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DataBite: Chocolate, the answer to everything

Posted by Label Insight Team on July 6, 2016

Mmm, World Chocolate Day. A day to pile on the Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and M&M’s -- in moderation, of course. (Nope, we’re not playing favorites here. These are the three chocolate brands consumers voted as their top picks in 2015.)

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DataBite: We all scream for ice cream!

Posted by Label Insight Team on July 1, 2016

Happy Friday and happy National Ice Cream Month! Yes, every July the dairy gods bless us with the holiest of celebrations: An entire month dedicated to our favorite frozen treat. If you’ve been following our DataBite series, you know we’re fans of tapping into our product data engine to uncover interesting intel about grocery product categories. And what yummier of a category than ice cream to get the scoop on.

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DataBite: The great watermelon debate

Posted by Label Insight Team on June 24, 2016

Summer has officially arrived in Label Insight’s hometown cities, Chicago and St. Louis. Our palettes have switched gears too, and we’re craving the season’s freshest ingredients. Like watermelons. But have you noticed the big change sweeping the watermelon world? They’re going seedless!

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A Day in the Life of a Label Insight Engineer

Posted by Label Insight Team on June 16, 2016

Label Insight is on the hunt for talented front end, lead software and java software engineers to join our team. (You can view all of our open engineering positions here.) Wondering what it’s like to work at a data tech startup? We thought so, which is why we went straight to the source to get you all the answers you need.

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DataBite: Meet kelp, the new superfood

Posted by Label Insight Team on June 7, 2016

There’s a little known but growing industry here in the US: Kelp farming. Turns out kelp, a large seaweed that grows in underwater forests in shallow oceans, has a lot of benefits -- for both people and the environment. It requires no fertilizer, pesticides, fresh water or arable land. It offers lots of iodine, potassium, calcium, protein and fiber. And its quick growth means quick carbon dioxide uptake, which can reduce ocean acidification.

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DataBite: Holy cow, it’s Dairy Month!

Posted by Label Insight Team on June 2, 2016

Did you know 99 percent of all U.S. households buy milk? In fact, the average American consumes almost 25 gallons of milk each year. That’s a LOT of moo juice. Luckily, there’s an entire month (June, duh) dedicated to celebrating all things dairy. So let’s get the party started.

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Meet the Team: Our Fearless Summer Interns

Posted by Label Insight Team on June 1, 2016

Welcome back to Meet the Team, a monthly series that introduces you to the great talent at Label Insight. This month we’re excited to introduce our team of summer interns: Kylie Jensen in Customer Success, Sam Schaut in Marketing, Aditya V in Data Quality, Alex Jia in Data Generation, and Hunter Bryant in Data Transformation. They’re joining us from across the country (and around the world) and we can’t wait for the great energy and thinking they’ll bring to our Chicago and St. Louis offices.

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DataBite: A sweet update to the Nutrition Facts label

Posted by Label Insight Team on May 25, 2016

By now, you’ve probably heard all about the new Nutrition Facts label the FDA announced last week. (If you missed it, catch up here.) The modernized label will include lots of changes like larger, bolder font for calories and servings, serving sizes that more closely reflect the amount someone actually eats or drinks, and updated daily values for nutrients like sodium and dietary fiber.

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Nutrition Facts labels updated to help consumers make healthy food choices

Posted by Label Insight Team on May 23, 2016

First Lady Michelle Obama Friday unveiled the country's first update to nutrition labels since the federal government started requiring them in the early 1990s.

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4 Ways Rich Product Data Improves the Omnichannel Customer Experience

Posted by Label Insight Team on May 18, 2016

Recently, Consumer Goods Technology published an article about supermarket chain Kroger’s innovative approach to omnichannel commerce. Dubbed Program Mercury, its goal was to gather rich product data that could be shared with consumers online, provide Kroger with greater insights about shopper behavior and inform product decisions. Gathering the product data was a challenge, but well worth the effort, as Kroger is reaping these benefits and more, including better relations with brand owners and improved logistics and merchandising functions.

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