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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

PepsiCo receives 'top employer' certification in Italy for the 14th consecutive year by the Top Employers Institute, ranking third

MGP Ingredients announces limited release of the Remus Repeal Reserve Collector’s Box Set, with packaging that looks like a false-front book and featuring four 375ml bottles of Remus Repeal Reserve bourbon; 600 sets will be available for US$599.99 each

Tevra Brands debuts new formulation of SlimPaws supplement for dogs with proprietary blend of leucine, pyridoxine; dogs who were given SlimPaws lost average of 21% of body weight in 12 weeks, according to University of Tennessee

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January 11, 2022

Industry Roundup
 Packaged Food

Savory Snacks

Pepperidge Farm announces launch of new Goldfish Mega Bites, says they're 50% larger than regular Goldfish snacks; product is available in Sharp Cheddar and Cheddar Jalapeno flavors
Chew Boom (01/10)

Fresh Foods

ProAmpac’s fresh food-to-go packaging receives further recognition; HandRap wins 2021 UK Packaging Award, RecycAll Freshpack wins 2021 World Plant-Based Award and nominated for 2022 PAC Global Award, and RapTray recognized by GDUSA for graphic design
Business Wire (01/10)

Frozen Food

Century Pacific Food launches new range of plant-based food in the Philippines under its 'unMeat' vegan brand; products include pizza and luncheon meat
InPR (01/10)

Just over one-third of all potatoes grown in the US are manufactured into frozen products, 85% of which are French fries, data shows
The Jefferson Star (01/10)

Dairy Products/ Dairy Alternatives

International Delight announces limited-time offering of new Wonka Whipple Scrumptious Fudgy Caramel Creamers, in partnership with Warner Bros.; product comes in 32 oz. bottles for US$3.79
PR Newswire (01/10)

Indian government says it's keeping sensitive dairy and agriculture items out of the India-Australia free trade agreement as it does not want to compromise the interest of its farmers
Business Line (01/10)

Packaged Foods

Fitch forecasts Australia's beef production growth to average 5.8% year-over-year from 2022 to 2026, after 15.3% drop in 2020 on drought conditions; China restrictions continue to impact trade, but Australia should be able to benefit from its premium meat
Fitch Solutions Sector Intelligence (01/10)

Bumble Bee Seafood announces appointment of Alex Drew as VP of customer development and strategy; most recently, Drew spent four years leading category management and sales operations for JUUL Labs
Business Wire (01/10)

 Food Services

Quick Service Restaurants (QSR)

Wienerschnitzel announces expansion of its Field Roast Plant-Based Signature Stadium Dog to its locations across the US, in collaboration with Maple Leaf Foods subsidiary Greenleaf Foods
Business Wire (01/10)

Arby's announces limited-time offering of new Diablo Dare Sandwich, available in two varieties: crispy chicken and smoked brisket; the sandwiches are topped with ghost pepper jack cheese, fiery hot seasoning, fire-roasted jalapenos and Diablo BBQ sauce
USA Today (01/10)

Fast-Casual Restaurants

Executive Perspective: Portillo’s investing in a new point-of-sale system, digital menu boards and more robust WiFi capabilities in 2022, in what CEO Michael Osanloo says will be a 'big spend' year as the company catches the brand up with technology
Nation's Restaurant News (01/10)

Potbelly announces buy-one-get-one-free sandwich deal on Jan. 14 in celebration of the fast-casual chain's 45th anniversary
QSR Magazine (01/10)


Pizza Hut and Beyond Meat announce launch of plant-based Beyond Italian Sausage Crumbles as a permanent offering at Pizza Hut Canada locations nationwide
Beyond Meat Inc. (01/10)

Thai Beverage to spend more than 400M baht to expand its fast-food business this year, including 250M baht for its Oishi brand
Bangkok Post (01/10)


Drinking Water

Bahrain begins ban of plastic water bottles offering less than 200ml of liquid holding capacity; the move aims to reduce the impact of plastic waste on the environment
Daily Tribune (01/10)

Carbonated Soft Drinks

Coca-Cola in Bhutan switching its green-colored packaging for Sprite to clear PET bottles for easier recycling; switch is part of Coca-Cola's efforts to contribute toward more sustainable environmental practices, says official from bottler Tashi Beverages
Business Bhutan (01/10)

Nigeria Labor Congress rejects imposition of excise duties on locally-produced carbonated drinks in Nigeria, describing the move as insensitive and strangulating on the masses
The Sun (01/10)


