The Term GMO shouldn’t scare you, Here’s Why:

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The term GMO shouldn’t scare you. These technologies are helping our nation’s farmers contribute to a safe and responsible food system. GM technologies also help reduce food costs at the grocery store. If you purchase food with labels on them, you’re likely aware of genetically modified crops – also known as genetically modified organisms (GMOs), […]

Eco-Friendly Private Label Printing Grows As Businesses Go Green

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Sustainable products have a reputation for coming with a high price tag. Not only are the materials used to build sustainable packaging seen as more expensive than their nonbiodegradable alternatives, but businesses also worry that the quality and strength of the packaging itself suffers when made from eco-friendly material. However, many companies are switching to […]

Walmart & Digimarc Barcode Company Collaborate On Fresh Product Labels

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76% of cashiers have experienced a label not reading from the meat/seafood department at lease once per shift. 32% of cashiers say scanning issues have resulted in a customer who decided not to purchase an item. Digimarc, ‘the barcode of everything’ is a proprietary method for imperceptibly enhancing packaging, images and audio with data that […]

All About Amazon’s Private Labels Business

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In Amazon’s early days, enterprising merchants carved out lucrative niches for themselves by identifying what wasn’t being sold on the site, sourcing those products at low prices and offering them as third-party sellers. This phenomenon helped the ecommerce platform serve more consumers while mitigating its risk and made Amazon the so-called Everything Store it is […]

Walmart Re-imagines Private Label Packaging To Reduce Waste

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Walmart is looking to drive sales through sustainability by committing to new plastic packaging waste reduction rules for its private label brands. The company announced that these new commitments are expected to impact over 30,000 SKUs. According to the company, the move is designed to help get to the heart of the waste problem by […]

Jury Awards $2B From Monsanto To Livermore Couple Who Developed Cancer

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In Alameda County Superior Court jury on Monday awarded more than $2 billion in damages from Monsanto Co. to a Livermore couple who claimed the company’s Roundup weedkiller caused both of them to develop cancer, according to a spokeswoman for the plaintiff’s lawyers. Bayer, the parent company who owns Monsanto still has not added any […]

CBD Study Shows Consumers Dont Get The CBD Product They Pay For

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Over-the-counter CBD products aren’t regulated by the FDA, so how do you know what is inside them? A study from The Journal of the American Medicine Association found more than two thirds of CBD products online were mislabeled. Some products contained less CBD than what was stated on the label, others contained more, and some had no […]

2 million pounds of P.F. Chang’s frozen food meals recalled

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LOS ANGELES – Nearly 2.1. million pounds of P.F. Chang’s frozen food meals have been recalled due to “misbranding and an undeclared allergen,” the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced on Saturday.  The products subject to recall are the P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Chicken Pad Thai and Chicken Fried Rice, produced […]

The Italian Government Opposes Plans to Add Nutrition Label Information To Food Packaging

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In a May 6th press release, the Italian government openly criticized an upcoming report of the World Health Organization (WHO) intended to provide guiding principles and a framework for front-of-pack nutrition labeling in order to promote a healthy diet. These new custom nutrition labels would help better inform consumers. In many countries, discussions are underway […]

Does My Wine Need An Expensive Label?

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So how much purchasing power does a wine label actually hold for both industry and consumer sales? On the industry side, wine labels absolutely play a role in buyers’ decisions, particularly on the retail side. “Ultimately, if the wine is a great, the wine label doesn’t matter,” says Leah Rinaldi, a Brooklyn-based sales representative for […]