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Hostess Brands ‘betting big’ on smaller versions of classic treats to catch snacking competitors

Despite an iconic portfolio of sweet treats, Hostess Brands watched for years as other snack companies grabbed a slice of the fast-growing market for smaller, bite-sized treats. Now, it’s spending big to introduce Bouncers, tiny…

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Why the food industry is the cause and the cure of unhealthy diets

The following is a guest post from Greg S. Garrett, executive director for the Access to Nutrition Initiative. Last week, a landmark conference on food and nutrition was hosted by the White House. President Biden…


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Consumer groups sue for nutritional labeling on alcoholic beverages

Dive Brief: The Center for Science in the Public Interest, the Consumer Federation of America and the National Consumers League sued the U.S. Treasury Department this week to force a comprehensive labeling requirement for all…


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Nestlé commits more than $1B to coffee sustainability amid climate change concerns

Dive Brief: Nescafe, Nestlé’s largest coffee brand, plans to spend more than $1 billion to help the food and beverage giant source coffee more sustainably. Nestlé, which previously vowed to source all its coffee sustainably…


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Liquid Death raises $70M

Dive Brief: Sparkling and still water brand Liquid Death raised $70 million in its Series D funding round, valuing the brand at $700 million, according to a Medium post published by Science Inc. co-founder Peter Pham….


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Utz names Post Holdings executive as new CEO

Howard Friedman will become the CEO of Utz Brands on Dec. 15, taking over for Dylan Lissette, who will become the board’s executive chairman. Friedman is no stranger to the CPG space, having spent more than 25…


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5 attention-grabbing products from Natural Products Expo East

Among the more than 1,100 brands on the trade show floor at this year’s Natural Products Expo East in Philadelphia from Sept. 28 through Oct. 1 were hundreds of novel product offerings — many of…


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‘A win for public health’: Initial reactions to the ‘healthy’ definition

When the FDA published its proposed rule defining “healthy” last week, there was a lot to digest — literally. The 105-page document was published as many people who had been anxiously awaiting it assembled in…


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OAK Have Brought Out A Golden Gaytime Flavour And I Can Hear Aussies Everywhere Screaming

Have you ever found yourself biting into a Golden Gaytime and wishing it was a creamy beverage instead? No? Well, now you’ll never have to experience that moment, because OAK have decided to pair up…


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Plant employees can perform meat inspections, court rules

Dive Brief: USDA’s new system of allowing plant employees to conduct some inspections at pork processing plants is permissible under federal law, a California federal judge ruled last week. Consumer advocacy groups Center for Food…

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