Ask most people what ‘healthy vending’ is, and they will probably imagine a vending machine that has replaced candy with protein bars – but is still basically a snack machine. LeanBox, by contrast, is more like a smart fridge in the office breakroom packed with freshly prepared meals.
Bottled water, sparkling flavored water, energy and sports drinks, and ready-to-drink coffee have all made strong gains in the New Year as shoppers have continued to spurn carbonated soft drinks – particularly the diet variety - according to Nielsen data collated by Wells Fargo.
New entrants are quickly saturating the fast-growing jerky category, but there is still white space for pork, chicken and premium products aimed at consumers in the “middle of the road,” according to one category player.
Irish allergen-free bakery business BFree Foods is ramping up its presence in the US after making its mainstream debut last year.
The US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) has finalized federal standards that it estimates will prevent an average of 50,000 illnesses annually.
On February 7, when more than 180 million people in the US tune in to watch the 2016 Super Bowl, some will watch for the action, others the ads, and some are there just for the snacks.
Consumers may be reaching for more natural and better-for-you snacks in general, but when it comes to planning Super Bowl party menus they are just as likely to reach for processed and conventional options as they are healthier options, according to IRI data.