Tuesday, December 18, 2018
The overall food price index rose by 0.2% last month, according to November’s CPI report. This slight rise came immediately following the only month this year when food prices dropped. The price index...
Labor shortages are affecting production volumes, but the food industry is still expanding, according to the latest ISM report. The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) currently sits at 59.3%, an increase over last month, but still 2 percentage points below...
If December snuck up on you as quickly as it did for us, it’s understandable if you overlooked some of last month’s headlines. Catch up on your reading with this quick snapshot of November’s biggest food industry stories. #1...
In the wake of the recent E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce that sickened dozens of people across the country, the announcement of a new rapid testing kit for the bacteria couldn’t be more welcome. The technology, developed by researchers...
According to a new study from Kadence International, clean meat* manufacturers could face an uphill battle getting their products from shelves to cart. As it turns out, most Americans have little inclination to add clean, or lab-grown, meat into...
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a trendier food retailer than Whole Foods, so it’s always exciting to explore the trends they expect to shake up the food industry. Here’s what Whole Foods’ experts predict will take the food industry...
The National Salt and Sugar Reduction Initiative (NSSRI) is seeking comments from the food and beverage industry about the feasibility of reducing the amount of sugar in packaged foods by 20% by 2025. This voluntary initiative follows a similar...
According to the latest CPI report, the overall food price index declined by 0.1%  in October. This is the first decrease in 2018. The price of food away from home slipped by 0.2% last month. Three of the six grocery...
Yesterday PepsiCo announced the 10 brands that will participate in the six-month Nutrition Greenhouse North America accelerator program. Each participating company will initially receive $20,000 in funding and have access to mentors from PepsiCo brands including Quaker, Naked, and...
As companies report their Q3 results, many food companies are feeling the bite of the Trump Administration’s trade war. It all started earlier this year, when Trump imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum, raising prices on everything from beer...

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