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CPG News: Dual image of pet treats and the Instacart app [Unioncrate]
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Pet Supplements Aplenty & Big Plans for Instacart

This week's news features three new stories on the pet supplement front, mac and cheese-flavored ice cream, and some nationwide distribution for Honey Mama's and Fly By Jing.

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CPG News: Dual image of stevia sweetener and a bowl of vegan orange chicken [Unioncrate]
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Natural Sweeteners & Vegan Orange Chicken: CPG News, Weeks of July 5 & 12

This week's news features funding rounds for Nature's Fynd and X2, rebrands for ROAR and ChocXO, and the "scan-and-ship" retail experience.

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CPG News: Dual image of a root beer float and a baby being spoon-fed [Unioncrate]
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Root Beer Pops & A Baby Food Revolution: CPG News, Weeks of June 21 & July 2

This week's news features acquisitions for Once Upon a Farm, IPO action for Zevia and Dole, and some very high-tech bottled water.

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How AI Can Transform Your Demand Planning Process

From time savings and operational agility to action-ready supply chain insights, Artificial Intelligence is the future of demand planning—and that future is now.

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Two human figures exchanging information; one represents AI and the other represents Machine Learning [Unioncrate]
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Artificial Intelligence Vs. Machine Learning

Exploring the Venn Diagram of two branches of data science, plus how they impact businesses in the CPG industry.

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CPG News: Dual image of plant-based chicken nuggets from SIMULATE and plant-based tuna from Finless Foods [Unioncrate]
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A Series B for Simulate & Vegan Raw Tuna: CPG News, Weeks of Jun 7 & 14

This week's news features a big-time acquisition for Hormel, a new mycoprotein fermentation plant for The Better Meat Co., and "raw tuna" ready to launch from Finless Foods.

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A data scientist with bright pink lipstick running a data analysis [Unioncrate]
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3 Essential Demand Planning Analytics That Every CPG Brand Should Automate

To keep up with an industry that’s evolving at breakneck speeds, your brand needs instant access to the kinds of actionable datasets that will enable you to make the right decisions fast.

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Blue-tinted image of a person analyzing data on his laptop [Unioncrate]
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The 7 Key Benefits of Automation in the IBP Process

Automation is a key element to managing a holistic demand planning process. Here are 7 ways that automation can drive results across your organization.

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CPG News: Dual image of popcorn startup Opopop and a rocket, since Colgate-Palmolive will send CPG to space [Unioncrate]
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Popcorn Startups & CPG in Space: CPG News, Week of May 31-Jun 4

This week's news features investments in an allergen kit, growing sales but flat inventory, and CPG for the space age.

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CPG News: Dual image of Mylkubator plant-based milk and a person holding a purple bag of Takis [Unioncrate]
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Takis on Takis & The Almighty Mylkubator: CPG News, Week of May 24-28

This week's news features acquisitions of Sambazon and Kodiak Cakes, spicy chicken-flavored Pringles, lots of Takis, and a line of vegan chocolate via a well-known soap brand.

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CPG News: Dual image of a hot pink Yeti mug and a blue Lily's Sweets chocolate bar [Unioncrate]
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A Sweet Acquisition & Stockout Solutions: CPG News, Week of May 17-21

This week's news features a big-time chocolate industry acquisition, lots of updates from KIND, and—it's a dream come true—lime-only skittles.

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CPG News: Dual image of Nescafé coffee and My/Mochi ice cream [Unioncrate]
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Memphis Meats and Multicultural Mochi: CPG News, Week of May 10-14

This week's news features acquisitions for Nestlé and Utz, new products from My/Mochi and Vital Farms, and an increase in demand for retail tech.

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Balance scale with supply and demand on each side, with cartoon figures evaluating it for an ERP [Unioncrate]
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Using an ERP? Here's How to Scale Your Demand Planning and S&OP Process

Whether you use SAP, NetSuite, CIN7, Katana, DEAR Systems, Fishbowl, a Microsoft ERP, or another tool, chances are it’s time to ditch the spreadsheets and adopt a more scalable demand planning solution—one that integrates with your ERP.

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CPG News: Dual image of Rowdy energy drinks and Krispy Kreme donuts [Unioncrate]
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Energy Bars & Donut Popcorn: CPG News, Week of May 3-7

This week's news features supply a Smartfood-Krispy Kreme collab, energy bar investments, and—perhaps a lot less fun—inflation.

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Multicolored freight loads full of excess inventory at a busy port [Unioncrate]
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Guide to Excess Inventory: What Is It and How Can It Impact Your CPG Business?

