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July 18, 2022

Industry Roundup
 Packaged Food

Confectionery & Sweet Snacks

US lawsuit claims Mars' Skittles are unfit for consumption because they contain elevated levels of titanium dioxide, which company had pledged to eliminate six years ago; TiO2 is set to be banned in EU as it was deemed unsafe due to ability to modify DNA
CE Noticias Financieras (07/15)

Fazoli’s adds new cinnamon roll cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory Bakery at participating locations in US; dessert features fusion of cinnamon rolls, cheesecake, topped with cinnamon sauce
Chew Boom (07/15)

Cocoa/Chocolate Products

Whataburger introduces limited-edition banana pudding shake with creamy banana pudding flavor blended in vanilla; new chocolate chunk brownie shake features flaky, crispy chocolate chunk top layer, soft inside texture
Chew Boom (07/15)

Barry Callebaut says it will restart the first chocolate production lines as of early August at its factory in Wieze, Belgium, following a salmonella outbreak at the site
Barry Callebaut AG (07/15)

Cereal Products

Nestle delists its Shreddies The Simple One breakfast cereal, introduced in the UK in April 2021; cereal was designed to be healthy, free of artificial colors and flavors amid government drive to reduce promotion of products high in fat, sugar or salt
MarketLine (07/15)

Baked Goods

Grupo Bimbo to raise the prices of several bakery products in Mexico, effective July 18; products involves sweet bread and other varieties of boxed bread with an added value
CE Noticias Financieras (07/15)

Frozen Food

Unilever and Ben & Jerry's plan to seek mediation over the disputed sale of the ice cream maker's business to a local licensee in Israel
The New Arab (07/15)

Dairy Products/ Dairy Alternatives

Mexican President Obrador says country's purchase of milk from US will not displace domestic producers; news comes after Mexico negotiated with US government to cover milk shortages, including commitment to purchase up to 20,000 tons of powdered milk
CE Noticias Financieras (07/15)

Shelf-Stable Products

UK-based Sirane installs M7 fully automatic pouch-filling line as part of its new co-packaging and fulfilment operation, Sira-Pack; machine will enable company to fill pre-formed paper and plastic stand-up pouches, flat pouches with ambient dry products
Sirane Ltd. (07/15)

Packaged Foods

Fitch: Nestle Ghana's new infant cereal production plant highlights broader potential of infant-related segments in sub-Saharan Africa; amid food security concerns, large production hub of infant formula in Africa will help cut prices, boost accessibility
Fitch Solutions Sector Intelligence (07/15)

Minerva Foods entering into supply agreement in the UK with Hilton Food Group; deal will allow Minerva to expand the supply of its beef production in the foodservice, processed food and British retail segments, company says
just-food.com (07/15)

 Food Services

Quick Service Restaurants (QSR)

Wendy's to bring back the Pretzel Bacon Pub Cheeseburger, Pretzel Bacon Pub Homestyle Chicken Sandwich and Bacon Pub Fries, according to leaked menu; fast-food chain to also add new French Toast Sticks to menus in mid-August
Chew Boom (07/15)

Wendy’s expanding its virtual Wendyverse with a Frosty Village and adding competitive activities to the Horizons World platform; company will open the expanded mountainside-themed section, accessed through the Quest 2 virtual-reality headset, on July 18
Nation's Restaurant News (07/15)

Coffee Shops & Juice Bars

Starbucks plans to close 'many more' stores, including profitable stores, blaming lawmakers for not taking care of issues of crime and homelessness, company says in leaded video footage
Nation's Restaurant News (07/15)

Study finds consumers would cut other expenses before reducing restaurant spending, with individuals, families spending 40% of food budget on restaurants monthly; on-premise dining grows, with 45% of consumers eating in restaurants twice weekly: Popmenu
QSR Web (07/15)

Fast-Casual Restaurants

BTIG expects Chipotle's prices on average to be 20% higher by end-2022 from 2020, but calls it a value leader in fast casual Mexican category, as many peers have also raised prices; Chipotle’s prices were 10.7% less than Qdoba, 5% less than Baja Fresh
Nation's Restaurant News (07/15)

Habit Burger Grill serving new Pretzel Pub Char at locations in Southern California for US$7.29; burger includes chargrilled beef patty, knotted pretzel bun, white American cheese, ale pub mustard, caramelized onions, leaf lettuce, tomato, pickles
Chew Boom (07/15)


KFC India announces appointment of Moksh Chopra as the chain's general manager in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives
Mint (07/15)

Tim Hortons and Red Bull offering Tim’s Boost Energy Infusion beverages; flavors include Sunrise Sunset with Red Bull Yellow Edition, raspberry flavored syrup, and Sky’s the Limit with Red Bull Energy Drink, blue raspberry, coconut flavored syrup
QSR Web (07/15)


