Top news and merchandising and marketing trends unfolding with grocery consumer brands in beverages, natural and organicsnacks, condiments and more.


Faster and Faster: Producer Prices Accelerated Again in August

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a fourth straight month of record-setting wholesale price increases.


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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.

The University of Michigan's Consumer Sentiment Index fell 13.4% from July and is down 5.1% from August 2020.

Cargill and Continental Grain will take Sanderson private as part of a $203-per-share cash deal that will make Cargill a poultry power player in the U.S.

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.

The newly forged partnership seeks to help retailers maximize the sales lift associated with temporary price reduction promotions.

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.

Federal government "must take action to end its uncoordinated and outdated approach to supply-chain policy and let some steam out of the engine," Consumer Brands Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman says.

Producer price spikes, especially in meats and other in-demand categories, may be outstripping grocery retailers' ability to take price hikes.

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