All news articles for September 2022

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GUEST ARTICLE: Don’t believe your year-over-year comps

By By Dr James Richardson, PGS Solutions

Early-stage food brands hold at least one thing in common with large, publicly held brands near them on the shelf. It’s not household penetration averages, that’s for sure. The tendency is to lean on Year-over-Year (YOY) comps as a public-facing performance...

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Kroger launches Smart Way ‘opening price point’ private label line

By Elaine Watson

As inflationary pressures continue to strain household budgets, Kroger has launched a new private label line called Smart Way spanning multiple categories from canned vegetables to napkins to help shoppers more easily identify “opening price point items.”

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Study shows anti-aging promise of taurine supplementation

By Asia Sherman

Supplementation with taurine – perhaps best known as an additive in energy drinks – may help control oxidative stress during the aging process, says a recent study published in the journal Nutrition.

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‘Carbon neutral’ dairy co raises $12m

By Elaine Watson

Organic pasture-raised dairy co Neutral Foods – which is billing itself as a ‘carbon neutral’ brand through a combination of carbon reduction initiatives and offsets - has raised $12m in a series A round led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures.

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