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Accelfoods raises $15m from Danone Ventures and other 'hands-on, value-add investors with unique resources and insights'

Recent investments from the venture arms of ‘Big Food’ companies “bridge the gap between the innovative thinking of start-up organizations and the resources they need to scale,” says the co-founder of New...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Evolving views on breakfast create challenges, opportunities for CPGs

Breakfast has long been known as the most important meal of the day, but when people are eating it and what they are reaching for is quickly evolving and as...

Fishpeople wants to fix the ‘fundamentally broken’ seafood industry with increased transparency

The seafood industry is “fundamentally broken” and crowded with businesses beholden to “old school thinking” that fails both the oceans and the consumers, according to Ken Plasse, the CEO of...

Standardized language for expiration dates should help reduce food waste, according to GMA

According to the nonprofit Feeding America, 126 billion pounds of food is wasted each year in America – a staggering number that prompted USDA and EPA to challenge producers, manufacturers...

New US index will evaluate publicly how companies address malnutrition’s ‘double burden’

To stimulate public debate about the “double burden” of malnutrition in the United States and spur food and beverage companies in the nation to improve the nutritional profile of and...

New York will enforce menu-labeling effective immediately even as FDA delays national requirement

With many of the nutrition policies drafted under the Obama Administration now in limbo, New York City’s Departments of Health and Consumer Affairs are taking action into their own hands...

AWG partners with RangeMe to help streamline the product discovery process

Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) has joined a growing number of high-profile names – from Ahold and Whole Foods to Target – that have signed up with online platform RangeMe to...

Delaying added-sugar labeling could hurt manufacturers in the long run, experts warn

Industry efforts to delay added-sugar labeling and the new Nutrition Facts panel could damage manufacturers’ long-term sales by eroding consumer trust in them, and pushing shoppers to more transparent options,...

Millennials are aging, what’s driving their snack purchase decisions now?

When data on marketing food and beverages to Millennials first came out, they tended to portray this age group as adventurous (and broke) twenty-somethings. But members of this generation have...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: What snacks are hot and where consumers are buying them is evolving

US consumers are snacking more than ever, according to IRI data, but an analyst for the market research firm warns that CPG companies shouldn’t take this upward trend for granted...

US consumers ‘sorely lack’ nutritional literacy, according to IFIC survey

A majority of consumers, 78%, said that they encounter a lot of conflicting information about what to eat and avoid, according to a new survey by the International Food Information...

Lidl US begins stateside invasion, first stores opening June 15

The first Lidl US stores will open on June 15 in the Carolinas and Virginia, the company announced at an exclusive press event in Manhattan on Tuesday.

Leading candy companies make historic commitment to reduce pack-sizes, increase label transparency

Leading chocolate and confectionery companies are taking an offensive position in the ongoing war on sugar by together committing to reduce calories in single serve products and increase transparency with...

Plant Based Foods Association: 'I am not sure how this resolution helps'

Plant-based milk debate heats up as state regulators weigh in at NCIMS meeting

State milk regulators have weighed into the plant-based milk debate in a vote that was hailed by the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) as “the strongest statement yet that the abuse...

US beef imports cleared by China after 14 years

The US and China have reached a trade deal that includes beef and poultry.

Eat more yoghurt for better bones, says study

Higher hip bone density and a reduced risk of osteoporosis have been found to occur after increased consumption of yoghurt in older women and men in Ireland.

NACS, Cumberland Farms commit to expanding access to healthy options

Corner stores, bodegas and gas stations have a bad reputation when it comes to the healthfulness of the foods and beverages they offer, but the National Association of Convenience Stores...

VITAFOODS 2017

Infant nutrition: The business of ‘selling sleep’ and ‘peace of mind’

Infant nutrition is in the business of ‘selling sleep’ according to the CEO of Food for Health Ireland in a panel discussion at the trade event Vitafoods.

Morningstar: 'It would be a mistake for investors to dismiss meal-kit delivery services'

Meal-kit delivery services account for less than 1% of US food and beverage retail sales, and most are likely to remain stubbornly in the red in the short term. That...

Chobani CMO on Greek yogurt: ‘We think the category should be double what it is today’

Greek yogurt accounts for about 54% of the overall yogurt category in the US, coming a long way from less than 1% of the market nine years ago when Chobani...

Startup Safe + Fair Food Company aims to fill in large voids in allergy-friendly category

New product development designed for consumers with food allergies and intolerances has been rampant, but there are gaping voids that still need to be filled, especially for those with peanut...

PepsiCo pledges less sugar, sodium in global product portfolio by 2025

Through a collaboration with non-profit Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), PepsiCo has unveiled plans to “transform its product portfolio and offer healthier options” by 2025.

Unilever’s venture unit backs meal kit company Sun Basket

The private equity arm of global CPG giant Unilever, called Unilever Ventures, led the $9.2m Series C-2 funding of organic meal kit company Sun Basket.

Kroger and Once Upon a Farm partner to test coolers in baby aisle

Retailer Kroger is testing coolers in the baby aisle in 10 stores around Dallas and Houston, responding to demand from Millennial parents for fresh baby food.

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: Confections hold steady in face of the war on sugar

Despite significant headwinds generated by the escalating war on sugar and increasing consumer preferences for healthy products, the confectionery industry is holding its own with sales climbing 1.2% in the...

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