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2021 CPG market trends

2021 CPG Market Trends Are Helping Food Manufacturers Thrive

COVID-19 spurred many changes in society, and consumption of consumer packaged goods is no exception. Lockdowns, social distancing, and fears about going out in public shifted CPG purchases and consumption from brick and mortar to inside one’s house. Even as the pandemic slowly subsides and vaccines become widespread, this impactful trend will continue.   As […]


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Exploring the Increasing Demand, Investment, and Hiring in Plant-Based Foods

What used to be a fringe food category resigned to specialty stores and half a shelf in major grocers has now seen $16 billion in investment since 2009. It’s obvious to today’s shoppers that plant-based foods are increasing in prominence, taking greater hold in stores and in wallets. As this market continues to grow with […]


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How the CPG Sector is Rising to the Challenge in the Midst of Crisis

In these uncertain times, leaders in the consumer packaged goods sector are facing unprecedented questions and fears about the state of their business. A recent Dun & Bradstreet report revealed that at least five million companies (938 of the Fortune 1000) have Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers who have been massively impacted by the […]


Takeaways from the 2019 American Supply Chain Summit

With so much happening in the industry, it should come as no surprise that the 2019 American Supply Chain Summit was a vibrant event filled with exciting conversation and idea sharing. I had the honor of participating in this year’s conference in Dallas, where I moderated a panel that included senior supply chain executives from […]


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How Will Non-Traditional Farming Disrupt the Agriculture Industry?

2017’s Hurricane Irma was one of the most powerful – and costliest – storms the Atlantic region has ever seen. And with an estimated $2.6 billion in crop loss, farmers were some of the hardest-hit victims.   But it doesn’t have to be a record-breaking cyclone for the weather to impact the agriculture industry. When […]