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May 26, 2021
Food For Thought: What Does the Second Half of 2021 Hold For Product Innovation?

Our director of innovation marketing, Arwen Kimmell joins Food Processing Magazine's "Food for Thought" podcast to discuss what food innovation could look like over the next 18 months.

May 21, 2021
Food Supply Chains Are Stretched as Americans Head Back to Restaurants

JPG managing director Glenn Pappalardo contributes to this WSJ piece on emerging cracks in the foodservice supply chain and labor as restaurants come back online and consumers venture out.

March 31, 2021
RCV Frontline, Our New F&B Fund is Charged to Back Brands Below Typical VC Focus

Eric Stief and Andrew Reynolds join Elizabeth Crawford of FoodNavigator-USA to discuss what sets RCV Frontline apart from other food & beverage funds.

March 9, 2021
How the Beverage Industry Can Continue to Adapt to COVID-19 Challenges

JPG's own George Squire writing on behalf of Beverage Daily.com as he considers learnings from 2020 and how the beverage industry can continue to adapt and grow.

March 1, 2021
Startup Lessons Learned

Our Founder, Jeff Grogg provided hard-earned insights on the rigor it takes to start a new food business in this article from Mary Ellen Kuhn, writing for IFT's Food Technology Magazine.

February 24, 2021
Investing in the Future of Food: JPG Garden offers early stage food entrepreneurs ‘library’ of answers

Food Navigator-USA.com's Elizabeth Crawford "sits down" with JPG Garden leads Veronica and Dean to discuss how the new program can help early founders take their first steps in launching a viable food business.

February 20, 2021
Celebrity Ghost Kitchens May Be This Year’s Hottest Dining Trend

JPG's Kathy Holt contributes insights to Forbe's coverage on the rise of celebrity backed ghost kitchens in the COVID era.

February 16, 2021
JPG Resources Launches JPG Garden for Early-Stage Food Entrepreneurs

JPG Garden serves new and early-stage food entrepreneurs and companies looking to grow unique and viable businesses.

January 12, 2021
Manufacturers Have Engaged in Creative Solutions

As we closed out the year of unprecedented grocery shortages caused by the pandemic, the question of whether 2021 will bring similarly empty shelves becomes even more pressing. If some shortages are still to be expected, which products are at particular risk of going out of stock?

December 18, 2020
COVID-19: The Impact on 2020 and Beyond

Learning from the past year will play a pivotal role in survival for brands, companies and establishments.

December 16, 2020
What's New In Natural Foods With Jeff Grogg of JPG Resources

In this episode, we discussed the recent history of the natural foods industry, as well as common pitfalls new brands often fall into. Jeff also shared with us why microtrends (such as trendy ingredient-based products) have a short shelf life, and what sort of macrotrends brands should focus on when creating new products. 

December 1, 2020
An Inside Look: Preparing Restaurants for the Road Ahead

Restaurants have seen a major shift in business operations, traffic, and income. Restaurants have adapted by amending takeout procedures, elevating the on-premise experience and attempting to create as normal of a pre-COVID environment as possible.

November 27, 2020
Social Platform Connects Investors, Food Startups

A new social media platform based in West Michigan is not for entertainment, but for building a network that could lead to early-stage investments.

November 5, 2020
2021 Consumer Trends Report: Heading Toward The 'New' Normal

Not too long ago, consumer trends were leaning toward health and wellness and plant-based alternatives. But with the arrival of the coronavirus (COVID-19), consumers shifted their focus to safety, individually wrapped packages, value-added family bundles and comfort foods. Now, it’s hard to imagine eating any other way.

October 19, 2020
How Ghost Kitchens Are Helping Major Restaurants Recoup Lost Revenue

Chains like Famous Dave's and Brinker International were already moving toward delivery-only concepts pre-pandemic, allowing them to more quickly deploy these concepts compared to other restaurants.

September 30, 2020
How Restaurants Have Worked Smarter To Make Indoor Dining Safe, Successful And Palatable

Restaurants across the country are reopening for indoor dining and for the first time in over six months New York City eateries can allow diners back inside at 25% maximum capacity, prompting the question on many peoples' minds: How are establishments working smarter to keep customers safe, happy and well-fed?

August 19, 2020
Bouncing Back: Supply Chain Survives COVID-19

Shoppers are stuck paying elevated prices at the supermarket even though the supply restrictions that drove them up have dissipated, exclusive Nielsen data shows.

August 11, 2020
How Your CPG Brand Can Grow & Find Investors NOW!

Jeff Grogg is the founder and managing director of JPG Resources and has founded businesses in spaces ranging from athletic training to beverages, contract food manufacturing, to a new food venture fund. He has 25 years of experience as a leader in the natural food and beverage space.

August 5, 2020
How COVID Is Changing Consumer Behavior And What You Can Do To Adapt Featuring Rifle Hughes

Rifle and I discuss how COVID is influencing consumer behavior, and how both CPG and restaurant brands should adapt.

