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HookLogic Partners with Instacart, FreshDirect, and Drugstore.com to Aggregate the Digital Aisle for CPG Brands

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New Partnerships Expand Closed-Loop Advertising for Grocery and Health & Beauty Brands NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 21, 2016 HookLogic, the pioneer of performance marketing for brands, today announced that brands will now be able to drive featured placement and increase sales on leading consumer packaged goods (CPG) retailers, Instacart, FreshDirect, and Drugstore.com. The new sites join the ranks of …

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WeiserMazars’ Annual U.S. Food And Beverage Industry Study Shows Companies Anticipate Substantial Sales Increase In 2016

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NEW YORK, JUNE 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ According to the 2016 annual U.S. Food & Beverage Industry Study, released today by WeiserMazars LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory services firm; most Food and Beverage companies anticipate a significant increase in sales this year. Survey participants – which were drawn from over 200 companies across the food and beverage industry – are …

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Baby and Toddler Food Market Set for Growth Spurt

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According to Lauren Hartman at FoodProcessing.com, new research from Mintel predicts a boom in the baby food market following five years of sluggish growth. Neilsen’s 2015 Global Baby Care Survey corroborates the predictions, showing the fastest growth in developing markets, although 46% of baby food sales still comes from the U.S. and Europe. Hartman reflects that sales may have slowed because …

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Whole Foods Cited by FDA for “Serious Violations”

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A Whole Foods facility in Everett, MA has been found by the FDA to be in serious violation of the rules of Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP). The warning letter addressed June 8, 2016 to John Mackey and Walter Robb, Co-CEOs of Whole Foods, Inc., cited an inspection at the company’s Market North Atlantic Kitchen facility where foods were “prepared, packed, …

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Report: Food and Beverage Plant Construction Grows

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Plant construction projects in the food and beverage industry grew by more than 9% in 2015, according to Food Engineering magazine’s 39th Annual Plant Construction Survey. The survey lists planned, in-process, and completed projects that are valued at more than $1 million. Below are more details. General statistics Reportable construction projects grew 9.3% in 2015, representing their highest level in 10 years. …

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Cargill Releases the EWOS Sustainability Report

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BERGEN, JUNE 8, 2016 Reducing marine dependence, using more fish trimmings, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions are among the sustainability highlights for EWOS in 2015. Cargill’s EWOS brand continues to make measurable progress in its key sustainability indicators, according to its annual sustainability report issued today.  The EWOS sustainability report is an integrated report based on GRI G4 and captures …

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Report: Worker Safety Improves in the Meat and Poultry Industry

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Injury and illness rates in the meat and poultry industry are on the decline, according to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). However, the report finds that hazardous conditions remain. The government also faces challenges in gathering relevant data. Here are some highlights from the GAO’s report. Overall trends and statistics Injury and illness rates in the …

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Report: U.S. Spirits Sales Rose in 2015

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The U.S. spirits industry has good reason to raise a glass. At its annual briefing in February, the Distilled Spirits Council reported that sales of U.S. spirits grew steadily in 2015. Whiskey sales were particularly strong, and only one liquor, rum, saw a decrease in revenues. Read on for highlights, or view the full report here. General spirits sales in …

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Global Food and Beverage Companies Strategize for Growth

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In the wealth of speculation and analysis over the future of the global packaged foods industry, it’s difficult to know what to watch out for and whether growth will skyrocket or slump. In any case, the constant evolution of technology and consumer habits is spurring major manufacturers to action in a few key areas. Sustainability and health Companies like Mars …

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GMO Safety Study Made Simple [Infographic]

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In a 407-page report released last month, the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences confirmed the safety of genetically engineered and modified crops and foods, stirring a widespread response from the food community. This infographic from GMOAnswers simplifies the process and findings: Watch the announcement briefing and committee Q&A or download the free PDF summary for the full report. Source: GMOAnswers. …