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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

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

Marco's Pizza projects that it will reach US$1B in annual systemwide sales in 2022 following a record-breaking year in 2021

Celsius Holdings announces partnership with US Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Shaun White, joining Celsius' other athlete partners including Dustin Poirier, Suni Lee, Hunter Woodhall, Amanda Nunez, Julius Randle and Karen Chen

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January 14, 2022

Industry Roundup
 Packaged Food

Baked Goods

IHOP announces limited-time return of its All You Can Eat Pancakes promotion for US$5.99; customers start with a full stack of five buttermilk pancakes followed by unlimited servings of two pancakes
Chew Boom (01/13)

Almarai completes US$25.5M acquisition of Bakemart’s operations in the UAE and Bahrain; the deal was first announced this past March
Arab News (01/13)

Condiments, Dressings & Sauces

UK-based Premier Foods removes 40 tonnes of packaging for its Bisto Gravy by using Sonoco’s fully recyclable paperboard drum; the new packaging is 8mm smaller than the previous edition, provides shoppers with an additional 20g of gravy granules
Contify Retail News (01/13)

Confectionery & Sweet Snacks

Australia: Kellogg Owns Trademark for 'Snap Crackle Pop' and '3 Children,Cartoon,smiling around bowl of cereal' for various goods including breakfast cereals, processed cereals and cereal-based snack foods: Trademark No. 2184185
Australian Government (01/13)

Record surge for chocolate by US consumers pushes sales to US$29B, with retail chocolate sales climbing more than 5% a quarter, according to IRI data
Confectionery & Biscuit Processing (01/13)

Coffee

Coffee farmers in Brazil sell 82% of their 2021-2022 crop as of Jan. 10, beating the historical average of 74% for the period, according to consultancy Safras & Mercado
Reuters (01/13)

Ice Cream/Frozen Treats

Unilever to roll out new frozen desserts in the US in 2022 across its Breyers, Klondike, Magnum and Talenti brands; products include Breyers Banana Split ice cream and four new flavors of Talenti gelato pairings
Dairy Processing (01/13)

Frozen Food

BRF enters into poultry JV in Saudi Arabia with the Kingdom's sovereign wealth fund, channeling US$350M; the JV will operate in the complete chicken production chain in Saudi Arabia and promote the sale of fresh, frozen and processed products
MarketLine (01/13)

Packaged Foods

Study finds increased food diversity at age two may prevent development of asthma in children, while consumption of dairy products and eggs might also have a protective effect on atopic dermatitis, food sensitivities, other allergic diseases
Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (01/13)

Study finds fresh-cut red beets are best preserved when stored at 0 degrees Celsius and in PET packing, lasting up to eight days; PET showed various performance advantages over PVC, including favorable microbial counts, weight loss, sensory evaluation
LWT - Food Science and Technology (01/13)

Vitamins/ Supplements

Pharmavite-sponsored study shows 68% of cancer survivors use supplements within last 30 days; data also show cancer survivors are associated with lower probability of all-cause hospitalization after six years of supplement use at average cost of US$1/day
Contify Life Science News (01/13)

Adequate nutrition through food, supplements is a cost-effective way to promote optimum health, improved quality of life for cancer survivors, finds Pharmavite-led study; at US$1.00/day, six years of supplement use offers benefit of lower hospital costs
PR Newswire (01/13)

 Fresh Food

Fresh Produce

Tate & Lyle partnering with charitable organization Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos Mexico to expand sustainable production of fresh fruit and vegetables in greenhouses at the charity’s residences in the Mexican state of Morelos
Tate & Lyle PLC (01/13)

Fresh Foods

Elle & Vire, a French cream brand and part of Elvir’s portfolio, selects Tetra Pak’s HeliCap 23 cap; the solution integrates certified recycled polymers, offers consumers ease of opening, features a clearly visible tamper evidence ring
Tetra Pak International SA (01/13)

Meat & Poultry

Fifty-eight percent of US meat and poultry processors plan to focus their capital investments on improving food safety and sanitation, according to the Meat + Poultry 2021-2022 Industry Outlook Study
Meat + Poultry (01/13)

Fruits, Vegetables & Salads

Food prices in the US continuing to climb, with increases seen in such areas as fruits, vegetables and dairy products, according to data from US Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Packer (01/13)

Panera announces two new menu offerings: Thai Chicken Soup and Citrus Asian Crunch Salad with chicken; both items available as single items or as part of company's You Pick 2 menu
PR Newswire (01/13)