Carrying and managing excess can be very costly, and it's important to know the risks involved. We examine the causes of overstock as well as its impact on inventory management and supply chain operations.

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CPG News: Dual image of ravioli and a package of Beyond Burgers being put into a shopping basket [Unioncrate]
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Beyond Meat Goes Beyond: CPG News, Week of Apr 26-30

This week's news features a potential valuation from Honest, almond flour ravioli, and—yup—Beyond Meat.

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A soccer player demonstrating agility by weaving the ball through orange cones [Unioncrate]
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Agility: More Than Just a Supply Chain Buzzword

Agility is more than just a pandemic-era buzzword. We explore what it means in today’s ever-changing CPG landscape, plus how to bring it to life at your brand.

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CPG News: Dual image of a bowl of green vegetables and the exterior of a Whole Foods [Unioncrate]
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Veggie Valuations & Palm Payments: CPG News, Week of Apr 19-23

This week's news features a high-fiber hazelnut spread, an unconventional way to grocery shop, and—as usual—lots of activity in the world of plant-based protein.

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CPG News: Dual image of a lobster and a bag of Aplenty potato chips [Unioncrate]
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Lab-Grown Lobster and Amazon Aplenty: CPG News, Week of Apr 12-16

This week's news features big bucks for alternative bacon, cell-based lobster, and a new private label food brand for Amazon.

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CPG News: Dual image of french fries and ketchup, which has supply chain shortages, and animal-free protein [Unioncrate]
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A Ketchup Drought & Protein Pulled From Air: CPG News, Week of Apr 5-9

This week's news features supply chain hiccups in the condiment space, new factories for Beyond Meat and Oatly, and a new way to do animal-free protein.

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CPG News: Dual image of an H Mart retail storefront and a hand holding a plant-based sprout [Unioncrate]
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H Mart Turns to Micro-Fulfillment & Plant-Based Prevails (Again): CPG News, Week of Mar 29-Apr 2

This week's news features a new supply chain strategy for H Mart, a huge funding round for LIVEKINDLY, and CAULIPOWER’s “forecasting superpower.”

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Red background with blue box that reads "The 7 A's of Demand Planning" and lists AI, Agility, and Automation [Unioncrate]
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The 7 A's of Demand Planning: A Guide for CPG Brands

What are the 7 A's? Agility, Accuracy, Actionability, Automation, AI, Alignment, Accountability

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CPG News: Dual image of goPuff delivery app and an avocado from new AI platform Avocado Nation [Unioncrate]
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Avocado Nation & Delivery Service Dough: CPG News, Week of Mar 22-26

This week's news features Peeps-flavored Pepsi, a big-time valuation for delivery service goPuff, and—yup—the Suez Canal.

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CPG News: Dual image of a freighter at a congested port and Heinz's new condiments, including Hanch [Unioncrate]
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Congested Ports, Sustainable Skittles, & Hanch: CPG News, Week of Mar 15-19

This week's news features big brands eyeing IPOs, supply chain backups from Texas’s winter storm, and one hilariously named condiment.

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CPG News: Dual image of a plant-based filet mignon and strawberries from the brand Oishii [Unioncrate]
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A Vegan Filet & A Berry Good Funding Round: CPG News, Week of Mar 8-12

This week's news features investments in vertical farming, a big decision from Oatly, and lots of updates from Walmart, Kellogg’s, and Ocean Spray.

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Image of athletes rowing in sync, representing the key IBP features of visibility, AI, and action-ready data [Unioncrate]
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3 Key Features Every CPG Brand Should Consider When Choosing an IBP Platform

IBP platforms allow for a holistic approach to decision-making, but different brands have different needs. Here are 3 features CPG brands should look for when choosing the right IBP platform.

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CPG News: Dual image of an Instacart delivery and a colorful bowl of candy [Unioncrate]
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Candy-Peddling Robots & the Era of Instacart: CPG News, Week of Mar 1-5

This week's news features future changes at Instacart, Shopify's investment in esports, and positive retailer sales reports from the past quarter.

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A black-and-white empty storage lot without any inventory [Unioncrate]
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Full Guide: Inventory Shrinkage [Overview + Case Study]

Inventory loss is inevitable, but it doesn't have to hurt so much. To gain an understanding of its root causes, it's important to utilize a supply chain management tool that can reduce shrink rates and increase profit margins...

