Packaging / Labeling: Page 2


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    Leftovers: White Castle slides into burger snacks; Eat the Change chews let adults choose veggies

    The burger chain rolls deeper into the freezer aisle with bites based on its Sliders, and Southern chicken restaurant Zaxby’s puts its popular sauces into freezer pops.

    By Food Dive staff • Sept. 16, 2022
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    GMO ingredient disclosure online is not enough, court rules

    The judge found technical problems when using a QR code or text message could prevent consumers from getting the information they seek, but denied several other challenges to the federal labeling law. 

    By Sept. 15, 2022
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    Labeling

    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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    Inside Mars Wrigley’s ‘bold ambition’ to create a $1.1B ice cream business

    More than three decades after buying Dove Bar, the candy giant behind Snickers and M&M’s is harnessing innovation and e-commerce to drive its expansion in frozen treats.

    By Sept. 14, 2022
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    Consumers ignore dates on shelf-stable foods as they try to save money, study finds

    Shoppers are looking to get the most value out of what they spend on groceries, looking for discounts and trying not to let anything go to waste, according to Attest.

    By Sept. 12, 2022
  • A red and yellow M&Ms Classic Mix bag and a light blue Crispy Cookie M&Ms bag on a grocery store shelf.
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    Candy industry met 5-year calorie reduction and labeling goals

    Half of offerings from large brands including Mars Wrigley have 200 calories or less, and almost 95% have front-of-pack calorie information, meeting a target set by the National Confectioners Association and Partnership for a Healthier America. 

    By Sept. 9, 2022
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    Seth Goldman’s Eat the Change announces flavors for new tea brand

    Varieties of Just Ice Tea, which are expected to hit shelves later this year, include a few of the most popular extensions under the Honest tea line being discontinued by Coca-Cola.

    By Sept. 7, 2022
  • The USDA Organic seal and Non-GMO Project Verified seal on a white food package
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    Non-GMO Project Verified products saw steep sales growth, study finds

    The certification group and SPINS found that products with the butterfly seal posted bigger increases from 2019 to 2021 than items that billed themselves as non-GMO or had no indication whether they contained bioengineered ingredients.

    By Sept. 6, 2022
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    How Mondelēz boosts impulse buys

    With consumers shopping differently after the pandemic, the snacking giant has retooled its efforts to trigger last-minute purchases on e-commerce and in stores.

    By Sept. 6, 2022
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    Nestlé launches vegan KitKat in 15 European countries

    The bar, which uses a rice-based substitute in place of dairy, is getting an expanded rollout as products from Hershey and Mondelēz remain in testing or debut in a limited release.

    By Sept. 1, 2022
  • A stack of uncooked Impossible Burger patties separated by wax paper on a yellow background
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    Impossible Foods reformulates to have less fat than beef

    The new recipe also gives the plant-based analog as much protein per serving as meat.

    By Aug. 30, 2022
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    Vital Farms debuts ‘restorative’ eggs

    The sustainable foods company is pursuing third-party regenerative certification for the eggs, which are raised using practices like cover crops.

    By Aug. 26, 2022
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    Monster struggles to shift aluminum can sourcing to US

    The company is still relying on imported cans to ensure adequate availability ahead of planned price increases.

    By Alejandra Salgado • Aug. 24, 2022
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    Frozen pizza gets a new competitor as Rao’s debuts premium offering

    The Sovos Brands line, made with fresh basil and San Marzano tomatoes, enters the crowded, $6.4 billion category at a time when consumers are watching their spending.

    By Aug. 24, 2022
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    USDA invests up to $300M to expand organic certification

    The funds will be used to help farms make the transition, including through technical assistance and mentorship.

    By Aug. 23, 2022
  • Ben & Jerry's, ice cream, Tony's, chocolate
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    Ben & Jerry’s partners with Tony’s Chocolonely to end modern slavery in chocolate

    The socially conscious companies also are collaborating on new ice cream and candy bars, debuting in the U.S. in January.

    By Aug. 18, 2022
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    Ball shutters beverage can plants as alcohol demand declines

    The facilities in Arizona and Minnesota, which have a combined net capacity of nearly 4 billion units, are both set to cease production by spring 2023.

    By Megan Ruggles • Aug. 17, 2022
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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
  • : 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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    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