News highlights, market trends, and original data analysis related to the U.S. retail food & beverage industry … by Jay Nargundkar

Hershey Buys Krave Jerky. Now What?

Hershey acquires artisanal jerky maker Krave, and there’s more to the deal than your chocolate-covered meat snack fantasies.

February 2, 2015

General Mills Buys Annie’s for $820 Million, Gets Backlash for Free

General Mills acquires natural/organic maker Annie’s but draws the ire of customers distrustful of large food corporations.

September 10, 2014

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