Food labeling and marketing

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Ocean Spray taps former Coca-Cola exec to lead international expansion

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Ocean Spray has hired former Coca-Cola Company vice president & general manager of its multi-billion-dollar water portfolio, Celina Li, to lead the cranberry cooperative's international expansion efforts and global business-to-business ingredients...

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Chocolate consumption on the rise, survey finds

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Viewed as the antidote to a tough day, chocolate was the indulgence of choice for one-third of US grocery shoppers during the pandemic, according to a survey from Cargill's North American Cocoa & Chocolate team, which uncovered the primary purchase...

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Ajinomoto seeks to 'set the record straight' on MSG

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Is consumer sentiment around MSG (monosodium glutamate) shifting? According to MSG supplier Ajinomoto, perceptions of the flavor enhancer have improved over the last three years since the company undertook a full-scale awareness campaign to educate consumers.

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'Do we really need another snack bar?' asks Rabobank

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Does the market need another snack bar? In short, probably not, but it may be time for a reset of the bellwether category, says Nicholas Fereday, senior analyst, consumer foods at Rabobank.

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