Food retail and e-commerce

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Study: Consumers see craft chocolate as ‘novel and exciting’

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Premium packaging and label design, unique brand backstories, and products that evoke novelty and excitement are highly-sought-after product attributes for craft chocolate consumers, according to research conducted by food scientists in Penn State’s College...

GALLERY: Plant-based brands and innovations to watch in 2021

GALLERY: Plant-based brands and innovations to watch in 2021

By Elaine Watson

Plant-based eggs, bacon, and everything inbetween… check out our gallery of plant-based brands and innovations to watch in 2021, from NotCo and Black Sheep Foods to Gold & Green. There are of course SCORES of exciting brands not covered here; this...

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KIND acquires fig bar brand Nature's Bakery

By Mary Ellen Shoup

KIND's pending acquisition of Nature's Bakery, a family-owned, better-for-you snacking company best known for its soft-baked fig bars, gives the nutrition bar giant and its parent company Mars a stronger foothold in the nut-free snack bar category....

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