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New products gallery: Stonyfield Petite Crème not Greek or even yogurt, Jimmy Dean does dinner, Rosy Grey Poupon

New products gallery: Stonyfield Petite Crème not Greek or even yogurt, Jimmy Dean does dinner, Rosy Grey Poupon

FoodNavigator-USA takes you through the latest and greatest in new product launches, from coconut water for kids to Stonyfield's sweet cream that's neither Greek nor yogurt, to Campbell's 200-strong new product portfolio and Jimmy Dean's foray into frozen lunch and dinner.

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Kraft: 'We have to unlearn what we believed to work in the past'

The food industry is caught up in a promotional trap, says Kraft CEO: ‘All of us have to realize it’s not the long-term way to run a business’

Trade spending is not delivering in the way that it used to, and if the food industry wants to deliver profitable growth, it needs to reallocate resources into bigger and better innovations and brand-building - which “requires discipline”, says Kraft Foods Group boss Tony Vernon.

Launching big is not the definitive way to sustainable growth

SPECIAL FEATURE: Why do 85% of new CPG products fail within two years?

How many consumer packaged goods that launch in the US today will still be around in two years’ time? The answer is a miserable 15%, according to Nielsen data. 

Flash cooking process helps retain vibrant color, taste & nutrients

Manitoba firm blazes trail with game-changing steam infusion process to create veg purees of 'extraordinary' quality

A new entrant to the aseptic fruit & veg puree market is hoping to disrupt the category by using a proprietary rapid steam infusion process it claims can produce products of unparalleled quality that retain the color, flavor and nutrient levels of the raw materials.

Insights into non-commercial foodservice

Understanding the school food landscape

Public, private, religious, managed, self-operated, primary, secondary, university, trade school. Food manufacturers eyeing the massive school foodservice landscape have to first understand the animal they’re dealing with, according to the latest data from foodservice data and analytics firm CHD Expert.

New hires: SunOpta, Mondelez, Daiya Foods, Herbalife, Flowers Foods, Nu-Tek, Tate & Lyle, PureCircle, Sweetleaf

Check out who’s moving onwards and upwards with the latest FoodNavigator-USA round-up of new hires in food and beverage.

Kellogg profits slump 16%: ‘Failed innovation’ in US cereal a problem

Kellogg Q2 net profits slumped 16% with Special K and Kashi underperforming and ‘failed innovation’ across other parts of its US cereal portfolio.

The true cost of beef: Report warns of high environmental cost of beef production

The environmental cost of beef production is nearly ten times more than any other form of meat or livestock production, say researchers.

Global Industry News

Review: Multivitamin and mineral supplements have possible modest benefits and ‘minimal, if any, risk’ from NutraIngredients-USA.com

With many Americans failing to meet recommended intakes of select nutrients, multivitamin and mineral supplements could be part of the solution, and the potential benefits outweigh any risk, says a new review.

EU-US trade agreement may undermine global food security from FoodNavigator.com

The TTIP free trade agreement between Europe and the USA could undermine local support for smallholders in developing countries and exacerbate the global food crisis, warns a German NGO.

You’ll regret it in the morning: Review suggests alcohol-caffeine combo does not ‘mask’ intoxication from NutraIngredients.com

Mixing alcohol with energy drinks or other caffeinated beverages across different doses may not alter the awareness of intoxication as previously suggested, according to a meta-analysis.

Malaysia

Chobani to hit Malaysian shelves as yoghurt demand grows in SE Asia from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

Chobani, America’s top-selling brand of strained yogurt that has been gaining a massive global following through its slick marketing, will soon be available in Malaysia.

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House SWEET Act would mandate soda tax

House bill would mandate soda tax; voluntary efforts not cutting it, rep says

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) on Wednesday introduced a bill that would require a mandatory tax on sugar-sweetened...

Why do 85% of new CPG products fail within two years?
Launching big is not the definitive way to sustainable growth

SPECIAL FEATURE: Why do 85% of new CPG products fail within two years?

How many consumer packaged goods that launch in the US today will still be around in two...

DuPont talks protein

Protein: the bridge to fitness for the rest of us

We have become a nation of fitness and nutrition go-getters, as evidenced by the skyrocketing number of...

Zola CEO: You can't engage just with 'likes'
Focus on social media

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...

The Epic Seed unlocks dairy opportunity with Greek yogurt + chia
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

The Greek yogurt aisle was already pretty crowded by the time Jesse Rudolph started pitching his wares...

Safeway shareholders reject GMO labeling proposal
Voluntary labeling of non-GMO products is a better use of resources, says Safeway

Safeway shareholders reject GMO labeling proposal; board says it would cost $15m+ and provide zero consumer benefits

Shareholders at Safeway have rejected a proposal from the Green Century Equity Fund calling for mandatory GMO...

What are the biggest contributors of added sugars to the US diet?
Added sugars account for 14.1% of total energy intakes for Americans

What are the biggest contributors of added sugars to the US diet?

While we tend to assume that fast food outlets (the bottomless soda cup) contribute a disproportionate amount...

Chimp Food founder on drinkable food
Chimp Food founder: This is not a juice!

Walk like a man, eat like a chimp...Florida start-up goes back to basics with drinkable food

First there was juice, then there were smoothies, now there is, er, Chimp Food, the brainchild of...

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...

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...

Food industry is caught up in a promotional trap, Kraft CEO
Kraft: 'We have to unlearn what we believed to work in the past'

The food industry is caught up in a promotional trap, says Kraft CEO: ‘All of us have to realize it’s not the long-term way to run a business’

Trade spending is not delivering in the way that it used to, and if the food industry...

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