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Each day at 5 p.m. we collect the five top food and supplement headlines of the day, making it easy for you to catch up on today's most important natural products industry news.

More retailers join IBM Food Trust network

IT company IBM’s new Food Trust Network is only just emerging from its pilot phase, but already retailers such as Walmart, The Kroger Co., Tyson Foods, and Dole have signed onto the blockchain-based cloud service in order to track their millions of food products. The IBM Food Trust provides a way for retailers, suppliers and growers to access data from the very beginning to the very end of a food product’s journey. Read more at Supermarket News ...

 

Organic online grocer Thrive Market gets into the wine business

Thrive Market will now ship a curated series of all-organic wine selections to the 38 states that allow alcohol to be shipped. The online grocery company has formulated a sustainable and cost-effective way to ship the product.  Read more at Digital Commerce 360 

 

Use of green beauty brands is on the rise

Shoppers actively seeking natural and organic beauty products are in luck. Clean beauty options have never been more plentiful, and big brands are taking notice. So while the definition of “clean” beauty varies from person to person, the evident movement toward greater transparency and safer alternatives is something everyone can stand behind. Read more at NewsOK …

 

American cheese falling victim to millennial tastes

Artisanal cheese has become a staple in many restaurants and homes over the past few years, leaving the century-old American staple of Kraft Singles to become an item of nostalgia. Fancier cheese has been linked to higher sales everywhere from McDonalds to Wendy’s, even if it doesn’t have that signature synthetic “melt” that Kraft does.  Read more at The Chicago Tribune …

 

Whole Foods campaigns for six emerging brands that rival traditional candies and snacks

Whole Foods has officially claimed space in the Halloween candy sphere with its new campaign for healthier candy alternatives. These brands include SmartSweets, Little Secrets, Project 7 and Goodie Girl, and they produce everything from gluten-free cookies to low-sugar Kit Kat replacements. Read more at Confectionery News …

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