Campbell Soup has announced that, effective Feb. 1, 2020, Carlos Abrams-Rivera, president of Campbell Snacks, will leave the company to accept a role at another corporation. Campbell has launched a search for a successor. Abrams-Rivera will continue to lead the Snacks division through the end of the company’s fiscal second quarter. At that time, Mark Clouse, president and CEO, will lead the Snacks division until a new leader is in place.
Gathered Foods, makers of Good Catch plant-based seafood products, announced the closing of a $32 million series B funding round, which includes two key industry investors: Greenleaf Foods and 301 INC, the venture arm of General Mills.
U.S. quick-service restaurant (QSR) chains, which represent the bulk of industry transactions, had four consecutive weeks of transaction increases in the retail month of December and were the primary contributor to the total industry gains in the month, according to The NPD Group.
A study published in the journal Food Quality and Preference shows that the surface texture of food products may change consumers’ perceptions of the product and promote healthy eating.
About half of the U.S. adult population will have obesity and about a quarter will have severe obesity by 2030, according to a study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation has published five trends for food and nutrition in 2020.