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March 04, 2022

Industry Roundup

Baked Goods

Russian food retail chains Karusel, Perekrestok and Pyaterochka voluntarily introduce maximum 5% mark-up in several 'socially important' food products including dairy products, sugar, bread, potatoes, carrots, bakery products and cabbages
BBC News (03/03)

Tim Hortons announces Canadian offerings of new Apple Fritter and Boston Cream donuts, says fritters contain over 40% more apples while Boston Cream donuts have over 33% more filling
Canada Newswire (03/03)

Breakfast Foods

Costa Coffee launching new range of breakfast, lunch and snack items as part of a collaboration with Marks & Spencer Food; range includes sandwiches, salads and porridge
The Mirror (03/03)

Executive Perspective: Innovative flavors and formats are supporting sales growth for Kellogg's four core snack brands: Pop-Tarts, Pringles, Rice Krispies and Cheez-It, according to CEO Steven A. Cahillane
Food Business News (03/03)


Nestle resumes limited operations in Ukraine a week after closing its three factories in the country; company declines to provide exact details on the operational status of the plants, which produce confectionery, coffee and culinary food products
just-food.com (03/03)

PepsiCo recalling more than 250,000 cases of Starbucks Doubleshot Espresso drinks because of inadequate sealing that may lead to spoilage
Food Safety News (03/03)

Cold Drinks

Starbucks announces offering of new Iced Toasted Vanilla Oatmilk Shaken Espresso, made with Starbucks Blonde espresso and notes of caramelized vanilla, and shaken together with ice and topped with oatmilk
QSR Magazine (03/01)

Cold Sandwiches & Wraps

Jimmy John's announces limited-time offering of new Zesty Garden Turkey Club sandwich, featuring hand-sliced turkey, house-made herb aioli, slow roasted tomatoes and pickled red onions on fresh-baked French bread
Chew Boom (03/01)

Confectionery & Sweet Snacks

Dunkin' announces return of its Dunkin’ Iced Coffee Flavored Jelly Beans at retail stores for Easter in partnership with Frankford Candy; project features five flavors: French Vanilla, Caramel Latte, Butter Pecan, Toasted Coconut and Hazelnut
MassLive.com (03/03)

Fazer Group suspends exports to Russia and condemns invasion of Ukraine; company's exports to Russia consist of confectionery and 'milling products' amounting to annual sales of about US$13.8M
just-food.com (03/02)

Fried & Cooked Chicken

McDonald's announces that its Chicken Big Mac will return to UK menus this week and remain 'while stocks last' after pulling the item from the menu due to higher-than-expected demand
Northern Echo (03/02)

Smashburger announces offerings of new Adult Chicken Tenders and Scorchin’ Hot Chicken Tenders, both available in three- and five-count varieties; fast-casual chain also announces limited-time return of its Beer Battered Pacific Cod Sandwich
QSR Magazine (03/02)

Fruits, Vegetables & Salads

More than 50% of fresh fruit and nearly one-third of fresh vegetables that Americans buy now come from other countries, according to the USDA, adding that imports of fresh fruits and vegetables will rise 45% during 2016-2027 period
Fresh Plaza (03/02)

Natamycin, allium extract PTSO found to effectively control sour rot during lemon postharvest; treatment was completely effective after 20 days at 5 degrees Celsius, while further exposure at room temperature for 7 days had 61% reduction in sour rot
International Journal of Food Microbiology (03/01)

Hot Sandwiches, Wraps & Burgers

7-Eleven announces limited-time offering of new Black Bean Burger, featuring a vegetarian patty made with black beans, corn, rice and seasonings, topped with American cheese and served on a sweet brioche bun
Chew Boom (03/03)

A&W announces limited-time returns of Cod Sliders and Pub Style Baskets; Cod Sliders feature a golden-fried cod filet with tartar sauce and dill pickles on a soft potato bun; Pub Style Baskets come in both shrimp and cod varieties
Chew Boom (03/03)

Ice Cream/Frozen Treats

Ben & Jerry's Israel seeks injunction from a US District Court in New Jersey to stop its parent company Unilever from boycotting Jewish territory over the pre-1967 lines and potentially the country itself
Jerusalem Post (03/03)

Celebrity chef Bobby Flay's cat food brand Made by Nacho raises US$14M in series A round, which will go toward growing its team, offerings and marketing; brand currently has offerings in dry food, wet food in pouches and cups and freeze dried treats
PR Newswire (03/03)

Savory Snacks

Lay's launches limited-edition Lay's G.O.A.T. Cheese Flavor Series, launched as part of marketing campaign featuring soccer star Lionel Messi; flavors include Cheddar Jalapeno, Queso & Pimienta, and Caramelized Onion
PepsiCo Inc. (03/03)

PeaTos announces that its snack products will now be all plant-based; company also updates its look to feature a new female character named 'DJ_P
Business Wire (03/01)

Coffee Shops & Juice Bars

Economist Intelligence Unit forecasts global coffee consumption to grow 3.4% in 2021/2022, which will be weaker than pre-pandemic levels; store formats to evolve, with demand for 'on-the-go' beverages resulting in more smaller shops, drive-through outlets
World Commodity Forecasts (03/02)

Motley Fool: Dutch Bros is coffee shop to watch, as it plans to grow to 4,000 US locations; Placer.ai finds Starbucks and Dunkin customers were visiting Dutch Bros in greater numbers, noting Dutch could alter balance of power between major coffee giants
The Motley Fool (03/01)

