CPG: SmartBrief Originals

SmartLabel rolled out in 2015 as a way for CPG companies and manufacturers to tell the full story about their products. Where does the initiative stand today?

Good Catch, Sophie's Kitchen and a growing group of other plant-based companies are developing vegan seafood alternatives.
Good Catch, Sophie's Kitchen and a growing group of other plant-based companies are developing vegan seafood alternatives.

Good Catch, Sophie's Kitchen and a growing group of other plant-based companies are developing vegan seafood alternatives.

Small food businesses find community in shared kitchen spaces.
Small food businesses find community in shared kitchen spaces.

Food entrepreneurs hatch and grow new concepts in food incubators.

compostable packaging
compostable packaging

Whether you’re an operator or manufacturer, you should be concerned with how products are packaged, as packaging alone can sway consumers’ purchasing decisions.

How general merchandise products are striving toward clean-label
How general merchandise products are striving toward clean-label

As shoppers look for clean-label ingredients, CPG brands are answering the call with general merchandise products that feature transparent ingredient lists.

PepsiCo's accelerator is focused on sustainable consumer packaged foods.
PepsiCo's accelerator is focused on sustainable consumer packaged foods.

PepsiCo, Nestle and Chipotle are among the latest big food companies to partner with promising startups in accelerators.

Vegan cheese brands are growing faster with products that come closer to the taste and texture of dairy cheese.
Vegan cheese brands are growing faster with products that come closer to the taste and texture of dairy cheese.

Vegan cheese brands are growing faster with products that come closer to the taste and texture of dairy cheese.

From healthy alternatives to globally inspired fare, today's consumer trends are spurring a bevy of new CPG products.

Will the trend toward simplified packaging continue?
Will the trend toward simplified packaging continue?

Food producers are launching simple, spare packaging -- will the trend endure?

What the US CPG industry can learn from China
What the US CPG industry can learn from China

Chinese consumers are swiftly embracing digital tools and connecting directly with CPG companies. Find out the lessons that US manufacturers can glean from their experiences.