Albertsons has launched O Organics Market, an online store that focuses on two of its organic private labels, O Organics and Open Nature. The special market, with delivery via Instacart, is launching in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, but is expected to be offered in other cities.
Bakers including Nature's Own and Dave's Killer Bread are among the companies using SmartLabel to help consumers learn more about their products. An educational campaign in the coming months will inform consumers how they can use the program to get more information about almost 28,000 labeled products.
General Mills is looking at a multipronged strategy to boost growth, including releasing new products, updating pricing and divesting weaker business units. The firm "will look to divest roughly 5% of our portfolio," said CEO Jeffrey Harmening.
Skin contact wines undergo a fermentation process during which the skins stay on the white grapes. This results in white wines with the tannic richness of reds, Katherine Gillen writes.
Opinions are better received when they're specific, supported by facts and delivered with confidence, writes Avery Blank. People are more likely to listen to you if you don't pontificate and when you show an interest in what others think, she writes.
A labeling dispute is flaring up over lab-created meat, which is biologically nearly identical to the traditional product. Petitions from beef producers and some state laws have asserted that lab-created products should not be able to call themselves "meat" or "beef," but the fight has just begun.
E. & J. Gallo Winery will open a flagship store on Alibaba's Tmall as part of a three-year agreement with Alibaba Group. E. & J. Gallo's store on the Chinese platform will feature more than 20 of the company's premium wine brands.
Consumers are reaching for choices beyond low-alcohol wines, such as mocktails, for lighter occasions, per the Global SOLA Wine Report. The perception of poor taste and quality for low-alcohol wines has prompted customers to reach for adult soft drinks or lighter beers instead, the report states.
Mendocino County wineries take a laid-back approach to wine tourism, with owners frequently staffing the tasting rooms themselves. Despite the informal air, the region is making top-notch wines worth tasting, Esther Mobley writes.
WSWA is the first alcohol beverage association to advocate for state-based regulation of cannabis use for adults. "We're advocating for Congress to give states the right to legalize cannabis -- as long as they do it responsibly, based on alcohol regulations," says Dawson Hobbs, the WSWA's acting executive vice president for external affairs.
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