Packaging / Labeling


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    New private label products outpace brand name offerings during pandemic, study finds

    Shopper intelligence firm Catalina also said inflation is causing store brands to highlight quality and value while the price differential with some national products shrinks.

    By Jan. 27, 2022
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    Leftovers: Lay's fries up potatoes grown in NFL stadium dirt; Opopop creates an interactive popcorn experience

    PepsiCo's Frito-Lay offers football fans a new way to consume their favorite team, and New Belgium and Imperfect Foods give blemished oranges a second chance in IPA.

    By Food Dive staff • Jan. 21, 2022
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    More U.S. consumers want snacks with a 'broader consciousness,' Mondelēz finds

    The company found between 75% and 78% of people surveyed say low-waste packaging, fair labor practices, animal welfare and environmental concerns impact their food choices. 

    By Jan. 21, 2022
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    Gopuff launches its first private label line

    The delivery company, which plans to initially launch offerings such as bottled water and snacks, may expand into perishable goods like meats in the future.

    By Jeff Wells • Jan. 18, 2022
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    Nestlé cuts sugar, adopts more sustainable packaging for Carnation Breakfast Essentials

    The nutrient-rich beverage aimed at kids and teens is now available in Tetra Pak cartons made with responsibly sourced paper.

    By Jan. 13, 2022
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    GMO labeling not likely to impact purchase decisions, study says

    Research found voluntary certification from the Non-GMO Project had a greater influence on consumers than the type of mandatory disclosure that went into effect this week.

    By Jan. 5, 2022
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    Biden gives small meat processors $1B to support competition

    The administration aims to help independent players in a market dominated by large processors and make products more affordable to consumers.

    By Jan. 4, 2022
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    Who wins in food industry class action cases?

    Litigation can be long and expensive and relief can be hard to come by, as consumers find themselves with small rewards and brands struggle with keeping their reputations intact. 

    By Dec. 16, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    Why are so many class action lawsuits filed against the food industry?

    In 2020, the number of court cases from consumers claiming that food and drink companies deceived them hit an all-time high, according to statistics compiled by law firm Perkins Coie.

    By Dec. 15, 2021
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    Checking the box on healthy food shopping

    The American Heart Association's Heart-Check mark helps food manufacturers set their products apart from others on the shelf by letting shoppers know that a product is a heart-healthy choice.

    Dec. 6, 2021
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    Beverage makers battle glass shortages as holiday celebrations loom

    Supply constraints have manufacturers struggling to hold the line on costs while sourcing packaging for everything from beer and wine to liquor and spirits.

    By Updated Jan. 18, 2022
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    We need to take action on human rights in hazelnut supply chains. Collaboration will be key.

    The first time I visited a hazelnut farm, I was struck by the scale of the operation. Over the summer months, thousands of seasonal workers from the poorest parts of the country arrive in Turkey's hazelnut growing regions to gather the crop. That scale is essential to supply hazelnuts to cust...

    By Ashok Krishen, CEO of ofi’s nuts platform • Dec. 1, 2021
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    CPGs think inside the subscription box for product testing

    New popcorn varieties developed by Cretors were mailed along with toothpaste and cereal to consumers' homes, providing the manufacturer with nearly instantaneous feedback.

    By Nov. 30, 2021
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    General Mills launches animal-free dairy cheese brand Bold Cultr

    Developed under the company's G-Works innovation unit, this cream cheese is the first Big Food foray into using milk proteins made by fermentation.

    By Updated Nov. 19, 2021
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    Del Monte Foods leans into upcycled food movement with canned vegetable certification

    The company redirected about 600,000 pounds of green beans that would have been composted or fed to animals into two existing lines.

    By Nov. 16, 2021
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    Biden nominates Robert Califf to return as FDA head

    If confirmed by Congress, the cardiologist could shape the framework for cell-based meat and finish the work he started five years ago defining controversial labeling terms.

    By Ned Pagliarulo , Jonathan Gardner , Updated Nov. 12, 2021
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    Tofurky argues Oklahoma plant-based labeling law imposes 'burdensome roadblocks' on the industry

    The case, which seeks to overturn a state requirement, has a new food company leading its charge and a revamped legal strategy.

    By Nov. 11, 2021
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    Buying less junk food can lower households' potential emissions by 29%, study finds

    Researchers also found that 71% of homes could reduce their carbon footprint by changing purchasing habits, such as cutting out unhealthy foods and buying fewer goods in bulk.

    By Nov. 11, 2021
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    Oatly, Fiji Water founders relaunch Good Idea functional sparkling waters

    The beverage, which claims to control blood sugar, coincides with a broader trend in the food and beverage space where consumers are looking for more than hydration or the easing of hunger.

    By Nov. 10, 2021
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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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    Deep Dive

    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