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Innovation  |  LabelSync  |  Product Updates  |  SmartLabel™

Label Insight's SmartLabel™ innovation assists clients and partners in circulating COVID-19 information

Label Insight is dedicated to providing clients and partners with the opportunity to leverage their SmartLabel™ pages beyond a flexible regulatory compliance solution to engage, educate and inform consumers of any COVID-19 related information with our new healthy and safety banner. With the current coronavirus pandemic at the forefront of our minds, it’s not surprising that 91% of Americans are concerned about COVID-19 while 76% feel prepared to handle its impact on their lives. At Label Insight, we understand consumers are surrounded by COVID-19 information, but we also recognize the need for them to have the most up-to-date information readily accessible to further their preparedness. 

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LabelSync  |  SmartLabel™

SmartLabel™ Expansion into Canada

Qu'est-ce que c’est SmartLabel™? (What is SmartLabel™?). We’ve been practicing our French at Label Insight to support our decision to expand into the Canadian market via a fully fledged SmartLabel™ solution.

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How Reily Foods Uses SmartLabel to Highlight Sustainability Commitment

Building customer loyalty through improved product transparency. As a fourth generation, family-owned company, Reily Foods takes pride in its long tradition of bringing family and friends together. Reily Food’s ability to deliver on this promise is founded in an unwavering commitment to quality that’s spanned over 100 years. While Reily’s commitment to quality has been unwavering over time, what it takes to deliver products of the highest quality has evolved. Recently, sustainability has emerged as an important element of quality at Reily Foods’ as the impact of climate change and socio-economic factors have come more into focus.

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Trends & Research  |  expo

Trendspotting at the Natural Products Expo can be a key to growth

One type of value we deliver to our customers at Label Insight is the ability to tap into our robust product attribute data to uncover emerging consumer trends that can help grow their business. Related to emerging consumer trends, I had the opportunity to attend the recent Natural Products Expo in Baltimore, MD that showcased new products from some of the world’s most innovative natural food manufacturers. Although the insight I gained was not powered by our intellectual property or machine learning, it provided a compelling view into a number of interesting trends that might just turn into the “next big thing”.  

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Innovation  |  Technology

How Innovation Helps Us Achieve Our Mission at Label Insight

We recently announced that we were granted our second patent. The patent is titled “Information Management System for Product Ingredients” and covers our “method for deconstructing, analyzing, and confirming the information on consumer products using technology”.

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Retailer Solutions

Winning with innovation—taking the guesswork out of food shopping

In times of rapid change and intense competition — like in grocery retail today — we think it is essential retailers do two things: reflect on how they're reacting to shopper demand while at the same time, differentiate themselves from the competition.

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Label Insight News  |  Press  |  SmartLabel™

Label Insight powers Conagra Brands' SmartLabel innovation

Conagra Brands is transforming the way it operates to fulfill what consumers want in a smart, simple way. With approximately 17,000 employees and $11 billion in annual revenue, Conagra Brands is modernizing its iconic food brands, leveraging fresh opportunities and adapting to a changing landscape. In the spring of 2016, Conagra experienced greater demand for increased product attribution. This demand was coming from three different needs for the company.

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DataBite  |  regulation

"Naturally Sourced" Sunscreen growing 7 times faster.

As the summer sun finally triumphed over the clouds that plagued the Midwest all spring, the FDA released a timely proposal that may change regulations on a summertime necessity: sunscreen.   In 1978, the FDA began instituting guidelines designed to keep up with the ever-changing research on sunscreen efficacy and safety. At that time, the ceiling for recommended SPF labeling value was set at 15, a world away from the sky-high numbers we see today. The FDA believes that these excessively high advertised SPF values are misleading to consumers because, against conventional wisdom, SPF 100 does not protect twice as well as SPF 50. Consequently, one of the main points of the new proposed rule is to cap SPF labeling at 60+, although the sale of products prepared with SPF values up to 80 will still be permitted as to not stifle beneficial research and innovative formulations.

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Product Data Management  |  USDA  |  regulation

Food Data Central

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is globally recognized as being at the forefront of food composition analysis for decades. This week they launched their latest compositional analysis tool - FoodData Central - bringing the USDA and the research community closer toward unlocking data unification at the federal level with reference to food and beverage composition databases.

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Sales  |  high-order attributes  |  off pack attributes

Sustainability sells. What's in it for brands?

Four out of five global respondents said that it is “extremely” or “very” important that companies implement programs to improve the environment. And 30% of consumers are willing to pay a premium for products that deliver on social responsibility claims.* Sustainability has a myriad of meanings to consumers. And there’s a broad spectrum of practices that encompass what it means to be sustainable in their eyes.

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