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C-store consumer habits: balancing impulse purchases with nuanced usage occasions

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C-store consumer habits: balancing impulse purchases with nuanced usage occasions

By Deniz Ataman

C-stores can attract and retain customers who are looking for a quick and easy meal or snack by offering a variety of fresh and convenient food options, as well as bundling deals that offer discounts on popular products, Kathy Risch SVP, shopper insights...

SIG DomeMini is first launching in China. Image: SIG

SIG takes aim at plastic waste with eco-friendly carton pack

By Teodora Lyubomirova

The packaging giant says its on-the-go carton bottle offers ‘all the convenience of a plastic bottle and the sustainability benefits of a carton pack’ – but can this concept fly in the minds of consumers?

Britvic gains Flying Horse, Juxx and Amazoo in Brazil: alongside the previously announced acquisition of Extra Power. Pic: Britvic

Britvic acquires four brands in Brazil

By Rachel Arthur

UK soft drink company Britvic has completed the acquisition of the Extra Power energy drink brand from GlobalBev; also acquiring three additional soft drinks brands – energy brand Flying Horse, juice brand Juxx and acai smoothie brand Amazoo.

Oobli rethinks sweetness using sweet proteins for new RTD tea

Oobli rethinks sweetness using sweet proteins for new RTD tea

By Deniz Ataman

With Oobli’s first commercial launch of three fruit-flavored sweet teas, the company is building its product development around the oubli fruit’s sweet protein, brazzein, which Oobli reports is up to 5,000 times sweeter than sugar and metabolizes as a...

Pic: From gourmet snacks to cosmetics, packaging machines for the ecommerce market will be in high demand. getty/3alexd

Robots, e-commerce and sustainability drive packaging machine design

By Rachel Arthur

US packaging machinery shipments in 2022 continued on 2021’s rapid growth trajectory. While economic uncertainty is now starting to hit the market, machines designed around sustainable packaging and those that cater for the boom in e-commerce will continue...

Spindrift grows with new flavors, usage occasions

Spindrift grows with new flavors, usage occasions

By Ryan Daily

Spindrift is growing by tapping into the increased occasions for sparkling water and innovating around flavor, including seasonal varieties, the brand’s VP of marketing Sue Kim told FoodNavigator-USA.

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