From purveyors of ostrich meat and Kenyan purple tea to fruit- and vegetable-infused whey protein, lupini bean snacks and pizza crusts packed with veggies, the entrepreneurs entering our 2016 trailblazers challenge are at the cutting edge of food & beverage innovation. But we had to pick three winners …
After donating millions of dollars a year to cancer research for years, Hormel is stepping up its game to more directly help people fighting and recovering from the disease with the launch of a novel product line designed just for them.
Probiotic-fueled organic fruit & veggie snack brand Nomva has just picked up distribution in close to 175 Target stores, 200 Ralph’s stores and 150 Sprouts stores on the West Coast, says Los Angeles-based brand owner Phenomenal Foods, which has recently unveiled new-look packaging featuring the Non-GMO Project verified seal.
Pasta Chips has secured a $3m investment from Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners, LP (ACAP), along with Silas Capital and Emil Capital Partners.
Data company Search Laboratory looked at Google’s trend report and Keyword Planner to find out which superfoods US consumers search online for most often. In the top three spots: Avocado, kale, and turmeric.
Breakfast and snack food maker Living Intentions is overhauling its packaging and streamlining its portfolio to help products better “pop” from the shelf and more effectively communicate its “roots” in brining uniquely flavored, optimally healthy products to the masses.
Nestlé hopes innovation and marketing support can restore growth to its confectionery division, which remains challenged in Brazil, the US and the UK.
Mondelēz International, Mars, Nestlé and Barry Callebaut have joined forces on a community development and education program in Côte d’Ivoire in partnership with the Jacobs Foundation.