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April 27, 2022

Industry Roundup
 Packaged Food

Condiments, Dressings & Sauces

Kraft Heinz announces launch of new Heinz Dip & Crunch, featuring burger sauce and crisp potato crunchers inside a two-for-one package; sauce made with tomato puree, molasses, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic powder, tamarind concentrate, onion powder, spices
Business Wire (04/26)

KIkkoman announces launch in India of new 100% vegetarian Kikkoman Oyster Flavored Sauce, available beginning in June; product uses Kikkoman Soy Sauce as its base ingredient
PR Newswire (04/26)

Confectionery & Sweet Snacks

Barclays says Mondelez's Ricolino acquisition to double size of its business in Mexico, fits well with business there that's focused on candy and gum; Euromonitor notes Mondelez has 11% of confectionery market in Mexico, and Ricolino owner Bimbo has 8.8%
CE Noticias Financieras (04/26)

Executive Perspective: Mondelez's acquisition of Grupo Bimbo's Ricolino confectionery business will grow 'our position in core snacking categories,' says Mondelez CEO Dirk Van de Put
Baking Business (04/26)


Laird Superfood announces launch of Bright Cups, a commercially compostable single-serve coffee pod made with plant-based materials; Bright Cups are made from 85% coffee chaff--the natural skin of the bean and byproduct of the roasting process
Business Wire (04/26)

Nestle and Starbucks announce two new non-dairy flavors to its line of Starbucks Coffee Enhancers in Canada: Caramel Macchiato and Hazelnut Latte
Canada Newswire (04/26)

Packaged Foods

Ferrero to acquire Ireland-based protein bar maker Fulfill Nutrition; financial terms not disclosed; Ferrero says deal will see company 'expand in this relevant better-for-you market segment, meeting the evolving needs and trends of consumers'
just-food.com (04/26)

Associated British Foods report sales from its grocery division of £1.82B during 24-week period ending March 5, up 2% from year-ago period, but company says it will once again raise prices on its products amid pressure on ingredient costs
MarketLine (04/26)

 Fresh Food

Fresh Produce

Commentary: Four hidden reasons for high food prices include Russia-Ukraine conflict's impact on price of corn, avian flu outbreak causing major spike in price of chicken/turkey, California's drought, truck jams keeping produce stalled at US-Mexico border
The Washington Post (Print) (04/26)

Asda to lower prices for the rest of the year on 100 items including fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh meat, rice and noodles, as it looks to fend off Aldi and Lidl in a battle for the spending of lower-income households
Daily Telegraph (04/26)

Meat & Poultry

Executive Perspective: Constrained production due to labor shortages caused by the global pandemic, as well as record inflation, are driving current beef prices, Tyson Foods CEO Donnie King says to the US House Agriculture Committee
Globe Newswire (04/26)

Silver Fern Farms announce launch of its USDA-approved Net Carbon Zero by Nature 100% Grass-Fed Angus Beef in 134 Jewel-Osco supermarkets across the US Midwest
PR Newswire (04/26)

Fruits, Vegetables & Salads

Celsius Holdings announces launch of new Celsius Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade energy drink, available both on company's website and on Amazon
BevIndustry.com (04/26)

Cold Cuts/Processed Meats

Jack Link's announces plans to construct new US$450M manufacturing facility in Perry, Georgia; facility slated to be operational at the end of 2023
Georgia Government (04/26)


Milk/Milk Alternatives

Clover Sonoma receives sustainability award for packaging innovation from California Creamery Operators Assn.; company recognized for its first fully renewable milk carton and PCR content gallon milk jug in the US
Business Wire (04/26)

Chobani to end production of dairy milk after less than three months, citing negative impact of inflation
Food Dive (04/26)

Dairy Products/ Dairy Alternatives

Valio announces sale of its Russian dairy operations to Velkom Group; transaction to take place immediately, terms not disclosed; with this deal, Valio's operations in Russia have now ended
Dairy Processing & Markets (04/26)

 Pet Care

Pet Food

Mars' Temptations cat treats brand launches line of kitten treats in Chicken & Dairy and Salmon & Dairy, along with a new ad; treats support brain development with DHA, are designed for dietary needs of growing kittens and are less than two calories/treat
PR Newswire (04/26)

Study of 2,000 dog owners shows 63% find it harder to figure out their dog's nutrition needs compared to their own; one in three believe they and their dog are equal when it comes to who eats a more nutritionally balanced diet: Orijen, OnePoll
KTVI-TV (04/26)

 Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Drinking Water

Brita launches its first retail bottled water product in a durable, refillable and plastic-free aluminum bottle from Trivium Packaging; multipacks come in Atlantic Packaging’s Fishbone fully recyclable paperboard carrier
Packaging World (04/26)

Alkaline Water announces that its Direct-Store-Delivery program’s first year trial has exceeded expectations and expects to see 'significant growth' in that division in fiscal 2023
Business Wire (04/26)

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Analysts on Coca-Cola: Morgan Stanley notes another strong quarter, says company well-positioned compared to peers in turbulent consumer packaged goods environment; Wells Fargo stays constructive on shares; BofA expresses confidence for upcoming quarters
Invezz (04/26)

Executive Perspective: Coca-Cola prepared to quickly respond to local market conditions with a mix of price adjustments, package differentiation and 'ever-sharper' promotional strategies, all of which served company well in Q1, says CEO James Quincey
FoodNavigator-USA.com (04/26)

 Alcoholic Beverages


Ardagh partners with Kansas City Bier to supply all the brewery's recyclable glass beer bottles; partnership connects brewery with Ardagh’s facility in Pevely, Missouri, helping to keep the brewery's promise to source local products
PR Newswire (04/26)