Aldi's UK, Ireland sales rose 0.4% year-over-year in December, up 8.1% over 2019; company says performance was boosted by record sales of its premium range, strong demand for beer, wine, spirits
Reuters (01/10)

Molson Coors Beverage to stop production of its Saint Archer brand and sell its San Diego-based brewery and taproom to Kings & Convicts Brewing, which owns the Ballast Point brand; transaction terms not disclosed
U.S. Regulated Equity Markets (01/10)


California's wine industry lost more than US$250M in value last summer because of crushing supply chain disruptions at West Coast ports, according to study by UC Davis researchers
The Press Democrat (01/10)

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Pepsi Bottling Ventures--a JV of PepsiCo and Suntory Group--announces appointment of Derek Hill as president and CEO; Hill succeeding Paul Finney, who retired after nine years at the post
PR Newswire (01/10)

Morrisons to eliminate 'use by' dates on most of its milk in a bid to reduce food waste, effective at the end of January; the retailer will instead place 'best before' dates on 90% of its own-brand milk
Evening Standard Ltd. (01/10)

Alcoholic Beverages

Reed's announces that its Reed’s Zero Sugar Classic Mule beverage is now available at select Costco locations in the US Southeast
Reed's Inc. (01/10)

Boston Beer announces US expansion of its Truly hard seltzer line with a range of margarita cocktail mixers; beverage comes in four flavors: Classic Lime, Strawberry Hibiscus, Watermelon Cucumber and Mango Chili
just-drinks.com (01/10)

 Pet Care Market

Pet Food

Pet food supplier Simmons Foods announces US$100M expansion in Van Buren, Arkansas, for completion in Q1 2023; expansion to help meet demand for cooked products, will add 100 jobs and 65,000-sq-ft to make room for new automated production, packaging lines
Contify Retail News (01/10)

Pet Care Products

Pet product supplier COLLAR Co. passed certification ISO 9001:2015 for quality management; certification, which is valid for three years, applies to company's brands and product groups that include toys, litter, aquatics, other accessories
Pet Age (01/10)

Pet CBD brand Pet Releaf to roll out high-potency products Hemp Oil 750 and Liposomes 600 for large pets, multi-pet families to retailers, previously only sold online; oils are certified USDA-organic and support mobility, immune system and relaxation
PR Newswire (01/10)

 Cosmetic Industry

Lip Products

Qosmedix expands stock collection with new options for lipsticks, concealers, highlighters, other solid formulations; options include a slim black tube with slanted applicator tip and matching cap, and mini lipstick tubes with either a black or clear cap
Qosmedix (01/10)

Hair Care/Hair Styling

Hair-thinning brand BosleyMD expands into CVS Pharmacy, entering 7,500 locations across US, growing brand's accessibility, availability nationwide; products to include Women's & Men's Hair Growth Supplements, Hair Regrowth Treatments with Minoxidil
PR Newswire (01/10)

Avon reports two in five women over 55 don's consider wrinkles, fine lines one of their biggest skin insecurities; consumers embraced aging as 'something to strive for' amid pandemic, spurring shift from anti-aging to authentic aging in skin, hair care
Avon Products Inc. (01/10)


Oddity, parent company of d-to-c personalized makeup brand Il Makiage, closes US$130M private round that values company at US$1.5B, led by Thomas Tull, Franklin Templeton; Oddity plans to launch second brand, SpoiledChild, in February
Business Wire (01/10)

UK sales of beauty miniatures up 35% in 2021 in 'bite-size beauty' trend, as shoppers want to try before they buy, experience luxury brands at budget-friendly price; high-end brands rushing to produce scaled-down versions of hair, skin, makeup bestsellers
Daily Mail (01/10)

Beauty Accessories & Tools

Beauty launches in January include CeraVe Micellar Cleansing Water, The Inkey List Omega Water Cream Moisturizer; Keys Soulcare adds body, skin care with new Mind-Clearing Body Polish, Melting Body Balm, Dry Body Brush, Nourishing Cleansing Balm
Evening Standard (01/10)

 Personal Care

Soaps, Bath & Shower Products

Fragonard debuts Eglantine fragrance, celebrating brand's flower of the year for 2022, available in 50ml eau de toilette, matching bath, body, home fragrance products; notes feature wild rose, tangerine, blackcurrant, litchee, raspberry, white amber, musk
Now Smell This (01/10)

Grooming & Shaving Products

Billie to launch at Walmart locations nationwide, the first retail destination for women's shaving brand, available now on Walmart.com, rolling out to over 4,000 stores in February; products include Billie Starter Kit, new Lavender Whipped Shaving Cream
PR Newswire (01/10)


