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Dare to stand out! What food & beverage packaging designs punch above their weight?

Innovative packaging can really help smaller brands punch above their weight.  But which food & beverage companies have really nailed it from a design perspective? FoodNavigator-USA caught up with Blake Mitchell, partner at food and beverage brand design firm Interact On Shelf , which works exclusively with grocery brands, to get his take...

Risk of developing celiac does not hinge on when infants first try gluten, study finds

When infants first eat gluten does not appear to influence whether they are diagnosed with celiac disease, but their socioeconomic status likely does, according to two recently published studies. 

Nature knows best? Global design challenge invites firms to use biomimicry to design a better food system

Modeling patterns or processes found in nature (think of solar cells inspired by a leaf) is a hot trend in industrial design, but could biomimicry be used to create a better food system?

Does the edible bugs trend have the legs to succeed?

Not a week goes by without media headlines talking about the potential of insects to help feed the world. But where does that potential really lie?

Cheetos Sweetos: A ‘sweet’ way to latch on to younger snackers?

Frito-Lay’s upcoming sweet cinnamon snack Cheetos Sweetos will help the company latch on to a younger consumer base interested in sweet snacking, says Euromonitor International.

Special edition: Blood sugar management

The key ingredients for blood sugar management

With diabetes rates rising, many healthy people are starting to consider the effects of blood glucose levels and keeping them in the healthy range. In this gallery we look at the key ingredients in this growing sector. 

Firm gets warning letter for straddling beverage/liquid supplement divide

A recent FDA warning letter to a New York company points again to the danger of mixing metaphors when positioning a product as either a beverage or a liquid dietary supplement.

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Three Happy Cows on standing out in the Greek yogurt market

Three Happy Cows: The party isn’t over for Greek yogurt; but the category is maturing

Are Americans falling out of love with Greek yogurt? No, says Three Happy Cows director of marketing...

beverage trends 2015, Beverage Innovation Summit
Hear from the founders of Jin+Ja, Core Power, Vertical water, Reed's, Mamma Chia...

What are the key beverage trends - and companies - to watch in 2015?

Whether it’s a new ingredient (coffee fruit, maple water, coffee leaf tea), novel technology (barrel-aged tea, ‘raw’...

Snacking trends video at the Winter Fancy Food Show 2015

Lights, camera, action! Snacking trends at the Winter Fancy Food Show

What are the hottest trends in snacks? Sprouted grains? Baked popcorn? Gourmet jerky? Join Elaine Watson from...

Dust Cutter Lemonade... The packaging is what sets usapart

Dust Cutter Lemonade CEO: People really love the product, but the packaging is what sets us apart

What’s the first thing you notice about Dust Cutter lemonade? Chances are, it’s the packaging. Unlike its...

Kickstarter helped Genki-Su launch, but isn't ideal for foods & drinks
Healthy Beverage Innovation

Kickstarter helped beverage firm Genki-Su launch, but may not be ideal platform for foods & drinks

The crowdfunding website Kickstarter helped the beverage company Genki-Su raise nearly twice as much money as necessary...

Video highlights from the Winter Fancy Food Show 2015

Caught on camera! Highlights from the Winter Fancy Food Show

With buyers from Whole Foods, Kroger, KeHE, Compass Group, Dean & DeLuca and hundreds of other retailers...

Solazyme gets FDA OK for GRAS determination of whole algal protein

FDA GRAS no objections letter paves way for mainstream adoption of whole algal protein, says Solazyme

The FDA has written to Solazyme to say it has no objections to the firm’s GRAS (Generally...

Sales of gluten-free products will continue to grow double digits

Sales of gluten-free products continue to grow double digits on quality, selection

Improving the quality and selection of gluten-free foods available in mainstream channels will help sales in the...

Chao Slices promise to revolutionize vegan cheese as a “real” food

Chao Slices promise to revolutionize vegan cheese as a “real” food

Field Roast Grain Meat Co. expands its portfolio into the retail vegan cheese category with the Jan....