Packaging / Labeling

  • Boxes of Halo Top's Triple Berry and Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Pops on coordinating purple and pink backgrounds, surrounded by strawberries and pieces of granola.
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    Leftovers: Halo Top pops into froyo treats; Takis takes out the spice with nacho cheese snacks

    The better-for-you dessert maker is taking a bite out of another new category, and Unique Snacks combines puffs and pretzels.

    By Food Dive staff • March 24, 2023
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    White Claw enters premium vodka as sales for hard seltzer languish

    The beverage manufacturer's venture into spirits comes amid an industrywide wave of new, innovative alcoholic beverages.

    By March 22, 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
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    McCormick’s plastic spice bottles changed to maintain freshness longer

    The first redesign to the packaging in nearly 40 years is made partly with recycled content, leaving it with a smaller carbon footprint, the company said.

    By Maria Rachal • March 20, 2023
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    Inside Nestlé‘s long road to improve the sustainability of its packaging footprint

    From Nespresso pods made of paper to Stouffer’s trays made with 30% recycled plastic, the CPG giant is finding novel ways to improve some of the millions of pounds of packaging material it uses annually.

    By March 13, 2023
  • Five black and white beef cattle sit and stand on dirt in front of a gray structure with wooden pens inside. Gates are behind the cattle.
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    Welch, Alice. (2008). "20120106-OC-AMW-0555" [photograph]. Retrieved from Flickr.

    USDA proposed rule would close ‘Product of the USA’ labeling loophole

    Under current regulations, products imported into the United States for slaughter, processing or repackaging can be labeled as domestic.

    By March 8, 2023
  • A child looks at several choices in the candy aisle of a store.
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    Despite inflation, candy sales grew to $42.6B in 2022

    Nearly 75% of consumers said sweets remain an “affordable treat” in the annual survey done by the National Confectioners Association.

    By March 6, 2023
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    Mondelēz aims to bring snacking supremacy to $71B cake and pastry category

    Even after tripling sales in the segment during the last three years, the chocolate and biscuit giant remains a distant third with a 3.2% market share.

    By Feb. 27, 2023
  • Plant-based section at The Giant Company's store in Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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    FDA says plant-based milk labels should indicate nutritional differences

    Dairy groups showed support of the long-awaited draft guidance, while those representing alternative proteins argue that the recommendations are unfair.

    By Feb. 23, 2023
  • Post Holdings, cereal, sleep, Sweet Dreams
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    Post moves from breakfast to nighttime with new sleep-promoting cereal

    Two new offerings from the CPG behind Pebbles and Honey Bunches of Oats contain whole grains, an herbal blend and vitamins and minerals including zinc, folic acid and B vitamins.

    By Feb. 23, 2023
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    Boston Beer refreshes Truly as hard seltzer enters ‘post-hype era’

    As the peak season approaches for the alcohol offering, the company is rolling out new packaging and clearer messaging to help its brand stand out.

    By Feb. 16, 2023
  • Overhead view of several fancy chocolates made from white, milk and dark chocolate crowded lying together. A red heart piece is near the upper left corner.
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    How chocolate makers inspire devotion from consumers on Valentine’s Day

    Shoppers spent about $4 billion on candies for loved ones in 2022, and that is projected to increase in 2023. Here’s how Godiva and Ferrero work to make sure people pick up their confections.

    By Feb. 14, 2023
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    Sponsored by EY

    [Podcast] Food System Reimagined

    This podcast series explores the future of the food industry, offering valuable insight into our rapidly changing food system and what these changes could mean for your business. 

    By Food Dive's studioID • Feb. 13, 2023
  • A wooden spoon of cocoa powder lies on a grey surface in front of a brown bowl containing the powder. Cocoa powder and chocolate chunks are scattered on the grey surface.
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    FDA approves qualified health claim for some cocoa powder

    Allowed on products that use specific ingredients with boosted flavanols, it lets consumers know there is “very limited scientific evidence” it could reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

    By Feb. 9, 2023
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    Inside PepsiCo’s strategy to grow its iconic $21B snacking portfolio

    Parth Raval, the division's chief growth officer, said the CPG giant is exploring different ingredients, packaging formats and flavor offerings to strengthen its dominant presence in the category.

    By Feb. 7, 2023
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    Dole selling its fresh vegetables division for $293M to Chiquita subsidiary

    The fresh produce giant said proceeds from the sale of the division, which generated revenue of $1.28 billion in 2021, will be used primarily to pay down debt.

    By Feb. 1, 2023
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    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
  • 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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    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
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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