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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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Agri-Pulse Agriculture & Food Policy Summit: Climate, Nutrition and the 2023 Farm Bill

by Alec Varsamis| April 14, 2022

It’s a tricky time for farmers, producers, food companies and other agriculture stakeholders.   With 2022 being an election year, legislation has been stalled in Congress and actions to ease the pain consumers and businesses are feeling from inflation have largely rested on President Biden’s shoulders. The industry is feeling the pinch from rising input costs […]

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Our Take: SXSW Food Industry Trends

by Jillian Semaan and Amelia Keleher| April 8, 2022

History of SXSW 2022 SXSW began in the 80’s as a local music festival in Austin and transcended into what many of us know today as one of the greatest connectors. It brings together everyone from creatives and celebrities, to start-ups, government officials, industry experts and activists – many of whom are working to build […]

2021 Year in Review: Ketchum’s Most-Read Blog Posts

2021 Year in Review: Ketchum’s Most-Read Blog Posts

by Chris Ditner| December 23, 2021

If 2020 was the Year of Unknowns, 2021 has been the Year of Uncertainty. At times it has felt like one step forward, two steps back. We’ve seen a year marked by the highs of COVID vaccine availability, the reopening of shops and restaurants, the emotional reunions of families, and the evolution of how co-workers […]