Drinking Water

Beyonce-backed water brand Lemon Perfect names Jim Brennan as president, chief revenue officer; Brennan joined company as a board member and operating advisor in April 2021 after 32 years at Coca-Cola, where his last role was EVP, national retail sales
MarketLine (07/15)

Carbonated Soft Drinks

Coca-Cola launches 'What the Fanta' campaign featuring limited-edition lineup of mysteriously flavored Fanta beverages in blue, green, peach, orange colors; drinks are formulated to fool senses, challenge tastebuds with opposite flavor notes
Contify Retail News (07/15)


BJ's Restaurants announces limited-time offering of Yuzu the Dragon, a wheat-based beer made in collaboration with New Belgium Brewing and made with yuzu and dragon fruit; beverage available through mid-August
Nation's Restaurant News (07/15)

Diageo to open a carbon-neutral brewery in Co Kildare, Ireland; the brewery, which will be the company's second-largest in Ireland and will move a large portion of the company's beer and ale production out of Dublin, is expected to be operational by 2024
Irish Independent (07/15)


Weilong Grape, the third biggest wine producer in China, to sell 400 hectares of Australian vineyards for US$96.6M; the vineyards account for roughly 76% of Weilong Grape's total wine production in the country
just-drinks.com (07/15)

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Coca-Cola FEMSA subsidiary Spal Indústria Brasileira de Bebidas signs non-exclusive distribution agreement with Grupo Perfetti Van Melle for the distribution of its products in its territories in Brazil
Coca-Cola FEMSA SAB de CV (07/15)

 Pet Care Market

Pet Food

Nestle Purina Pet Care to invest at least US$100M to expand its manufacturing facility in Jefferson, Wisconsin; expansion to add over 75 new roles and over 25,000-sq-ft of space for new production lines and equipment to increase output by 30% or more
Daily Jefferson County Union (07/15)

Sustainable pet food company Because, Animals debuts Immune Health Sprinkles, Joint Boost Sprinkles and Wellness Sprinkles for its Bmmune Nutritional Yeast supplement line for cats and dogs; brand recycles plastic water bottles into pouches for packaging
Pet Plus Magazine (07/15)

Pet Care Products

Mars Petcare names Nefertiti Greene as president of its new science and diagnostics division, where she will report to Mars Petcare president Loic Moutault; Greene most recently served as head of enterprise strategy and chief of staff to the CEO
Pet Plus Magazine (07/15)

Pet Care

Goldsboro, North Carolina-based company Stormberg Foods recalls Beg & Barker Chicken Breast Strips Dog Treat, Billo's Best Friend Chicken Breast Strips Dog Treat and Green Coast Pets Chicken Crisps Dog Treats; product sample tests positive for Salmonella
Roanoke-Chowan News Herald (07/15)

European natural dog chew company Canophera expands to independent pet retailers across California and Nevada via distributor Canine Brands; vegan coffee wood chews do not require tree uprooting or cutting for production and are less likely to splinter
Pet Plus Magazine (07/15)

 Cosmetic Industry

Eye Makeup

UOMA Beauty launches Salute to the Sun, a new summer makeup collection inspired by the sun and ancient Egypt; 12-piece range includes eye shadows, lipsticks, eyeliners, mascaras and body highlighters
Hypebae (07/15)

Plantable pencil brand Sprout World launches Sprout Liners, available in eyeliner and brow formulations in brown and black shades; makeup pencil features a seed capsule at the end so it pencil can be planted after use, grown into wildflowers good for bees
Happi (07/15)

Face Makeup

Shiseido, Kyocera develop Precious Opal Powder with Kyocera’s synthetic Kyoto Opal, its first artificial gemstone for use in cosmetics; powder will be used in Cle de Peau Beaute's new Luminizing Face Enhancer, designed to give wearers a lustrous shine
PR Newswire (07/15)

Lip Products

L'Oreal's Urban Decay taps actress Chloe Cherry as new face of brand’s Vice Lip Bond campaign; new line features 12 different liquid lipsticks that are long-lasting, waterproof and transfer-resistant and have opaque-yet-glossy finish
Hypebae (07/15)

Nail Products

Harry Styles‘ beauty brand Pleasing launches summer collection; line features biodegradable, vegan nail polishes in four vivid shades, skin spritz made with niacinamide and hyaluronic acid, and scented skin oil with chamomile, jojoba, evening primrose
Hypebae (07/15)

Hair Care/Hair Styling

China's new hair-care trend matches skin-care shift through natural, organic shampoos and conditioners, scalp serums; popular products are hair growth serums, scalp oil and vitamin-infused shampoos addressing hair loss, made-to-order/personalized routines
Jing Daily (07/15)


Tom Ford reportedly taps Goldman Sachs for company valuation to explore sale of the namesake company, according to Bloomberg report; brand encapsulates beauty, fragrance, apparel, eyewear and accessories
Beauty Packaging (07/15)

