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The biggest things are always the easiest to do because there is no competition.
Sir W.C. Van Horne

Leading Off  
69% of consumers want more transparency about sustainability
FDF World - 'Sustainability' is often seen as a popular buzzword in the food and drink industry, however, it seems that it is becoming an increasing concern for consumers, according to a recent report by the Hartman Group. The survey reveals that about 70% of consumers say they want retailers to be more transparent about their sustainability efforts..... The term 'sustainability' is often interpreted as referring to environmental issues like recycling, reducing emissions and using renewable materials. However, the survey points out that, nowadays, the term also relates to labour issues, animal welfare and other measures involved in product development. The report notes that shoppers want to know whether companies are ethically sustainable as well as environmentally sustainable. Read.

& Brands on Twitter
AB InBev
Amys Kitchen
Annies Homegrown
Azteca Foods
Baked by Melissa
Barry Callebaut
Ben & Jerrys
Betty Crocker
Beyond Meat
Blakes All Natural
Blue Bell
Blue Bunny
Bolthouse Farms
Burger King
Campbell soup Co. 

Cheesecake Factory
Chiquita Brands
Churchs Chicken
Coca-Cola Co. 
ConAgra Foods
Cott Beverages
CowWow Cereal Milk
Dairy Queen
Dannon Co. 
Dean Foods
Diamond Foods
Dr Pepper snapple
Dunkin Donuts
EVOL Foods
Fage UsA
Five Guys
Flowers Foods
Foster Farms
Garden Fresh
General Mills
Good Humor
Goya Foods
Hain Celestial
Hampton Creek
Happy Egg Co.
Healthy Choice

Hershey Co. 
Hersheys Kisses
Hillshire Brands
Honest Tea
Hormel Foods
Hostess Brands
Hostess snacks
Hot Pockets
Jack Links Jerky
Jimmy Dean
JM smucker

Just Born Inc. 
Kashi Foods
Kellogg Co. 
Kona Red
Kraft Heinz Co. 
M&M Brands
McCormick spices
Michael Foods
Mondelez Intl
Moosehead Breweries
Mountain Dew
Nestle UsA
Noodles & Co. 
Orville Redenbacher
Panera Bread
PEEPs Brand
Pepperidge Farm
Pilgrims Pride
Pinnacle Foods
Pizza Hut
POM Wonderful
Popeyes Chicken
Reeses PB Cups
Republic of Tea
Rudis Organic
sams Club
shake shack
smithfield Foods
sonic Drive-In
starbucks Coffee
Taco Bell
Talking Rain
Target stores
Tyson Foods

Walmart Labs
White Castle
WhiteWave Foods
Whole Foods
YUM Brands


Ad Age
Beef Magazine
Beverage Digest
Beverage Industry
Candy & snack
Candy UsA
Confectionery News
Cornell Food Lab
FDA Recalls
Food Business News
Food Dive
Food Genius
Food in Canada
Food Industry
Food Insight
Food Institute
Food Navigator UsA
Food Processing
Food safety News
Food Tank
Grocery HQ
Hartman Group
HuffPost Food
Ipsos Marketing
Medical News Today
MsN Lifestyle
National Restaurant
New Food Magazine
NPR Food
Packaged Facts
Packaging Digest
Pew Research
Pew Hispanic
QsR Magazine
Restaurant News

Rudd Center
The Packer
UsDA Food safety

Company & Name--Brand

7-Eleven stores
AB InBev
Active Health Foods
American Crystal
Amys Kitchen
Azteca Foods
Ben & Jerrys
Bimbo Bakeries UsA
Borden Dairy
Bosco Products
Brown--Forman Corp
Burger King Corp. 
Campbell soup
Cheesecake Factory
Chiquita Brands
Churchs Chicken
Circle K
Coca--Cola Co. 
ConAgra Foods
ConAgra Mills
Cott Corp
CowWow Cereal Milk
Crystal Farms
Dairy Queen
Dannon Co. 
Darden Restaurants
Dean Foods
Decas Cranberry

