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Consumer Brands CEO Geoff Freeman Resigns

The CPG trade group said it is working with Freeman, who will become president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, on a transition plan.

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More Consumers Buying Private Brands Now Than Pre-Pandemic, FMI Finds

"Shoppers’ interest in private brand products extends beyond just price," says Doug Baker of FMI.

Brick Meets Click finds pickup rose 9% in May from last year, while delivery increased 5%, suggesting that although customers enjoy the convenience of ordering online, “they are also becoming more cost conscious.”

One roundup wasn’t enough; here are nine more products from the show floor.

"Growth will continue, but at a slower pace than the industry experienced during the 2020 pandemic-influenced whirlwind of grocery shopping and at-home meal preparation," says Denise Purcell of the Specialty Food Association.

“The recent wave of online shopping adoption and the growing variety of online methods may represent the most dramatic upheaval of the food shopping landscape we once knew,” says Leslie Sarasin, president and CEO of FMI.

“Make it a habit every morning to just 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 … tell one person you appreciate them and why you do; it changes everything,” says the author and motivational speaker.

Start by asking, "What do we want customers to say about their experience?" advises author and leadership consultant Dennis Snow, formerly of Walt Disney World.

At an inflection point for the industry—and with consumers turning to the fresh perimeter to save the day (or at least save dinner)—an in-person meeting of the minds is vital, IDDBA's Dotty VanderMolen says.

Data reveals monthly sales of baby food are up 58% vs. a year ago—the highest level in many years, the Chicago-based company said.

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