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IRI Releases ‘Growth Leaders in CPG’ Study

Each year, IRI partners with the Boston Consulting Group on the annual Growth Leaders in CPG study. It analyzes the growth performance of hundreds of public and private consumer packaged goods companies. In 2020, U.S. CPG growth in measured channels significantly accelerated by 10.4%. That dramatically outpaced the prior three-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of […]

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Sarasin Is Association CEO of the Year

CEO Update has named Leslie Sarasin, CEO of the Food Industry Association (FMI), the 2021 Association CEO of the Year. For those with longish memories, Sarasin was president and CEO of the American Frozen Food Institute from 1989-2008. FMI chairman Randy Edeker, chairman, president and CEO of Hy-Vee, Inc., praised Sarasin for her leadership, calling […]

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IDDBA Cancels Show

But association plans show in Atlanta June 5-7 in 2022.  Madison, WI — The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA) is canceling the trade show that was planned for June 6-8 in Houston. It cited input from industry members, and concern for the safety of attendees, exhibitors, and IDDBA community tied to COVID-19. You can […]

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RFA Symposium Is April 20-21

The Refrigerated Foods Association (RFA) announced the schedule and opened registration for its Virtual Spring Symposium, being held April 20-21.  The event will run from 1:00-4:00 pm ET each day.  Registration is by company, so any number of individuals from each registered business can attend the event for one low fee.  Sponsorships are available. Kicking […]

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Suzy Surveys Shoppers on Veggie Burgers

Shoppers surveyed by Suzy ( say they plan to buy more veggie burgers in the next three months while cutting back on beef burgers. The survey, done in early February by the New York-based real-time market research platform, was of 520 shoppers aged 13-73, split evenly between male and female. There have been reports of […]

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Danone Acquiring Earth Island

Maker of Follow Your Heart brands and U.S. pioneer in plant-based foods, will join Danone’s plant-based business. Paris-based Danone is acquiring 100% of the shares of Earth Island, Los Angeles, the maker of Follow Your Heart brands and a pioneering leader in plant-based foods. Terms of the deal, which must pass required regulatory approvals, were […]

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New Industry Scholarship Will Support Black Students/Graduates

The newly-formed Organic & Natural Health Scholarship Fund will open more opportunities in the industry for students and graduates of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU).To this end, the Organic & Natural Health Association has formed a partnership with the Williams-Franklin Foundation to help raise a minimum of $50,000 for the Williams-Franklin Foundation during the next […]

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Jimmy Dean Omelet Minis offer a bite-sized spin on the favorite egg breakfast and are available in two delicious varieties: Sausage & Cheddar and Gouda & Bacon.

New from Jimmy Dean

Jimmy Dean debuts Loaded Sausage Bites and Omelet Minis, made with breakfast meats, eggs and cheese. They bite-size refrigerated items come in single-serve cups. Omelet Minis are available in Sausage & Cheddar and Gouda & Bacon. Sausage Bites deliver come in Meat Lovers and Turkey. Jimmy Dean ( is based in Springdale, Ark.

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IDDBA Updates Covid Impact

Madison, WI — The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA) has released its monthly COVID-19 Impact report. January saw a recovery of trip frequency to slightly above year ago levels while the basket size remained highly elevated. This resulted in high sales gains over January 2020 levels for total edibles, which is all food and […]

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Yasso Greek Yogurt Sandwiches Go National

Major retail chains now carry Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Sandwiches according to the Boulder, Colo.-based company ( Kroger, Giant Martin, Stop & Shop, Shaws, Big Y, Schnucks and more stock the four-packs (SRP $5.99). Flavors are: Mint Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, Fudge Swirl and Vanilla Bean.  

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