Del Monte Foods
Diamond Foods
Dole Food Co. 
Dominos Pizza
Dr Pepper
Dr Pepper snapple
El Pollo Loco
Flowers Foods
Fortune Brands
Foster Farms
Freebird Chicken
Fresh Express
General Mills
Gerber Products
Gortons Inc. 
Goya Foods
H. J. Heinz Co. 
Hain-Celestial Grp
Healthy Choice
Hershey Co. 
Hillshire Farms
Honest Tea
Hormel Foods
Hostess Foods
HP Hood
Imperial sugar
Ito En N. America
J. M. smucker Co. 
J.R. simplot
J&J snack Foods
Jamba Juice
Jelly Belly Candy Co
Jimmy Dean
Jones soda Co
Just Born Inc
Kashi Co. 
Kellogg Co. 
Keystone Foods
Kona Red
Kraft Foods
Kroger Co. 
Land OLakes
Lays Brand
Leprino Foods
Little Caesars
Long Horn
Long John silvers
McCain Foods
McCormick & Co. 
McDonalds Corp
McKee Foods
Maple Leaf Foods
Mars Inc. 
Meals to Heal
Michael Foods
Miller Lite
Moes southwest
Mom Brands
Monster Energy
Mountain Dew
Nabisco World
National Chicken
National Restaurant
Nestle sA
Nestle UsA
Ocean spray
Ole Mexican Foods
Original soupMan

Parmalat Canada
Perdue Farms
Perkins Restaurants
Pilgrims Pride Corp. 
Pinnacle Foods
Post Foods
Ralcorp Holdings
Ralphs Grocery
Red Bull UsA
Red Lobster
Rich Products Corp
Ruiz Foods
safeway Inc. 
sanderson Farms
saputo Inc. 
sargento Foods
schreiber Foods
schwan Food Co
seneca Foods
skippy Peanut

smart Baking Co. 
smithfield Foods
snyders-Lance Inc
soBe Beverages
starbucks Coffee Co
subway Restaurants
sunkist Growers
sunny Delight
   Beverage Co. 
Tootsie Roll Indus
Trader Joes
TreeHouse Foods
Tropicana Products
Tyson Foods
Unilever UsA
Walmart stores
Wells Enterprises
Wendys Intl
WhiteWave Foods
Whole Foods
YUM! Brands

Flavors & Ingredients

Agilex Flavors &

Allen Flavors
Aromatech Intl
Bell Flavors &

Bickford Flavors
Blue Pacific Flavors
Blue star Flavors
Carmi Flavor and
Fragrance Co. 

Comax Flavors
D.D. Williamson
David Michael & Co
Edlong Dairy

Flavor Dynamics
Flavor Infusion
Flavor systems Intl
FONA International
Fontana Flavors
Gamay Flavors
Givaudan Flavors
GLCC Flavors
Gold Coast

Gum Technology
H.B. Taylor Co
Hagelin Flavor

Innova Flavors
Intl Flavors &
Fragrances (IFF)

International Food
   Products (IFPC)
Kalsec Inc
Kikkoman UsA
McCormick & Co. 
Mane Inc. 
Mission Flavors &

Monsanto Co. 
Mother Murphys

National Flavors
National Fruit Flavor
Natural Flavors Inc

Newly Weds Foods

Nu-Tek Food

Ottens Flavors
Penford Corp. 
Prinova UsA
Proliant Meat

sargento Food

sensient Colors
sensient Flavors
Sethness Co.
summit Hill Flavors
synergy Flavors
T. Hasegawa UsA
Target Flavors
Ungerer & Co. 
Virginia Dare

Watson Inc.

