By Wil Schoenmakers at PA Consulting Feeding our planet in a sustainable way presents a complex knot of a challenge – one that’s interconnected and seemingly insoluble. One-third of all produced food is wasted, and yet 800 million people are...
Ahead of Earth Day, PepsiCo announced an ambitious program to tackle climate change. Called “Positive Agriculture,” the program makes commitments to increasing regenerative agriculture and sustainable sourcing, as well as improving the lives of workers along the agricultural supply...
An overarching 2021 food industry trend is “getting back to basics,” according to a new 2021 Food Trends report from McKinney. Companies are cutting marginal products and focusing on core, most-in-demand offerings. “The brands that will excel in 2021...
Before the pandemic, I ate out a couple of times a week. For the past year, except for occasionally ordering out, I’ve mostly cooked at home. I’m excited to visit my favorite restaurants again when the crisis is over,...
Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released its 2020 Better Plant Annual Progress Update. The Better Plants program helps manufacturing partners work to reduce energy intensity across their U.S. operations. The typical goal is 25% energy savings...
In a 2019 report by the Pet Sustainability Coalition, 91% of industry professionals anticipated an increase in demand for sustainable pet products. And 50% expected that demand to grow rapidly.  Their predictions were correct. Sales of sustainability marketed pet treats...
Overall, consumers trust information from brands, but they still want greater transparency, especially when it comes to food safety. This is the take-home message from the latest survey by global certification body DNV-GL. The survey asked 4,500 consumers around the...
Before COVID-19, plant-based and sustainability were arguably the two hottest food trends. The pandemic has had a major impact on grocery shopping behavior. At first, pandemic purchasing resulted in empty shelves in the shelf-stable products and frozen food aisles....
In looking at the predicted food trends for 2020, plant-based and sustainability stood out as the top two. COVID-19 may change the way these trends play out, according to a report from Culinary Tides. The food think tank predicts...
“Sustainability has become one of the biggest issues in food and beverage today—and packaging is a key component of the move toward sustainable business practices,” states the 2020 Sustainable Packaging Report from Winsight Grocery.  “Sustainable packaging is no longer a...