Sustainability Reports from Three Major Food Companies

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Last week, General Mills, Perdue Farms, and Tyson Foods all issued sustainability reports ahead of Earth Day, announcing they were approaching major sustainability goals. In addition, the three companies revealed new plans to further reduce their environmental footprints. Tyson Foods announced plans to improve the agricultural practices they use for their corn fields—which span over… Read more »

Lessons for the Toy Industry in a Post-Toys R Us World

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In March 2018, we learned that “I don’t want to grow up, I’m a Toys R Us kid,” would be heard no longer—retail giant Toys R Us announced it plans to sell or close all 735 of its stores in the U.S. While it may seem that Toys R Us is another casualty of retail… Read more »

Unusual Food Trends: Sustainability Drives Creative New Products

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As the way that consumers shop for groceries continues to change over time, so does their diet. There is a significant demand for healthy, environmentally sustainable, and ethically sourced food items. In response to this trend, food companies have begun to think outside the box for innovative new products that meet this demand from consumers…. Read more »

Takeaways from the Food Marketing Institute’s Midwinter Executive Conference

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For the Consumer Packaged Goods industry, 2018 has already shown itself to be the year when norms will be challenged. From the lack of women in leadership roles to advancing technology’s impact on the business landscape, there are many trends to track. The recently held Food Marketing Institute’s Midwinter Executive Conference was an opportunity for… Read more »

Lessons in Failure: Does Struggle Make Us Stronger?

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“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” is an adage that’s been around for quite some time. But, if you really want to understand whether or not personal or professional struggles can make you stronger, then you need not look any further than Super Bowl LII between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots. Nick… Read more »

Organic and Healthy Foods Impacting CPG Growth

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One significant trend that continues to drive the consumer packaged goods industry is the growth of the organic and healthy foods movement. Grocery stores around the globe are trying to meet the growing demand by expanding the number of organic products on their shelves. Even a variety of fast food restaurants are offering organic &… Read more »