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RangeMe teams up with the Healthy & Natural Show

RangeMe teams up with the Healthy & Natural Show

RangeMe, an online platform which streamlines new product discovery between suppliers and retailers, has teamed up with FoodNavigator-USA's publisher William Reed Business Media to help facilitate new product discovery at The Healthy and Natural...

Label Insight: SmartLabel is not just about QR codes…

Label Insight: SmartLabel is not just about QR codes…

By Elaine Watson

While the media coverage of the new SmartLabel initiative has focused on shoppers’ enthusiasm (or lack, thereof) for scanning QR codes as they shop, or whether it’s just an elaborate ruse by ‘big food’ to avoid mandatory on-pack GMO labeling, the real...

Hatchery online foodie marketplace meets consumer need, says CEO

'We’re selling products you won’t find in big box retail stores or on Amazon'

Hatchery: Consumers are increasingly looking for quality products made by small companies and passionate people, not large corporations

By Elaine Watson

Consumers are increasingly enthusiastic about discovering ‘small-batch’ foods from artisanal producers, while growing numbers of small producers are looking for other avenues beyond traditional retailers to get their wares to market. Hatchery – an online...

Six shopping occasions driving digital purchases

Six shopping occasions driving digital purchases

By Elizabeth Crawford

While only a small portion of people currently buy food online, the expansion of digital shopping is eroding consumer loyalty to retailers – forcing them to rethink how best to approach consumers, according to an industry consultant. 

Concern over a cluster of salmonella enteritidis illnesses has sparked the recall

Major US chicken product recall

By Michelle Perrett

US company Aspen Foods, is recalling 1,978,680 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken that may be contaminated with salmonella enteritidis.

C-stores are all about snacks, portability and immediate consumption, says General Mills' head of convenience category management

Dispatches from Sweets & Snacks Expo 2014

General Mills: We're committed to driving growth in c-store snacking

By Kacey Culliney

Merchandizing gaps in convenience stores need to be plugged and snack makers must collaborate to drive progress forward, says the category development head at General Mills Convenience as it launches Nature Valley c-store tailored products.

CPGs missing the boat on e-commerce: Deloitte

CPGs missing the boat on e-commerce: Deloitte

By Maggie Hennessy

Consumer packaged goods companies are underestimating the growth potential of online sales and still lack clear e-commerce strategies, according to a new study from consulting firm Deloitte LLP.

Bai poised to become a national brand

Bai poised to become a national brand

By Maggie Hennessy

On the heels of Bai Brands' Midwest rollout of its caffeinated functional beverage line (to cap off a year of 400% growth) the New Jersey-based company is eyeing nationwide distribution to 12,000 retail outlets within the next 12 months.

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