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The Epic Seed is now available in 700 stores across the country

The Epic Seed entrepreneur unlocks new opportunity in the dairy case with Greek yogurt + chia

Jess Rudolph: 'At first I felt like I was in way over my head but now I understand a lot more about the natural food industry.'

The Greek yogurt aisle was already pretty crowded by the time Jesse Rudolph started pitching his wares to the market around 18 months ago. But chia - the superfood of the moment - proved to be his secret weapon. 

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Zola CEO: You can't engage just with 'likes'

When 13-year-old acai and coconut water manufacturer Zola decided to revamp its web presence to shift attention toward its growing coconut water line, founder and CEO Chris Cuvelier knew he risked losing some followers in the short term, but the long-term payoff would be better engagement with the right audience.

60-second interview: the day job

What do you do? Paul Niemann on unlocking plant protein's potential

In the latest installment of our What do you do series, we caught up with Paul Niemann, who has been leading product development at quinoa snack firm eatKeenwa, on why new product development is more like problem solving, how many hats the EVP of a startup actually has to wear and how...

NineSigma client wants to deliver edible paste via squeezable container

Mystery food giant seeks help to develop novel ‘flowable food pastes’

A Fortune 500 food company is looking for a partner to help it develop squeezable 'flowable' pastes that don’t require consumers to use a knife to spread them, but still retain the same eating qualities, according to a posting on NineSigma’s open innovation site NineSights.

Children see, children do: Will Mexican kids slim down by watching less candy ads?

Just a week after Mexico banned commercials for soda, snacks and confectionery products during cinema showings of children’s movies and during children’s TV programming, Mexican authorities say ads for Nestlé, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Hershey´s and Holanda products are already out of line with the new rules.

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US-China collaboration will have ‘significant impact’ on food safety from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

A Californian college has joined with one of China’s leading agricultural universities in the first step to establishing a Sino-US food safety research centre.

Future of food: Climate change and air pollution will combine to curb food supplies from FoodNavigator.com

The effects of air pollution on the ozone, coupled with higher global temperatures could combine to reduce crop yields. However effects will vary by region, say researchers.

EDITOR'S COMMENT: JULY 2014

‘I ditched the Coca-Cola Life-style’: A millennial confession from BeverageDaily.com

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) boss John Brock insists people in the UK think Coca-Cola Life tastes just like standard Coke ahead of its September launch, but is this lack of differentiation necessarily good news?

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Beverage Entrepreneurs Forum highlights, how to stay on shelf
Odwalla founder: Large companies have to buy innovation

Beverage Entrepreneurs Forum: This is the only business where you send a customer an invoice, and you end up owing them money!

Launching a beverage brand is the easy part. The challenge is growing and sustaining it without running...

Beverage Entrepreneurs Forum highlights: Coca-Cola Life, Keurig Cold
Will Keurig Cold disrupt or disappoint?

Beverage Entrepreneurs Forum: Is mid-calorie cola a failed concept, why Keurig Cold may disappoint, and is ‘healthy’ in the eye of the beholder?

While beverage’s biggest guns have pumped some serious cash into developing ‘mid-calorie’ versions of their iconic brands...

Co Yo CEO says it's time for non-dairy dairy section
Interview with Co Yo CEO Ian Johnson

Co Yo CEO: Maybe it's time for a 'non-dairy' dairy section

The concept of a healthy diet is one that continues to evolve—as special diets gain more attention...

Walmart sued over juice labels; echoes of POM v Coke?
Walmart cranberry pomegranate juice is mostly grape & apple juice, says lawsuit

Walmart sued over juice labels; echoes of POM Wonderful v Coke?

Six weeks after the Supreme Court gave POM Wonderful the green light to sue Coca-Cola over its...

Ibotta shopping app aims to be truly social
Big Interview: Ibotta CEO Bryan Leach

Ibotta CEO: loyalty won’t come from a one-shot coupon; we're a truly social app

Bryan Leach, a law firm partner turned founder of mobile savings app Ibotta, has a different idea...

Egg white chips entrepreneur rides protein snacking wave

From semiconductors to snacks: Egg white chips entrepreneur rides crest of protein wave

A mechanical engineer with a keen interest in semi-conductors, ips All Natural co-founder Sean Olson is not...

Hormel, Virun patent new way to add omega-3s to foods, beverages
Hormel & Virun help ease omega-3 F&B fortification headaches

Think you need to pop pills to get a decent dose of omega-3? Think again, say Hormel and Virun

While food & beverage manufacturers have been fortifying their wares with omega-3 fatty acids EPA + DHA...

Trader Joe’s accused of breach of contract by dairy vendor, broker
Trader Joe's 'purposefully railroaded business relationships', alleges lawsuit

Trader Joe’s move to cut out the middlemen in dairy supply chain left key vendor & broker ‘high and dry’, says lawsuit

Trader Joe’s move to ditch a broker and a vendor it had been working with for years...

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