Food labeling and marketing

Consumers see red over Coke’s white can campaign

Consumers see red over Coke’s white can campaign

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Coca-Cola is switching back to iconic red for its Classic Coke cans just one month after introducing white cans as part of a holiday season campaign, following consumer complaints that they had confused the sugar-containing version with Diet Coke.

Local food demand growing faster than infrastructure, USDA finds

Local food demand growing faster than infrastructure, USDA finds

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Local food infrastructure needs to deepen to ensure production can grow in line with consumer demand, which may be greater than previously thought, according to a new report from the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS).

Local and organic logos influence women more than men, study suggests

Local and organic logos influence women more than men, study suggests

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Local and organic certification labels may increase the likelihood that women will purchase a product, as well as their willingness to pay a premium – but men are less likely to be influenced by logos, according to a study published in HortScience.

Can Morrison reheat Campbell's lukewarm soup sales?

Campbell Soup beats estimate, but profit falls

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Campbell Soup Company has reported a 5% drop in net earnings in the first quarter as soup demand continues to fall in the United States, although the company is beginning to see the first fruits of a turnaround program.

Sugar industry amends complaint against HFCS industry

Sugar industry amends complaint against HFCS industry

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Sugar growers have amended a lawsuit against the Corn Refiners Association (CRA), claiming that some members of the association have conspired to engage in false advertising – an accusation the CRA denies.

All aboard the artisanal food bandwagon

All aboard the artisanal food bandwagon

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Many consumers are rejecting processed food and reconnecting with their food supply – and major food manufacturers are getting on board with a new wave of products dubbed ‘artisanal'.

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