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IN PICTURES: New directions for almonds

IN PICTURES: New directions for almonds

By Elaine Watson

California almonds now star in every category of the store, from plant-based dairy and nut butters to protein shakes and gourmet salad oils. So where are the new growth opportunities, and how is the industry dealing with questions about sustainability...

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Gen Z drives the future of unattended retail, study finds

By Mary Ellen Shoup

As members of Gen Z enter the workforce in greater numbers, their shopping habits are influencing the retail industry in non-traditional ways including fueling the growth of unattended retail channels such as cashierless checkouts and smart vending machines,...

GUEST ARTICLE: Lessons that novel proteins should learn from biofuels

GUEST ARTICLE: Lessons that novel proteins should learn from biofuels

By Mark Warner, founder, Warner Advisors LLC

Can 60% of current meat consumption be replaced by novel vegan meat replacements and cultured meat in the next 20 years? That is what AT Kearney has recently projected, but the analysis does not outline a path for achieving the forecast. Is reaching...

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Keto diet best in small doses, suggests mouse study

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Touted as an effective weight loss regimen, the keto diet has gone from niche to mainstream, with CPG products clamoring to align themselves with the trend. But are its immediate results outweighed by longer-term negative effects?

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