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May 27, 2022

Industry Roundup
 Packaged Food

Baked Goods

Noodles & Co. announces limited-time return of the Pride Crispy, in celebration of Prime Month; the menu item is a rainbow rice crispy treat made with melted butter, marshmallows, and crispy rice cereal with added rainbow cereal
Chew Boom (05/26)


Vietnam makes up the largest coffee supplier to Japan in Q1, accounting for 30% of the overall market share totaling 45,139 tonnes worth US$110.1M, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs
Thai News Service (05/26)

Packaged Foods

Study of new chili pepper hybrids Unijol, Hetenyi, Unikal determines quantity, stability of carotenoids, carotenoid esters, tocopherols, capsaicinoids; researchers find correlation between pungency, stability of phytochemicals during drying
LWT - Food Science and Technology (05/26)

Study of black pepper finds: harvest season affects essential oil composition, elemental content; mechanical drying changes essential oil composition; furnace drying with direct heating raises iron, chromium; season, drying method did not affect piperine
Food Chemistry (05/26)

 Fresh Food

Fresh Produce

SAVRpak launches SAVRpak Drop-In, a moisture control technology that extends shelf life and freshness of produce up to three times; the thermodynamic, biodegradable and chemical-free pouch is placed in produce packaging before being sealed
PR Newswire (05/26)

Fresh Foods

Wegmans uses Tosca reusable plastic containers for transporting fresh seafood from suppliers to stores, eliminating need for single-use PS foam coolers; RPCs cost equal to or less than foam coolers, last at least eight to 10 years and can then be recycled
ENP Newswire (05/26)

Meat & Poultry

USDA proposes rule to protect poultry growers from being mistreated by poultry processors; rule announced as part of a broader strategy by White House to address concentration in the meat industry as well as agricultural markets in general
Delta Farm Press (05/26)

Fruits, Vegetables & Salads

Seventy-three percent of US adults agree that fruits and vegetables are healthy choice for their family, while 68% think they taste great, 63% say they are necessary for kids' lunches and 60% say they add flavor to any meal, survey says
PR Newswire (05/26)

Wawa recalls two products containing Jif Peanut Butter sold at its stores--Wawa Apple & Peanut Butter Dipper and Jif Creamy Peanut Butter--because of potential salmonella contamination
Food Safety News (05/26)



United Natural Foods doubles size of its American Artisan Cheese and Specialty Program with opening of a second warehouse to serve customers in the US Pacific Northwest
DairyProcessing.com (05/26)

Milk/Milk Alternatives

Russia's plant and animal health watchdog says it will consider lifting the ban on imports of milk and dairy products from Iran and expanding the list of Iranian suppliers
Interfax Russia & CIS Business and Financial Newswire (05/26)

Dairy Products/ Dairy Alternatives

US government requests that a second dispute settlement panel under the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement be formed to review a trade dispute with Canada over dairy import quotas
Reuters (05/26)

 Pet Care

Pet Care Products

CEO Corner: UK-based Pets at Home CEO says consumers will cut back on cars, eating out before spending less on pets; company plans to keep its pricing competitive and sources over 80% of its goods from its home market, which lowers shipping costs
Irish Independent (05/26)

 Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Drinking Water

Coca-Cola’s bottled water brand Bonaqua launches label-less bottled water across Hong Kong; design uses fewer packaging materials and improves bottle recyclability, uses laser incising technology to highlight product information on the bottle
Media Outreach Newswire (05/26)

Dongwon F&B reduces plastic in its Dongwon Spring Water PET bottles, saving 1,200 tons of plastic/year; company has reduced plastic by 15.7% and weight by 8.4%, also introduced a lighter eco-cap and reduced length of label by more than 20%
Contify Retail News (05/26)

Energy Drinks/Shots

Red Bull announces limited-time return of the Red Bull Coconut Edition Sugarfree energy drink, available in 8.4 oz. cans
Red Bull GMBH (05/26)

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers issues executive order barring gouging on baby formula; the order will be in effect for 90 days
Associated Press (05/26)

OSHA fines Refresco US$49,724 for 'serious violations' at its bottling plant in Wharton, New Jersey; employees and community groups assembled outside the facility on Nov. 15 to demand better working conditions
Record (05/26)

 Alcoholic Beverages


Heineken UK proposes closure of its Caledonian Brewery in Scotland, citing the decades-old infrastructure causing 'significant inefficiencies and costs' as one of the reasons behind the decision; the brewery has been running for more than 150 years
Restaurant Magazine (05/26)


