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Plant-based creamers on fire with oat and blends leading the pack

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Dollar sales of refrigerated liquid plant-based creams and creamers were up +25.8% year-on-year to $527.4m in measured US retail channels* in the year to July 10, 2022, while unit sales were up +16.1%, led by strong growth in blends and ‘other’ (which...

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Frito-Lay: Flavor combinations and discovery drive snacking purchases

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Consumers have heightened interest in flavor twists and combinations (e.g. salty & sweet, tangy & spicy) and are less driven by brand recognition and familiarity when it comes to their snacking purchases, finds Frito-Lay North America in its recent...

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Zevia appoints new CEO to lead next chapter of growth

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Zero-sugar stevia-sweetened soda brand Zevia has appointed its current president of the company, Amy Taylor, as its new CEO succeeding Paddy Spence who will remain as chair of the company's board of directors, effective August 1, 2022.

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Study: Do vegetarian diets impact growth outcomes for kids?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Children following vegetarian diets have similar growth and biochemical measures of nutrition compared to children consuming non-vegetarian diets, but are more likely to be underweight, according to a new study from researchers in Toronto.

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SPINS: Which sweeteners are resonating with consumers?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

While consumers may be searching for ways to reduce their sugar intake, products that provide a sense of sweetness are still in high-demand, positioning certain natural sweeteners for continued success, says SPINS.

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