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Posted on March 28, 2017 by Chris Campbell

Sugary tax legislation is a tricky thing.

While health advocates and legislators note it's a win-win that both promotes public health and raises revenue from the government, industry operators argue such legislation puts an uneccessary str ... Read More

Posted in PepsiCo   Philadelphia  
Posted on March 22, 2017 by Chris Campbell

For food producers, word of mouth was always an important way to spread news about a product. However, in a world that is becoming ever-more digital, social engagement is becoming more and more important. Engagement Labs recently released its firs ... Read More

Posted on March 20, 2017 by Chris Campbell

Brazilian police raided the premises of global meatpacking companies JBS SA and BRF SA March 17 as part of a corruption probe. Authorities allege bribery of health officials that could impact the country's $12 billion in annual meat exports.

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Posted in Brazil   Meat   JBS   BRF  
Posted on March 16, 2017 by Jennette Zitelli

Over 180,000 products were reformulated in 2016 to support healthier diets and lifestyles and address public health priorities, an increase of 100,000 compared to 2015, according to the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF). The  ... Read More

Posted on March 15, 2017 by Chris Campbell

Avian flu continues to spread in Europe and Asia, and it is now spreading within the U.S. border. Since our last update on March 6, the avian flu has spread to Giles County, TN, ... Read More

Posted in Avian Flu   Alabama   Tennessee   Aviagen  
Posted on March 14, 2017 by Jennette Zitelli

Certain food producers rely a lot on impulse purchases to boost sales, as many consumers tend to decide to purchase an item only once they see it on the shelf. Snack items, candy, and even soups and sauces are popular impulse purchases, and with e ... Read More

Posted in Ecommerce   Impulse Buys  
Posted on March 13, 2017 by Chris Campbell

There's some more bad news for Chipotle Mexican Grill: the company plans to close all 15 of its ShopHouse restaurants, ending its attempt to expand into Asian fusion. The company previously explored other options for the spinoff chain, but ultimat ... Read More

Posted in Chipotle   ShopHouse  
Posted on March 09, 2017 by Jennette Zitelli

Food industry M&A hit a record total in 2016, reaching its highest point in over 15 years at 505 deals, according to The Food Institute's annual report Food Business Mergers &a ... Read More

Posted on March 07, 2017 by Jennette Zitelli

If you are a vegan or a vegetarian, you have probably noticed that is becoming a lot easier to find plant-based meat and dairy alternatives than it was in the past. Even if you don't eat an exclusively vegetarian diet, chances are you have discove ... Read More

Posted in vegetarian   vegan   plant-based  
Posted on March 06, 2017 by Chris Campbell

Regular readers of Today in Food will remember the avian influenza scare that hit the U.S. in 2015 and 2016. They'll also probably remember that the virus is ravaging flocks in Asia and Europe in 2017. Now, the virus has shown up on U.S. ... Read More

Posted in Eggs   Tyson Foods   USDA   Avian Influenza  
Posted on March 02, 2017 by Jennette Zitelli

Faced with increasing competition in the supermarket sector, retailers really have to step up their game. It's no longer enough to just have a wide selection or be close to people's homes. With so many more options, customers aren't sticking with ... Read More

Posted in Kroger   Meijer   Publix   Grocery   Retail  
Posted on March 01, 2017 by Chris Campbell

It's easy to be spoiled when it comes to pizza here in the New York City metropolitan market. From small hole-in-the-wall pizzerias in Manhattan to suburban mom-and-pop shops to major national chains, we certainly don't lack options when it comes ... Read More

Posted in Pizza Hut   Dominos   Papa John's   BeeHex   Pizza