Weber Flavors

WILD Flavors

- Jack in the Box Sponsors E-Sports Team
- Nature's Touch Frozen Green Beans Recalled in 12 States
- Nestle Prepared Foods recalls beef, pork Hot Pockets
- Starbucks launches Toasted White Chocolate Mocha
- Wendy's turned an old restaurant into a test lab
IRI Survey: Consumers Still Turning To Private Labels Despite Stable Economy
Seven out of 10 millennials prefer stores that have a wide selection of private label products, and 66% often buy private label options over name brands
- lthough the US economy appears to be healthy and strengthening, consumers are continuing to rely on private label products to help make ends meet, according to a new study by IRI. The IRI Consumer Connect survey found that 31% of US households were struggling to afford groceries in Q3 2017, in line with the same period in 2016, but up from 28% in Q1 2016. The survey also found that younger and less-wealthy shoppers are struggling more than others - 59% of consumers from households earning under $35,000 per year and 36% of millennials are having difficulty affording groceries. As a result, 89% of these lower-earning shoppers and 90% of millennials are buying private label brands to save money. And 81% and 83%, respectively, will try lower-priced brands to save money compared with 73% of all consumers. Read.

Inside Canada's Fight to Label Sugary, Salty and Fatty Foods
The Globe and Mail - Ottawa drew praise when it announced last year it would label foods high in sugar, salt and saturated fat. But when experts came together to make a short list of designs, the complexities of the plan came to the forefront, and the critics raised their voices..... "Frankly, I think taking an approach like this is just not giving Canadians the respect they deserve," said Lewis Retik, a lawyer hired by the food industry to attend the meeting. "They're not idiots." As Mr. Retik continued to speak, one man who had been listening with growing consternation - Ian Culbert, the head of the Canadian Public Health Association - had heard enough. Video of the meeting shows Mr. Culbert shaking his head and grabbing the microphone to interject. Soon, both men were talking over one another with raised voices. Everyone else just sat glum-faced, watching... Read.

"There are so many more channels of distribution now. There's more impact from social media. More technology. There are so many ways to communicate with and sell to consumers today... [One] of the biggest changes that the food industry has to contend with today is the changes in family households. Three groups affecting the food landscape today are the sandwich generation -- adults that are both taking care of their parents and taking care of their children at the same time; Boomerang children -- adults that are going back to live with their parents later in life; and Millennials. Millennials behave differently, shop differently and eat differently..."
John Stanton, Ph.D., professor of food marketing at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, qoted at Read.

