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January 24, 2022

Industry Roundup
 Packaged Food

Confectionery & Sweet Snacks

Packaging Design Wrap-Up: Cadbury’s twist-to-seal packaging helps with portion control; vodka’s packaging design uses reverse psychology by highlighting dangers of alcohol use; detachable egg packaging saves room in refrigerators
Industry Intelligence Inc. (01/21)

Nestle and sweet baked goods supplier Baked by Rich's announces UK launch of three-strong range of cookies; the Made With lineup comprises Matchmakers Zingy Orange, Munchies and Little Rolo 
The Grocer (01/21)

Cocoa/Chocolate Products

Cocoa processing in North America totals 116,614 tons in Q4, down 1.2% from year-ago period, according to National Confectioners Assn.; cocoa milling in Europe totals 365,826 tons in Q4, up 6.3% from year-ago period, says European Cocoa Assn.
CE Noticias Financieras (01/21)

Nestle India withdraws KitKat wrappers with images of Hindu gods after people on social media say they were offensive because they will end up being thrown away; the wrappers were introduced as part of travel break packs to celebrate local destinations
The Mirror (01/21)

Cereal Products

Habit Burger Grill announces limited-time offering of new Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shake, featuring vanilla ice cream blended with Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal pieces, and topped with whipped cream and more Cinnamon Toast Crunch pieces
QSR Magazine (01/21)

Baked Goods

Pepsi announces limited-time offering of new Pepsi ColaCream Donut, available exclusively at Randy's Donuts in Inglewood, California, from Jan. 23-Feb. 20; the donut is made with Pepsi-Cola, cream and Pop Rocks
Chew Boom (01/21)

White Castle announces permanent menu offering of new Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake, featuring cheesecake with a strawberry swirl and a chocolate cookie crust on a stick
Nation's Restaurant News (01/21)

Frozen Food

At CLFP Food Processing Expo, Feb. 15-16, Scholle IPN to showcase its DuraTech films for frozen products, DuraTuff co-extruded film for processed foods, EnduraShield multilayer barrier film for VFFS, ClearShield PET/EVOH laminate for pouches, more
Scholle IPN Corp. (01/21)

Unilever plans to close its ice cream factory in Sipoo, Finland, and move production to Sweden; production at the Sipoo plant down 50% since 2016, and the plant's production is currently running at less than 50% capacity
M-Brain Nordic News (01/21)

Dairy Products/ Dairy Alternatives

DS Smith discusses packaging trends ‘not to miss’ in the dairy industry; company highlights on-the-go packaging solutions that are ‘smart’ and portable, and circular-ready solutions that replace plastics
DS Sm (01/21)

Britannia Industries launches new TV commercial for its Britannia Cheese product, highlighting the product's protein-rich nutritional qualities and raising awareness of the product's role as part of children's nutrition
Best Media Info (01/21)

Shelf-Stable Products

Mondelez's Lu French biscuit brand now being offered in the UK; products being offered include Le Petit Chocolat, Le Petit Beurre, Le Petit Biscotte and Le Petit Citron
Convenience Store (01/21)

Packaged Foods

Lifecycle assessment of Belgian chicken consumers finds behavior of major wasters increased the environmental impact of food chain by 8.4% compared to non-wasters; ratio of food amount consumed by intended users ranged between 79.1% and 97.3%
Resources, Conservation and Recycling (01/21)

Kraft Heinz announces appointment of Andre Maciel as EVP and global CFO, effective March 2; Maciel will succeed Paulo Basillo, who will step down on March 1; company also announces appointment of Yang Xu to SVP, global head of corporate development
Business Wire (01/21)

 Food Services

Quick Service Restaurants (QSR)

Yum! Brands announces promotion of Elias Oxendine to VP, chief information security officer; Oxendine was previously senior director of IT, government risk and compliance
Nation's Restaurant News (01/21)

Marco's Pizza projects that it will reach US$1B in annual systemwide sales in 2022 following a record-breaking year in 2021
Marco's Franchising LLC (Marco's Pizza) (01/21)

Restaurants

IHOP announces limited-time offering of new Game Day Feasts and bundles, available for delivery or to-go orders; the bundles come in four varieties: Breakfast, Burger ‘n Chicken, Breakfast Beverage, and Lunch & Dinner Beverage
Chew Boom (01/21)

