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Label Insight Shares Strategies for Product Transparency at The Big Natural

Posted by Kira Karapetian on May 25, 2017

As title partner of The Big Natural, Label Insight will highlight the importance of transparency in the natural products industry.

The Label Insight team is proud to continue our support for the Consumer Packaged Goods industry as the Title Partner of The Big Natural. Label Insight’s leadership team will participate in several sessions at the event, taking place June 7-9 at The LINQ in Las Vegas. As the Natural Product Association’s inaugural event, The Big Natural will offer industry-driven educational sessions and workshops, bringing together industry leaders and innovators to educate, empower and drive the industry forward. 

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STUDY: What would a “Traffic Light” Front of Package Labeling Program Look Like in the US?

Posted by Dagan Xavier on May 15, 2017

With the launch of Label Insight’s Open Data Initiative in late January, academic researchers and nonprofit organizations gained access to Label Insight’s product data in order to advance critical research topics that affect today's increasingly health conscious food shoppers. 

Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

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Topics: Company Viewpoint, Trends & Research


Spring Into Superfoods in 2017

Posted by Ronak Sheth on May 8, 2017

In the past few weeks, I've been in Hong Kong, London, and Chicago and have started to notice the radical change in breakfast buffets. In place of cereal, I now see chai+blueberry smoothies. On room service menus, traditional iceberg lettuce salads have been replaced with kale salads and quinoa power-bowls.

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Label Insight Joins the Century Club

Posted by Paul Schaut on May 4, 2017

This is an exciting week for Label Insight, as we welcome our 99th and 100th employees to the team!

Label Insight Co-Founder, Dagan Xavier, addresses the company.

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Topics: Label Insight News, Company Viewpoint


Label Insight Powers Data to Better Understand Sodium Content of Bread Products in the US

Posted by Dagan Xavier on May 2, 2017

With the launch of Label Insight’s Open Data Initiative in late January, academic researchers and nonprofit organizations gained access to Label Insight’s product data in order to advance critical research topics that affect today's increasingly health conscious food shoppers. 

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A Team Effort: Collecting Product Data at the Largest Natural Products Expo

Posted by Matt Valenti on March 31, 2017

Label Insight sent seven team members to Anaheim, California for the Natural Product Expo. This years “Expo West” was the largest in the history of Natural Products Expos. There were over 80,000 attendees and 3,100 exhibitors. Our job was to collect images of all the products at expo in order for Label Insight to collect data and provide attributes to our client. Being a very tall order, we hired 55 people from the Southern California area to be what we call “TrendSpotters” to help us with collection. 

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Label Insight Data Contributes to Improved Awareness of Added Sugars in Food Supply

Posted by Dagan Xavier on March 27, 2017

Healthy Food America, a nonprofit institution that drives change in policy and industry practice to ensure equal and easy access to nutritious food, held a working group in December of last year with 13 different public and private institutions (FDA- CFSAN, USDA - CNPP, Ohio State, UNC to name a few). The focus of the symposium was to discuss efforts to improve the quality and timeliness of added sugars data in the US.

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FMI Midwinter 2017 – A First Timer’s Perspective

Posted by Rich Coleman on February 15, 2017

The Food Marketing Institute's 2017 Midwinter Executive Conference brought over 1,000 of the industry’s key decision-makers together. Retailers, wholesalers, independent operators, suppliers and manufacturers spent time immersing themselves in education programs and strategic executive exchanges to discuss and understand what is required to grow their business in today’s rapidly changing food retail environment. As a first timer to the event, I thought I’d share my perspective for a few of the key themes I heard throughout the four days.

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Millennials are Forcing Brands and Retailers to Think Differently about Transparency

Posted by Kira Karapetian on February 10, 2017

Millennials are shaking up the CPG industry and forcing brands and retailers alike to start thinking differently about the way they market to and communicate with this generation.

Earlier this week Forbes published an article What Brands Need To Know About Modern Millennial Snack Culture which reiterated this fact. In the article, Jeff Fromm shares how millennials’ prolific love of snacking - four times a day in many cases -  has resulted in the CPG industries strongest growth in four years primarily because of the uptick in sales for snacking brands.

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Product Insider: Nielsen and Label Insight Making Transparency Possible for Brands and Retailers

Posted by Ronak Sheth on February 9, 2017

Over the past few years we have seen an unprecedented rise in consumer demand for transparency, with many consumers going so far as to switching from their preferred brands in favor of brands which provide more transparency.

You can observe this phenomenon any time you go to the grocery store. Take a moment to watch people shop. See how they study products before putting them in their basket. They are trying to understand: "What is this ingredient?" "What does cage-free mean?" "Does this product match my ethics? Was it tested on animals?".

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