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CPG News: Dual image of the Briogeo x BLACK collection and lime seltzer [Unioncrate]
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Walmart Celebrates, Target Vaccinates: CPG News, Week of Feb 8-12

This week's news features how lockdown helped Hershey's grow, Target's efforts to get its employees vaccinated, and Walmart's first months in the ecommerce space.

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CPG News: Dual image of a masked delivery person unloading boxes and a bowl of pink Kraft mac n cheese [Unioncrate]
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Snacking on (and Drinking) Cereal: CPG News, Week of Feb 1-5

This week's news features future changes at UPS, PepsiCo's development of its analytics platform, and expected changes in shopping behavior for 2021.

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Business person in a sepia filter putting together puzzle pieces that say "supply" and "demand" [Unioncrate]
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34 Best Demand Planning Software for 2021 and Beyond [Updated]

There are plenty of options for software that will predict demand for your CPG brand. Check out our list of the 30 best demand forecasting software systems for CPG brands in 2021.

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CPG News: Half of a data scientist's profile, wearing goggles, against a blue background [Unioncrate]
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Plant-Based Indulgences and Celebrity Water: CPG News, Week of Jan 25-29

This week's news features Walmart's continuous efforts to compete with Amazon in the world of eCommerce, the potential benefits of augmented reality on warehouses, and Mars Inc.'s latest efforts to address gender-based inequality in the workplace.

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Supply chain professional in front of a laptop, leaning back, looking up, and smiling [Unioncrate]
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Unioncrate's Glossary of CPG, AI, and Supply Chain Terms [Updated]

Call us biased, but we think the CPG Industry is an incredibly exciting landscape—from consumer behavior and e-Commerce platforms to supply chain and demand planning technologies that provide a competitive edge, and so much more...

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Consumer holding their phone and looking through the FMCG cheese aisle at a grocery store retail location [Unioncrate]
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17 Best Supply Chain Practices in CPG + FMCG

In times like these, the FMCG landscape can feel like a whole new game. Here are 17 best practices to keep your supply chain nimble.

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CPG News: Instacart employee filling bags at Wegmans, whose shirt says "Same-day Grocery Delivery" [Unioncrate]
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Baby Boomers, E-Comm, and Sustainable Mac 'n' Cheese: CPG News, Week of Jan 18-22

This week's news features how household products carried 2020's big-brand sales, online shopping's fastest-growing demographic, and Instacart's business model change that means fewer in-store workers.

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CPG News: Dual image of stock market analytics and an animated Barbie against a pink background [Unioncrate]
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Ice Cream Goes Canine & Walmart Goes Fintech: CPG News, Week of Jan 11-15

This week's news features Walmart's latest endeavor in the financial industry, the impact of a limited workforce on companies' supply chains, and the strategies Barbie used to remain every child's It Girl through the pandemic.

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Hand in front of a lake holding a sphere with an upside down reflection in it [Unioncrate]
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Intro to Demand Planning

Predicting consumer demand is a tough nut to crack. The most effective demand planners have the tools to predict demand accurately and execute a confident supply chain strategy to meet future demand in its tracks.

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A pair of binoculars facing a lake and mountain [Unioncrate]
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5 Steps to More Accurate Demand Forecasts

The right demand forecasting process can pay huge dividends for your business. But in order to understand and leverage key demand drivers, you first need the have the right data, the right people, and the right software in place. Here's a step-by-step guide.

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CPG News: Dual image of wind turbine set against hills and a bottle of Briogeo conditioner next to an aloe plant [Unioncrate]
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Oatly Eyes an IPO & Double Dinners: CPG News, Week of Jan 4-8

This week's news features carbon footprint labeling, the worldwide celebration of Veganuary, and the latest pandemic-driven meal trends.

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CPG News: A consumer grocery shopping at a retail location holding a lemon in their hand [Unioncrate]
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2020 in Hindsight: CPG News, Week of Dec 28-Jan 1

This week's news features the latest stories that summarize some of 2020's biggest trends and milestones, plus a look at 2021.

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A consumer carrying recyclable bottles in an open reusable cloth shopping bag [Unioncrate]
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Sustainability for the Big Guys & Lots of Eggs: CPG News, Week of Dec 14-18

This week’s news features brands making strides to become more sustainable, what Halloween might look like this year, and the race to launch drone deliveries across the country.

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A couple checking out with a credit card at a coffee shop [Unioncrate]
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The Critical Importance of Demand Forecasting

Nothing is more important than accuracy when it comes to demand forecasting. The higher the accuracy, the better. It can help businesses run more efficient S&OP meetings, scale with efficiency, and reduce costs across the entire supply chain.

