Forty-one percent of shoppers are buying more private brands, report finds

Dive Brief: Private brands purchasing is growing amid rising grocery inflation, with 41% of shoppers surveyed this spring saying they bought more store brands than before the pandemic, according to a new report from the…

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How food inflation is shaping the shopping habits of price-sensitive consumers

Food inflation, which has continued at a persistent trickle over the past several months, has become a full-blown torrent.  Food-at-home prices leaped nearly 12% over the past 12 months, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor…


Danone leads $7M funding round for methane-reducing cattle feed additive

Dive Brief: Danone Manifesto Ventures has lead a $7 million Series A funding round for Symbrosia, a startup that has developed an emissions-busting feed additive for cattle. Additional funding came from Pacific6, Hatch, Presidio Ventures,…


Ensuring sustainability: Questions to ask your packaging supplier

Consumer concerns around sustainability and protecting the environment have been increasing, leading to closer scrutiny of companies’ actions in those areas. Nearly half (44%) of consumers said their interest in shopping sustainably has risen since…


Borderless food. Ready to eat at a moment’s notice.

Unlike any time in history, people have unimagined control of their everyday lives. They can work where they want, have access to a world of information at their fingertips, and they have unprecedented choice. This…


Leftovers: Land O’Lakes cuts corners on butter; Saputo spreads into plant-based cheese

Leftovers is our look at a few of the product ideas popping up everywhere. Some are intriguing, some sound amazing and some are the kinds of ideas we would never dream of. We can’t write…


Sapporo USA to acquire Stone Brewing in deal valued at $165M

Dive Brief: Sapporo U.S.A. is acquiring California-based craft beer maker Stone Brewing in a deal valued at about $165 million. The acquisition is expected to close in August. Stone Distributing Co., the craft brewer’s distribution…


Chinova Bioworks raises $6M for clean-label preservative

Dive Brief: Chinova Bioworks, a manufacturer of a natural preservative made from white button mushrooms, has closed a $6 million series A funding round. DSM Venturing and Rhapsody Venture Partners co-led the round, while Rich Products…

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How CrushDynamics upcycles wine waste into a nutritious ingredient

CrushDynamics’ company story starts with a bike ride and a bear.  In 2016, founder and President Bill Broddy was biking near a winery and saw a bear chowing down on pomace — the grape seeds…


Consumer Brands Association CEO leaving to lead travel group

Dive Brief: The Consumer Brands Association said its president and CEO Geoff Freeman is leaving the trade group after four years to lead the U.S. Travel Association. He starts his new job on Sept. 1….

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