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There's something about taking a plow and breaking new ground. It gives you energy.
Ken Kesey

Leading Off  
Enter Gen Z: The new disruptors of food culture
SmartBrief - Toss out the rules. Set aside well-worn beliefs. Make room for the new kids on the block. Millennials may be the prized target of the moment for marketers, but Gen Z is not-so-silently waiting in the wings, poised to make their own mark and blaze their own trail in contemporary lifestyles and food culture. For some time now, we've been documenting the transformation of food culture and how the macro factors have combined to create a modern food culture that is marked by fragmentation -- a blurring of boundaries, an upending of rituals and the deconstruction of formerly idealized traditions. Gen Z is growing up and coming of age in this era of disruption and upending of tradition. They have the keys to changing their lives and getting to a better place. Read.

Food Industry Job Sites  

- Amazon (Food)
- Beyond Meat
- Campbell Soup
- Cargill Inc.
- Chobani
- Coca-Cola Co.
- Conagra Brands
- Frito-Lay
- General Mills
- Hershey Co.
- Hormel Foods
- Hostess Brands
- Impossible Foods
- Ingredion USA
- JM Smucker
- Johnsonville
- Kellogg Co.
- Kraft Heinz Co.

- Mars Inc.
- Mondelez Int'l
- Nestle USA

- Newly Weds Foods
- PepsiCo

- Pinnacle Foods
- Smithfield Foods
- Starbucks Corp
- Tyson Foods
- Walmart
- Wells Enterprises
- Whole Foods Market


& Brands on Twitter
AB InBev
Amys Kitchen
Annies Homegrown
Azteca Foods
Baked by Melissa
Barry Callebaut
Ben & Jerrys
Betty Crocker
Beyond Meat
Blakes All Natural
Blue Bell
Blue Bunny
Bolthouse Farms
Burger King
Campbell soup Co. 

Cheesecake Factory
Chiquita Brands
Churchs Chicken
Coca-Cola Co. 
ConAgra Foods
Cott Beverages
CowWow Cereal Milk
Dairy Queen
Dannon Co. 
Dean Foods
Diamond Foods
Dr Pepper snapple
Dunkin Donuts
EVOL Foods
Fage UsA
Five Guys
Flowers Foods
Foster Farms
Garden Fresh
General Mills
Good Humor
Goya Foods
Hain Celestial
Hampton Creek
Happy Egg Co.
Healthy Choice

Hershey Co. 
Hersheys Kisses
Hillshire Brands
Honest Tea
Hormel Foods
Hostess Brands
Hostess snacks
Hot Pockets
Jack Links Jerky
Jimmy Dean
JM smucker

Just Born Inc. 
Kashi Foods
Kellogg Co. 
Kona Red
Kraft Heinz Co. 
M&M Brands
McCormick spices
Michael Foods
Mondelez Intl
Moosehead Breweries
Mountain Dew
Nestle UsA
Noodles & Co. 
Orville Redenbacher
Panera Bread
PEEPs Brand
Pepperidge Farm
Pilgrims Pride
Pinnacle Foods
Pizza Hut
POM Wonderful
Popeyes Chicken
Reeses PB Cups
Republic of Tea
Rudis Organic
sams Club
shake shack
smithfield Foods
sonic Drive-In
starbucks Coffee
Taco Bell
Talking Rain
Target stores
Tyson Foods

Walmart Labs
White Castle
WhiteWave Foods
Whole Foods
YUM Brands


Ad Age
Beef Magazine
Beverage Digest
Beverage Industry
Candy & snack
Candy UsA
Confectionery News
Cornell Food Lab
FDA Recalls
Food Business News
Food Dive
Food Genius
Food in Canada
Food Industry
Food Insight
Food Institute
Food Navigator UsA
Food Processing
Food safety News
Food Tank
Grocery HQ
Hartman Group
HuffPost Food
Ipsos Marketing
Medical News Today
MsN Lifestyle
National Restaurant
New Food Magazine
NPR Food
Packaged Facts
Packaging Digest
Pew Research
Pew Hispanic
QsR Magazine
Restaurant News

