CPG: SmartBrief Originals
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?

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.