Food Manufacturing

ABA SmartBrief

News for the non-alcoholic beverage industry

ABA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Beverage Association

Combination of green tea, pomegranate offers relief to children with gastric upset


  • Medscape (free registration)

A new study shows that children with diarrhea improved faster when the regular rehydration solution was combined with green tea and pomegranate extract. Doctors say the polyphenols in the extract mix … Read More

GMA SmartBrief

News for the food, beverage and CPG industry

GMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Grocery Manufacturers Association

Study: Weak promos have taken a toll on consumable sales


  • Drug Store News

A lack of strong promotions has led to slow sales in the consumables category, with only dollar stores reporting an uptick in consumable purchases, according to the Consumer Value Study of Consumables… Read More

IDFA SmartBrief

News about the dairy processing industry

IDFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International Dairy Foods Association

Meijer launches in-store, online everyday meals program


  • Grand Rapids Business Journal (Mich.)

Meijer has launched a new program that promotes product combinations from different brands to help customers find ready-to-go meals for families of four at a cost of between $12 and $15 per meal. The … Read More

NCA SmartBrief

News and trends in the confectionery industry

NCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Confectioners Association

$260 bars of Ecuadorian chocolate to hit market next month


  • Crain's Chicago Business (tiered subscription model)

USDA organic-certified To'ak chocolate will be available for sale next month, but buyers will need to shell out $260 to purchase one of only 574, 1.5-ounce bars of the fair-trade dark chocolate. To'ak… Read More

GPI SmartBrief

Glass packaging news

GPI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Glass Packaging Institute

Southern Calif. city approaches 75% recycling rate


  • Los Angeles Wave

Bell Gardens, Calif., is on track to achieve a 75% recycling rate years ahead of California's 2020 mandate thanks in part to a new collection method that doesn't require residents to separate out thei… Read More