Rudd Center
The Packer
UsDA Food safety

Company & Name--Brand

7-Eleven stores
AB InBev
Active Health Foods
American Crystal
Amys Kitchen
Azteca Foods
Ben & Jerrys
Bimbo Bakeries UsA
Borden Dairy
Bosco Products
Brown--Forman Corp
Burger King Corp. 
Campbell soup
Cheesecake Factory
Chiquita Brands
Churchs Chicken
Circle K
Coca--Cola Co. 
ConAgra Foods
ConAgra Mills
Cott Corp
CowWow Cereal Milk
Crystal Farms
Dairy Queen
Dannon Co. 
Darden Restaurants
Dean Foods
Decas Cranberry

Del Monte Foods
Diamond Foods
Dole Food Co. 
Dominos Pizza
Dr Pepper
Dr Pepper snapple
El Pollo Loco
Flowers Foods
Fortune Brands
Foster Farms
Freebird Chicken
Fresh Express
General Mills
Gerber Products
Gortons Inc. 
Goya Foods
H. J. Heinz Co. 
Hain-Celestial Grp
Healthy Choice
Hershey Co. 
Hillshire Farms
Honest Tea
Hormel Foods
Hostess Foods
HP Hood
Imperial sugar
Ito En N. America
J. M. smucker Co. 
J.R. simplot
J&J snack Foods
Jamba Juice
Jelly Belly Candy Co
Jimmy Dean
Jones soda Co
Just Born Inc
Kashi Co. 
Kellogg Co. 
Keystone Foods
Kona Red
Kraft Foods
Kroger Co. 
Land OLakes
Lays Brand
Leprino Foods
Little Caesars
Long Horn
Long John silvers
McCain Foods
McCormick & Co. 
McDonalds Corp
McKee Foods
Maple Leaf Foods
Mars Inc. 
Meals to Heal
Michael Foods
Miller Lite
Moes southwest
Mom Brands
Monster Energy
Mountain Dew
Nabisco World
National Chicken
National Restaurant
Nestle sA
Nestle UsA
Ocean spray
Ole Mexican Foods
Original soupMan

Parmalat Canada
Perdue Farms
Perkins Restaurants
Pilgrims Pride Corp. 
Pinnacle Foods
Post Foods
Ralcorp Holdings
Ralphs Grocery
Red Bull UsA
Red Lobster
Rich Products Corp
Ruiz Foods
safeway Inc. 
sanderson Farms
saputo Inc. 
sargento Foods
schreiber Foods
schwan Food Co
seneca Foods
skippy Peanut

smart Baking Co. 
smithfield Foods
snyders-Lance Inc
soBe Beverages
starbucks Coffee Co
subway Restaurants
sunkist Growers
sunny Delight
   Beverage Co. 
Tootsie Roll Indus
Trader Joes
TreeHouse Foods
Tropicana Products
Tyson Foods
Unilever UsA
Walmart stores
Wells Enterprises
Wendys Intl
WhiteWave Foods
Whole Foods
YUM! Brands

Flavors & Ingredients

Agilex Flavors &

Allen Flavors
Aromatech Intl
Bell Flavors &

Bickford Flavors
Blue Pacific Flavors
Blue star Flavors
Carmi Flavor and
Fragrance Co. 

