Ready to catch up on the latest news in the food and beverage industry? Our top 5 articles for August include a look at the benefits of tree-free food packaging, why consumers are decreasing alternative meat purchases, and what the end of student loan forbearance means for food industry executives.
This sponsored article discusses the challenges involved in finding packaging materials that meet performance requirements while also reducing impact on the environment. Bamboo paper packaging could be a game-changer, with its higher tensile strength and shortened growing time, but it has its share of challenges.
A new survey from Strong Roots found that many consumers are limiting or totally eliminating their alternative meat consumption. That said, most (61%) consumers plan to boost their consumption of plant-based foods over the next six months.
In this article, guest author Devendra Yadov of Ingenious e-Brain Solutions discusses the goal of sugar reduction in the beverage industry, provides an overview of sugar alternatives for beverages, and identifies key stakeholders/actors who are revolutionizing the sugar replacement industry.
Guest author Steve Zurek of NIQ explores the food industry implications of the termination of the COVID-19 U.S. Federal Student Loan Forbearance program. The program, which allowed borrowers not on income-based repayment plans to forego payments, is set to end on September 1, 2023 and will further restrict consumer budgets.
A new report from TraceGains found that while most food brands (64%) consider environmental, social, and governance compliance to be essential, 41% are falling short of reaching total compliance.