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Consumers want to see what you are putting into the product as well as what isn’t in there

The meteoric rise of Way Better Snacks: ‘All-natural’ is all very well, but what really matters is nutrient density

With revenues going from zero to “north of $20m” in three years, the growth of Way Better Snacks has been nothing short of meteoric. But while great branding, its focus on ‘sprouted’ seeds and the CPG experience of its founder & CEO Jim Breen have been critical, its success is...

FNCE live: What's happening at the 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo?

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) is in full swing in Atlanta, with hot topics covering everything from nutrition labeling, healthy snacking, the GRAS process, and obesity... Stay updated with FoodNavigator-USA.com

Impulse buys of unhealthy foods in checkout aisles helps to drive obesity, report contends

Despite any progress that might have been made in the health of offerings in US food retail outlets, the food displayed in the checkout queue is as unhealthy as ever, according to a report by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The quick availability of such food options...

Coke's Net Income FELL 14% to $2.12bn in Q3 2014 ending September 26

Still waters run deep...and Coke eyes ‘value-added dairy’ growth potential

The Coca-Cola Company CEO Muhtar Kent will today identify value-added dairy as a top target category for still beverage retail value growth through to 2020.

ABA chief slams US sugar program as over-protectionist

The US sugar progam is frustrating, over-protectionist and counterproductive to business, says the president and CEO of the American Bakers Association (ABA).

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Beyond Greek...Trimona Foods bets on Bulgarian yogurt

Forget Greek yogurt, says Trimona Foods founder. The Bulgarians invented yogurt, and it's coming to America...

Not so long ago, the only yogurt that US consumers - and retail buyers - appeared to...

Reed’s CEO on kombucha, 'vulture capitalists' and ginger brew

In conversation with Reed's CEO Chris Reed on kombucha, ginger brew & raising money without 'vulture capitalists'

Is it harder to start a beverage business today than it was 25 years ago when he...

Three-quarters of CPG promotions don’t break even, Nielsen

Three-quarters of CPG promotions don’t break even, says Nielsen

It’s well-known that many CPG firms feel that they are not getting enough bang for their trade...

Vertical Water. Maple water is tasty & refreshing, but no magic elixir

Maple water is delicious and refreshing; we don't need to market it as a magic elixir, says Vertical Water

Conversations about maple water typically start with what it isn't, says Vertical Water co-founder Valentina Cugnasca. It's...

What will we be eating in 2050? IFT FutureFood 2050

What will we be eating in 2050? From 3D printed snacks and lab meat to insect protein

What will we be eating in 2050? Insect bars, 3D printed food, lab meat and personalized nutrition...

Natural & Clean Label forum highlights, defining natural
Natural & Clean Label forum highlights, part I

CSPI: ‘A ‘natural’ definition would not be perfect, but we shouldn’t let perfect be the enemy of the good’

The notion that defining ‘natural’ is just too hard - either for the FDA or for the...

Equity crowd funding will transform food industry, expert says

Equity crowd funding will transform food industry, expert says

New crowd funding platforms will transform the food industry, said an executive of a Canadian company set...

Evolva on synthetic biology: Its faster, cheaper & more sustainable.
Interview: Neil Goldsmith, CEO, Evolva

Synthetic biology is cheaper, faster, and more sustainable, says Evolva CEO: 'We’re proud of what we do'

What’s more sustainable? Using acres of land, water and energy to grow plants that produce minuscule quantities...

Coca-Cola Life off to 'lackluster' start in the US, says analyst
'The feedback we received appears to be merely satisfactory or mixed'

Coca-Cola Life off to 'lackluster' start in the US, says analyst

Initial feedback suggests the US debut of Coca-Cola Life has been “lackluster”, with staff in some of...

KeVita CEO on probiotics, kombucha, and 'astounding negligence'
'Many kombucha makers are thumbing their nose at the regulators'

KeVita CEO: If you want to succeed in this industry, you’ve got to pitch your tent and plan on camping out for a while

In 2010, KeVita sparkling organic probiotic beverages were available in a handful of Whole Foods stores in...

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