The Secret to Working with a Co-Man

CPG companies across the board have turned to contract manufacturers (co-mans) as part of their next-generation innovation strategies.

David Acheson Insists OSHA Vaccine Mandate Faces Strong Headwinds

Nearly a year after U.S. regulators approved COVID vaccines for mass production and distribution, the Biden Administration wants employers to help “Stop the Spread.”

Whole Foods Announces 2022 Food and Beverage Trends

Whole Foods might be a lot of things – expensive, innovative, and not as friendly to local suppliers as it used to be – but it’s hard to deny its outsized influence in the food and beverage space.

How Does the Future Look for Food?

Since 2020 went so wildly off the rails, the future of food seems as unpredictable as the rest of the economy.

Fight Recalls with Supplier Compliance

Despite the best efforts in the world, recalls remain an unavoidable part of doing business for food and beverage manufacturers and the CPG industry, in general.

TraceGains Names Community Award Winners

One of the most thrilling parts of NEXT is finding out who emerged as TraceGains Community Award winners, which celebrate the never-ending resourcefulness of the tireless workers who build and cultivate the best practices that reform their brands...

Alternative Proteins Are Here to Stay

Alternative proteins have been one of the few success stories to rise from the ashes of the pandemic economy. According to Bloomberg Intelligence, sales of plant-based dairy and meat alternatives surged past $29 billion in 2020 and could climb as...

Flavor Trends for 2021 and Beyond

The food and beverage markets are still reeling from the aftershocks of the pandemic, which has rocked the supply chain with astronomical shipping prices, lingering labor shortages, and persistent consumer demand. So, for the foreseeable future,...

Health Claims Substantiation for Risk-Free Innovation

Dietary supplements and natural food manufacturers remain acutely aware of how much work goes into product label claims – and how much trouble awaits them if they get it wrong. But what many companies don’t fully understand is how regulators...

Recalls in Review

The COVID-19 pandemic influenced the number of food and beverage recalls, revealing a notable deviation from previous years but still paint a clear picture of where the industry needs to focus moving forward.