E-commerce

US FDA claims Vape Heads Sour Smurf Sauce resembles War Heads candy.

US FDA clamps down on e-liquid products that resemble candy packaging

By Jenny Eagle

The US Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says it has sent 13 warning letters to manufacturers, distributors, and retailers for misleading kids with e-liquids that resemble children’s juice boxes, candies and cookies.

Over 130 billion pounds of food is lost or wasted every year in the US. Image: © Getty Images / Daisy-Daisy

Could e-Commerce boost food waste vs conventional retail?

By Stephen Daniells

The ease of buying food online may diminish the sense of psychological ownership, which may ultimately make it easier for people to discard food, suggests a new analysis with implications for retailers.

'As Alexa grows in popularity, voice-activated purchases of snack foods and other consumables have the potential for major growth,' says One Click Retail

I need chocolate, Alexa... sweets, snacks, and the Amazon effect

By Elaine Watson

Candy and snacks sales on Amazon are growing at 42% year-on-year,* according to new report from ecommerce data firm One Click Retail, which says category sales have already hit $215m in the first eight months of 2017, compared with $240m for the whole...