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Nestlé chairman: ‘Kraft and Heinz products were extremely attractive in the past but are not sufficiently adapted for the future.’

Americans are falling out of love with many big legacy ‘processed food’ brands and the “financial markets have closely observed what is happening in our industry and acted quickly and decisively”, according to the chairman of the world’s biggest food company. 

Dr Pepper invests $15m in minority stake in Bai Brands

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has invested $15m in a minority stake in Bai Brands, which has generated explosive growth in multiple retail channels with its 'antioxidant infusion' low-calorie Bai5 beverages.

What are the top 10 challenger brands in US food retail?

It’s no secret that smaller, emerging brands are winning the battle for consumers’ hearts, minds and wallets from larger, established players in the US food and beverage industry, but which ‘challenger’ brands really stand out in the crowd? And what are they doing differently?

Organic & Non-GMO trends

MOM’s Organic Market’s sustainable mission drives business

The mid-Atlantic natural grocery chain MOM’s Organic Market dramatically cut operational costs, drove increased food traffic and reinforced its branding by incorporating sustainability into every aspect of its business.

What are the top-performing legacy brands in US grocery?

There are plenty of billion-dollar brands in the CPG market, but just 8% of 213 ‘legacy’ US food and beverage brands analyzed by market researcher Hartman Group are outpacing inflation and category growth rates.

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Slow-to-evolve FDA regulations could holdback 3D printing of food

Slow-to-evolve FDA regulations could holdback 3D printing of food

Investing in 3D printing could open new markets and generate huge cost savings for food manufacturers and...

Wild Oats organic products are now sold in 3,800 Walmart stores
US organic food sales rose 11% to $35.9bn in 2014

Wild Oats organic products are now sold in 3,800 Walmart stores

Around 3,800 Walmart stores now carry at least 30 Wild Oats organic products, while 2,200 stores carry...

Is ALDI the most underestimated grocery retailer in the US?

Is ALDI the ‘most underestimated grocery retailer in the US?'

While Trader Joe’s gets plenty of plaudits, its German parent company ALDI – which operates nearly 1,400...

Food & beverage entrepreneurs, chickpea pasta to banana flour

Food & beverage entrepreneurs to watch: From chickpea pasta and banana flour to barrel-aged tea

From the purveyors of banana flour to chickpea pasta, barrel-aged tea, chilled nutrition bars, gourmet oatmeal and...

Heinz-Kraft merger comes from weakness, not strength, says CPG expert
Big CPG firms are not nimble enough to innovate and align with changing consumer tastes, says TABS Group founder

Heinz-Kraft merger comes from weakness, not strength, says CPG expert: ‘It’s almost as if the large tier one guys have surrendered’

The impending marriage of Heinz and Kraft Foods Group will create a $29bn consumer packaged goods powerhouse....

Soda should come with a warning label, say lawmakers in CA, NY

Soda should come with a warning label, say public health scientists, researchers

Legislation requiring warning labels on sugar-sweetened beverages alerting shoppers to the risk of diabetes, obesity, and tooth...

Will 2015 be the year of tempeh?

Will 2015 be the year of tempeh?

Manufacturers are cautiously reinvesting in tempeh, which is well-positioned to capitalize on multiple growing consumer trends, but...

Could Lemna (water lentil) be the next big plant-based protein?
Lentein has more essential and branch chain amino acids than any other plant protein

Could the water lentil be the next big thing in plant-based protein?

A new form of non-GMO plant-based protein boasting an amino acid profile comparable to whey, plus high...

Boulder Brands CEO on Millennials, food trends and crossover brands
Steve Hughes: 'You'd be surprised how fast brands can scale now.'

Boulder Brands CEO: In 3-5 years there will be a bunch of $300-500m brands that you've never heard of today

As the rapid growth of brands such as Suja Juice and Just Mayo demonstrates, new, on-trend brands...

KIND LLC working with FDA over string of labeling errors
FDA: KIND bars do not meet the requirements for use of the nutrient content claim ‘healthy'

KIND LLC working with FDA over string of labeling errors; consumer litigation could follow, predict attorneys

KIND LLC says it is working closely with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to address...