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Partnership for a Healthier America Summit

Childhood obesity is improving, but First Lady Michelle Obama urges food companies to do more

Childhood obesity rates have “finally” stopped rising and now are falling among America’s youngest children, thanks in part to the food industry’s efforts to cut calories and offer healthier options, but more needs to be done, said First Lady Michelle Obama at the Partnership for Healthier America’s annual summit Feb. 26. ...

'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.

New products gallery: WhiteWave unveils Aussie style yogurts, Kellogg explores its Origins, Post enters breakfast biscuit category

From Post Foods' new breakfast biscuits to Häagen-Dazs's new Artisan Collection, this month’s gallery is packed with innovative new food and beverage products, many of which are making their debut at the Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim this week…

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.

Snyder’s-Lance: ‘Industry first gluten-free sandwich cracker is major innovation’

Snack giant Snyder’s-Lance insists the US sandwich cracker category has a bright future going forward but requires innovation, as the company launches the first gluten-free product in this space.

Less color means more? DDW ‘surprised’ by bakery color retention study

D.D. Williamson tells BakeryAndSnacks.com that it was surprised by the results of company research exploring the color retention qualities of different natural colors in baked goods.

Cocoa back in deficit for 2014/15, predicts ICCO

The cocoa market is expected to revert to a deficit in the current cocoa year as dry weather and dusty winds harm production.

Shake it up! Multi-flavored Shaka milk changes flavor with each sip, inventor claims

A retired chemistry professor from Iowa has developed a multi-flavored milk that changes flavor with every sip, and now hopes to license out the concept.

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

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...