 Dairy/Alternatives

Yogurt

Yoplait UK recalling Yoplait Frubes Strawberry, Red Berry and Peach Variety Pack of yogurt because the product may contain small pieces of metal
Food Standards Agency (FSA) (01/13)

Milk/Milk Alternatives

Fitch forecasts US milk prices to improve in 2022 after lackluster performance in 2021, driven by recovery in hospitality sectors, robust economic growth globally; US milk production likely to decline in 2022 due to high feed prices, structural challenges
Fitch Solutions Sector Intelligence (01/13)

UK Dairy Freshways announces it will introduce its first ever fresh milk carton in response to increasing concerns and regulations around plastic; company will launch Elopak’s Pure-Pak cartons for its Love Milk range in early 2022
Elopak AS (01/13)

 Pet Care

Pet Food

Royal Canin study finds warm wet food can promote consumption in aging cats who have lost interest in eating or do not consume enough to maintain healthy body weight by changing, enhancing flavor profile; 37 degrees Celsius was most preferred temperature
Journal of Veterinary Behavior (01/13)

Pet food maker Crump Group receives C$2.8M in federal funding to enhance productivity, expand into new markets and consolidate existing facilities in Ontario into one 130,000-sq-ft space; funds to help create 29 jobs and double revenue by 2023
Government of Canada (01/13)

 Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Carbonated Soft Drinks

Ring Container Technologies develops BarrierGuard Enhance technology--a customizable PET solution for maintaining carbonation in beverages and energy drinks; Enhance bottles are shatter-proof and dent-resistant, can integrate PCR materials
Business Wire (01/13)

Fruit/Vegetable Juices

Welch Foods to invest US$26.2M to expand its facility in Lawton, Michigan, adding a new bottling line for single-serve beverages
Food Business News (01/13)

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Executive Perspective: Dilmah Tea CEO says tea will undoubtedly experience growth in line with consumer preference for natural beverages with health benefits, noting tea that's traditionally made and packed fresh has an abundance of natural antioxidants
Euromonitor International Ltd. (01/13)

Danone North America announces that its Silk oatmilk products are becoming available at a number of convenience stores, as well as other locations, via partnerships made through its Danone Away From Home foodservice business unit
Dairy Processing (01/13)

 Alcoholic Beverages

Beer

Monster Beverage to acquire CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective, a craft beer and hard seltzer company, for US$330M in cash; transaction expected to close later in Q1
Globe Newswire (01/13)

Liquor/Spirits

Zamora rolls first packaging refresh for its Martin Miller's Gin brand in the UK; refresh includes a redesigned logo, a map featuring England and Iceland--representing brand’s 'dual heritage'--and a brand seal on bottle's neck label for shelf stand-out
MarketLine (01/13)

Whiskey/Bourbon

Four MGP Ingredients brands selected for whiskey expert Fred Minnick's 'Best American Whiskeys of 2021' list; recognized products include Remus Repeal Reserve Straight Bourbon Series V and Yellowstone Limited Edition Armagnac Finish
MGP Ingredients Inc. (01/13)

Beer Alternatives/Hard Beverages

GlobalData: Hard seltzer isn't shrinking, but it's slowing, as CAGR of 9.6% for global volumes over 2017-2021 may falter to 4.5% over 2022-2026; brand owners eyeing Europe may face advertising laws that are tough on calorie, ‘health benefits’ content
just-drinks (01/13)

Alcoholic Beverages

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits announces appointment of Casey McQuaid as VP and general manger of company's Oregon division, effective Feb. 1; McQuaid to succeed Michael Jeffrey, who is now company's EVP and general manager for its Colorado division
Business Wire (01/13)

 Packaging

Retail Food Packaging

Plastic Energy, TotalEnergies to build advanced recycling plant in Sevilla, Spain, starting operations in late 2025; plant to process 33,000 tons/year of plastic waste, transforming TACOIL feedstock into virgin-quality polymers for food-grade packaging
TotalEnergies SE (01/13)

Packaging Design

Responsible Flushing Alliance announces National Assn. of Clean Water Agencies as newest advisory member and launches 2022 #FlushSmart campaign in California; program follows state's new law for proper 'Do Not Flush' labeling for most disposable wipes
Business Wire (01/13)

