Packaging / Labeling


  • Unilever's new Cups line launched under its Knorr brand.
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    Unilever brings Knorr into portable cups to attract working consumers

    The brand, recognized for its sauces, broths and seasonings, is launching seven rice and pasta options for people returning to the office who often skip lunch in favor of an “empty” snack.

    By April 15, 2024
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    Food companies aren’t ready to comply with traceability rule, says former FDA official

    Frank Yiannas, who helped the agency craft its new food safety tracking policy, said the system is not even a third of the way to meeting the 2026 deadline.

    By April 15, 2024
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    Trendline

    Top 5 stories from Food Dive

    The food and beverage industry is changing rapidly and the actions companies take this year are likely to play a major role in defining their future. 

    By Food Dive staff
  • Cargill sea salt flour
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    Kerry cuts sodium with Tastesense Salt

    The breakthrough allows formulators to use 60% less sodium in snacking products like chips, according to the company. 

    By April 11, 2024
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    General Mills packs protein into Ghost cereal

    The launch of the two varieties, Marshmallow and Peanut Butter, furthers the cereal giant’s aim to improve the health halo of its portfolio as the breakfast staple faces waning interest from nutrition-minded consumers.

    By April 10, 2024
  • Nestle's Stouffers frozen Spice Mac meal.
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    Q&A

    How Nestlé generated $200M in additional revenue by looking within

    The food giant launched a program in 2019 to better utilize ideas from its employees. Thousands of ideas have been received, leading to new products such as Stouffer’s Mac & Cheese Bite-Fulls.

    By April 8, 2024
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    Tech tool Yuka gives transparency to complicated ingredient lists

    The app aims to help consumers decipher food product labels, empowering them to make informed shopping decisions and hold CPGs accountable for their "healthy" claims.

    By April 3, 2024
  • Danone's newly launch Remix products.
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    Danone enters $1B yogurt mix-in category with healthy focus

    The dairy giant is introducing the new Remix banner to its Oikos, Too Good & Co. and Light + Fit brands to attract consumers hesitant to try other mix-ins seen as overly indulgent.

    By April 3, 2024
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    How Mason Dixie Foods’ CEO is forcing a rethink of the frozen aisle

    Ayesha Abuelhiga started her brand in a Washington D.C. food desert, and now aims to bring back using real food in the natural and organic food industry.

    By April 2, 2024
  • J.M. Smucker's latest snack, Hostess Meltamors
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    Leftovers: Hostess brings the heat with lava cakes | Beyond Meat reformulates crumbles

    The sweets company’s latest product features fluffy cakes with chocolate or caramel sauce in the center, and better-for-you frozen yogurt maker Yasso debuts fruit bars.

    By Food Dive staff • March 28, 2024
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    Eggland’s Best sued for claiming eggs contain less saturated fat

    Complaints allege the company deceived consumers by falsely advertising its products' nutritional benefits.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • March 28, 2024
  • Bottles of Just Ice tea.
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    Just Ice sales heat up a tea segment abandoned by Coca-Cola

    Sales of the organic, less sweet offering are expected to top $20 million this year by tapping into many of the attributes that made its predecessor Honest a success.

    By March 25, 2024
  • PepsiCo's Flamin' Hot brand.
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    PepsiCo creates Flamin’ Hot brand to highlight fast-growing chip flavor

    The Doritos and Cheetos manufacturer said the platform, which generated more than $3 billion in retail sales, will initially include 25 unique products with seasoning.

    By March 21, 2024
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    Mondelēz’s Chips Ahoy! debuts new recipe for the classic cookie

    The modification, which includes chocolate chips with higher cacao and Madagascar vanilla extract content, is the biggest update for the $1 billion brand in nearly a decade.

    By March 21, 2024
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    Storytelling helps new products pop at Expo West

    Brands looked to highlight the “why” in their messaging to attract consumers back to both the plant based and natural foods spaces.

    By March 20, 2024
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    Bronx-born food collective goes from trendy dinner parties to Target shelves

    Ghetto Gastro fuses community and culture to create low-cost plant-based packaged goods.

    By March 19, 2024
  • Side view of a bag of open potato chips, with chips spilling out
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    From Coke to Hershey, CPGs search for their sweet spot in pack size

    Consumers are increasingly interested in smaller portion sizes, as well as value-priced multipacks, for their snacks and soda. These changing sizes can have implications from production to recycling.  

    By Shefali Kapadia • March 18, 2024
  • Coffee K-Rounds fall against a yellow backdrop.
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    Keurig brewing up compostable K-Rounds as alternative to plastic coffee pods

    The company is still in the process of testing the rounds and certifying them as compostable. Keurig also plans to launch a mail-back program for its polypropylene K-Cups, which are not going away.

    By Maria Rachal • March 15, 2024
  • Claussen jelly beans made by Frankford Candy.
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    Leftovers: Claussen pickles jelly beans | King Arthur slices into baking mixes

    Frankford Candy is bringing together pickles and jelly beans for Easter, and trendy New York City restaurant Carbone furthers its culinary presence with a line of Alfredo sauces.

    By Food Dive staff • March 15, 2024
  • Organic labeled vegetables are for sale at a grocery store in Chicago.
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    USDA organic rules are changing. Is the food industry ready?

    The most significant change to organic certification is nearly here. But some experts worry that many food companies are unprepared.

    By Lydia Noyes • March 14, 2024
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    Impossible Foods has always claimed to bleed red, now its label will

    The plant-based pioneer announced new packaging at Natural Products Expo West to attract more meat lovers to its burgers, sausages and chicken.

    By March 14, 2024
  • Michelle Obama’s Plezi launches fizzy fruit drink aimed at tweens and teens.
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    Michelle Obama’s Plezi Nutrition launches fizzy fruit drink aimed at tweens and teens

    It’s the second product from the company co-founded by the former first lady that was created to find healthier alternatives for sugary beverages popular with children.  

    By March 12, 2024
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    Danone discontinues 2 plant-based milk options under its Silk and So Delicious brands

    The decision to end production of Silk Nextmilk and So Delicious Wondermilk comes as sales in the alternative category fell in 2023 after four straight years of growth.

    By March 11, 2024
  • Post Holdings is looking to bring its Honey Bunches of Oats cereal into new categories.
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    Post Holdings aims to bring Honey Bunches of Oats beyond the cereal aisle

    The food manufacturer is working with a brand licensing firm to explore taking the breakfast staple into new categories such as snack bars, baked goods and ice cream.

    By March 7, 2024
  • The Kraft Heinz Not Company's Oscar Mayer NotHotDogs and NotSausages.
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    Kraft Heinz enters plant-based meats with Oscar Mayer hotdogs and sausages

    The CPG giant and its partner, NotCo, hope the offerings can shake up the alternative meat sector, which remains “underdeveloped and under-consumed" due to disappointing taste and texture with existing offerings.

    By March 6, 2024
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    Opinion

    Fact, fad and hyperbole: What’s the deal with ultra-processed foods?

    A popular change in nomenclature is obscuring strides the industry has made with the nutritional value of its products in recent years, argues Sean McBride of DSM Communications.  

    By Sean McBride • March 5, 2024