 Beverages

Carbonated Soft Drinks

Pepsi releases trailer for its Super Bowl halftime show, which shows the performers preparing for and traveling to the game in Los Angeles; the music-filled 'The Call' spot stars Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar
Digiday (01/21)

Energy Drinks/Shots

Suntory Beverage & Food announces UK launch of Lucozade Alert Original energy drink, available beginning in February
MarketLine (01/21)

Beer

Swedish Ministry of Finance proposes increases in alcohol taxes by the beginning of 2023 and beginning of 2024; tax on beer and wine proposed to be increased by 5% in 2023 and another 7.6% in 2024, and the tax on spirits by 1% both in 2023 and 2024
M-Brain Nordic News (01/21)

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

PepsiCo receives 'top employer' certification in Italy for the 14th consecutive year by the Top Employers Institute, ranking third
PepsiCo Inc. (01/21)

Coffee has positive effects on digestion and the gut, and protects against common digestive complaints such as gallstones as well as certain liver diseases, according to new research
Asian News International (01/21)

Alcoholic Beverages

Bacardi launches two new non-alcoholic Vermouths from its Martini & Rossi brand in the US: Martini & Rossi Floreale and Vibrante; beverages available in 75-centiliter bottles for US$19.99
MarketLine (01/21)

Sazerac expands US availability of its Sazerac de Forge & Fils Cognac brand, which is now available in New York and Illinois
just-drinks.com (01/21)

 Pet Care Market

Pet Food

Natural dog treat company Wet Noses highlights human-grade treats for Doggy Delirious brand with new logo, packaging, flavors and tagline of 'Dogs want what humans want'; company also expands distribution nationwide with new sales team
Pet Business Magazine (01/21)

Natural pet food maker Nature's Logic becomes only pet food brand on Real Leaders' 2022 Impact Awards list, which honors firms with social impact; firm launched industry's first certified plastic-neutral products, achieving carbon-neutral distribution
Pet Product Innovations LLC (01/21)

Pet Care Products

Pet deodorizing product Fresh Mink Pets to be sold by Chewy, starting February 2022; line includes ingredients such as shea butter, aloe vera, olive oil, chamomile and citrus to alleviate odor and soothe skin
PR Web (01/21)

Pet Care

Royal Canin to invest US$185M for new production lines at its facility in North Sioux City, South Dakota; investment to expand existing building, will add 149 new jobs to current pool of over 380 positions
Pet Product Innovations LLC (01/21)

Holding company Caduceus, which owns pet food firm McLovin's, names CEO David Ji as new board chairman; company also hires Corley Heiserman as VP of sales and Miao Kang as CRO of e-commerce sales
Accesswire (01/21)

 Cosmetic Industry

Face Makeup

Armani Beauty announces American actress Tessa Thompson as its newest face; Thompson will be featured in campaigns for both Luminous Silk Foundation and new Lip Power lipstick, shot by Swedish photographer Mikael Jansson
PR Newswire (01/21)

Indie beauty brand Caliray debuts two new wellness makeup offerings--Freedreaming Skin Wellness Diffusing Tint, a clean, tinted face elixir, and Glazed & Infused Lip Trip, tinted lip balm in six shades--available at Sephora, on brand site
Happi (01/21)

Hair Care/Hair Styling

Textured hair-care brand Carol's Daughter expands Wash Day Delight collection with four new styling products, including two cream-serum moisturizers, two gel-to-foam stylers, each in aloe or rose water; products aim to cut down styling time on wash days
PR Newswire (01/21)

Twitter users discussed removing deodorant, shampoo from beauty routines, called 'no-poo movement,' more frequently in 2021; consumers bought soap more often, but used deodorant less frequently in 2021--tying into mentions of 'product detoxing': report
CosmeticsDesign.com (01/21)

 Personal Care

Soaps, Bath & Shower Products

Instant delivery convenience store Foxtrot launches private-label personal-care brands targeting Gen Z, millennial shoppers; Best Bubs offers three bath bombs, while Made by Definition has bath salts, body scrubs, bath soak, clay mask, shower steamers
WWD (01/21)

Molton Brown to launch Delicious Rhubarb & Rose eau de toilette, joining brand's bath, body and home collection in same scent; notes include grapefruit, yuzu, rhubarb leaf, rose, vanilla, musk, spun sugar, lemongrass and spearmint
Now Smell This (01/21)

