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Trax acquires Survey.com to deliver AI-powered, on-demand merchandising

Trax acquires Survey.com to deliver AI-powered, on-demand merchandising

8 Apr 2020

Singapore-based retail analytics technology, Trax, acquired Survey.com, a platform that provides sales activations and merchandising services for emerging and mid-market consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands. Financial details of the transaction were no...

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Applegate introduces blended burgers

Applegate introduces blended burgers

7 Apr 2020

Applegate will introduce Well Carved, its new hybrid meat and veggie line, to grocery stores in April 2020. The new product portfolio will feature beef and turkey burgers as well as Asian style pork meatballs and Mediterranean style turkey meatballs.

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Covid-19 boosts immune support market

Covid-19 boosts immune support market

6 Apr 2020

The novel coronavirus outbreak has had some unexpected side effects, including a sales boost for manufacturers of immunity-focused foods and supplements – although there is no evidence that any product can protect against the virus itself.

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Is animal-free meat, dairy and egg just around the corner?

Is animal-free meat, dairy and egg just around the corner?

6 Apr 2020

Animal food products made without animal agriculture are gaining ground, with a handful of companies now making nature-identical products and ingredients that are (very nearly) supermarket-ready.

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European Food Unions asks for worker support in COVID-19 crisis

European Food Unions asks for worker support in COVID-19 crisis

6 Apr 2020

European food industry unions and employers are calling on EU leaders to take steps to support the 4.7 million food industry workers whose jobs have been affected by COVID-19. The groups' joint letter to the government outlines four proposals that bols...

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COVID-19 negatively impacts Q1 alcohol and dairy sales in China

COVID-19 negatively impacts Q1 alcohol and dairy sales in China

3 Apr 2020

Euromonitor released a report revealing that both alcohol and dairy sales have suffered as a result of the extended quarantine in many Chinese cities during the first quarter of the year.

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Alcohol companies combat COVID 19 hand sanitizer shortages

Alcohol companies combat COVID 19 hand sanitizer shortages

2 Apr 2020

Amid shortages of the topical disinfectant, both local and international distilleries in the United States are repurposing high-proof ethanol alcohol as branded hand sanitizers and donating it to those in need.

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Environmental Working Group identifies raisins as the dirtiest of the “Dirty Dozen”

Environmental Working Group identifies raisins as the dirtiest of the “Dirty Dozen”

1 Apr 2020

Ninety-nine percent of non-organic raisins tested by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Pesticide Data Program contained residue of at least two forms of pesticide.

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Study identifies symptoms associated with the “Keto Flu”

Study identifies symptoms associated with the “Keto Flu”

31 Mar 2020

A new study out of Australia has identified the flu-like symptoms that arise as a consequence of following the trendy high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet called the ketogenic diet.

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Chick-fil-A launches bottled sauce for retail and wholesale

Chick-fil-A launches bottled sauce for retail and wholesale

30 Mar 2020

Chick-fil-A is debuting its popular Polynesian sauce and signature Chick-fil-A sauce at retailers in Florida. The success of this pilot will determine whether the company launches its bottled sauce nationwide later in 2020.

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Beyond plants: Is the future in microbial protein?

Beyond plants: Is the future in microbial protein?

29 Mar 2020

Plant proteins may be among the hottest topics in the food industry right now, but another group of alternative proteins is emerging, based on microbial sources, such as algae, fungi and bacteria.

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Covid-19: Food companies turn to online platforms amid social distancing

Covid-19: Food companies turn to online platforms amid social distancing

28 Mar 2020

Web conferencing and other online platforms have surged amid global advice to practise social distancing as the novel coronavirus outbreak continues. How are food companies making the most of online tools to reach their customers?

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