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David Youngerman: 'Always keep a shortlist of superstars you might need to reach out to at some point in future.'

Millennials have a general distrust of big companies and a different set of priorities than baby boomers

Recruitment focus: ‘The consumer products industry is facing a serious talent shortage’

By Elaine Watson

While working at sexy new food & beverage companies such as Hampton Creek or Suja Juice sounds like a pretty exciting way to earn a living, the most talented people coming out of business school today are still more likely to pick technology or investment...

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Where next for hydrocolloids?

Once considered purely technical ingredients (thickeners, stabilizers, gelling agents), hydrocolloids are “going through a transformation from purely functional to nutritional ingredient status”, say the organizers of a conference dedicated to the $7bn...

Seurat Group on the top 10 challenger brands in US food retail

What are the top 10 challenger brands in US food retail?

By Elaine Watson

It’s no secret that smaller, emerging brands are winning the battle for consumers’ hearts, minds and wallets from larger, established players in the US food and beverage industry, but which ‘challenger’ brands really stand out in the crowd? And what are...

Wild Oats organic products are now sold in 3,800 Walmart stores

US organic food sales rose 11% to $35.9bn in 2014

Wild Oats organic products are now sold in 3,800 Walmart stores

By Elaine Watson

Around 3,800 Walmart stores now carry at least 30 Wild Oats organic products, while 2,200 stores carry more than 70 items, says the retailer, which says customers are saving up to 25% compared with national brand organic products.

Is ALDI the ‘most underestimated grocery retailer in the US?'

By Elaine Watson

While Trader Joe’s gets plenty of plaudits, its German parent company ALDI – which operates nearly 1,400 stores in 32 US states - is probably “the most underestimated grocery retailer” in the nation, according to a new report from market researcher Hartman...

General Mills nears goal of 100% sustainably sourced palm oil

General Mills nears goal of 100% sustainably sourced palm oil

By Elizabeth Crawford

Through partnerships with small farmers, non-governmental organizations and other industry stakeholders, General Mills reports it is making progress towards its goal of sustainably sourcing 100% of its top 10 ingredients by 2020.

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