Deodorants

Toilet spray company Poo-Pourri rebrands as Pourri, a natural odor elimination company, following its expansion into household fragrances, personal care; brand's recent launches include home air/fabric multi-purpose spray, shoe spray, body deodorant
Happi (01/21)

Personal Care

Snif debuts new genderless Fragrance Collection 3, with three scents--Burning Bridges with tobacco, spices, Natural Talent with notes of apricot, clementine, and Show Pony with amber, sandalwood; each 30ml bottle comes with 2ml sample or as bundle
Hypebae (01/21)

Kenzo introduces Homme Eau De Toilette, following launch of Kenzo Homme Eau de Toilette Intense in 2021, available as 40, 60, 100ml eau de toilette in bamboo-inspired teal flacons; notes include Calypsone, nutmeg, pine, patchouli, cedarwood, sandalwood
Fragrantica (01/21)

 Household Products

Laundry-Care Products

Liby--a laundry brand in China--has used Dow's recyclable packaging solutions in nine of its products since 2020, adopted recyclable cushion packaging made with Dow's PCR resins, and its TF-BOPE packaging earned a 'Double E’ recycling label in China
Waste360 (01/21)

Disinfecting/Decontamination Technology

Iveda launches commercial-grade, AI-driven UVC Germicidal Irradiation product as newest addition to its smart portfolio; Iveda solution adds UV lights to standard HVAC vents for deployment to homes and commercial buildings
Globe Newswire (01/21)

Cleaners

Five workers sue Northern California's Sutter Health for switching to Ecolab's OxyCide, alleging cleanser was so noxious that dozens of hospital employees became ill after using it; suit seeks class-action status for 1,800 environmental services workers
Sacramento Bee (01/21)

Household Products

Smart home fragrance diffuser company Pura debuts new collection with genderless perfume brand Unify Co.; range includes four clean, earthy, subtle fragrances inspired by Unify's trademark scents--Summit, Salt, Cliff and Dusk
Happi (01/21)

 Consumers

Consumer Economics

European Commission's flash estimate of consumer confidence in the euro area decreased slightly by 0.1 point to a reading of -8.5 points; the indicator is well below its pre-pandemic level, approaching its long-term average
European Commission (01/21)

Consumer Behavior/Attitudes

Retail analysts say easy online returns, COVID-19 encourage 'bracketing,' or buying multiples of an item in different sizes or styles and returning what doesn't work; in response, retailers are rethinking return policies, writing off lower-value returns
Seattle Times (01/21)

Port of Long Beach says it set new record by moving 9.38 million containers in 2021, up 15.7% from 8.11 million TEUs in 2020; increase driven by consumer spending during pandemic, which pivoted toward home office supplies, furniture, exercise equipment
Port of Long Beach (01/21)

Consumer Health & Wellness

Peloton CEO clarifies company is rightsizing, denies halting 'all' production of fitness bikes and treadmills, blames internal document leak for causing rumors; company recently recorded over 2.9 million workouts, highest ever number of daily workouts
CBS - 5 WKRG (01/21)

 Stock

Latest: Jan, 21 2022

Latest Value Prev Chg YOY Chg
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Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (ABI) :EBR 58.57 58.50 0.12% 4.14%
Asahi Group Holdings Ltd. (25020) :TYO 4,851.00 4,768.00 1.74% 13.02%
Campbell Soup (CPB) 45.30 44.83 1.05% -2.83%
Clorox (CLX) 178.60 175.98 1.49% -9.44%
Coca-Cola Company (KO) 60.45 60.75 -0.49% 23.49%
Danone SA (BN) :EPA 57.52 57.16 0.63% 4.05%
Diageo plc (DGE) :LON 3,745.00 3,709.50 0.96% 27.58%
General Mills (GIS) 69.03 68.48 0.80% 24.85%
Kao Corp. (4452) :TYO 5,853.00 5,748.00 1.83% -23.20%
Kellogg Company (K) 66.61 66.13 0.73% 15.06%
Kirin Holdings Co. (25030) :TYO 1,880.00 1,849.00 1.68% -18.10%
L`Oreal (OR) :EPA 380.80 377.25 0.94% 29.70%
Nestle SA (NESN) :VTX 121.20 120.16 0.87% 20.21%
Procter & Gamble (PG) 162.62 162.00 0.38% 24.13%
Unilever plc (ULVR) :LON 3,655.50 3,675.50 -0.54% -16.02%
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