How brands are innovating to meet consumer dietary needs
Consumer demand for allergy-friendly and allergen-free products is on the rise and brands are responding with innovative new products.
How plant-based food brands are riding the next wave
Plant-based food companies are innovating to ride the next wave.
Better-for-you beverage options quench consumers’ thirst
Several brands have entered the better-for-you beverage market to fulfill shoppers' need to address specific health issues.
How stories are selling the new crop of fancy foods
Specialty food brands and their founders told their compelling startup stories at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City last month.
Gluten-free snacks go beyond consumers with dietary restrictions
The gluten-free CPG category helps those with specific diets and those seeking better-for-you snack alternatives.
Exclusive: What NCA’s John Downs is most looking forward to at this year’s Sweets & Snacks Expo
NCA's John Downs reveals what he is most looking forward to at this year's Sweets & Snacks Expo
The reasons why CPG brands are returning to retail
Sweet Nothings shares the three core reasons behind the brand's decision to cease its frozen DTC operations.
Sleep health foods and drinks transform how we rest
Consumers are looking to address their sleep issues, and consumer packaged goods brands are introducing food and beverage products to meet the needs of those customers.
Upcycled food helps brands, consumers combat waste
As food waste becomes a significant issue for consumers, the upcycled food market is set to grow by 15% over the next decade.
CPG brands take customer loyalty into their own hands
Loyalty programs are a key way for CPG manufacturers to connect with consumers and gain valuable insights.
Functional fungi: Mushroom-based drinks deliver health benefits
Functional mushrooms are trending, especially in the beverage category, due to increased interest in natural health and wellness products.
Smart labels, sustainability and food safety: What’s new, now and next in food packaging innovations
From improving food safety and offering sustainable material alternatives to helping retailers glean more customer data, food packaging innovations are revolutionizing the food and beverage retail industries.
Exploring the next generation of plant-based innovation
Exhibitors at this year's Plant Based World Expo showed off the growing array of options designed to feed the cravings of all types of eaters.
The changing face of plant-based dining in the digital age
Author and researcher Eve Turow-Paul shared insights into the way digital technology has influenced the way millennials and Gen Z experience food.
Sugar reduction trend makes way for alternative sweeteners
Sweeteners such as stevia are trending as consumers are still attracted to sweet foods and beverages while cutting down on sugar consumption.
Consumers seek out the heat in unexpected spicy foods
Spicy foods are trending, and brands are offering innovative products to keep the flavor profile new and exciting.
Fancy food brands find growth potential in the pandemic
Fancy food startups found their way during the pandemic with mission-driven models.
How fancy food brands are faring amid the shifting supply chain
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How to create successful in-person, digital candy shopping
Industry experts at the National Confectioners Association’s Sweets & Snacks Expo share what the online and in-person retail journeys can take from each other.
Cultured meat could come further out of the lab in 2022
Cultured meat could come into its own in the coming years as startups scale production and work to win regulatory approval.
Better-for-you brands are disrupting the snacks category
As health and wellness have become increasingly important, consumers seek out snacks with nutritional value.
Connected packaging builds valuable digital experiences
Consumer packaged goods brands seek out connected packaging to create innovative marketing opportunities establish consumer trust.
How women are forging paths in the plant-based food world
Events like the Vegan Women Summit and successful entrepreneurs like Miyoko Schinner are focused on helping women-led plant-based ventures grow.
How the CPG industry is advocating for COVID-19 vaccine, tests
Joseph Aquilina, director and counsel for the Consumer Brands Association, shares how the organization is providing education on the COVID-19 vaccine and how to keep workers healthy.
Energy drinks attract people with better-for-you ingredients
While the energy drink category has historically been perceived as unhealthy, several new brands have emerged with more natural, healthier options.
Brand relevance today: The role of “brand” in guiding shoppers’ choices
Brands are working harder than ever to gain attention and loyalty, regardless of whether they are national, name brands or a retailer’s own private brand.
Investors see the potential in plant-based alternatives
Investor interest in plant-based foods continues to grow after high-profile IPOs and growing consumer demand.
Why consumer data is key to growth for F&B companies
The ability to speedily gather, analyze and act on massive amounts of information is permanently changing the food and beverage landscape.
Branding lessons from top food and beverage companies
How do the top food and beverage brands dominate the industry? They've invested in consistent branding.
CPG brands develop creative breakfast food during COVID-19
As more people enjoy eating breakfast at home during the pandemic, CPG companies have created new products to meet the varying needs of consumers.