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Poll Shows Comfort Foods Playing Big Role in COVID-19

The Lempert Report: Potato chips, ice cream and chocolate/candy top the list of comfort foods eaten during isolation.

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Plant-Based Grows Amid COVID-19

The plant-based category gains traction beyond vegans and flexitarians at a time when the focus on health is at a premium.

The Boise, Idaho-based retailer is introducing 13 new Own Brands in the frozen aisle, while the ultra-filtered milk brand enters the category with seven lactose-free flavors.

Time is running out to nominate the next generation of leaders for recognition.

Fortune Business Insights predicts a compound annual growth rate of 7.4% for the category, which is consistently seeing new entrants and innovation.

Kellogg's limited-edition Mashups combines Frosted Flakes with Froot Loops.

The Lempert Report: Changes ahead as big brands start buying up smaller boutique brands at rock-bottom prices.

Consumer response to the pandemic triggered consumption patterns that could be "sticky," Mark Clouse said, but will require stores and suppliers to rethink the soup category.

Eighth annual study highlights role of acquisitions, private brands, surgical pricing, e-commerce and consumer-trend fulfillment in fueling short- to mid-term growth.

Brian Bosworth named senior director; Ahley Odom moves from category manger to director.

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