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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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Kraft Food Ingredients Rebrands As Kraft Heinz Ingredients

Two ingredient portfolios are brought together with company launch.

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Packaged Facts: Natural and Organic Retail Foods and Beverage Market Hits $69 Billion

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.

Acknowledging that size matters less than it used to, the CPG giant is searching for new “challenger” foods.

According to leading market research firm Packaged Facts in the brand new report Chocolate Candy Market in the U.S., 11th Edition, the premium chocolate segment has an important influence on innovation in the overall candy market.

Stop & Shop is the first to debut the JUST water six-pack. The six-packs will be rolling out to other retailers from now through March 2017.

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