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Talkwalker report reveals shifting consumer preferences and pain points

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Evolving shopping habits brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic are remolding consumer needs, and food brands must build new connections with their customers by paying close attention to new emerging issues, pain points, and desires that matter most to their...

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Hubba CEO: 'Alternative retail is our biggest area of growth by far'

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Alternative retail – restaurants and cafes to rock climbing gyms and spas – is a channel that should not be overlooked for emerging food and beverage brands looking to establish their retail footing, says Ben Zifkin, CEO of Hubba, a b2b e-commerce platform...

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Blue Apron turnaround? The meal kit player posts strong Q2 results

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Blue Apron has posted 10% net revenue growth to $131m in Q2 2020 (vs the same period last year), and 29% growth compared to the previous quarter, benefiting from a massive wave of consumers cooking at home more. But will its customer base stick around...

Some keto brands on display at the Winter Fancy Food Show in January (pictures: Elaine Watson)

SHIFT20: ‘Keto really did just explode last year…’

By Elaine Watson

Maintaining a metabolic state of ketosis requires a level of discipline that’s pretty hard to sustain; however, the high fat, moderate protein and ultra-low carb keto diet is nevertheless exerting a growing influence on new product development across...

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