Christopher Doering, Food Dive

Christopher Doering

Food Dive

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Christopher:

Coca-Cola tests kombucha-like juice with less sugar

The beverage giant, which is rolling out the product in grocery and convenience stores in Texas and California, developed the drink in conjunction with its Minute Maid brand. → Read More

Mondelez buys majority stake in sweet baked goods maker Give & Go

The maker of Oreos and Ritz crackers said the deal will expand its reach in brownies and muffins while giving it more access to the fast-growing in-store bakery channel. → Read More

Farm to pint: How Anheuser-Busch cultivates its ingredients amid a changing climate and consumer

In addition to stringent farming protocols, the company is investing millions to find the next rice, hops and barley varieties that can be grown using less water or are more resilient to diseases. → Read More

5 ingredients that will impact the industry in 2020

Fonio, collagen, pea protein, cacao fruit and lupini beans are poised to make a difference in product launches, nutritional content and consumers eating habits. → Read More

Tyson to cut 500 mostly corporate jobs

The meat and poultry processor said the layoffs at its offices in Chicago and Springdale, Arkansas, are part of a companywide restructuring announced at the start of its 2020 fiscal year. → Read More

Smithfield Foods to close San Jose plant, lay off 139 workers

Food industry news, voices and jobs. Optimized for your mobile phone. → Read More

Unilever exploring sale of tea business

The owner of Lipton, Tazo and other brands said a potential divestiture comes as more consumers abandon black tea in favor of herbal varieties instead. → Read More

Dairy industry flexing to add CBD despite regulatory uncertainty

The head of the International Dairy Foods Association said an "insatiable appetite" for these products could prompt more companies to enter the space, even without FDA approval. → Read More

Molson Coors buys craft beer maker Atwater Brewery

The purchase of the Detroit company expands the beverage giant's portfolio while allowing the smaller brewer to gain the financial heft it needs to grow. → Read More

Wine consumption drops for the first time in 25 years

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6 trends that will shape the food and beverage industry in 2020

What will this new year bring? We see the launch of meat substitutes that go beyond the burger, the elevation of alternative dairy products and smaller M&A deals. → Read More

3 hot trends on the Expo East show floor

From Katy Perry's appearance to CBD everything, the 35th annual showcase of natural products was a firework of new tastes and ideas. → Read More

Kind hires former Pepsi and Campbell Soup executive as CEO

Mike Barkley, who joined the snack maker last fall as president and COO, takes over for founder Daniel Lubetzky, who will become the company's executive chairman. → Read More

Legacy veggie burgers fight to keep their sizzle in a Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods world

Conagra's Gardein, Kellogg's MorningStar Farms and Kraft Heinz's Boca have moved aggressively to keep pace as new products with a more meat-like taste and texture hit the market. → Read More

Stuck on spuds: Idahoan harvests center of the store success

The producer of mashed potatoes has grown sales and household penetration despite the emergence of new food trends and the popularity of perimeter items at the supermarket. → Read More

Chobani pairs its popular Greek yogurt with trendy nut butters

The latest launch extends a streak of new products for the company since December that includes its first plant-based offering and a new line focused on kids. → Read More

Vita Coco maker thirsts for aluminum as it enters competitive bottled water space

The product called Ever & Ever educates consumers about the sustainability of the metal in a beverage segment where plastic is the most common packaging. → Read More

MillerCoors wins partial victory in lawsuit involving AB InBev corn syrup ad

A federal judge postponed a decision on whether Bud Light packaging, which claims the beer does not have the sweetener, will have to be removed from stores. → Read More

Impossible Foods raises $300M as exec touts long runway for growth

CFO David Lee said the company is facing "unprecedented demand" for its product and is considering "every strategic option" for future expansion, including an IPO. → Read More

Sam Adams to buy Dogfish Head for $300M

The two brewers said the transaction, which is expected to close before July, will better position the company to compete against global beer conglomerates in the craft space. → Read More