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

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Peapod Partners with Campbell’s, Kraft Heinz, Barilla for Fresh Meal Kits

Peapod has launched six new meal kit varieties developed in partnership with CPG brands.

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Hershey Taps Accenture to Support Customer-Focused Ambitions

The snack giant will implement the SAP platform to support growth and accelerate its speed of innovation.

The company promoted Mignini to COO and established a new "accelerator" unit to take over ailing fresh business.

More than a quarter of parents (26 percent) learn about a new product as a request from their child.

Packaged Facts estimates that total U.S. retail sales of natural and organic foods and beverages through all retail channels will reach $69 billion by the end of 2016—an 11 percent gain over 2015 sales of almost $63 billion and 32 percent higher than sales five years earlier.

Sales are up 36 percent from 2015, as health supplements, pet care and cosmetics dominated in 2016.

Recent product development and positioning in frozen foods reflect current overall food trends like clean labels and international and regional flavors.

Two significant year-end acquisitions in the snack category will further alter the CPG landscape with another round of consolidations.

The Lempert Report: Between 1997 and 2011, the prevalence of food allergies in children increased by 50%.

While not a new concept, the intersection between the two has sparked the interest of mainstream food retailers.

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