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Shoppers Connect with Private-Label Brands

Private-label brands have been performing well during COVID-19. Entering 2020, the category grew more than…

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City-Based Restaurants See Effects of COVID on Dining

Restaurants in cities are particularly struggling with attracting diners during COVID, even with outdoor dining…

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Oatly Criticized for Blackstone Sale, Possible Ties to Deforestation

Swedish alternative-dairy company Oatly is facing protests by climate and political activists over its decision…

Consumers Eat Plant-Based for the Planet

Over half of Americans are eating fewer animal products since the pandemic, according to research…

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Weekend Takeout Surges as More Indoor Dining Opens

Friday and Saturday night takeout is emerging as a lasting trend during the pandemic, according…

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Walmart Debuts Subscription Service, Amazon Gets Drone Approval

Retailers are developing new strategies in an effort to one up each other in the…

More Facility Closures Follow Rise in COVID-19 Cases

As coronavirus cases around the U.S. continue to rise, manufacturing plants—particularly poultry processing—are experiencing more…

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Nestlé Buys Aimmune for $2.6B to Combat Food Allergies

In an effort to expand its health sciences business, Nestlé SA agreed to buy the…

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Convenience Stores Adapt During COVID-19

Main Points:   Convenience stores must adopt practices to ensure employee and customer safety, such…

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Food Companies Make More Job Cuts

A growing amount of large food companies—particularly in manufacturing and foodservice—are continuing to restructure, making…