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CPG News: Dual image of Impossible Foods COO David Lee, named Innovator of the Year, and Oreos [Unioncrate]
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Dive Awards 2020 & Girl Scout Cookies 2021: CPG News, Week of Dec 7-11

This week's news features the Dive Awards' picks for the top leaders and companies in the business, a small town's high school students coming together to support each other, and the (soon-to-be) certifiable differences between vegan and plant-based.

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CPG News: Dual image of Venus Williams posing in a red tennis outfit and a plant-based burger [Unioncrate]
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Sustainable Steps, Sesame Seeds, & the Future of Food Labeling: CPG News, Week of Nov 30-Dec 4

This week's news features big corporations' visions for a more sustainable future, the mission to regulate plant-based product labeling in Oklahoma, and how technology could equal less food waste.

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Aerial shot of smiling KIND Snacks supply chain employees [Unioncrate]
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13 Best Companies Getting Supply Chain Right

These brands have survived and thrived because the seeds to their supply chain success were planted long before the world was forced to stay inside. Read on for the tips and tricks of 13 top brands.

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CPG News: Dual image of Oreos and a person using a Macbook surrounded by Christmas gifts [Unioncrate]
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Plant-Based Meat & Gluten-Free Oreos: CPG News, Week of Nov 16-20

This week's news features the arrival of gluten-free Oreos, the ways consumers' tastes are changing as the holidays approach, and Unilever's mission to bring plant-based mainstream.

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CPG News: Dual image of an assortment of salty snacks and raw salmon on a slate slab [Unioncrate]
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Snacking and Adapting Through 2020: CPG News, Week of Nov 9-13

This week's news features the rising of snacking, Mars Wrigley's success in a digital world, and the future of bioengineered meat.

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A manufacturing employee moving inventory for 10 Barrel Brewing Co. [Unioncrate]
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Top 33 Bill of Materials (BoM) Software

The ability to easily manage a bill of materials (BoM) is a key element to running an effective supply chain. We analyze the top 33 bill of materials software on the market so you can make the best choice for your business.

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CPG News: Dual image of Cure-ist purple bath bombs and Beyoncé looking over her shoulder [Unioncrate]
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Bath Bomb Prescriptions & Beyoncé's Impact: CPG News, Week of Nov 2-6

This week's news features the impact of Covid-19 on the upcoming holidays, how retailers are finally embracing third party delivery services, and PepsiCo's pledge to improve representation at the top.

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CPG News: Dual image of a bowl of Halloween candy and cookies and a pink frosting scoop on an ice cream cone [Unioncrate]
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Ice Cream Therapy and the Fall of Food Fads: CPG News, Week of Oct 26-30

This week's news features the surprising turnaround in Halloween candy sales, the incoming supply chain challenges as consumers start stocking up again on their favorite products, and the trends that will be most important to consumers in 2021.

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CPG News: Dual image of a sugar cube on a spoon and hands holding a plant sprout [Unioncrate]
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Sugar-Free Sweetening and Climate-Friendly Food: CPG News, Week of Oct 19-23

This week's news features the resurgence of Earth Fare supermarkets, how artificial sweeteners are sparking a discussion about sugar-related packaging labels, and Panera's new strategy to encourage food sustainability.

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Turkeys & Vikings & Chefbots, Oh My!: CPG News, Week of Oct 12-16

This week's news features a hopeful look at this year's holiday season, an AI tool that will find recipes for you, and the flavors that will define 2020's fall and winter.

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Aerial show of two inventory managers collaborating at a wooden desk [Unioncrate]
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31 Best Inventory Management Software for 2021 and Beyond

There is no shortage of inventory management software choices on the market these days. Check out our list of the 31 best inventory management software systems for CPG brands in 2021.

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CPG News: Dual image of green smoke coming out of a Jack-o-lantern and a CPG delivery drone flying into a sunset [Unioncrate]
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It's a Bird! It's a Drone! It's Halloween!: CPG News, Week of Oct 5-9

This week's news features brands making strides to become more sustainable, what Halloween might look like this year, and the race to launch drone deliveries across the country.

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CPG News: Dual image of pretzels and orange and green Tic Tacs [Unioncrate]
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Kroger, Costco, and the Return of Expo West: CPG News, Week of Sep 28-Oct 2

This week's news features the return of Expo East, the continuous rise of oatmilk, and a commitment from 200 brands to make the planet a better place.

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CPG News: Dual image of the Milky Way and a model with purple, pink, and orange eyeshadow [Unioncrate]
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Plants, Pecans, and Partnerships: CPG News, Week of Sep 21-25

This week's news features makeup made for space travel; brands coming together for good; and continued demand for alternative-everything products.

