Packaging / Labeling


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    Coca-Cola, Unilever among top plastic polluters, report says

    The findings, which detail the 10 CPGs whose products produce the highest amount of plastic waste in the world, question the efficacy of companies' sustainability pledges.

    By Oct. 25, 2021
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    Halloween candy sales spike above 2020 and pre-pandemic levels

    Recent data show a double-digit jump in retail sales of seasonal candy this autumn, as manufacturers ramp up new products to meet consumers' heightened interest in celebrating the spooky holiday.

    By Jessi Devenyns • Oct. 21, 2021
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    Natural preservatives get fresh look amid clean label push

    Ingredients such as citric acid, ascorbic acid, vinegar and rosemary extract preserve products' characteristics, prevent spoilage during shipping and increase their lifespan.

    By Oct. 21, 2021
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    Nestlé debuts bonbon-like refrigerated snack as an afternoon pick-me-up

    The new offering fills an unmet need in the nut butter category for consumers looking for a fresher, less sugar-intensive way to indulge, a company executive said.  

    By Oct. 20, 2021
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    By the numbers: Plant-based food sales and prices

    The trendy segment is selling fast and growing at a quicker rate than traditional products. Data from SPINS details these increases and shows how close some categories are to reaching price parity.

    By Oct. 19, 2021
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    5 ways to boost plant-based products in grocery stores

    From appointing category managers to dedicating shelf space, maximizing sales of animal alternatives at retail requires a holistic approach.

    By , Catherine Douglas Moran • Oct. 18, 2021
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    Givaudan bulks up natural colors business with purchase of DDW

    The acquisition marks the latest in a series of deals for the Switzerland-based company as it responds to growing demand for better-for-you offerings.

    By Jessi Devenyns • Oct. 14, 2021
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    Mondelēz launching vegan Cadbury bar

    The snacking giant plans to roll out the offering in the U.K. and Ireland, but a company spokesperson didn't rule out eventually introducing the product to the U.S.

    By Oct. 07, 2021
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    Bush's partners with Blue Zones to promote the healthy aspects of beans

    Four new products with the longevity-focused lifestyle branding are available online now and will be in stores next year.

    By Oct. 04, 2021
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    California beverage makers struggle to meet upcoming recycled content requirements

    Bottlers must use at least 15% postconsumer resin in plastic containers by 2022, but a recent CalRecycle report shows major manufacturers like Coca-Cola and Anheuser-Busch are behind.

    By Jacob Wallace • Oct. 04, 2021
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    Leftovers: Pop-Tarts celebrates the Day of the Dead; Blake Lively creates a buzz with nonalcoholic mixers

    Kellogg redesigns its toaster pastries and partners with Latino groups to commemorate culture, and Elf on the Shelf slips into the cereal bowl again.

    By Food Dive staff • Oct. 01, 2021
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    75% of cell-based meat companies prefer the term 'cultivated' for their products

    The Good Food Institute polled 44 leaders in the space last month, finding the results matched up with a 2019 consumer study the advocacy group had done.  

    By Oct. 01, 2021
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    Coca-Cola scores highest on sustainable packaging, but most CPGs fall short, report says

    While progress has been made, As You Sow finds reason to doubt companies will meet their own goals, mostly because of the reliance on plastic.

    By Sept. 30, 2021
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    Kind veterans launch plant-based Mexican brand Somos

    Daniel Lubetzky worked with former colleagues from the popular bar maker to create a line of entrees, sides and chips all produced in Mexico. 

    By Sept. 28, 2021
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    Organic and animal welfare claims drive sales, SPINS finds

    These numbers, presented last week at Natural Products Expo East, show consumer concerns for health and sustainability spurred by the pandemic are continuing.

    By Jessi Devenyns • Sept. 28, 2021
  • Ball Corporation investing $290M in new aluminum can plant in Nevada

    The facility is scheduled to begin production in late 2022, which would help the packaging giant keep up with demand after facing shortages of the material last year.

    By Jessi Devenyns • Sept. 27, 2021
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    Tetra Pak launches accelerator program to speed product development

    The packaging and processing company will offer its expertise in formulation, processing and marketing to food and beverage brands.

    By Sept. 24, 2021
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    PepsiCo launches compostable bag for Off The Eaten Path brand

    The packaging, available this month at Whole Foods Market and other retailers, is primarily made from nonfood, plant-based sources.

    By Sept. 24, 2021
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    Technology is revolutionizing food, but how can it be explained to consumers?

    Companies are making real dairy, meat and eggs without animals and using fermentation to produce new analogs, but the challenge is describing it in a way that sounds appetizing — and not like science fiction.

    By Sept. 20, 2021
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    Danone's Evian partners with Loop on water bottle made with recycled plastic

    The new packaging continues the brand's sustainability push, while providing validation for the upstart's technology that has drawn skepticism.

    By Sept. 20, 2021
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    PepsiCo to cut use of virgin plastic as part of broad sustainability goal

    The Fritos and Gatorade manufacturer pledged to halve use of the material per serving by 2030 and expand its environmentally friendly SodaStream sparkling-water business.

    By Sept. 16, 2021
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    Leftovers: Angry Orchard brings the heat with hot sauce line; Twix shakes things up with new seasoning

    The hard cider maker adds its fruity flavors to a line of spicy sauces, while Goldfish brings back the '90s with a Jalapeno Popper flavor paired with "snacking pants" created by iconic superwide jeans maker JNCO.

    By Food Dive staff • Sept. 10, 2021
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    Hershey tests plant-based chocolate bar

    The Pennsylvania snack maker and confectioner is selling Oat Made bars in select markets as it continues its push into better-for-you products.

    By Sept. 08, 2021
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    Leftovers: Starburst takes flight with aerated gummy; Pebbles cereal hits the candy aisle

    The popular chewy candy puts a softer texture to its familiar flavors, while Nerds leans into its name with a limited edition Dungeons & Dragons packaging.

    By Food Dive staff • Sept. 03, 2021
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    Chobani launches paper yogurt container as it moves away from plastic

    It took the food maker two years to develop the new packaging for its Single-Serve Oat Blend product, which the company could eventually bring to other items in its portfolio.

    By Aug. 26, 2021