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‘Clean label’ refrigerated coffee creamers projected for a 15% market boost by 2020

Even food items used sparingly, such as refrigerated coffee creamers, are expected to sport a clean label and bring better-for-you ingredients to consumers.

Probiotics in sports nutrition? Lallemand’s Lafti L10 studied for immune support in athletes

A double-blind, placebo controlled study on elite athletes found that the dairy-derived Lactobacillus helveticus Lafti L10 by Lallemand Health Soultions can be a beneficial supplement for the reduction of upper respiratory tract infections.

Paleo diet linked to faster weight loss, but also lower intake of key micronutrients, study finds

New research supports the controversial but long-held belief that the paleo diet, which encourages the consumption of lean meats, healthy fats and no grains, is a more effective way to lose weight quickly compared to a more typically balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, grains and less fat. 

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: Strategies for growing sales of plant-based products

When many mainstream consumers think of plant-based alternatives to animal products they think of non-dairy milks – and for good reason: it is one of the fastest growing sub-categories and a key driver in the growth of the overall plant-based segment.

Rainbow Goldfish logo strives to spread smiles for all families during LGBT Pride month

Goldfish crackers, a long-time family favorite, likely will catch many consumers hook, line and sinker this month with the release on select packages of a new multi-colored fish logo that recalls the rainbow LGBT flag.

General Mills and Organic Valley enter dairy partnership

General Mills has entered a strategic sourcing partnership with Wisconsin-based dairy cooperative Organic Valley that will help roughly 20 dairy farms add around 3,000 acres to organic dairy production over the next three years.

Little Spoon gives iconic pudding a modern day twist for a novel frozen dessert

Pudding is no longer a mid-century dessert frozen in time – now it is frozen in freezers for a modern day twist on an iconic treat, thanks to the innovative duo behind the startup little spoon frozen pudding.

Yasso nails everyday indulgence: ‘We are a bright spot in the frozen novelties category’

Five-year-old Yasso – which scored an industry first in spring 2011 with the launch of the first frozen Greek yogurt bars – continues to outpace its deeper-pocketed competitors in the frozen novelties category, driven by a new wave of 'ice-cream-centric' flavors offering ‘everyday indulgence.’

Atkins’ expands beyond dieters to fitness enthusiasts with launch of Lift bars, drinks

Iconic low-carb diet brand manufacturer Atkins Nutritionals is expanding beyond its core weight loss and management consumer to reach the growing number of fitness enthusiasts and “protein-seekers” with the launch of Lift protein bars and drinks. 

FoodNavigator-USA's Soup to Nuts Podcast

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: What is driving the booming sales growth of plant-based products?

Sales of plant-based alternatives to animal products are booming, thanks in large part to improved sensory qualities, expanded availability and increased consumer access to information about their health and environmental impacts, according to category stakeholders who participated in FoodNavigator-USA’s inaugural Soup-to-Nuts Podcast.

Stakeholders laud FDA’s potentially life-saving draft voluntary sodium reduction guidance

In an effort to prevent upwards of 500,000 premature deaths from heart attacks and strokes in the next 10 years, FDA has set ambitious sodium reduction targets for food manufacturers and restaurants across nearly 150 food categories to be met in the next two and 10 years.

Yogurt market can hit $1bn by 2021 in India: Report

International dairy companies can tap in to a growing demand for yogurt in India, according to a recently-published report by TechSci Research.

Dannon grows as it fulfills promise to improve its products’ nutrition, fund healthy eating research

As The Dannon Company nears the finish line for fulfilling its promise to improve the nutrition of its products that it made three years ago to the Partnership for a Healthier America, the company also is demonstrating that what is good for Americans’ health is also good for business. 

Which dairy companies make their mark in Kantar’s global top 50 brand rankings?

Kantar Worldpanel has published its 2016 rankings of the world’s most popular 50 brands, with Danone, Yili and Yakult among those making this year’s report.

US organic food & beverage sales rose 10.6% to $39.8bn in 2015, says OTA

US sales of organic food and drink surged 10.6% to $39.8bn in 2015, significantly ahead of the 3% growth in the overall food market, with some segments up more than 30% year-on-year, according to the Organic Trade Association (OTA).

US specialty and natural cheese market booming, hitting $17.4bn in 2015

A report by Packaged Facts estimates the total US retail sales of the natural and specialty cheese market at $17.4bn, growing at CAGR of 4.1% since 2011, largely driven by lower prices and the consumer snacking trend. 

Improve organic product assortment, integration in stores to reach beyond core natural shoppers

Natural and organic are gaining momentum and driving sales across retail channels, but to capitalize fully on their potential stores and manufactures must work together to improve product assortment and integration throughout the store, according to an organic industry strategic advisor.  

Summer promises new frozen desserts with function, bold flavors and admirable missions

Summer is around the corner, which means retailers are stocking up on the latest innovations in frozen desserts to help shoppers stay cool. Here is a selection of new flavors and initiatives from some key players in the category. 

GUEST ARTICLE: Fruit of the poisonous tree… How far down do GMO roots extend?

‘Fat-free,’ ‘non-dairy,’ ‘all-natural’, ‘sugar-free’, ‘gluten-free’ . . . are all in recent history’s hit parade of terms perceived by many consumers as a sign that that a product is somehow ‘better’ or ‘healthier.’  The most recent term to join this hit parade is ‘non-GMO.’

Dean Foods scoops up Friendly's ice cream retail and manufacturing business

Texas-based Dean Foods has announced that it has agreed to acquire the manufacturing and retail ice cream business of Friendly's Ice Cream.

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