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US dairy-free frozen desserts market could double or triple in five years, predicts ‘Godfather of ice cream’

The US dairy-free frozen desserts category could “double or triple” in the next five years as more consumers explore almond, coconut and other alternatives, predicts ice cream guru Malcolm Stogo, who is now bidding for a slice of the non-dairy action with his new DF (dairy-free) Mavens brand.

Breakfast is extending throughout the day: 'Now anything goes, anytime'

Vanilla walnut fig, Vietnamese iced coffee & savory butter: Comax unveils hot flavor trends for 2015

From bold Asian and Hispanic flavors, to nuts, gourmet coffee, and all-day-breakfasts, New York-based Comax Flavors highlights four hot trends likely to influence food and beverage development in 2015.

News in brief

Measure 92: Officials set Dec 12 deadline for Oregon GMO labeling recount

As widely predicted, county clerks in Oregon have been ordered by Secretary of State Kate Brown to conduct a hand recount of votes on GMO labeling initiative Measure 92 by December 12.

Sodium reduction

Advanced technology eases sodium reduction efforts

Advances in technology can help firms more quickly and easily reduce sodium in breads and grain-based packaged foods – a previously repetitive and expensive trial and error process, according to Janice Johnson, food applications leader in salt at Cargill.

High-protein cookies definitely hold mass market appeal, says Lenny & Larry’s

High-protein cookies will continue to soar in the mass market, says the president of Lenny & Larry’s as the company plans more US roll-outs in mass stores.

Private equity firm snaps up Aussie-style yogurt brand Noosa

Aussie-style yogurt brand, Noosa Finest Yoghurt, has been snapped up by Advent International for an undisclosed sum. 

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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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