Anheuser-Busch to produce its Ukrainian beer Chernigivske at its brewery in Newark, New Jersey, and make the beverage available on draught in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Houston and Phoenix; profits will go to humanitarian relief efforts
Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (04/26)


Packaging for Diageo's new Godawan single malt luxury whisky in India features a hand-drawn illustration of the Godawan bird, a wordmark that is a contemporary interpretation of traditional Rajasthani typeface, a bespoke pattern inspired by six-row barley
Packaging News (04/26)


Bacardi announces US launches of Bacardi PIEa Colada rum and two new Bacardi Mojito extensions: Mango Mojito and Strawberry Mojito; beverages come in six-packs of 35.5-centiliter cans for US$16.99/pack
just-drinks.com (04/26)

Alcoholic Beverages

Carlsberg's planned sale of its operations in Russia could take up to a year to complete, company says as part of an earnings guidance update
just-drinks.com (04/26)

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits included in the Forbes list of Best Employers for Diversity 2022; evaluation based on recommendations, diversity among top executives and diversity among engagement indicators
Business Wire (04/26)


Retail Food Packaging

JMP Solutions joins Soft Robotics' Preferred System Integrator Program that helps expand robotic adoption with soft gripping, 3D vision, AI technologies; JMP says 'life-like dexterity' of Soft Robotics' machines helps clients with hygienic, food packaging
EIN Presswire (04/26)

The Freedonia Group projects global demand for packaging machinery to expand 5.8% per year to US$71.1B in 2026, driven by rising manufacturing output; global food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care industries to account for 71% of new product demand
The Freedonia Group Inc. (04/26)

Retail Beverage Packaging

Coca-Cola to focus on more affordable and refillable glass bottles in markets facing biggest pinch from inflation; Coca-Cola to expand distribution of the packaging in Latin America and Africa, and is also experimenting in southwest US
Reuters (04/26)

Foodservice Packaging

Burger King UK, Loop to pilot reusable and returnable packaging across selected restaurants; customers pay a refundable £1 deposit, return containers by downloading the Loop app, scanning a barcode, placing containers into a Loop bin outside restaurants
Packaging News (04/26)

Packaging Design

Radius Packaging, a blow molder formerly named Schoeneck Containers, is pushing toward automation and new products in injection molding and stretch-blown PET; company recently obtained a patent on an injection molded canister and lid that is nestable
Plastics Technology (04/26)



Study of shoppers at 'big four' UK supermarkets finds it is easier to convert an offline shopper into an online shopper via TV ads than it is to convert an online shopper away from their current supermarket brand to a rival: ViewersLogic
Grocer (04/26)

UK grocery sales down 5.9% year-over-year to £29.73B from £31.60B in 12 weeks ended April 17, while online sales fall 15%; sales also down 0.6% on two-year basis, the first fall on a two-year basis since onset of pandemic: Kantar
Alliance News (04/26)

Mass Merchandise Retailers

UBS forecasts 40,000-50,000 US retail stores to close over next five years; closures mainly to hit fashion and accessories industry, home furnishings and electronics, while business is expected to boom for general merchandise stores like Target, Walmart
Indian Retail News (04/26)

E-Commerce Trends & Statistics

Survey finds 36.8% of US consumers changed their opinion of a brand due to a bad delivery experience, 38.9% are unlikely to give retailers a second chance after a bad experience; 65% of online shoppers prefer home delivery over store pick-up: FarEye
Business Wire (04/26)

Nearly 50% of US, UK online grocery shoppers will go elsewhere if they cannot find what they need at preferred site; over 50% say a low-in-stock notification would influence purchase decision, 80% of whom would be more likely to buy the item: Lucidworks
GlobeNewswire (04/26)


Latest: Apr, 26 2022

Latest Value Prev Chg YOY Chg
Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (ABI) :EBR 54.76 55.52 -1.37% -6.35%
Asahi Group Holdings Ltd. (25020) :TYO 4,616.00 4,533.00 1.83% -0.54%
Campbell Soup (CPB) 46.36 46.83 -1.00% -3.26%
Coca-Cola Company (KO) 65.05 65.94 -1.35% 21.23%
Conagra Foods (CAG) 35.41 36.11 -1.94% -4.81%
Constellation Brands (STZ) 247.92 248.74 -0.33% 3.95%
Danone SA (BN) :EPA 56.18 55.22 1.74% -4.52%
Diageo plc (DGE) :LON 3,939.00 3,897.00 1.08% 19.51%
General Mills (GIS) 71.03 72.20 -1.62% 17.33%
Heineken NV (HEIA) :AMS 94.48 95.10 -0.65% -2.40%
Hershey Company (HSY) 220.13 224.98 -2.16% 38.42%
JBS SA (JBSS3) :BVMF 38.08 38.32 -0.63% 8.80%
Kellogg Company (K) 68.26 69.26 -1.44% 9.32%
Mondelez International Inc. (MDLZ) 64.04 65.78 -2.65% 8.97%
Monster Beverage (MNST) 86.26 86.68 -0.48% -11.20%
Nestle SA (NESN) :VTX 125.86 124.96 0.72% 14.79%
Pepsico (PEP) 173.30 173.74 -0.25% 20.88%
Pernod Ricard (RI) :EPA 192.35 193.65 -0.67% 10.90%
Suntory Holdings Ltd. (25870) :TYO 5,070.00 5,040.00 0.60% 34.66%
The Kraft Heinz Co. (KHC) 42.31 43.04 -1.70% 5.43%
Unilever plc (ULVR) :LON 3,606.50 3,541.00 1.85% -12.33%