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Mudd+Wyeth take the nutrition bar category off-leash with YaffBars

To make it in the crowded energy and nutrition bar category, a company needs a great tasting product, top-notch packaging, persistence, fortitude and differentiation, says Mark Brooks, founder of Mudd+Wyeth, a lifestyle company for dogs and their owners. 

2014 in food M&A... Unilever says bye to SlimFast, hello to Talenti; Annie’s joins General Mills; Monster walks down the aisle with Coke

Natural & organic food brands are doing better than their ‘legacy brand’ counterparts and big food manufacturers want a slice of the action, which has stimulated some high profile mergers & acquisitions (M&A) activity in 2014. FoodNavigator-USA highlights some of the key deals…

Cornell Food Systems Global Summit

Strategies to feed 9 billion people in 2050

Encouraging farmers to use water more efficiently and improving the taste and aroma of produce are among the strategies that researchers are exploring to feed the growing population.

New hires gallery: ThinkThin, Mars Chocolate, ADM, Flowers Foods, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Aldi, Walmart

Check out who’s moving onwards and upwards as 2014 draws to a close with FoodNavigator-USA's festive round-up of new hires in food and beverage.

Patent watch: Calcium-rich acid whey has potential in functional beverages, says inventor

Acid whey - a byproduct of Greek yogurt production that has been causing headaches for manufacturers - could be transformed “from a liability into an asset”, says a dairy scientist who has filed a patent covering beverages that cash in on acid whey’s “unique nutritional benefits”.

Cocoa processing still a ‘three horse race’ after Olam’s ADM Cocoa buy: Analyst

Olam’s $1.3bn deal to acquire ADM Cocoa is likely to have little impact on the price of cocoa ingredients for chocolate makers because grinding capacity is still concentrated with three players.

Snacking in 2015 to be shaped by occasions: Think late-night, sports and breakfast-fillers

Midnight cereal chomping, energy-dense sports snacks and on-the-go breakfast replacements are just some of the trends set to shape the snacking market next year, according to Datamonitor Consumer.

PLMI 2014 Thought Leaders Consortium

‘The whole field of nutrition is in the dark ages’: Dr Lee Hood

The market capital of a wellness industry that aims to promote and maintain good health will vastly exceed the current treatment-focused disease industry, says Dr Lee Hood, MD, PhD, President & Co-Founder, Institute for Systems Biology.

Trends

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GLG unveils stevia plant with ultra high Reb C levels

GLG unveils Reb C breakthrough: 'An astounding leap forward in the natural, non-GMO agronomic development of historically scarcer steviol glycosides'

Vancouver-based GLG Life Tech has developed a new variety of stevia containing “remarkably high” levels of Reb...

Supermarket loyalty cards are not delivering, says TABS Group

Supermarket loyalty cards are not delivering, says promotions expert

Whether supermarket loyalty cards actually drive loyalty, or provide retailers with killer consumer insights that give them...

2015 food trends with Mintel, Euromonitor, Rabobank,Trailblazer Foods
Trendwatching with Mintel, Euromonitor, Rabobank & Trailblazer Foods

From private label as a ‘strategic weapon’ to health, wellness and wearable technology: Four trendwatchers look ahead to 2015 in food culture

From the 'astounding' reinvention of popcorn as "Millennial friendly, cool and healthy", to the proliferation of apps &...

Veggies will appear in unexpected places in 2015
Innovation in action

2015 will see veggies appearing in unexpected places & more demand for healthy foods

Eating all your vegetables might be easier in 2015 than in recent years as they increasingly show...

Mintel food trends label claims gluten-free, kosher, vegan, natural
The biggest rise was in products making non-GMO or GMO-free claims

Non-GMO, gluten-free, Kosher, vegan, all-natural… What can we learn from claims made on new products in the US in 2014?

Non-GMO, Kosher, gluten-free, ethical, environmentally-friendly, lactose-free, vegan, no additives/preservatives, and on-the-go claims are all gaining more traction...

Is WTRMLN WTR cold-pressed juice the next coconut water?

Move over coconut water, says WTRMLN WTR boss: This product belongs everywhere that people sweat

While premium juice brands hit the market every week hoping to become the next Suja, and the...

Monsanto in Intelligence Squared debate, GMOs not the Holy Grail

Monsanto exec: GMOs are not the Holy Grail. What they are is an important tool if used properly

Genetically engineered crops are not a magic bullet and some weeds have become resistant to the herbicide...

Boxed Water Is Better offers environmentally friendly packaged water

Boxed Water Is Better taps into consumer desire for environmentally friendly packaged water

By thinking inside the box and packaging water in cartons instead of plastic containers, Benjamin Gott identified...

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