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The chocolate industry has realized that sustainability makes both ethical and business sense, and is investing heavily in new approaches to improve in this area, according to data and analytics provider GlobalData. The global chocolate industry is worth $92 billion (USD) and is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 3.97…(Read More)

By Robin Mather The 2018 trends predictions from a variety of sources reveal a fascinating array of opinions about the issues that will drive your customers’ purchases this year. “Clean” and “transparency” will continue to be consumer buzzwords for 2018. Manufacturers are updating their packaging to look as clean as the ingredients inside, and customers…(Read More)

7-Eleven® stores are carrying a new line of proprietary juices that rival those prepared fresh in free-standing, high-end juice bars. The new organic, cold-pressed juices are part of the retailer’s 7-Select GO!Smart private brand line of premium better-for-you snacks and beverages. The 7-Select GO!Smart…(Read More)

Old Dominion Peanut Company is closing its manufacturing facility in Norfolk, Virginia. As a result of a six-month analysis of the company’s current operations and future needs of its customers, the decision comes in the wake of the neighborhood in transition from manufacturing and warehousing, to retail and upscale residential apartments, higher operating…(Read More)

By Robin Mather Registration is now open for the 43rd Winter Fancy Food Show, to be held from Sunday, Jan. 21 through Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. Some 25,000 makers and buyers are expected to attend the 2018 show, according to officials at the Specialty Food Association, which…(Read More)