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The proposals mark the biggest change to food labeling regs in 20 years

New labels would highlights calories, include 'added sugars'

Special edition - Nutrition Facts revamp: Radical overhaul or a missed opportunity?

By Elaine Watson

UPDATED: Significant changes to the Nutrition Facts panel on foods & beverages have been proposed in the US and Canada, with the plan to include ‘added sugars’ tweak rules on dietary fiber labeling, and update the reference values used to calculate...

Snacks are eaten alone more than 70% of the time, which is unsurprising given that between-meal eating typically occurs when consumers are away from home or on the go, NPD Group says.

We eat alone half the time, says NPD Group

By Maggie Hennessy

More than half of eating and drinking occasions now occur when consumers are alone, as US consumption behavior has become more individualized compared to previous generations, according to market research firm The NPD Group. 

Clemmy's CEO: 'It’s a David and Goliath battle and some people think I’m crazy ... but I just felt that enough was enough'

Ice cream co engaged in ‘David & Goliath’ lawsuit vs Nestlé alleging unfair competition

Ice cream co in ‘David & Goliath’ lawsuit v Nestlé: Is it time for a rethink about the way shelf-space is allocated in US supermarkets?

By Elaine Watson

As Kraft’s CEO recently observed, smaller, more agile players seem to be better at coming up with exciting new products than many CPG giants, for whom innovation is often more about trade management than addressing genuine consumer needs. But if this...

Wells Fargo Securities says Monster is keen to colonize the CSD space (Mike Mozart/Flickr)

ENERGY GIANT RUMORED TO BE READYING LAUNCHES TO GRAB MORNING, AFTERNOON, EVENING CONSUMPTION

Monster Energy trademarks Ultra Sunrise: Taking on Mountain Dew Kickstart?

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Monster Energy has filed a US trademark for the term Ultra Sunrise and one analyst predicts the name will be used for a CSD that will take on $150m brand Mountain Dew Kickstart.

OCA urges organic dairy industry to sever ties with IDFA

OCA urges organic dairy industry to sever ties with IDFA

By Jenny Eagle

The Organic Consumer’s Association (OCA), is calling on the organic dairy industry to cut ties with the IDFA (International Dairy Foods Association) because it is one of several trade associations suing Vermont over its GMO labeling mandate.

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