Labor Woes Threaten Product Availability, CPG Group Warns

Demand for consumer packaged goods climbed 8.7% over already-elevated year-ago levels as producers continue to contend with labor challenges and higher material and freight prices, the Consumer Brands Association reported.

Fresh Food

Another Record-Breaking Month for Wholesale Prices

Processed and unprocessed food prices slid in July from June but remain largely above July 2020 levels. For the entire U.S. economy, wholesale prices climbed 7.8% year over year in July.

Ready for plant-based chicken nuggets? That's where Impossible Foods is headed this fall, as the Redwood City, Calif.-based company announces executive moves and details its upcoming category expansion.

Campbell's debuts new soup label and first-ever collection of 100 NFT art pieces created by street-style artist and self-proclaimed Campbell's kid Sophia Chang.

Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the Consumer Brands Association, talks about the changes that the CPG trade group wants to see to address supply-chain bottlenecks—and the "risky venture" of being passive on inflation.

For retailers, the back-to-school shopping season could set the tone for the rest of the year.

Grab-and-go pizzas and shredded chicken are now part of Albertsons Co. stores' recall of select Tyson products out of concern over possible listeriosis contamination.

In its latest white paper, IRI notes that discovery, authenticity and in-store experiences are key to connecting with this influential generation.

Beyond Meat, which debuted an updated Beyond Burger in grocery stores nationwide this spring, is teaming up with DoorDash for a delivery-only grilling kit available exclusively through DoorDash's DashMart concept.

A look at recent category releases in celebration of National Candy Month.

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