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CPG News: Dual image of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams limited edition Pluto Bleu flavor and Tyler, the Creator [Unioncrate]
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Tyler, The Ice Cream Collaborator: CPG News, Week of Sep 14-18

The fall equinox is right around the corner, and all eyes are on seasonality. This week's news features unique celebrity/brand collaborations; how companies are informing consumer for the halloween season as a way to bolster sales; and more!

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Parent helping their child with school work. Both wear light blue and the child has a pair of headphones [Unioncrate]
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How to Prepare for a Potentially Volatile Back-to-School Season

In a consumer-driven supply chain, preparing for drastic shifts in purchasing behavior is a must. Use this guide to anticipate these changes during the school year, when demand variables are sure to throw off sales and supply plans.

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CPG News: Dual image of autumn leaves and cacao nibs [Unioncrate]
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The Shopping Experience Grows Up Fast: CPG News, Week of Sep 7-11

September is here! This week's news features eCommerce and retail behemoths race to meet consumers where they are, the continued emergence of plant-based items, and a CPG-meets-fast-casual partnership that bodes well for the industry.

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CPG News: Four Gen Z consumers leaning against a blue wall looking at their phones [Unioncrate]
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Oatmilk Everything and the Pursuit of the Gen-Z Consumer: CPG News, Week of Aug 31-Sep 4

September is here and change is in the air. This week's news features the ubiquity of oatmilk-based items, the emergence of dark stores, and the refreshing of a 167-year-old cookie classic.

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CPG News: Dual image of a bee landing on a daisy and chocolate chip cookies [Unioncrate]
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Chocolate, Trees & Bees: CPG News, Week of Aug 24-28

As August comes to an end, all eyes are on autumn. This week's news features environmentally-conscious brands, the emergence of social commerce, and a lawsuit about dairy-related labeling for plant-based brands.

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CPG News: Dual image of NBA stars and CPG investors Kyle Kuzma and Blake Griffin posing for the camera [Unioncrate]
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Beverage Boom, Baller Investments & Black-Owned Brands: CPG News, Week of Aug 17-21

Summer's hot and, like usual, the CPG industry is blazing. This week's news features canned tuna, NBA-led beverage funding, spicy spice sales and how candy-makers are preparing for a most unusual Halloween consumer landscape.

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LED light data science exhibit in a parking lot surrounded by spectators [Unioncrate]
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CPG Data Science: How Data Science Helps CPG Companies

Implementing Machine Learning models and Artificial Intelligence is becoming the norm for CPG brands looking to leverage their data to gain more accurate demand forecasts, maximize sales, and reduce working capital. We explain how to easily implement...

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13 Reddit logos of various CPG personas standing on a teal planet with an orange sky [Unioncrate]
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Unioncrate's Ultimate Guide to Reddit for CPG Brands [Updated]

The online community is a gem for discussing just about every topic under the sun. But did you know that it's also an invaluable resource for consumer insights, supply chain expertise, e-commerce, brand-building, data science, and all things CPG.

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Chess player making a move with the white king with a lens sunburst in the foreground [Unioncrate]
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5 Ways to Strengthen the Foundations of Your Business

From solidifying financials to utilizing technology to maximize efficiencies, here are 5 actionable steps to help you gain perspective and implement strategies to overcome the inevitable challenges that may be thrown your way.

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A net bag of oranges and limes, which constitute the Bill of Materials for SOUND Sparkling Tea [Unioncrate]
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What Is a Bill of Materials and How Do I Create One?

What parts are necessary to manufacture a product? That's the job of a Bill of Materials, a roadmap to a finished good. We explore its features and provide a free guide to creating your own...

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Shopify CEO Tobias Lütke with his hand up talking about ecommerce during a panel [Unioncrate]
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How Shopify Is Empowering Small Businesses

Founder and CEO Tobias Lütke on creating opportunities for Shopify’s ‘one million merchants’

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An aisle full of different SKUs and inventory at a warehouse [Unioncrate]
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Essential SKU Strategy Guide

Implementing a consistent and scalable SKU strategy is critical to effective inventory management and overall growth. So what's the best way to get the job done?

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A high-tech light show that looks like a sun rising on the horizon [Unioncrate]
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Demand Planning Vs. Demand Forecasting

Though they are unmistakably linked, demand planning and demand forecasting are not the same thing. We explain the key differences and similarities between them and demonstrate why forecast accuracy is essential to demand planning and to the overall S&OP...

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