UK indie brand Wild Cosmetics expanding retail presence, now at Sainsbury's, select Waitrose supermarkets, beauty retailer Boots, department store Selfridges, with range of natural, refillable deodorants in several scents; brand plans to expand in EMEA
CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com (01/10)


Empack Spraytech to build new C$10M disinfectant wipe production facility in Barrie, Ontario, with over C$1.2M from Ontario Together Fund; 25,000 sq. ft. of 100,000-sq.-ft. facility will be able produce over 4 million Zytec Germ Buster brand wipes per day
Government of Ontario (01/10)

Personal Care

Three start-ups win Colgate-Palmolive's first Colgate Connect Challenge; Dermala creates personalized skin-care products using microbiome, analytics, while SkinDNA's wearable skin patch analyzes skin microbiome, and Gennev offers menopause telehealth
Business Wire (01/10)

Giorgio Armani launches Si Passione Eclat, a new fragrance with notes of bergamot, black currant, centifolia and damascene roses, white musk, vanilla, available as 30, 50, 100ml eau de parfum
Fragrantica (01/10)

 Household Products


UK online sustainable household products retailer Nookary debuts Probiotic Air Freshener, Probiotic Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner, joining recently launched All-Purpose Probiotic Cleaner in probiotic range; products come with glass bottles, refill pouches
M2 PressWIRE (01/10)

FEMSA consolidates position in US, which it entered in March 2020 with product distribution; Mexico-based company acquired Waxie Sanitary Supply, North American, Southeastern Paper Group, SW Plus, started its cleaning-supply business arm, Envoy Solutions
CE Noticias Financieras (01/10)

Household Products

Spectrum Brands to participate in CJS Securities 22nd Annual New Ideas for the New Year Conference on Jan. 12
Business Wire (01/10)


Consumer Lifestyle

Popularity of cosmetic 'micro-procedures' surging in China, where people line up for 'lunchtime facelifts,' injections, other medical aesthetic procedures; new generation of Chinese consumers grappling with pressure to look good in person, on social media
AFP World News (01/10)

Sixty-six percent of consumers in the UK, Denmark, Sweden and Germany say they don't see nutrition as part of sustainable diets, with their attention focusing mostly on carbon footprint, biodiversity, packaging and animal welfare, says Arla Foods survey
Arla Foods AMBA (01/10)

Consumer Behavior/Attitudes

Among millennial women, top wellness concerns are stress, mental health, sleep, finds survey of women aged 25-35; three in five are confident in understanding which supplements to take, over half admit to impulse buying products when their body changes
Nutra Ingredients (01/10)

Optoro: Shoppers expected to return up to US$120B of gifts by end of January, two of three shoppers will return at least one gift; retailers spend up to 66% of a product's price to process a return, about 6 billion pounds of returns end up in landfills
Business Insider (01/10)


Realtor.com's top markets for first-time homeowners include Magna, Utah, Chalco, Nebraska, Mauldin, South Carolina, Beech Grove, Indiana and Portsmouth, Virginia; ranking based on prices and incomes, share of millennials, available inventory, jobs
Realtor.com (01/10)


Latest: Jan, 10 2022

Latest Value Prev Chg YOY Chg
Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (ABI) :EBR 55.48 55.14 0.62% -5.00%
Asahi Group Holdings Ltd. (25020) :TYO 4,589.00 4,513.00 1.68% 9.68%
Campbell Soup (CPB) 45.84 45.85 -0.02% -2.18%
Clorox (CLX) 179.70 179.90 -0.11% -9.17%
Coca-Cola Company (KO) 60.43 60.33 0.17% 18.30%
Danone SA (BN) :EPA 56.27 56.52 -0.44% 3.78%
Diageo plc (DGE) :LON 3,874.50 3,978.50 -2.61% 29.63%
General Mills (GIS) 68.77 68.57 0.29% 21.93%
Kao Corp. (4452) :TYO 5,963.00 6,079.00 -1.91% -22.98%
Kellogg Company (K) 66.98 66.60 0.57% 11.26%
Kirin Holdings Co. (25030) :TYO 1,876.50 1,876.00 0.03% -18.18%
L`Oreal (OR) :EPA 409.55 413.00 -0.84% 33.14%
Nestle SA (NESN) :VTX 124.46 125.72 -1.00% 21.88%
Procter & Gamble (PG) 160.52 162.74 -1.36% 15.66%
Unilever plc (ULVR) :LON 3,934.50 3,917.50 0.43% -11.52%