Estee Lauder's Glamglow will exit UK and Ireland from Sept. 29, citing 'accumulation of challenges' that will cause it to cease trading; statement is similar to Smashbox's exit, may be part of ELC's post-COVID strategy to scale back underperforming brands
Happi (07/15)

Beauty Retail

UK d-to-c, clean skin-care brand Facetheory will launch at French beauty store Galeries Lafayette on July 18; 20-product offering will include Regenacalm Serum Pro, Amil-C Whip SPF30 and brand's other best-selling products
Beauty Packaging (07/15)

Community Sixty—Six launches on Sephora.com with nine-product lineup, designed for skin-care routines needing minimal effort; fragrance-free offering includes three cleansers, three moisturizers, night cream with retinol, eye cream and mineral SPF
Happi (07/15)

 Personal Care


Nice-Pak receives highest Platinum rating from Ecovadis for its sustainability achievements, earning score of 76/100; notable actions are its move to 100% renewable electricity across three European sites, goal for carbon neutrality by 2030
Nice-Pak (07/15)

American Hygienics affirms its chemical lab for over-the-counter and medical wipes meets FDA Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations; AHC's lab tests effective components used in its antibacterial hand wipes, disinfecting and multi-surface wipes
American Hygienics Corp. (07/15)

Personal Care

Peter Thomas Roth expands FirmX skin-care range with new FirmX Collagen Hydra-Gel Face & Eye Patches at Sephora; patches include marine collagen, plant collagen, hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid complex and squalane to help skin look firmer, smoother
Happi (07/15)

Luxury skin-care brand Odacite adds Jessica Chan as VP of Marketing; Chan has 15-year marketing career that includes roles at L'Oreal, The Honest Company
Happi (07/15)

 Household Products

Laundry-Care Products

P&G will invest US$501M to expand its fabric-care product manufacturing site in Lima, Ohio; investment will expand manufacturing and warehousing space for laundry detergent and related products, set to be completed in 2026
Happi (07/15)

Household Products

Hefty launches Compostable Printed Paper Plates and Bowls that are compostable and made with 98% plant-based materials and without PFAS; disposable tableware is available at Walmart and Target
Reynolds Consumer Products, Inc. (07/15)


Consumer Economics

Fitch forecasts China's 2022 essential spending to grow by 6.7% year-over-year, and nonessential spending to grow by 2.4%; refocus on essential spending expected to drive consumers toward local brands, discount retailers over expensive imported offerings
Fitch Solutions Sector Intelligence (07/15)

CEOs on recession risk: Citigroup CEO sees little data suggesting US on cusp of recession; JPMorgan CEO says consumers spending 10% more than 2021, 30% more than pre-Covid; Wells Fargo CEO says consumer credit card utilization rate below pre-Covid levels
USA Today Online (07/15)

Consumer Behavior/Attitudes

US retail sales see better-than-expected rise of 1% in June, up from 0.1% decline in May, per Commerce Department report; 9 of 13 retail categories posted increases, including furniture stores, e-commerce, sporting goods stores
CE Noticias Financieras (07/15)

Brits buy more than 3.2 billion drinks in paper cups/year--and just under 2 billion cups won’t make it to a recycling bin; half of 2,000 adults polled say it’s easier to deposit in nearest general waste bin than find a suitable recycling point: survey
Independent, The (Online) (07/15)


Latest: Jul, 15 2022

Latest Value Prev Chg YOY Chg
Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (ABI) :EBR 53.92 54.61 -1.26% -8.25%
Asahi Group Holdings Ltd. (25020) :TYO 4,524.00 4,571.00 -1.03% -10.96%
Campbell Soup (CPB) 48.73 49.05 -0.65% 8.14%
Clorox (CLX) 148.67 147.52 0.78% -18.12%
Coca-Cola Company (KO) 62.50 62.18 0.51% 10.74%
Danone SA (BN) :EPA 53.04 53.68 -1.19% -11.11%
Diageo plc (DGE) :LON 3,601.50 3,621.50 -0.55% 3.28%
General Mills (GIS) 74.92 74.70 0.29% 25.33%
Kao Corp. (4452) :TYO 5,730.00 5,681.00 0.86% -15.34%
Kellogg Company (K) 72.45 72.86 -0.56% 13.40%
Kirin Holdings Co. (25030) :TYO 2,213.50 2,215.00 -0.07% 4.41%
L`Oreal (OR) :EPA 334.80 336.00 -0.36% -11.08%
Nestle SA (NESN) :VTX 113.06 113.82 -0.67% -2.08%
Procter & Gamble (PG) 145.07 145.27 -0.14% 4.25%
Unilever plc (ULVR) :LON 3,880.50 3,874.00 0.17% -9.86%