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Convenience stores pivot in response to coronavirus crisis

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Over half (52%) of convenience stores are reporting increased grocery sales as consumers seek out pantry items from more retail channels to address their coronavirus shopping needs, reports the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), which...

Plastic packaging: Hero or villain in the coronavirus era?

Plastic packaging: Hero or villain in the coronavirus era?

By Oliver Morrison

Coronavirus has provoked the food packaging debate, with some using the crisis to hammer home the message that plastic is vital for protecting food from germs and extending its shelf life, while others stress that the pandemic highlights the fact that...

IFT 2020 Show to transition to virtual event in mid-July as coronavirus spreads

IFT 2020 annual meeting & expo to transition to virtual event

By Elaine Watson

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) 2020 annual meeting & expo - scheduled to take place in Chicago July 12-15 - will transition to a virtual event, the organizers confirmed Monday, citing the need to "prioritize the health and safety of...

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Curaleaf buoyed by increase in hemp oil demand during crisis

By Hank Schultz

Consumers seem to be turning to hemp and cannabis products during the current crisis, which has buoyed the near term outlook for Curaleaf, one of the largest companies in the sector, which posted strong revenue growth in its recent annual report.

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