Food labeling and marketing

Californian GMO labeling: What would it mean for food companies?

Californian GMO labeling: What would it mean for food companies?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The Californian ‘Right to Know’ campaign in support of labeling foods and ingredients produced using genetic engineering looks set for inclusion in the state’s November ballot, after it attracted nearly a million signatures. If enacted, what would the...

Higher prices boost Kraft profit in Q1

Higher prices boost Kraft profit in Q1

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Kraft Foods reported a 1.8% increase in first quarter profit after it raised prices for its products around the world and increased sales of its ‘power’ brands, particularly in developing markets.

Could private label be losing its luster?

Could private label be losing its luster?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Sales of private label foods and beverages have been on the rise for more than a decade, but consumers are beginning to lose enthusiasm, suggests a new report from market research organization The NPD Group.

Mango and coconut will trump acai and pomegranate this year, predicts Sloan Trends

Special edition: FoodNavigator-USA 2012 trendspotter

By Elaine Watson

What’s on the menu for 2012? Traditional fruits, Thai and Indian cuisine, freshness, different varieties of chili, plant proteins, smoke flavors, more part-prepared foods and Asian and Latin American flavors, predict trendwatchers…

Improper nutrient content claims cited in new wave of class action suits

Improper nutrient content claims cited in new wave of class action suits

By Elaine Watson

With class action lawsuits alleging labeling violations now “filed almost daily in California”, food manufacturers are spending “hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees and settlement amounts” to resolve cases that are entirely avoidable, according...

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