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ChaiElixir CEO: We’re a sparkling chai tea beverage; there is really nothing like this on the market

If you don’t like taking risks, don’t go into the beverage industry, says the founder of ChaiElixir, an Oklahoma City based start-up selling sparkling tea. “A significant portion of new products do not make it past year one or two, but that’s the nature of the industry, so you’ve just...

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Coca-Cola cashes in on health-conscious consumers paying more for less

The Coca-Cola Company is making bank on consumers who are willing to pay more for less soda in the name of health and wellness. 

Good Greens CEO: The nutrition bars market is crowded, but there are still big growth opportunities

The nutrition bar category is becoming saturated, but there are still untapped pockets of opportunity, says Ohio-based Good Greens, which claims to blow rivals out of the water when it comes to packing a nutritional punch.

Chocolate shortage ‘overstated in the extreme’, says ICCO

The International Cocoa Organization has quelled media reports of a chocolate crisis in 2020 and says there are sufficient cocoa stocks for the next five years.

Sick of skateboarding kids and milk carton cows? Tetra Pak exec urges smarter design decisions

Tetra Pak's Suley Muratoglu has challenged packaging designers and brands to shake up the beverage and liquid dairy markets with better graphic design implementation.

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Wize Monkey’s coffee leaf tea ambitions
Coffee leaf tea has got the 'body and full flavor of black tea without the bitterness'

Coffee: The next big thing in tea? Wize Monkey prepares to unveil coffee leaf tea

By unlocking the potential of the coffee fruit, enterprising companies from Bai Brands and KonaRed (beverages) to...

Is the high-protein craze backed by sound science?

Does the high-protein craze make sense from a nutritional perspective?

Protein is hot - and big brands are piling more of it into everything from breakfast cereal...

Elevation Brands: More gluten-free entrees, decadent desserts needed

The gluten-free category still has room to grow in entrees & decadent desserts, Elevation Brands CEO says

Even though Ian’s Natural Foods specializes in gluten-free foods, the CEO of Elevation Brands is not worried...

General Mills settles ‘100% natural’ Nature Valley lawsuit

General Mills settles ‘100% natural’ Nature Valley lawsuit; does not admit liability

General Mills has agreed that it will not use the term ‘100% natural’ to describe Nature Valley...

Latest data on US yogurt, Greek yogurt, Chobani, Dannon

Sales growth in US yogurt category will likely ‘venture into negative territory in 2015’

Three years ago, Greek yogurt was on fire. Today, as the category has matured, its growth has...

Keurig Green Mountain will launch Keurig Cold next fall

Keurig Green Mountain expects quick consumer uptake when Keurig Cold launches next fall

Keurig Green Mountain is “well on target” to expand beyond hot drinks into the much larger cold...

Sprouted flours are ‘the next big thing” Baker Peter Reinhart predicts
Oldways Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers conference

Sprouted flours are ‘the next big thing,” baker Peter Reinhart predicts

Sprouted grain flour is gaining traction with food manufacturers and consumers alike thanks to its sweeter taste,...

Tate & Lyle Q2: Sucralose prices still completely unrealistic

Tate & Lyle: We cannot see how we - or frankly anyone else - can make any money out of sucralose at these prices

Up until relatively recently, sucralose was a key profit driver at Tate & Lyle. But as the...

Trade spending, the elephant in the boardroom?

Trade spending: The elephant in the boardroom?

Tune into an earnings call from a big consumer packaged goods (CPG) company, and you’ll likely hear...

Rhythm Superfood CEO worries if kale will jump shark in natural stores

Will kale jump the shark? Rhythm Superfoods CEO says no, but expects “shaking out”

While kale chips have a lot of growth potential in conventional food stores, Rhythm Superfoods CEO Scott...

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