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


CPG Demand Tops March 2020 Levels

The Consumer Brands Association reports that CPG demand in July and August beat the panic-buying levels seen at the start of the pandemic.


Rising Wages Aren't Keeping Pace With Inflation

Higher prices for goods and services and a small dip in workweek hours meant that real average weekly earnings for U.S. workers fell in October.

Market researcher IRI sees the potential for 8% CPG inflation in early 2022—a level that would shift not only what consumers buy but also where they buy it, according to IRI.

Expect to see 'explosive growth' in skincare products for one, says an industry trends watcher.

Jim Sheehan will retire as EVP and CFO after 43 years with the company.

Concerns about short-term inflation are showing little impact on consumers' spending plans, The Conference Board's Lynn Franco indicates.

WGB partners with Cadent to explore the brands leading in the rapidly growing omnichannel space.

Consumers are paying significantly more for their center-plate proteins than they were a year ago.

Beyond Chicken Tenders, made with faba beans, will move from restaurant kitchens to retail shelves as Beyond Meat's plant-based tenders are set to debut at Walmart.

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

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