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Plant-based foods, cannabis, and responsible packaging will be some of the top trends of 2019, according to the Specialty Food Association's Trendspotter panel. Other forecasted trends include a shift in interest to regional foods from Africa, South Asia, and Latin America; cassava; and fermented functional beverages. Full Story
Meanwhile, Tyson Foods predicts the top trends of 2019 will include personalized foods to promote health and beauty; transparency; and more protein in more forms. Additionally, the company sees the power of smart technology and food; food as a form of self-expression; and fusion of global cuisines at home becoming more popular in the coming year. Full Story
Ahold Delhaize USA launched a digital media service, Peapod Digital Labs Media Partnerships. It is designed to help CPG brands target, optimize and measure digital media campaigns that address all customer contact points and connect online and offline shopping experiences for consumers. All of Ahold Delhaize's U.S. banners elected to participate in the platform, which will launch with Peapod Digital Labs in the coming months. Full Story
Publix Super Markets will open a location in Tampa, FL, reported Tampa Bay Business Journal. Full Story
Tesco and the World Wildlife Fund are collaborating on a sustainable food effort, pledging to establish a measure to halve the environmental impact on the average UK shopping basket within 12 months. They hope the four-year partnership's scale will help drive the industry to eliminate food waste and packaging waste, while encouraging customers to eat more sustainably, reported The Guardian. Full Storyread more
Upper Saddle River, NJ (October 17, 2018) – As we come upon the one year mark from the January 1, 2020 updated Nutrition Facts labeling deadline, and as consumers become more interested in label transparency and company trust, it is more important than ever for food industry executives to make sure their company is labeling their products correctly.
Sales for Kellogg’s U.S. morning foods unit declined 1.3% in its fiscal third quarter, reported CNBC (Oct. 31). Despite the decline, company officials see improvements on the horizon.read more
Food continues to be teens’ top spending category, remaining at its 24% peak, according Piper Jaffray Companies’ semi-annual Taking Stock With Teens survey. Chick-fil-A is the No. 1 restaurant among the age group, followed By Starbucks, which remains the only publicly traded brand with double-digit mindshare,.read more
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