Executive Perspective: Amazon official offers update on Frustration-Free Packaging program, including new reversible, inside-printed boxes; customers can reverse boxes into a retail print, a gift wrap print or a print that accessorizes the product
Packaging Digest (01/13)

Food & Beverage Labeling

Aldi announces UK recall of Moser Roth The Collection Milk, White and Dark Chocolates because they may contain undeclared egg
Aldi Einkauf GmbH & Co. oHG (01/13)

 Ingredients

Food & Beverage Ingredients/Additives

DSM announces integrated food and beverage operating structure unifying company's food specialties, hydrocolloids and part of nutritional products group; strategy supports company's strategy to establish a 'one-stop-shop' of food and beverage ingredients
Dairy Processing & Markets (01/13)

Regenerative Agriculture

Regen Earth announces plans to certify 'farms and ranches to the highest standards of regenerative agriculture'; company says it will ensure that consumers choose products that support a healthier planet while providing more nutrient-dense food
PR Newswire (01/13)

Animal Farming/ Meat Production

Charoen Pokphand Foods signs memorandum of understanding with Royal DSM and Blonk Consultants to apply a sustainability tool designed specifically for livestock and agro-industry businesses to help find sustainable ways to reduce environmental footprint
Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (01/13)

Plant Extracts/Plant-Based

Researchers develop antimicrobial silicas against bio-deterioration in buildings indoor materials by adding sunflowers ashes with silver and copper particles; synthesized additives are active against two fungi, chaetomium globosum and Alternaria alternata
Current Research in Green and Sustainable Chemistry (01/13)

Private label absorbent products trending toward innovative, premium items that rival or surpass consumer brands; absorbent products specialists serving private label brands continue innovating with superabsorbent designs, plant-based materials, skin care
Nonwovens Industry (01/13)

 Retailing

Supermarket

Wakefern, the logistics, distribution and merchandising arm for ShopRite, to pilot autonomous supermarket using AI-based frictionless checkout technology from Israel-based Trigo; technology allows shoppers to pick up items, leave without checking out
Canada Newswire (01/13)

E-Commerce Trends & Statistics

American Eagle COO says inventory accuracy is 'more important than ever' amid rise of curbside pickup, fast online delivery; for most retailers, accuracy rates are 70% to 90%, significantly behind distribution centers at above 99.5%, according to McKinsey
Forbes Inc. (01/13)

Hair, skin, makeup companies that once focused on acquiring smaller brands with cult followings now also chasing AI, AR firms that can help them develop personalized online customer experiences, use virtual try-on to turn shopping into entertainment
Axios (01/13)

 Stock

Latest: Jan, 13 2022

Latest Value Prev Chg YOY Chg
Watchlist
Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (ABI) :EBR 56.47 56.64 -0.30% -0.07%
Asahi Group Holdings Ltd. (25020) :TYO 4,640.00 4,699.00 -1.26% 11.22%
Campbell Soup (CPB) 45.88 45.21 1.48% 0.99%
Coca-Cola Company (KO) 60.90 60.54 0.59% 21.41%
Conagra Foods (CAG) 34.37 33.54 2.47% 2.97%
Constellation Brands (STZ) 247.03 248.12 -0.44% 10.00%
Danone SA (BN) :EPA 56.81 56.99 -0.32% 8.00%
Diageo plc (DGE) :LON 3,789.50 3,805.00 -0.41% 29.60%
General Mills (GIS) 68.90 68.33 0.83% 24.39%
Heineken NV (HEIA) :AMS 101.40 101.60 -0.20% 13.30%
Hershey Company (HSY) 196.74 195.84 0.46% 31.23%
JBS SA (JBSS3) :BVMF 36.43 35.71 2.02% 47.91%
Kellogg Company (K) 66.84 66.38 0.69% 13.02%
Mondelez International Inc. (MDLZ) 67.64 67.37 0.40% 17.90%
Monster Beverage (MNST) 94.37 93.98 0.41% 2.72%
Nestle SA (NESN) :VTX 121.80 122.18 -0.31% 21.36%
Pepsico (PEP) 174.18 173.90 0.16% 22.15%
Pernod Ricard (RI) :EPA 200.80 201.90 -0.54% 28.59%
Suntory Holdings Ltd. (25870) :TYO 4,325.00 4,375.00 -1.14% 20.31%
The Kraft Heinz Co. (KHC) 37.65 37.30 0.94% 17.62%
Unilever plc (ULVR) :LON 3,902.00 3,942.00 -1.01% -9.70%
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