"Today's consumer displays a high level of mindfulness about well-being and the environment. So it is no surprise that consumers are becoming increasingly mindful in their food choices, wanting to know what is in their foods in order to make decisions about health, sustainability and ethical issues."
Lu Ann Williams, director of Innovation at Innova Market Insights. Read.
Around the Net    
Supervalu launches line of meal solutions
Food Business News - Supervalu Inc. is launching a new line of meal solutions to meet consumer demand for convenient, time-saving options at their local grocery stores, the company said. New Quick & Easy Meals will be available to more than 3,000 independent grocery stores nationwide served by Supervalu's wholesale business. Supervalu's Quick & Easy Meals fall into three categories, offering consumers a choice of different levels of food preparation: Ready to Enjoy, Heat & Eat and Prepare at Home. Read.
Beverage Industry News & Trends       
Experts weigh in on plant-based drinks for young kids
The Sudbury Star - Canada's dietitians and pediatricians are discouraging parents from relying on plant-based drinks -- such as rice, coconut and almond milks -- as the main beverage for babies and young kids. Dr. Catherine Pound of the Canadian Paediatric Society said Wednesday that some plant-based beverages are not fortified with any minerals or vitamins and often contain sugar as the second ingredient after water. Read.
- Five Ways Science Will Change The Way We Drink
Category Snapshot: Sweeteners   
The Next Generation of Sweeteners
Food Processing - The next generation of sweeteners is already joining the market, their development driven by the global rise of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other health concerns as well as goals to reach new heights in taste and performance. Plus, the new Nutrition Facts panel, even though delayed till 2020, will start highlighting the role of "added sugars" in food and beverage products. Global ingredient supplier Ingredion performed its own research that found 61 percent of consumers said "added sugar" on a nutrition label would negatively impact their purchase intent. Read.
Companies, Categories  & Brands    
NatureBox's CEO on harnessing power of data to sell snacks
Food Dive - Building a successful direct-to-consumer snack business is no easy task, but that's just what NatureBox has done since its launch back in 2012. The company's ever-changing lineup of unique munchies -- Sriracha-roasted cashews, mini Belgian waffles, and cheddar and hatch chili crackers, just to name a few -- have attracted scores of loyal customers. But NatureBox's secret weapon, according to founder and CEO Gautam Gupta, has nothing to do with marketing, supply savvy or even culinary expertise. It's all about the data. Read.
Odwalla co-founder builds another beverage empire
CNBC - Greg Steltenpohl knows how to create a beverage empire. He's done it before. This time he wants to disrupt the dairy case -- and the food system. Steltenpohl co-founded Odwalla in 1980 and built it into a successful juice company before selling to Coca-Cola in 2001. Now he's back with his latest venture, Califia Farms. The brand started making juices but in seven years has expanded to almond milks, non-dairy creamers and cold brew coffees... Read.
Pinnacle Foods launches Birds Eye Veggie Made Pastas
PRNewswire - Birds Eye, a market leader in frozen vegetables, has created a line of new Veggie Made Pastas that will make your busy weeknight and holiday dinners both delicious and nutritious. These new pastas are made from 100% vegetables and provide a healthy alternative to your family's favorite starchy sides. Veggie Made Pasta does not contain wheat or flour, fillers or any artificial ingredients- just nutritious veggies in every bite! Read.
- Hormel Earns 100% on Human Rights Campaign Scorecard
- Hostess Brands sales and earnings soft in quarter
- Kellogg to open expanded cereal cafe in Union Square
- Tyson Foods taps Glendinning as new CFO
Consumer Culture, News & Trends    
5 tips to reach Hispanic consumers
Nation's Restaurant News - Hispanic consumers continue to be one of the most important demographic groups in the U.S. This young and rapidly growing cohort is driving population growth: The number of Hispanic Americans is expected to grow by 7.7 million people by 2026, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. They're also driving restaurant industry traffic and dollars spent, according to The NPD Group/CREST Hispanic via Univision Communications. "Hispanics consistently have higher average eater checks across QSR, midscale and casual dining," said Peter Filiaci, vice president of strategy and insights for Univision. "And what seems to have most captured the attention of marketers is that Spanish-dominant Hispanics have even higher average eater checks than Hispanics overall." Read.
Flavors & Ingredients    
How your food is engineered to taste great - Who says being "vanilla" is a bad thing? It's one of the most popular flavors in the world. Whether it's in cookies, cakes or ice cream, we just can't seem to get enough. The vast majority of bona fide vanilla bean is produced in Indonesia and Madagascar, but there's simply not enough supply to meet the global demand. That's where "flavor houses" come in. Their flavor chemists are responsible for formulating the flavoring in virtually every product you eat and drink that is processed, preserved or packaged before it gets to you. Read.
Foodservice Industry /News & Trends    
Panera founder to step down as CEO; company buys Au Bon Pain - Panera Bread founder Ron Shaich is stepping down as CEO, and the company is buying Au Bon Pain, bringing together two chains the executive helped build..... Shaich said on Wednesday that he is not exactly stepping out, as he is actually "more broadening." He also said it was "too early to comment" on how Panera would use Au Bon Pain, or whether the brand would continue. Read.
Restaurant apps battle to stay relevant with new loyalty, payment options
Digiday - In the past month, fast-food brands like Buffalo Wild Wings, Panera, Chick-fil-A and Domino's have updated their existing apps or introduced new ones with reward programs, faster payment options and delivery services. Others, like Shake Shack and Domino's, are integrating their apps into their physical chains or popular social networks. Even traditional restaurants like Red Lobster and Texas Roadhouse are implementing their own in-app reward programs. Read.
World Report    
Mexico: Avocado producers from Mexico discredit 'America first' rhetoric - "We hear a lot now about the current administration wanting to put America first and how free trade is a threat to American jobs and these kinds of sentiments,"​ but "in many ways, avocados from Mexico is an iconic example of the benefits of free trade"​ for both Mexican and US consumers, workers and businesses, said Ramon Paz, strategic advisor for the Avocado Producers and Exporting Packers Association of Mexico. Read.
- India: PETA Urges FSSAI to Label Dairy Products as Non-vegetarian
- Ireland: 'Grab-and-go' and take away food retail boost

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