Cooking with Gas - and TraceGains at NEXT

They say that when a habit starts to cost money, it becomes a hobby. If that’s the case, then most of us have some accounting to do.

TraceGains Names Gary Iles to Lead Marketing, Business Development

If the last 18 months have taught us anything, it’s that change remains an unavoidable part of life – and business. As a company committed to helping customers transform the way they operate, TraceGains embraces change.

CBD Market Suffers from Federal Inaction, Consumer Confusion

While most food, beverage, and dietary supplement companies saw sales growth in a tumultuous 2020, the pandemic wasn’t as kind to the CBD market. But increased competition and persistent regulatory uncertainty both played a part in putting a drag on...

A Perfect Storm Slams U.K. Supply Chain

As the Delta variant drives the third wave of global infections, the United Kingdom faces a “pingdemic” after the National Health Service’s contact-tracing app has “pinged” nearly 2 million citizens with a call to self-isolate.

FDA Denies Charlotte’s Web Supplement, Reigniting CBD Debate

CBD’s meandering path to mainstream acceptance suffered a setback this week when the U.S. Food and Beverage Administration (FDA) challenged an application from Charlotte’s Web Holdings Inc. for a new CBD dietary supplement.

What to Expect at NEXT 2021

It’s been less than two years since we’ve all been able to get together in person, have a few drinks, and talk shop. But it feels like a lifetime.

Revisiting 2021 Food, Beverage, and Supplement Trends

From a renewed emphasis on supply chain transparency to the rise of plant-based proteins, 2021 promised sweeping changes to the CPG business as the world’s economies sought to bounce back from a year lost to a global pandemic.

Aftershocks Rock the Supply Chain

2020 shook the supply chain to its core. And while there are signs of recovery, with production ramping back up and consumers returning to brick-and-mortar retail outlets, aftershocks threaten the global supply chain. From suppliers to manufacturers...

FASTER Act Puts Allergens Back in the Spotlight

On April 23, 2021, President Joseph Biden signed the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education and Research (FASTER) Act of 2021 into law.

New Product Launches Dominate Pandemic Sales

While consumers retreated to the basics during the pandemic – as improved sales of staples such as flour, bread, and sugar can attest – several new products broke through the panic to assert themselves in a chaotic market, including multiple $100...