Packaging / Labeling

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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    Christopher Doering/Food Dive

    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
  • Doritos, Frito-Lay, PepsiCo
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    How PepsiCo adapts to keep pace with food innovation

    The company’s Frito-Lay unit is using artificial intelligence and expanding its consumer outreach to design new products and create more flavor options.

    By Nov. 3, 2022
  • General Mills minis
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    Courtesy of General Mills

    General Mills thinks big with mini versions of 3 cereals

    With bite-sized offerings of Trix, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Reese’s Puffs, the CPG giant is capitalizing on cereal’s growing popularity as a snack.

    By Nov. 3, 2022
  • PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, minis, doritos, cheetos, sun chips
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    Courtesy of PepsiCo

    PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay introduces bite-sized versions of popular snacks

    Doritos, Cheetos and SunChips Minis are packaged in canisters that the CPG giant said are conducive to sharing or eating on the go.

    By Nov. 1, 2022
  • Nestle, deliwich
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    Retrieved from Nestle.

    Nestlé aims for bigger bite of $600M thaw and eat category

    The nascent segment, which is growing at a 25% CAGR, allows food makers to get their brands into the hands of on-the-go consumers who don’t have immediate access to an oven or microwave.

    By Oct. 31, 2022
  • A royal blue box of Entenmann's Cake Truffles in Chocolate Delight.
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    Courtesy of Entenmann's

    Leftovers: Entenmann’s bakes a truffle treat; Kellogg and Elf on the Shelf cool down breakfast

    The sweets baker rolls out two varieties of bite-size indulgent treats, and Sierra Nevada’s new brew gives fresh hops the deep freeze.

    By Food Dive staff • Oct. 28, 2022
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    Christopher Furlong via Getty Images

    Constellation transitions to passive role at Canopy Growth

    As part of a deal, the alcohol giant would keep its existing 35.7% stake, but no longer be allowed to nominate representatives to the board or approve certain transactions.

    By Oct. 25, 2022
  • Interior of Metcalfe's Market store in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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    Permission granted by Metcalfe's Market

    Consumer Brands Association names news industry trade group head as CEO

    David Chavern, who takes over on Jan. 3, joins the group as CPGs deal with issues such as inflation, supply chain challenges and labor shortages.

    By Oct. 25, 2022
  • Old El Paso, General Mills, chips
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    Courtesy of General Mills

    General Mills’ Old El Paso enters snack category with chips

    The brand, best known for taco shells, tortillas and seasoning mixes, is debuting three sweet and savory Tex-Mex-inspired flavors at Walmart.

    By Oct. 21, 2022
  • FDA Commissioner Robert Califf stands at a podium and speaks, while CFSAN Director Susan Mayne sits next to him at a table covered with a blue cloth.
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    Megan Poinski/Food Dive

    FDA leaders say the agency is ‘focused on food’

    Commissioner Robert Califf and safety and nutrition head Susan Mayne told a conference this week how they plan to use policy to improve what people eat amid unhealthy diets and poor nutrition.

    By Oct. 13, 2022
  • A Seattle-style dog made with Tofurky plant-based sausage
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    Courtesy of Tofurky

    Arkansas plant-based meat labeling restrictions are unconstitutional, judge rules

    The court said terms like “burger” and “hot dog” on Tofurky’s clearly labeled plant-based items aren’t deceptive and provide consumers with important information about the products.

    By Oct. 11, 2022
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    Courtesy of Sweet Earth

    Nestlé sees green in plant-based business despite category slowdown

    While the segment got overheated during the pandemic, a top executive said it remains a “strong consumer trend” and one the global food giant will continue to invest in.

    By Oct. 11, 2022
  • Puris, AcreMade, pea protein
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    Pea protein maker Puris launches first consumer product in plant-based egg

    The company said AcreMade, which has yellow field peas as its main protein source, will allow it to grab a portion of the lucrative vegan egg market. 

    By Oct. 6, 2022
  • Hostess Brands, Donettes, Twinkies, Bouncers
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    Courtesy of Hostess Brands

    Hostess Brands ‘betting big’ on smaller versions of classic treats to catch snacking competitors

    Bouncers, tiny versions of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Donettes, are the latest entry into the snacking space that has seen cookies, crackers and candy launch convenient bite-size portions.

    By Oct. 5, 2022
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    Jeff Wells/Food Dive

    Consumer groups sue for nutritional labeling on alcoholic beverages

    The organizations want the Treasury Department to require product labels with alcohol content, ingredient lists and serving size information — changes they first petitioned for in 2003.

    By Oct. 5, 2022
  • Fresh vegetables and fruits at the refrigerated section of a supermarket.
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    Hispanolistic via Getty Images

    ‘A win for public health’: Initial reactions to the ‘healthy’ definition

    Executives, industry groups and an attorney share their first impressions of the FDA’s long-awaited labeling proposal, which is currently open for comments.

    By Oct. 4, 2022
  • An orange package of Reese's Big Cups Stuffed with Reese's Puffs on a white background.
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    Courtesy of Hershey

    Leftovers: Reese’s stuffs with Puffs cereal; Jelly Belly quenches thirst with chocolate drink

    The popular Hershey sweet introduces what “might be the most meta mashup ever,” and Nick’s Swedish Ice Cream turns Minecraft into a square meal.

    By Food Dive Staff • Sept. 30, 2022
  • Mars Inc. and Berry's sustainable packaging
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    Courtesy of Berry Global Group, Inc.

    Mars unveils plastic jars with 15% recycled plastics

    The candy giant and packaging manufacturer Berry say the new containers for Starburst, Skittles and M&M’s will eliminate roughly 300 tons of virgin plastic annually.

    By Sept. 28, 2022
  • The produce section of a Save A Lot store
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    Courtesy of Save A Lot

    ‘Healthy’ gets a new definition from FDA

    The regulated definition looks at how well food items measure up to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, with limits on the amounts of sodium, added sugars and saturated fats they contain.

    By Updated Sept. 28, 2022
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    Win McNamee via Getty Images

    Biden administration releases strategy to end hunger and increase dietary and physical health by 2030

    The policies outlined ahead of the first White House Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health in more than 50 years target improving access to healthy food, labeling changes and connecting healthcare with nutrition.

    By Sept. 27, 2022
  • Pepsi, PepsiCo, s'mores
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    Courtesy of PepsiCo

    Leftovers: Pepsi pours a s’mores soda; Kellogg goes nutty with Little Debbie cereal

    The beverage giant is tapping the campfire staple for the latest variety of its flagship cola, and Old Bay gets sweet with a new caramel-flavored seasoning.

    By Food Dive staff • Sept. 23, 2022