All news articles for September 2016

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: 5 trends driving growth in natural & organic

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: 5 trends driving growth in natural & organic

By Elizabeth Crawford

As US consumers embrace a healthier lifestyle focused on prevention rather than treatment, they increasingly are turning to the natural and organic channel for products that are clean, natural and have added health benefits.

Marfrig uses advanced technology to map cattle ranches and halt land expansion

Marfrig: halting deforestation ‘critical’

By Oscar Rousseau

Meatpacker Marfrig said halting deforestation and fighting slave-like labour conditions was “critical” to its strategy in Brazil as an independent audit praised the company.

Source: Smart Label

Could Smart Label help restore consumer loyalty?

By Elizabeth Crawford

Widespread confusion about how packaged foods are made and labeled is eroding consumer trust in brands and threatening future product sales, according to new research from Label Insight.

Edible insects: Beyond the novelty factor

Why did Whole Foods drop edible insect products?

Edible insects: Beyond the novelty factor

By Elaine Watson

If the edible insects market is heating up, and big name retailers from Publix to Sprouts are now stocking cricket bars, snacks and protein powders, why is Whole Foods – which has reportedly temporarily dropped all bug-based products - apparently cooling...

FDA invites public comment on 'healthy' nutrient content claims

Firms can now use 'healthy' on labels if products contain mostly healthy fats, and at least 10% of DV for potassium or vit D

FDA: We need to look again at the conditions of use for ‘healthy’ claims

By Elaine Watson

Are the conditions of use governing ‘healthy’ claims on food labels out of date? Yes, acknowledges the FDA, which is asking stakeholders to help it update the criteria via a public comment process, and has issued new guidance explaining that it won’t...

Olymel said the investment will boost jobs, efficiency and output at its Quebec plant

Canada’s Olymel investment creates 30 jobs

By Oscar Rousseau

Pork processor Olymel will pump millions of dollars into its Quebec factory to improve production and efficiency, leading to the creation of more than 30 jobs.

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'For the 4th year in a row, consumers have turned their backs on buying groceries online'

Is online grocery shopping failing?

By Elaine Watson

“Make no mistake,” says Dr Kurt Jetta, the founder of CPG analytics firm TABS Analytics, “Online grocery is failing.” But is he right, given that most commentators predict food e-commerce sales will grow significantly over the next several years, albeit...

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PLMA quizzes 1,839 Millennials aged 20-29 on food and shopping habits

12 things you need to know about the eating and shopping habits of Millennials

By Elaine Watson

How do Millennials think about food, cooking, shopping and eating out? To find out, the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) commissioned Surveylab to conduct a nationwide online survey of 1,839 Americans (931 women, 908 men) aged between 20...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Hummustir navigates potentail of DIY food trend

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Hummustir navigates market potential of DIY food trend

By Elizabeth Crawford

As recently as 15 years ago, most Americans had never heard of hummus, or even its base ingredients of chickpeas and tahini. But now the dip is a staple in many US homes and makes common appearances in lunchboxes, at picnics and on many restaurant menus. 

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