Comax Flavors
D.D. Williamson
David Michael & Co
Edlong Dairy

Flavor Dynamics
Flavor Infusion
Flavor systems Intl
FONA International
Fontana Flavors
Gamay Flavors
Givaudan Flavors
GLCC Flavors
Gold Coast

Gum Technology
H.B. Taylor Co
Hagelin Flavor

Innova Flavors
Intl Flavors &
Fragrances (IFF)

International Food
   Products (IFPC)
Kalsec Inc
Kikkoman UsA
McCormick & Co. 
Mane Inc. 
Mission Flavors &

Monsanto Co. 
Mother Murphys

National Flavors
National Fruit Flavor
Natural Flavors Inc

Newly Weds Foods

Nu-Tek Food

Ottens Flavors
Penford Corp. 
Prinova UsA
Proliant Meat

sargento Food

sensient Colors
sensient Flavors
Sethness Co.
summit Hill Flavors
synergy Flavors
T. Hasegawa UsA
Target Flavors
Ungerer & Co. 
Virginia Dare

Watson Inc.

Weber Flavors

WILD Flavors

Gov. Jerry Brown Makes Plant-Based Meals in Health Care Facilities & Prisons the Law in California
SB 1138 will require licensed California health care facilities and state prisons to make available plant-based meal options containing no animal products or by-products, including meat, poultry, fish
Amazon Hasn't Done To Grocers What It Once Did To Barnes And Noble
For most American families, it will take a lot more than a few Prime-related discounts to get them to make Whole Foods the grocer of their choice
- Last June, after Amazon announced it was buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, the popular notion was that it was the beginning of the end for the traditional grocery business. "Amazon's Grocery Ambitions Spell Trouble for Big Food Brands," blared a headline in the country's most widely circulated newspaper. There were countless other news stories and opinion pieces that echoed a similar sentiment in the days that followed. The implication from most of the commentary was the same: It was only a matter of time until Amazon crushed grocers in much the same way it destroyed a string of other brick and mortar businesses, beginning with traditional booksellers in the late 90s and early 2000s..... To date...things haven't unfolded like most thought. Whole Foods did make a splash initially, slashing prices on a wide range of items. However, those cuts were fleeting because prices have since rebounded. What's more, many longtime customers have complained about a noticeable decline in product quality in the wake of the Amazon purchase. Read.

Don't Sack the Sack! Plastic Bags Are Actually Better for the Environment
Banning plastic bags is a dramatic gesture, but if cleaner oceans are the goal, it's not a very effective approach
By Erin Mundahl at InsideSources
- For years, shoppers had a choice: "Paper or plastic?" But in the past decade, plastic shopping bags have fallen out of favor as environmental activists have mounted a "Ban the Bag" campaign. As a result, some cities and states have passed laws to push shoppers to use reusable bags, made from materials like cotton, hemp and polypropylene in lieu of disposable plastic. In 2014, California took the aggressive step of prohibiting retailers from giving plastic bags to customers without charging a $0.10 fee. Since then, the move to ban the bag has only gained momentum. Cities including Boulder, Col., Washington, DC, and New York, NY have created similar fees..... Plastic shopping bags comprised only 1.8 percent of all litter collected in the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup surveys. Bottles, food wrappers, and aluminum cans were all more common forms of litter. Read.

