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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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Hormel Foods Combines Grocery Products, Specialty Foods

The retailer merged segments to deliver revenue and cost synergies.

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Kraft Food Ingredients Rebrands As Kraft Heinz Ingredients

Two ingredient portfolios are brought together with company launch.

Dole was named one of the top U.S. food brands in an analysis of consumer conversations by Engagement Labs.

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

Small and midsize CPG companies are increasing the number of successful new product launches.

Packaged salads dollar and volume sales increased more than 20 percent in the past year.

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

By 2020, Packaged Facts expects sales of packaged and ready-to-drink coffee in the U.S. to close in on $18 billion.

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.

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.