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'Long forgotten' legacy brands are 'growing strongly again,' says Conagra Brands... but will it last past the lockdown?
It's too early to say if Big Foodâs recent resurgence will last longer than the lockdown, but some legacy brands could benefit from work theyâve put in recently to upgrade/reformulate their wares as new consumers discover them for the first time, and lapsed shoppers give them a second try, says Conagra Brands CEO Sean Connolly.
McCormick shifts advertising to focus on cooking basics, bolster digital presence during pandemic
Spice and flavor giant McCormick & Co. is tweaking its advertising to better support consumers who are new to or unfamiliar with cooking at home, but who have limited options now that many restaurants and foodservice options have shuttered to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Kroger sees 30% rise in identical sales w/o fuel in March, but ‘too early to speculate what will emerge as the new normal’
Kroger started to see a âsignificant shift in customer behaviorâ during the last few days of February as shoppers started stocking up, with sales accelerating sharply in March, generating a 30% rise in identical (same store) retail supermarket sales without fuel compared to March 2019.
Investing in the Future of Food: Frito-Lay shares strategies to lift up women entrepreneurs
While the number of women launching businesses is growing at an exponential rate, their access to venture capital, mentors and other resources still lags far behind that of their male counterparts â a unique challenge that will require players across industries to work together to overcome.
IRI and FMI: What can past crises teach us about grocery shopping behavior during the coronavirus pandemic?
Looking at shopping behavior during previous recessions and natural disasters may provide some insight into how consumer purchasing habits could change during a global health pandemic, although there are several factors that make the coronavirus situation unique, say experts at IRI and FMI.
PureCircle posts substantial FY loss, apologizes to shareholders: 'The company's systems and governance have been found wanting’
Stevia supplier PureCircle has delayed the publication of its results for the first half of 2020 âin view of the current difficult COVID-19 situation, which has caused some disruption to our working practices,â but belatedly published results for the year to June 30, 2019, which reveal a significant ($79.7m) net loss.
Bolthouse Farms CEO: ‘It’s like fighting a war and everyone has the job of supporting the frontline troops’
Bolthouse Farms â a fresh food business specializing in packaged carrots and juices & smoothies â is gearing up for a sustained lift in demand as food consumption shifts to the home, potentially for months, beginning a âa huge sociological experiment,â says CEO Jeff Dunn.
JBS USA reduces production at facility over health concerns
Processor JBS USA has temporarily reduced production at its beef facility in Souderton, Pennsylvania following concerns that staff members have become unwell.
Brands selling on Amazon must rethink advertising to navigate out-of-stocks, delayed shipping
Hard-hit e-commerce players, including Amazon, saw a slight reprieve in orders last week, but marketing consultants with the collective Right Side Up predict that there will be a resurgence in sales in the coming weeks that will require brands to re-think their online strategy once again.
IFT 2020 annual meeting & expo to transition to virtual event
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) 2020 annual meeting & expo - scheduled to take place in Chicago July 12-15 - will transition to a virtual event, the organizers confirmed Monday, citing the need to "prioritize the health and safety of participants and the broader community throughout current and anticipated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic."
NEW PRODUCTS GALLERY: From crispy salmon skin snacks to rice krispy treats for kids
Check out FoodNavigator-USAâs latest gallery of new products, from oatmilk pops and CBD-infused tea, to keto cookie mixes, rice krispy treats for kids, and crispy salmon skin snacks from the founders of Harmless Harvest.
CBA: Concern about grocery shortages eases as more Americans feel their pantries are well-stocked
Americansâ fears about accessing essential products, including food and beverages, during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic may be ebbing slightly, even as their concern about the virus generally continues to rise, according to new data from the Consumer Brands Association.
Curaleaf buoyed by increase in hemp oil demand during crisis
Consumers seem to be turning to hemp and cannabis products during the current crisis, which has buoyed the near term outlook for Curaleaf, one of the largest companies in the sector, which posted strong revenue growth in its recent annual report.
Kerry: Umami and kokumi combination breaks new ground in savory flavors
Umami, referred to as the â5th tasteâ in the culinary world (in addition to sweet, sour, salty, and bitter), and kokumi, characterized as a âtaste enhancerâ that heightens and lengthens flavors, could be the next winning savory flavor combination in packaged food, says global ingredients supplier Kerry.
Emerging brands go direct-to-consumer as retailers pause demos, resets amid coronavirus
Still smarting from the sting of pivotal trade shows cancelling due to the coronavirus, many natural and better-for-you brands are pivoting to deliver their message of healthy eating straight to shoppers rather than relying on retailers to communicate their benefits to consumers.
Ethan’s founder predicts coronavirus will help ‘wellness shots’ earn their own set beyond energy
Historically, functional shots have been relegated either to the âdark back corners of the store with the supplementsâ or by the cash register as an impulse product rather than mindful destination item, but as consumers increasingly seek immunity-boosting products amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic the format could earn more prominent placement, suggests the founder of Ethanâs.
Plastic packaging: Hero or villain in the coronavirus era?
Coronavirus has provoked the food packaging debate, with some using the crisis to hammer home the message that plastic is vital for protecting food from germs and extending its shelf life, while others stress that the pandemic highlights the fact that disposable plastic is unsustainable and a carrier of harmful bacteria.
India’s COVID-19 lockdown: Coca-Cola, Nestle and more MNCs call for F&B manufacturing to be made ‘essential service’
In the wake of Indiaâs nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19, Coca-Cola India, Nestle India and various other big MNCs in the country have called for F&B manufacturing to be made an âessential serviceâ in order to keep shelves stocked and avoid further panic.
Emotional eating, shopping ‘like SEAL Team Six,’ and self-improvement on hold: Navigating the new normal for CPG brands
With consumers approaching every food shopping trip âlike SEAL Team Sixâ (going in, extracting the target, and getting out) new brands and products âare sitting on shelves ignoredâ as shoppers grab trusted brands and make for the exit, behavior that could continue for some time, predicts one cultural anthropologist turned business strategist.
HighKey expands its 'low carb, sugar sucks' comfort food brand with new cereal lineup
Emerging brand HighKey is betting on the next wave of growth coming to the cereal category, which co-CEO Joe Ens says will be the expansion of low-carb, sugar-free, high-protein products.
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