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


Jones Soda Promotes Mark Murray to President and CEO

The veteran CPG executive, who joined the craft beverage brand as a consultant earlier this year, succeeds interim CEO Jamie Colbourne.


Candy Crush: Pandemic Drives Consumers’ Chocolate Cravings

Ordering for delivery or pickup from the local grocery store overtook pure e-commerce retailers as the most popular way to purchase confectionery online, resulting in a doubling of online confectionery sales during the 26-week period ending Sept. 6, 2020, vs. a year ago.

An increased focus on plastic waste has major beverage companies taking a second look a packaging practices.

Zach "n' Cheese" Chatham discusses his “roll” marketing an iconic CPG brand Coast-to-Coast, which happens to be in his blood.

CBD hits Stinker c-stores, plus a look at the latest product launches.

The leader of the upstart HBC brand on why men are grooming more, the effects of COVID on the category, and Van Halen.

The Lempert Report: Are corporate America's proclamations of support in advertising and social media genuine?

Study results from the CBD Awareness Project's product potency tests put grocery at the top for label accuracy.

The Gummies Market Trends and Growth Report finds CBD gummies projected to grow 30% by 2025.

Archer Daniels Midland’s Ana Ferrell shares insights into the bifurcated world of consumer shopping behaviors during the pandemic.

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