With uncertainty over GMO labeling creating anxiety throughout the food supply chain, more and more manufacturers are exploring how to avoid GMOs - whether they have a problem with them or not. In this FoodNavigator-USA online forum, we gather together experts to help our readers/listeners understand market trends in organic and non-GMO, stay up to date with what is happening from a regulatory perspective, and navigate the minefield of the non-GMO verification process.
In June 2015 San Diego will be the host city for the first ever Probiota Americas, bringing together eminent scientists and business leaders from the pre & probiotic and microbiota focused nutrition and beverage industries of North and South America. Organized by the publishers of NutraIngredients-USA.com, the number one daily news service for the functional foods and supplements industries, Probiota Americas will explore the probiotic scientific frontier, its evolution and commercial application in food, supplements and related product areas. Join us in San Diego on 3-5 June where leading experts will present the latest scientific, technical and market insights and business and academia from across the Americas will come together to discuss innovation and growth in today’s market.
In October 2015 Chicago will host the first ever Food Vision USA event. Building on the success of the Food Vision global event, held annually in Cannes, France since 2013, Food Vision USA will focus exclusively on the dynamics of the world’s biggest food market and the energy and creativity of the manufacturers operating within it. Organized by the publishers of FoodNavigator-USA and NutraIngredients-USA, Food Vision USA will explore the frontiers of innovation for America’s diverse food, beverage and nutrition industries.The venue for Food Vision USA will be the world famous Drake Hotel in Chicago's Gold Coast district where an exclusive residential environment will be created to facilitate senior level networking.
Leaders in R&D, marketing and business strategy who are passionate about innovation and growth come together at Food Vision in Cannes to debate the sources of sustainable growth and profitability in today's global nutrition, food and drink markets. Food Vision is hosted jointly with key industry partners
to provide an annual forum for industry leaders to analyse the big issues confronting the sector today.
What’s hot in snacks? Insects? Posh jerky? Chickpeas? And what’s the difference between a meal and a snack, or are the lines becoming increasingly blurred? What’s a suitable portion-size? And will healthy vending become the norm? To find out, FoodNavigator-USA has gathered together a panel of entrepreneurs to discuss the hottest new trends in the market, who they admire, and where they see the growth opportunities in the next 3-5 years.
Diet soda is in a funk, while ‘real sugar’ is back in vogue. Energy is hot, but caffeine is still controversial. Maple water is bang-on-trend, but will it really become the next coconut water? And will Pepsi True & Coca-Cola Life revitalize the cola market, or are today’s more demanding and sophisticated consumers looking for more than refreshment and ‘no-artificial’ claims from their beverage calories these days?
What is natural, and who decides? Plantiff’s attorneys? Consumers? Retailers? Are ‘all-natural’ claims still resonating with consumers or are other cues more important? And how does a consumer determine if a food is less processed?
What’s hot in beverages? Tea for kids? Caffeine-free energy? Maple Water? How easy is it to create a great-tasting and stable product with all-natural ingredients? Is stevia all it’s cracked up to be? How much 4-MeI is acceptable? What will Coke’s deal with Keurig mean? And why are diet soda sales really in a funk? To answer these questions, FoodNavigator-USA has gathered together CEOs from some of the most innovative beverage companies in the US.
In this unique debate, moderated by FoodNavigator-USA editor Elaine Watson, our expert panel will explore gluten-free market trends and growth opportunities, the science behind celiac disease, gluten intolerance and wheat allergy, and the technical challenges of formulating great-tasting gluten-free products.