Australia-based distillery Republic of Fremantle launches range of gins, vodka with design inspired by brand's Antipodean provenance; glass bottles feature symbols of the port of Fremantle, images of sails, a lighthouse and compasses, foil embellishments
Packaging News (05/26)

Alcoholic Beverages

Kirin Holdings announces intention to raise its prices in Japan, citing rising material costs and distribution issues
just-drinks.com (05/26)

Constellation Brands to present at the 2022 RBC Capital Markets Global Consumer and Retail Conference in Boston on June 2
Globe Newswire (05/26)


Retail Food Packaging

TekniPlex Consumer Products launches 100% PET Processor Trays that are recyclable, contain up to 50% recycled content; the trays are shatter-resistant, even in cold environments, and utilize Hidden Rim Technology, which prevents overwrap film from tearing
Tekni-Plex Inc. (05/26)

Retail Beverage Packaging

Manna Capital Partners, Ball form alliance in which Manna will construct, operate an aluminum can sheet rolling mill, recycling center in New Mexico; Ball will enter into a long-term supply agreement, intends to take minority equity position in the mill
Ball Corp. (05/26)


Regenerative Agriculture

Regenerative practices and new technology could be a ‘game changer’ for dairy farming, according to Ben & Jerry's, which is looking to bring GHG emissions at 15 of its dairy farms to half the industry average by the end of 2024
FoodNavigator.com (05/26)


Neogen releases enhanced version of Veratox for Peanut allergen test that rapidly quantifies low levels of peanut protein residues in food products, ingredients, clean-in-place rinses; test detects peanut protein down to 0.25 ppm
PR Newswire (05/26)

Plant Extracts/Plant-Based

Spunlace snapshot: Glatfelter expects spunlace business to turn to profitable in Q2, with US$1M improvements from pricing-related actions, US$3M from operational improvements, synergies; CEO sees segment accelerating innovation in plant-based feedstocks
Industry Intelligence Inc. (05/26)

Hume Supernatural unveils Out West, a plant-based deodorant with smoky tobacco leaves, leather and cedarwood scent; desert-sourced ingredients include prickly pear, aloe vera, diatomaceous earth, probiotics, prebiotics such as chicory root and blue agave
PR Newswire (05/26)



Kroger ranks 25 on Axios-Harris Poll 100 list of most visible US companies; company also ranks top 10 in dimensions of citizenship, trust
PR Newswire (05/26)


Kuehne+Nagel to build 130,000-sq-m. automated, omnichannel Adidas fulfillment site with a capacity of 18,000 packages/hour in Mantova, Italy, by 2024; site to run on 100% renewable energy and is company's largest CO2-neutral facility, will create 700 jobs
Kuehne + Nagel International AG (05/26)


Latest: May, 26 2022

Latest Value Prev Chg YOY Chg
Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (ABI) :EBR 52.36 51.07 2.53% -15.43%
Asahi Group Holdings Ltd. (25020) :TYO 4,245.00 4,183.00 1.48% -18.88%
Campbell Soup (CPB) 47.90 47.98 -0.17% -0.95%
Coca-Cola Company (KO) 64.30 64.07 0.36% 16.85%
Conagra Foods (CAG) 32.98 32.77 0.64% -13.00%
Constellation Brands (STZ) 244.37 243.03 0.55% 3.03%
Danone SA (BN) :EPA 54.96 54.38 1.07% -8.92%
Diageo plc (DGE) :LON 3,633.00 3,628.50 0.12% 6.93%
General Mills (GIS) 69.46 69.26 0.29% 10.55%
Heineken NV (HEIA) :AMS 91.18 89.14 2.29% -6.90%
Hershey Company (HSY) 209.54 211.43 -0.89% 20.22%
JBS SA (JBSS3) :BVMF 35.33 35.46 -0.37% 16.29%
Kellogg Company (K) 69.88 70.13 -0.36% 5.73%
Mondelez International Inc. (MDLZ) 62.50 62.37 0.21% -1.78%
Monster Beverage (MNST) 88.73 87.73 1.14% -5.01%
Nestle SA (NESN) :VTX 114.24 114.74 -0.44% 2.35%
Pepsico (PEP) 170.11 168.97 0.67% 14.71%
Pernod Ricard (RI) :EPA 178.20 176.65 0.88% -1.05%
Suntory Holdings Ltd. (25870) :TYO 4,985.00 5,010.00 -0.50% 23.54%
The Kraft Heinz Co. (KHC) 37.07 39.88 -7.05% -16.09%
Unilever plc (ULVR) :LON 3,493.00 3,541.00 -1.36% -18.89%