Ukraine Invasion Threatens Supply Chain Recovery

Prospects for a supply chain recovery in 2022 suffered a devastating setback this week when Russian forces invaded Ukraine.

Private Label Brands Notch Record Growth in 2021

Shoppers leaned into private-label brands in the first year of the pandemic – driven in no small part by shortages of their regular brand favorites.

5 Black Food and Food Safety Pioneers

When it comes to the history of U.S. food processing and safety, most overlook the contributions of African Americans, indigenous people, and women. To help correct that – and since it’s February – we wanted to highlight a handful of Black industry...

UK Food and Beverage Companies Struggle with HFSS

As if UK food and beverage retailers didn’t face enough challenges in the new year – between supply chain sclerosis and a depleted labour pool – these companies must fundamentally change how they do business to comply with recent legislation that...

FDA Approves Magnesium Qualified Health Claims

In a rare – but welcome – regulatory shift, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Jan. 10 that it won’t object “to the use of certain qualified health claims regarding the consumption of magnesium and a reduced risk of high blood...

Report Uncovers Persistent Fraud in EU Herbs and Spices Market

As if the supply chain didn’t have enough problems, frantic manufacturers have one more thing to worry about: adulterated herbs and spices.

Food and Color: What Does It All Mean?

Every December, the Pantone Color Institute picks a color that its experts think will best represent the new year. For 2022, the Pantone business unit chose Very Peri, “a dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet-red undertone.”

Supply Chain Chaos Sends Companies Scrambling

American manufacturing has been outsourcing production overseas for so long that “Made in China” labels are as pervasive as price tags.

Bimbo Had Questions. TraceGains Had Answers.

The exchange of information between suppliers and customers has been a mess in the food and beverage industry as far back as anyone can remember. There are several reasons for this, but it’s driven primarily by the massive duplication of effort that...

Tate & Lyle Names 2022 Food and Beverage Trends

With more pressing concerns – such as transport ships stuck at ports, climbing ingredient prices, and nagging labor issues – it’s easy to think brands might be overlooking longer-term goals, such as new product development.