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Availability of Infant Formula Worsens

After reaching 40% in April, the nationwide average of out-of-stocks hit 73.6% nationwide for the week ending May 28, per Datasembly data.


Americans Think Fresh Produce is Essential—But Don't Think Their Peers Recognize That

Most U.S. adults believe fruits and vegetables are a good choice for health and the environment but believe the general public doesn't recognize all of produce's benefits, a Dole survey finds.

The San Francisco-based product discovery platform said the savings event gives buyers access to discounted wholesale purchases.

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.

The purveyor of functionality-focused beverages (and carrots) said the acquisition of Starbucks' Evolution Fresh brand extends its commitment to offering "high-quality, nutrient-dense juices."

The president also launched a new initiative, Operation Fly Formula, that OKs the use of Department of Defense commercial aircraft to pick up overseas product that meets U.S. health and safety standards.

As consumers show concern for stockouts of baby formula, Abbott has entered into a consent decree with the FDA on the necessary steps to resume production and maintain its Michigan plant that shut down earlier this year.

Retail leaders and manufacturers discussed with the president what they're doing to combat a nationwide baby-formula shortage that saw out-of-stocks spike to 43% for the week ended May 8.

CPG demand has remained strong as many Americans continue to work from home more than they did pre-pandemic—but that's exacerbating existing and emerging supply-chain challenges, Consumer Brands says.

An October 2021 Consumer Brands-Ipsos poll found that 85% of Americans want to see the government take a stronger hand in stopping THC copycats.

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