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'We lack a clear positioning; the shopping experience hasn’t matched what our guests expect'

Target unveils bold new food strategy: ‘Shoppers want us to inspire them with unique and differentiated products’

Some details about Target's food 'reinvention' plan emerged during its Q4 earnings call last week, but more flesh was put on the bones this week as bosses outlined plans to completely "redesign" their food strategy.

 Hampton Creek Foods CEO and founder Josh Tetrick
Banana flour is gluten-free, grain-free and rich in potassium and resistant starch

Banana flour: The next big thing in the gluten-free toolkit?

Banana flour –dried unripe banana milled into powder – is still a novel concept for American consumers, but the Utah-based entrepreneur behind WEDO (which claims to be the only banana flour company in the US) reckons 2015 could be the year it hits the mainstream.

Partnership for a Healthier America Summit

Making healthy food affordable, accessible to low-income shoppers can be a win-win, execs say

The food industry may be a low margin business, but that does not mean manufacturers of high quality, nutritious food must sell their products at a premium in the natural channel to succeed, according to executives from Luvo and Hampton Creek, two companies that are disrupting the traditional distribution model...

We recognize we have to change the in-store experience

Target to double Made to Matter natural & organic collection as part of food 'reinvention' plan

Target will double the size of its 'Made to Matter' range of natural, organic, and sustainable products this year as part of a plan to "reinvent" its grocery offering and "deliver more organic, natural, gluten-free items" to shoppers.

3-5 cups of coffee a day may help keep artery blockages away

People who consume between three to five cups of coffee a day may have a lower risk of coronary artery calcium build-up, which can lead to artery blockages, according to research published in the British Medical Journal’s publication Heart.

News in brief

Member states back national bans for GM crops

EU member states have voted to allow national governments to ban or restrict cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops even when approved at EU level, meaning the new rules will be written into law.

General Mills launches new Nature Valley, Chex Mix Popped, Bugle Ranch lines at AWMA 2015

General Mills has whipped the covers off four new bakery and snack products for C-store retailers at AWMA 2015 in Las Vegas.

Japanese C-store sales boom fires Monster Energy's international turnaround

Monster Beverage Corporation CEO Rodney Sacks hopes the company's recent deal with Coke will fire further international growth in markets including Japan, after its international arm returned to year-on-year earnings growth in Q4 2014. 

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Beyond Meat Beast Burger advances plant-based protein category

Beyond Meat CEO: ‘We’re building one of the great American meat companies (from plants)’

Beyond Meat - the California-based firm that claims to have unlocked the secret to making ‘near-perfect’ replicas...

Fruits & veggies FNV ad campaign endorsed by FLOTUS and celebrities

Fruits & veggies take on packaged food with FNV ad campaign endorsed by the First Lady and celebrities

The threat posed by fresh foods and produce to sales of packaged foods is about to increase...

An Organic Check-off: Investing in our Future
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GUEST ARTICLE: Investing in our future: Why the time is right for an organic check-off

As organic pioneers recognized more than twenty years ago, there is something keenly satisfying about controlling your...

Solazyme secures victory in dispute with Roquette over algae JV

Solazyme awarded ‘clear and complete’ victory in legal dispute with Roquette over aborted algae ingredients JV

Microalgae specialist Solazyme says it has secured a “clear and complete victory” over its former French business...

Hampton Creek Foods sued again over 'deceptive' Just Mayo name

Hampton Creek Foods sued again over 'deceptive' Just Mayo name

Just weeks after Unilever dropped its false advertising lawsuit against Hampton Creek Foods over its egg-free spread...

Sales of frozen fruit surging says Dole Packaged Foods

The stunning rise of frozen fruit: ‘Usage occasions have completely changed,’ says Dole

While sales in much of the US frozen food category are pretty lackluster, sales of frozen fruit...

What are the hottest snacking trends to watch in 2015?
Meet the CEOs of KRAVE, Health Warrior, Fruigees, HUMAN and Barnana

What are the hottest snacking trends – and companies - to watch in 2015?

With the percentage of energy derived from snacks in the American diet doubling since the late 1970s,...

True Drinks CEO: Fresh investment will support 'dramatic same store sales increases' & help get a larger share of stomach

True Drinks CEO: Fresh investment will support 'dramatic same store sales increases' & help get a larger share of stomach

The growth of True Drinks’ AquaBall product continues to gather pace, with new investment from Toba Capital...

Umpqua Oats founders on building a brand, and learning to say NO

Umpqua Oats founders on building a brand, and learning to say NO: 'Not all business is good business'

If sales of cold cereal are not setting the world on fire, the hot cereal market is...

Making healthy food affordable, accessible for low income is a win-win
Partnership for a Healthier America Summit

Making healthy food affordable, accessible to low-income shoppers can be a win-win, execs say

The food industry may be a low margin business, but that does not mean manufacturers of high...