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2022 Inflation: How It Affects Businesses, Politics and Regulations

by Alec Varsamis| May 19, 2022

Inflation is making its mark on Americans. And it’s not a pretty picture. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) remained near 40-year highs in April, hitting an annual increase of 8.3% while inflation adjusted earnings for workers decreased 2.3% year over year. Looking only at food prices, this category rose 9.4% annually, second only to energy […]

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Honoring Bee Marks: Food Marketing and Nutrition Communications Trailblazer 

by Jaime Schwartz Cohen| May 18, 2022

May 18th would have been the 100th birthday of Bee Marks, a pioneer of the modern-day practice of food marketing and nutrition communications. If you don’t recognize her name, you are not alone.* A trailblazer whose impact was made before it was possible to leave a digital footprint, who didn’t seek the spotlight in an […]

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‘Tis the Season to Set Your Holiday Marketing Strategy

by Lauren Samaha| May 28, 2021

It’s not too early to start planning your holiday marketing strategy — in fact, you’re right on time. According to the National Retail Federation, sales during the 2020 holiday season grew 8.3% despite the unexpected disruption of a global pandemic. While resilience is the word many would use to describe the incredible year-over-year growth, I […]