Consumer Packaged Goods
Kashi’s latest cereal ventures into new ground for the company: In an attempt to increase the number of organic farmers in its supply chain, the company says, it’s developed a new certified line of products: transitional organic. But will it whet the taste buds of conventional organic consumers? What it does do, is significantly up the potential for more organic production in the future.
Unilever announced it will now disclose the suppliers and mills that process the palm oil used in the company’s wide range of personal care and processed food products.
The USDA has a surprising projection: We’re due to eat more meat this year than ever before. And the meat industry is ready for the uptick in sales.
Earlier this month, Greenpeace said it had conducted audits of plastic waste across 31 U.S. cities. As part of what the NGO calls its #breakfreefromplastic movement, its researchers analyzed over 7,000 pieces of single-use plastic trash to determine who was responsible – and the results are in.
Pea protein isolates and recombinant proteins were once unheard of. Now they are part of a booming industry. Food disruptors are vying for a lucrative part of the vegan food, while restaurants are standing by.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association, a powerful food lobby, is feeling the pinch of consumer advocacy as some of its biggest members, including Campbell Soup Co., Nestle and Mars head for the door, taking billions of dollars of advertising strength with them.
As World Toilet Day approaches, this day is a reminder that as more companies align their strategies with the SDGs, raising awareness about the need for improved sanitation is one way in which businesses can help solve this problem.
Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law Senate Bill No. 258, otherwise known as the Cleaning Products Right to Know Act. The law’s authors say its overarching goal is to give consumers the information they need so they can make informed purchasing decisions while reducing any impacts these products could have on public health.
Millions of Americans take vitamin supplements to improve their health. But a new study study suggests that in some cases, too much of a good thing can yield the opposite result. The findings of an ongoing long-term, large study begs the question whether it’s time to ensure there’s more regulation of vitamin and mineral supplement dosages.
For Dove and its parent company, Unilever, the past weekend has demolished the company’s reputation after 13 years of success celebrating, and garnering much praise, for its “Real Beauty” campaigns.
The Trump administration has put a hold on the new nutrition labels that would have made it easier for consumers to tell how much added sugar was in their processed foods. And the Union of Concerned Scientists, which had a role in crafting new dietary guidelines and the new label, has vowed to fight the delay.
As reinforced by SC Johnson’s snapping up of Ecover and Method, the cleaning products and consumer packaged goods (CPG) sector are in the midst of a longstanding trend: sustainability via acquisition.
The Consumer Goods Forum said it will urge its global food company and retailer membership to simplify date labels by 2020 and eliminate confusing labels such as “best before,” “sell by” and “best if used by.”
During the COP21 climate talks, French multinational Danone pledged to be carbon neutral by 2050. Thanks to its Evian brand, it’s now one step closer to that goal.