July 20, 2020
The Future Of Foodservice: Here's What To Expect

Going back to the basics, removing self-serve and building out foodservice delivery infrastructure are just some of the steps retailers are taking to keep employees and shoppers safe.

July 16, 2020
Discover Fundraising, Brand Building Strategies During Upcoming Unlocking Innovation Webinar July 30

The food and beverage industry has been a tale of two cities since the coronavirus pandemic was declared with some companies seeing surging sales reinforced by fresh rounds of high-dollar investments and other businesses grinding to a halt with both revenue and investment streams drying up virtually overnight.

June 30, 2020
Emerging Restaurant Trends Due to COVID-19

In the coming months, as suppliers catch up to demand, many restaurants would do well to look more like grocery stores, and grocery stores more like restaurants.

June 17, 2020
How Food Producers Are Preparing For The 2nd Wave Of COVID-19

Now that companies have learned from the supply chain impacts of COVID-19, they have started to think about a shift in strategies to ensure that their businesses are prepared if a second wave hits, especially come the colder fall months after peak flu season.

June 9, 2020
Online Platform Brandjectory Is 'Like Facebook For Young Brands & Investors' In Natural Products Space

Even before the coronavirus pandemic paused face-to-face meetings and tradeshows, startups that couldn’t afford the high entrance fees to some of the food and beverage industry’s most prominent shows struggled to catch and keep investors’ attention – which is one reason why three influential groups joined forces to create Brandjectory.

June 1, 2020
Nuts and Seeds Are Finding New Applications in Food Processing

But this year the category got a remarkable boost from USDA: The agency’s Agricultural Research Service announced that new research found that whole nuts contribute less calories than previously thought.

May 17, 2020
Seis Consejos Para No Gastar Tanto En Comida Durante La Pandemia

A medida que la pandemia de coronavirus continúa, los compradores han tenido que enfrentarse al aumento de los precios en muchos alimentos de uso cotidiando, incluyendo la carne, la leche y los huevos.

May 15, 2020
Grocery Prices Are On The Rise – Here Are 6 Ways To Keep Your Food Budget Under Control

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, shoppers have had to contend with higher prices on many common food items, including meat, milk and eggs.

May 4, 2020
Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Navigating Coronavirus' Uneven Impact To Chart A Path Forward For Groceries

While some food and beverage brands have enjoyed tremendous growth following the coronavirus outbreak, others have been completely "pummeled" by government and consumer response to the virus – revealing a division that could provide a road map for the rest of the pandemic and potential economic downturn that will follow.

April 20, 2020
Georgia Manufacturing Shaken By Virus, But Some Ramp Up

April 17, 2020
Empty Shelves Leave Shoppers Wondering Where’s The Beef

The sudden shift from restaurant dining to at-home eating, coupled with panic buying at grocery stores, is causing major disruption in the manufacturing, distribution and sales of food products.

April 16, 2020
Meat Shortage 2020: Coronavirus Has Led Smithfield, Other Plants To Close, Farmers To Dump Milk

Let’s just say America's food supply chain is getting out of whack due to the coronavirus pandemic.

April 15, 2020
How Every Link In The Supply Chain Can Act Now For The Future

While there are many unknowns ahead, the industry has an opportunity for every link in the food supply chain to be forged by this crisis and come out on the other side stronger than ever.

April 8, 2020
Supermarkets Are Rewriting Their Playbooks To Deal With Demand, Safety. Here's How Things Stand In Metro Phoenix

Supermarkets are feeling pressure to rewrite their playbooks as they grapple with surging demand.

April 6, 2020
When Enhancing The Flavor, Enhance Your Label, Too

When boosting or improving the flavor in a food or beverage product, anything goes... so long as you keep the ingredients clean.

March 20, 2020
How COVID-19 Is Impacting Natural Sales, Manufacturing And Distribution

A deep dive into how the global pandemic is affecting natural brands.

March 19, 2020
COVID-19: Packaged Food & Beverage Brands Enjoy Surging Sales, But Mass Unemployment Could Change The Landscape Rapidly

Should prolonged social distancing measures generate mass unemployment, premium priced natural and organic products will likely not be top of most people’s shopping lists, while private label sales will likely rise, although packaged foods will continue to benefit overall as consumers stop eating out.

March 9, 2020
People And Industry News: March 2020

JPG RESOURCES, a food and beverage innovation and commercialization group, opened its first New York City office.

February 18, 2020
Snackwerks Launches Second Manufacturing Line To Double Plant Capacity, Announces Hire Of Industry Veteran Gunther Brinkman

Snackwerks, a flexible, mid-scale snack manufacturer, has more than doubled its production capabilities with the launch of a second line.

January 20, 2020
JPG Resources Expands With Launch Of NYC Office, Hire Of Industry Veteran Rick Williams

The office establishes JPG Resources' first East Coast presence and strengthens operations division.