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Food companies are banking on our urge to snack

by Justin Ho Aug 30, 2019
Processed food has been going out of fashion for years, but healthy snacks are driving up sales for old-school food companies like the Campbell Soup Co.
Snacks and drinks with higher nutritional value are displayed during a news conference on school food nutrition in 2003 in Washington, DC.
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Why is more plastic showing up in processed foods?

by Renata Sago Jun 18, 2019
In the past two weeks alone, polymers have shown up in branded pasta sauces and chicken products.
There's been an uptick in the plastic contaminating processed foods recently.
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Processed food companies find that consumer tastes are changing

by Dan Gorenstein May 18, 2018
It’s tough to be in the processed food business these days. The abrupt departure of the Campbell’s CEO after a bad quarterly earnings report highlights how difficult it is for these companies to shift their identities, with consumers seeking foods…

Food giant General Mills tries out some new tactics

by Annie Baxter Dec 29, 2015
The Big Food company tries on small-size tactics in developing new products.

Target zeroes in on food, glorious food

by Annie Baxter May 18, 2015
Target is emphasizing produce and organic foods in its grocery departments.
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Finding the natural in natural flavors

by Sam Harnett Mar 2, 2015
Natural flavors come from a substance found in nature, but that's just the start.
Food and Drink

5 simple tricks to avoid eating processed food

by Marketplace Contributor Mar 12, 2013
A list for some tips and tricks to keep some processed foods to a minimum.

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Processed foods make up 70 percent of the U.S. diet

by Kai Ryssdal Mar 12, 2013
Author Melanie Warner discusses the complexities of the processed foods that line the shelves at the supermarket.