CPG: SmartBrief Originals
Category challenges: Catalysts for greater innovation or causes for decline
Category challenges: Catalysts for greater innovation or causes for decline

Between the rise of challenger categories and private label pursuers, how can we continue to unlock growth potential in the complicated and fast-changing food business?

Sustainable packaging goes beyond traditional recycling
Sustainable packaging goes beyond traditional recycling

What solutions are CPG manufacturers turning to for reducing, reusing and recycling food and beverage packaging?

What's trending in snacks?
What's trending in snacks?

From small bites of sweets to refrigerated, grab-and-go meats and cheeses to new takes on classic chips, consumers are clamoring for a wide variety of snacking options.

Agricultural strides: CPG companies take stake in the land
Agricultural strides: CPG companies take stake in the land

Executives from General Mills and Land O’Lakes Truterra share what their companies are doing to build robust, sustainable and profitable agricultural supply chains.

CPG companies capitalize on brand recognition with collaborations
CPG companies capitalize on brand recognition with collaborations

Food producers and chain restaurants entered several new categories in 2019 by debuting co-branded products, such as Twinkies cereal, Stuffed Cheez-Its Pizza and Starburst-flavored yogurt.

Why glass is coming back in fashion for food makers
Why glass is coming back in fashion for food makers

Some food makers are choosing glass containers to appeal to consumers' demand for sustainable packaging.

What are the top trends in snacks and sweets?
What are the top trends in snacks and sweets?

Consumers are looking for everything from purpose-driven companies to diet-friendly bites when it comes to the sweets and snacks segment.

Oat milk’s popularity expands to the ice cream case
Oat milk’s popularity expands to the ice cream case

Sales of plant-based ice cream are on the rise, fueled by new products including oat-based options.

The changing nature of the frozen food aisle
The changing nature of the frozen food aisle

Frozen food is a changing industry, and consumers and CPG companies alike are taking notice.

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?