Food & Beverage Industry News

The food & beverage industry is huge, diverse and constantly changing. This means it is a topic of great interest to many people, so Wiser created a tailored digest to meet those people's needs. The food & beverage news email delivers the latest articles from around the internet in a simple and easy-to-read format. The industry is actually global in nature and covers all food production except for the small amount of food that is still produced by subsistence farmers. In the US, the global nature of the industry is important in terms of exports, strength and sustainability, and food security. Some of the biggest companies in the world are part of the food & beverage industry including PepsiCo Inc., Tyson Foods Inc., Nestle, JBS and Coca-Cola Co. They exist in an industry that continues to consolidate as well as going through change in terms of consumer demands for healthier ingredients, clearer information and controlled costs. The Wiser daily food & beverage industry news email is free and is designed for anyone with an interest in the industry, including food producers and retailers.

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Goodbye, Mr. Okra: New Orleans Remembers Its Singing Vegetable Vendor
NPR • Debbie Elliott
Eureka! California-Grown Coffee Is Becoming The State's Next Gold Mine
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Kraft Heinz earnings and sales miss
MarketWatch • Tonyagarcia
Kraft Heinz posts $8 billion profit, but misses 4Q forecasts
Chicago Tribune • Associated Press
Study finds link between processed food and cancer
Al Jazeera • Neave Barker
U.K. Supermarkets To Ban Energy Drinks For Shoppers Under 16
WNYC • Menaka Wilhelm
UK retail sales show weak growth despite gym wear boost
BBC
Battle For Online Shoppers
MediaPost • Jack Loechner
Ripple Sizzle, Retail Sales Fizzle And PepsiCo Makes Digital Deliver For CPGs
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Food & Beverage Industry
Goodbye, Mr. Okra: New Orleans Remembers Its Singing Vegetable Vendor
NPRDebbie Elliott
Arthur James Robinson, known as "Mr. Okra," died this week. But New Orleans residents will never forget his distinctive inventory call and his brightly-painted truck, winding through the city.
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Food & Beverage Industry
Eureka! California-Grown Coffee Is Becoming The State's Next Gold Mine
NPRJodi Helmer
Sure, a cup of California-grown coffee sells for about $18 a cup, but people are buying it. The niche industry is booming with no signs of slowing, and the state's farmers still can't meet demand.
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Brand Management, eRetail
Shping Incentivizes Consumer Engagement With Brands For Digital Coins
PYMNTS.comPymnts
To research a product, potential customers may turn to Google. But finding product information can be a bit of a cumbersome process. Consumers may have to scroll through many social media channels or product reviews to make an informed decision, after all....
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Accounting, Economic Policy
Kraft Heinz earnings and sales miss
MarketWatchTonyagarcia
Kraft Heinz Co. reported fourth-quarter net income of $8.0 billion, or $6.52 per share, up from $944.0 million, or 77 cents per share, for the same period last year. Adjusted EPS was 90 cents per share, missing the 95-cents FactSet consensus. Sales...
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Accounting, Economic Policy
Kraft Heinz posts $8 billion profit, but misses 4Q forecasts
Chicago TribuneAssociated Press
Kraft Heinz Co. is reporting a fourth-quarter profit of $8 billion. The company, with headquarters in Chicago and Pittsburgh, said Friday it had profit of $6.52 per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains, came to 90 cents per share. The results fell...
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Food & Beverage Industry, Healthy Living
Study finds link between processed food and cancer
Al JazeeraNeave Barker
According to a group of French scientists who've studied the diets of more than 100,000 people, eating highly-processed (or ultra-processed) food puts people at a higher risk of developing cancer. Ultra-processed foods contain artificial ingredients designed to keep them fresh on shop...
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Children's Health & Development, Energy Regulation
U.K. Supermarkets To Ban Energy Drinks For Shoppers Under 16
WNYCMenaka Wilhelm
Next month, several chain supermarkets in the U.K. will stop selling energy drinks to customers under 16. Anyone looking to buy a soft drink with more than 150 mg of caffeine per liter — a limit targeting drinks like Monster and Red...
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eRetail, Finance
UK retail sales show weak growth despite gym wear boost
BBC
Retail sales saw only a slight pick-up in January as rising prices continued to dampen shoppers' spending. UK sales volumes rose by just 0.1% in January from the previous month, the Office for National Statistics said. Sports equipment saw stronger sales than...
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Amazon.com Inc, eRetail
Battle For Online Shoppers
MediaPostJack Loechner
The battle for online shoppers in the ecommerce and online grocery shopping space, shows “Amazon” to be almost always be the first company that comes to mind, says a whitepaper from Luth Research. The behemoth company boasts 43% of the country’s online...
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Grocery & Supermarkets, Professional Services
Ripple Sizzle, Retail Sales Fizzle And PepsiCo Makes Digital Deliver For CPGs
PYMNTS.comEileen Goode
PepsiCo turned some heads with its quarterly earnings call announcement that it would take some of its tax reform windfall and reinvest it in improving the firm’s eCommerce efforts. According to PepsiCo CEO Indra K. Nooyi, that decision is entirely bottom line-driven...
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