibotta Performance Network

    2023 Forecast: The accelerated rise of private label

    Economic weakening, fluctuating consumer behavior, and the latest rise of Private Label are challenges for brands to reckon with en masse.

    Dec. 19, 2022
  • Whole Earth Brands, sugar, sweetener, equal
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    Equal sweetener owner Whole Earth announces CEO transition plan

    The company’s board appointed member Michael Franklin to serve as its interim head starting Jan. 1. He replaces Albert Manzone, who has run the firm since 2016.

    By Dec. 15, 2022
  • Mars, SNICKERS, Protein, Bars
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    Courtesy of Mars

    Mars enters performance nutrition with Snickers Hi Protein Bars

    The product has the same chocolate, caramel and peanut ingredients as the iconic treat, but 20 grams of protein and only four grams of sugar.

    By Dec. 14, 2022
  • Poppi, soda
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    Courtesy of Poppi

    Functional soda Poppi raises $25M

    The beverage maker also bulked up its C-suite by appointing former Anheuser-Busch executive Lana Buchanan as its chief marketing officer.

    By Dec. 13, 2022
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    Sponsored by Kwik Lok

    5 tips for navigating a challenging distribution environment

    Learn how companies are navigating the supply chain difficulties they face, from sourcing ingredients and raw materials from suppliers through distribution to retail and foodservice outlets.

    Dec. 5, 2022
  • Hershey's hot chocolate bomb
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    Courtesy of The Hershey Company

    Leftovers: Hershey bursts into Hot Chocolate Bombs; Premier Protein flips for pancakes

    The confection and snacking giant is bringing its own spin to the wintertime drink, and Kraft Heinz hopes its Lunchables Holiday Packs will give parents the gift of more time to prepare presents. 

    By Food Dive Staff • Dec. 2, 2022
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    Post’s Michael Foods to offer verified carbon reduced eggs in 2023

    The company is partnering with supplier Do Good Foods, and will quantify the impact each foodservice buyer’s purchase had on climate change. 

    By Dec. 2, 2022
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    Upstart bottled water makers thirst for differentiation in $40B industry

    While companies like PepsiCo and Coca-Cola dominate the space, brands looking to carve out their own niche are touting better-for-you products and sustainability attributes to stand out.

    By Dec. 1, 2022
  • A screenshot of a webpage showing a biodegradable water bottle
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    Retrieved from Cove on November 28, 2022

    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.

    By Sam Silverstein • Nov. 28, 2022
  • 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.

    By Nov. 28, 2022
  • Nestle, nespresso, coffee, paper
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    Courtesy of Nestlé

    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.

    By Nov. 22, 2022
  • Sabra, hummus
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    Courtesy of Sabra

    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.

    By Nov. 21, 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.

    By Nov. 15, 2022