Packaging / Labeling

  • Bowls with scoops of a variety of ice cream flavors in different colors sit on a white marble countertop.
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    Leftovers: Salt & Straw adds veggies to ice cream; Snickers seasoning sprinkles on sweetness

    The desserts brand develops five flavors made with ingredients like spinach and fennel, and Fair Earth Farms creates compostable packaging for its new line of salads.

    By Food Dive staff • Aug. 5, 2022
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    Most consumers don’t understand what ‘carbon-neutral’ means: study

    As more food companies apply the term to labels, even self-identified environmentalists struggle to grasp the term, according to Morning Consult.

    By Aug. 3, 2022
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    Wakefern Food Group

    Natural and organic

    Natural and organic foods have caught a brisk tailwind during the pandemic, as consumers increasingly seek out food options with a health halo.

    By Food Dive staff
  • : Bottles of Aquafina water are displayed on March 16, 2018 in San Anselmo, California.
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    Pepsi Bottling Ventures plans $35M production expansion

    The North Carolina facility upgrade will help the beverage giant meet demand for Aquafina, Lipton Tea and Nature's Twist.

    By Alejandra Salgado • Aug. 1, 2022
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    Sprite shifting from green to clear bottles to boost recycling

    Coca-Cola, which is also moving to 100% recycled plastic Dasani bottles in North America, aims to support a circular packaging economy.

    By July 28, 2022
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    PepsiCo prevails in Mtn Dew Rise trademark case

    An appeals court downplayed the strength of an upstart coffee company’s “Rise” trademark while noting significant differences between its can and the beverage giant’s energy drink.

    By July 25, 2022
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    Private label demand surging as inflation rages: report

    Store brand categories showing the biggest gains so far this year are baking mixes, up 40%, and soup, climbing 17%, according to shopper intelligence firm Catalina.

    By July 25, 2022
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    Country Crock launches plant-based whipping cream

    This is the popular spread brand’s second product in the dairy-alternative space. 

    By July 20, 2022
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    Kraft Heinz debuts premium line of sauces and spreads

    The offerings, which include Infused Honeys and Crunch Sauces, were developed with award-winning chefs to help consumers who are doing more of their cooking at home.

    By July 20, 2022
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    Courtesy of General Mills

    How 5 food and beverage companies are preparing for a recession

    CEOs are optimistic, but looking at potential changes in consumer behavior and buying power as they lay the groundwork for an uncertain future.

    By July 19, 2022
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    Courtesy of Mars Inc.

    Lawsuit claims artificial coloring in Skittles makes them 'unfit for human consumption'

    The class action lawsuit takes Mars to task for using titanium dioxide — which is FDA approved but being banned in Europe — in the brightly colored candies.

    By July 18, 2022
  • Several packages of Hershey chocolate products, including York, Kit Kat, Reese's and Hershey brand candies.
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    Courtesy of Hershey

    Chocolate sales slipping as prices increase to fight inflation

    Hershey and snacking competitor Mondelēz International are reducing the weight of some products to offset rising costs, according to Reuters.

    By July 14, 2022
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    Flowers Foods invests in keto bread maker Base Culture

    The bakery giant will help the gluten- and grain-free company increase distribution, scale and marketing, as well as bolster manufacturing capabilities.

    By July 14, 2022
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    PepsiCo considers more price hikes and product mix changes to combat inflation

    The beverage and snacking giant saw a sizable revenue boost in the last quarter and increased its annual growth outlook to 10%, but is being cautious in the face of economic uncertainty.

    By July 13, 2022
  • Ritz and Premium cracker boxes with whole grain labeling
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    Courtesy of CSPI

    Mondelēz adds whole grain content to some Ritz and Premium cracker labels

    The announcement, part of a collaboration with the Center for Science in the Public Interest, will provide consumers with more information when making purchases, the advocacy group said.

    By July 12, 2022
  • A collection of different snacking "berries" made by Foodberry.
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    Courtesy of Foodberry

    Foodberry brings its tech to a sweet spot: fresh and packaging-free snacking

    After 10 years, two rebrands and a short-lived consumer line, the company is ready to bring its reverse-engineered fruit skins to new applications.

    By July 11, 2022
  • Sonic hard sweet tea and slushes
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    Courtesy of Sonic Drive-In

    Leftovers: Sonic debuts in hard tea and slushes; Vanilla Ice collaborates on energy drinks

    A licensing partnership is extending the drive-in’s brand to new alcoholic products, while PepsiCo’s Pasta Roni serves up convenience in a pouch.

    By Food Dive staff • July 8, 2022
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    Upcycled food launches leap as concerns around waste grow: report

    More than 6 in 10 consumers said they are willing to pay more for products containing repurposed ingredients, according to Innova Market Insights.

    By July 5, 2022
  • Impossible Chicken Nuggets launched in September 2021.
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    Courtesy of Impossible Foods

    National Chicken Council wants labeling restrictions on plant-based products

    Until now, the poultry industry has been relatively silent about alternatives, but the trade group presented a survey that says 81% of consumers want non-meat products to be clearly labeled.

    By June 30, 2022
  • Perfect Day animal-free dairy powder and milk
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    Courtesy of Perfect Day

    Why precision fermentation is in the Non-GMO Project's crosshairs

    The group dedicated June to educating consumers about the dangers of what it called “synbio dairy” — using genetically modified cells to create proteins identical to those in cow-produced milk.

    By June 29, 2022
  • Plant-based milk at a Target store in Washington, D.C.
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    Forty-one percent of shoppers are buying more private brands, report finds

    More than three-quarters of consumers who said they are purchasing more store brands during the pandemic said they will continue to do so in the future, according to the Food Industry Association.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • June 27, 2022
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    Ensuring sustainability: Questions to ask your packaging supplier

    Consumer concerns around sustainability and protecting the environment have been increasing.

    June 27, 2022
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    Courtesy of Mars

    Mars partners with Perfect Day on animal-free chocolate

    The confectioner is launching the CO2Coa bar using dairy made by precision fermentation online, positioning it as a more sustainable treat. 

    By June 16, 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
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    Monster leans on US can sourcing to lower freight costs

    The beverage maker imported more of the packaging last year to meet demand, but it came at a price.

    By Alejandra Salgado • June 6, 2022
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    Molson Coors is spending $65M to bring more hard seltzer packaging in-house

    The producer of Topo Chico Hard Seltzer and Vizzy said the investment in a new Texas warehouse will alleviate shipping costs and improve its time to market while helping grow its beyond-beer offerings.

    By June 6, 2022