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Online grocery sales continue to climb along with customer expectations

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The total US online grocery market hit $8.7bn in sales in February 2022, an 8.5% jump from the same period last year as consumers pursued pickup/delivery (Instacart, Amazon Fresh, and the like) options in greater frequency over ship-to-home services (grocery...

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Poll finds many parents don't understand CBD

By Danielle Masterson

Despite the wide availability of CBD in its various forms—oil, topical ointments, tinctures, vaping and edibles— a recent poll shows parents are misinformed on CBD.

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Coca-Cola withdraws business from Russia while other companies remain

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Coca-Cola is the latest major global food and beverage giant to suspend operations in Russia as an act of protest against the Russian invasion and continued attack on Ukraine and follows similar announcements made by PepsiCo, Starbucks, and McDonald's....

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CBD price per mg trending down, report finds

By Danielle Masterson

Despite a whopping 3,561% gap between the most expensive and least expensive products across the CBD industry, the overall category is getting cheaper for consumers.

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Food and beverage companies suspend operations in Ukraine

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Several international food and beverage companies have temporarily shut down operations in Ukraine following Russia's invasion to ensure the safety of employees while bracing for the long-term economic impact that skyrocketing commodity prices and...

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NEWS IN BRIEF

MGP invests $16.7m to open new protein extrusion facility

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Specialty proteins and starches supplier MGP Ingredients is investing $16.7m in a new facility specializing in extrusion technology for the production of its ProTerra line to meet growing demand for its texturized proteins.

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Mintel: Are meal kit online marketplaces the future of category?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

While meal kit demand surged during COVID-19, many consumers still aren't sold on the idea of a meal subscription and players in this space should embrace the full potential of e-commerce to become "true online grocery retailers" by providing...

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Kodiak Cakes taps into pro-athlete circle with new investment

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Kodiak Cakes, best known for its protein-packed pancakes and waffles products, has received an investment from Patricof Co (P/Co), a specialized private investment platform for professional athletes, to fuel the brand's continued expansion and leadership...

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