Europe Study: Harms Of Eating Junk Food Include Risk Of Cancer
New York's WNBC Newsroom Taste Tests Two New Oreo Flavors
Around the Net    
Children are drinking less milk and less juice as they get older... But what are they drinking instead? - New government data shows that water accounted for 43.7% of beverage consumption among US kids aged 2-19 in the period 2013-2016, followed by milk (21.5%), soft drinks (19.9%), and 100% juice (7.3%). 'Other beverages' such as coffee, tea, sports, energy drinks, and miscellaneous other products accounted for 7.6% of intakes. As in previous data sets, consumption of milk dropped significantly with age, with milk accounting for almost a third of beverage intake (32.1%) for 2-5 year olds, but dropping to just 14.5% for 12-19 year olds during the period. Read.
Beverage Industry        
Top three trends in beverage formulation
Food Dive - The beverage market has long been incredibly dynamic and innovative, characterized by a high degree of new product development and strong competition for consumer attention. Recent years have seen a particularly intense flurry of new product development, with whole new sub-segments (e.g., kombucha, kefir) emerging, new claims and ingredients developing, and beverage categories overlapping one another. Read.
Companies, Categories  & Brands    
Dang Foods founder: 'Keto is on fire right now'
Food Business News - Coconut chip maker Dang Foods is debuting a new range of plant-based bars, featuring almond butter, cocoa butter, coconut, pea protein, sunflower seeds and chia seeds. The products were formulated for the trendy high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet. Flavors include almond vanilla, lemon matcha and chocolate sea salt. "Dang's keto-friendly lightly salted coconut chips are the fastest growing item within the portfolio due to their high-fat, low-carb macronutrient profile," said Vincent Kitirattragarn, founder of Dang Foods. Read.
Xanthic Beverages: CBD Beverage Hits Mainstream via Pepsi Independent Distributors
PR Newswire (press release) - Xanthic Beverages, an Oregon-based beverage company, recently unveiled their flagship product, and it's disruptive for the entire cannabis industry. While other cannabinoid companies have been fighting over space on marijuana dispensary shelves, Xanthic Beverages has been rapidly taking over the mainstream marketplace. Their flagship product, Xanthic CBD Water, is produced by a Pepsi independent bottler, and is currently being distributed by a network of Pepsi independent distributors in hundreds of retail locations throughout Washington and Oregon. Read.
General Mills off to solid start in fiscal 2019
Foodservice Industry    
Fall food and beverage trends hit the retail sector
MultiBriefs Exclusive (blog) - Fall deals are springing up everywhere, and the retail space is putting up some exciting offers. Among these, the food and beverage segment is creating quite a wave. Retail marketing sees new trends and styles come up all the time, at times seasonal and at times event-based. This is one of those times where marketing strategies evoke more seasonal cravings than usual..... Restaurants and cafes come up with their variations of fall on the menu, and the most notable one is Starbucks. Read.
Government, Politics & Regulatory    
Healthy Kids' Meal Bill Introduced in District of Columbia
CSPI Newsroom - What we teach kids today helps set the stage for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, at too many restaurants, we're teaching them that soda is the drink for meals. But if we want our children to have a fighting chance at warding off diabetes, weight gain, and other health problems, that's a lesson we need to change. That's why CSPI supports legislation introduced today by Councilmembers Brianne Nadeau and David Grosso. Children's meals at restaurants should come with healthy beverages--not sugary sodas. Read.
Grocery Industry    
Report: Grocers may be over-spending on same-day delivery
Food Dive - A new report from investment firm Moody's cautions that it is unclear how much of the "ultimate cost of same-day delivery consumers will be willing to 'subsidize'" and questions just how big the demand for same-day delivery really is. The firm examines the same-day delivery growth of grocery retailers including Walmart, Target and Amazon. Read.
World Report    
Australia: Coca-Cola acquires Australian kombucha drinks maker Mojo - Coca-Cola Company, has acquired the Australian-based organic beverage manufacturer, Organic & Raw Trading Company. The Willunga-headquartered firm is known for its Mojo brand of kombuha drinks made from naturally fermented tea. "In just over eight years, Organic & Raw has gone from selling Mojo at a local farmers' market to producing one of Australia's leading organic kombucha brands," stated Vamsi Mohan, President of Coca-Cola Australia. Read.
Switzerland: Survey finds 'clear majority' of Swiss oppose a sugar tax
Expatica Switzerland - Based on a survey of 1,002 respondents of voting age, a Swiss soft drink industry group says that most Swiss reject the idea of a sugar tax, believing that dietary habits should fall under the scope of individual responsibility rather than government measures. The results came from the fifth edition of the "Survey of Diet and Physical Activity", which was commissioned by the Swiss Association of Mineral Water and Soft Drinks Producers for theInformation Group on Soft Drinksand executed by the GfS Bern research institute. Read.

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