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Fresh Food

Crafting a New Route for Artisan Foods

From plant-based cuisines to "underdog produce," artisan foods hold promise for something special.

CPG

The Future of Packaging: Tackling Plastic’s Plight

Consumers are voicing concerns about everything from single-use plastics to microplastics in the ocean, but much of the solution lies with CPG producers and the supply chain.

Growth driven by a greater focus on variety, flavor, wellness attributes and ready-to-drink products.

Sales of nuts and dried fruits are on the rise as consumers seek convenience with nutrition.

Chicken and turkey are often positioned as a healthier alternative to beef, and to millennials and health-conscious consumers, poultry is a first-choice meat.

Thanks to cleaner labels and product innovation, the freezer is once again ablaze with hot sellers.

To drive personalization and relevance, supermarkets need to turn loyalty into data, experts say.

Retailers are offering more ways for customers to pay for their goods—human interaction optional.

The meat department staple could use some love to get more consumers thinking about pork as a captive meal builder.

From LED lighting to better employee awareness, grocers can do a lot to reduce energy bills and benefit from sustainable practices.

Rice and pasta are ripe with innovation as consumers embrace variety, new flavors and convenience.

Retailers move to capitalize on consumer demand for supplements derived from natural sources.

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