Christopher Doering, Food Dive

Christopher Doering

Food Dive

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Christopher:

Impossible Foods CEO: Plant-based competitors 'suck' and stifle industry growth

Pat Brown, who started the California company eight years ago, said other offerings in the market only serve to reinforce the idea that faux meat options "are terrible." → 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

TreeHouse to close Minnesota snack plant, cutting 120 jobs

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

GMA's CEO talks about the need to unite the food and beverage industry

Geoff Freeman, who took the helm of the Grocery Manufacturers Association in August, said the organization is more focused now after having lost its way. → Read More

Kraft Heinz names AB InBev exec as its new CEO

Miguel Patricio will succeed Bernardo Hees as chief executive of the CPG giant on July 1, after nearly two decades in various roles at the world's largest brewer. → Read More

McCormick's executive chef on the company's global search for the next big flavor

Kevan Vetter said in an interview that demand for new tastes shows no sign of losing momentum as Gen Z and millennials demand different flavors they can try at restaurants and incorporate into their own meals. → Read More

A.T. Kearney bullish on M&A in CPG, retail spaces in 2019

A survey of more than 100 C-level executives found 88% expected deal-making to be "equal or better than 2018 levels" due partly to falling asset prices and a search for growth. → Read More

Kraft Heinz considering sale of Breakstone's business

Talk about divestiture of the dairy brand, which CNBC said could generate as much as $400 million, comes a few weeks after the CPG giant was reportedly weighing a sale of its Maxwell House coffee line. → Read More

Nestlé USA chief touts value in 'driving relevance' to its big-name brands

Last year, the world's largest food manufacturer posted 2.6% sales growth in the U.S., its biggest market, despite challenges in the Lean Cuisine and Stouffer's brands. → Read More

Big Food turns to small deals as major M&A transactions likely to pause in 2019

After completing larger transformational buys in 2018, companies such as Campbell Soup, General Mills, Hershey and Conagra will focus on digesting the purchases and lowering their debt levels. → Read More

Campbell Soup announces sale of Garden Fresh Gourmet as Q2 results top expectations

The New Jersey company said consumers purchased more V8 and Pepperidge Farm products during the quarter, while buying less Prego, fresh items and condensed soups. → Read More

As robots invade the grocery aisle, a promising but uncertain future awaits

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