Quick Service Restaurants (QSR)

McDonald's Malaysia reportedly planning to invest US$322M to open 205 new locations in the country as part of its five-year business plan that will create 50,000 jobs
MarketLine (03/03)

Yoshinoya announces limited-time offering of new Teriyaki Salmon, featuring fresh grilled salmon glazed with teriyaki sauce and topped with green onions and sesame seeds
Chew Boom (03/03)

Fast-Casual Restaurants

Portillo's announces entry into Texas with new location in The Colony scheduled to open this fall
QSR Magazine (03/03)

Friendly's Restaurants opens its first fast-casual Friendly’s Café in Westfield, Massachusetts; the 2,700-square-foot cafe has 45 seats and includes four outdoor parking spots for curbside pickup and quick-response code ordering and payment
Nation's Restaurant News (03/03)

Casual Dining Restaurants

Buffalo Wild Wings announces offering of new Mtn Dew Legend, a beverage exclusive to the casual dining chain; the beverage, available by mid-May, features blackberry flavor
PR Newswire (03/03)

Executive Perspective: The now more-off-premises-focused and higher-tech Applebee’s and IHOP are emerging from the pandemic stronger and ready for growth, says Dine Brands Global CEO John Peyton
Nation's Restaurant News (03/03)

Foodservice Packaging

Plastic Pollution Coalition issues new and improved Understanding Packaging (UP) Scorecard; the free online resource can help concert and sports venues, restaurants and other businesses choose plastic-free and sustainable packaging for food and drinks
Targeted News Service (Press Releases) (03/03)

Foodservice coffee trader Consolidated Services Group announces partnership with World Centric; CSG will now be able to move World Centric’s plant-based compostable packaging solutions to more operators through its network of over 350 distributors
Vending Times (03/01)

On-Demand Local Delivery

UK grocers M&S, Morrisons, Ocado and Waitrose, supply chain specialist CHEP and consultancy Unpackaged create Refill Coalition, which is developing a bulk home-delivery refill solution for key food staples and household products
Packaging News (03/03)

California-based Cardenas Markets to offer on-demand, scheduled delivery across all 59 locations via Uber Eats; offerings include grocery staples, as well as Hispanic dishes prepared daily
PR Newswire (03/01)

Payment Systems

Ray Dalio: Sanctions imposed on Russia will take heavy toll on its economy, at minimal cost to NATO countries; China’s payments system could be pathway for Russia to conduct international trade, but it’s likelier China wouldn't help Russia in this way
FinancialPress (03/03)

Guggenheim warns Russia may strike back at Western sanctions with cyberattacks to crash markets; outdated technologies indicate high chance of attack on world payments system, which could result in temporary disruption, with Ukraine likely the main target
Business Insider (03/02)


WhatTheyThink: Trends toward sustainability, cause marketing may be a differentiator in packaging market; Desert Harvest is tapping the trend by scrapping single-use bottles, offering option to remove 1 ton of plastic from ocean for every bottle purchased
WhatTheyThink (03/02)

Majority of Flipkart sellers have eliminated single-use plastic, and Flipkart also eliminated it in its own supply chain, says official; WWF India publishes Flipkart case study, with aim to unlock barriers to drive circularity, create new business models
Packaging South Asia (03/01)

Food & Beverage Distributors

Fonterra keeping its units in Russia open but halts exports to the country as company weighs the impact of the economic sanctions hitting the country amid invasion of Ukraine
MarketLine (03/03)

US Foods to convert fleet fuel at all California broadline distribution centers from traditional diesel fuel to renewable diesel fuel by mid-2022; company also will add 30 electric trucks to its La Mirada, California, distribution center by end of 2023
Business Wire (03/03)

The Ethical Butcher to launch a B2B wholesale business for the hospitality sector; company says the new enterprise will offer regeneratively-farmed meat to restaurants, pubs and hotels
Big Hospitality (03/02)


Taco John's announces limited-time offering of new Alaska Flounder Fish Tacos; menu item features wild-caught Alaska flounder, chipotle lime sauce, queso fresco, shredded lettuce and pico de gallo, all wrapped in a warm flour tortilla
Chew Boom (03/03)

El Pollo Loco announces limited-time return of its Baja Shrimp Tacos; menu item features a corn tortilla filled with baja shrimp cooked in a chipotle and garlic marinade along with fresh shredded cabbage, house-made pico de gallo and baja chipotle sauce
Chew Boom (03/03)

Wetzel's Pretzels reports 24% rise in same-store sales in 2021 compared to 2019; company also plans to have 400 total locations in 2023
QSR Magazine (03/03)


Latest: Mar, 03 2022

Latest Value Prev Chg YOY Chg
Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) 1,462.17 1,496.58 -2.30% 3.83%
Domino's Pizza (DPZ) 402.67 423.25 -4.86% 21.02%
Dunkin Brands Group Inc (DNKN) 106.48 106.48 0.00% 0.00%
Jack In The Box (JACK) 84.34 85.49 -1.35% -15.21%
McDonald's Corp (MCD) 236.65 240.94 -1.78% 14.98%
Panera Bread Co (PNRA) 314.93 314.93 0.00% 0.00%
Papa Johns International Inc (PZZA) 103.03 108.18 -4.76% 20.03%
Restaurant Brands International (QSR) 55.21 55.98 -1.38% -13.50%
Starbucks Corp (SBUX) 91.53 92.77 -1.34% -13.83%
Yum! Brands, Inc (YUM) 119.70 122.00 -1.89% 15.64%