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J.M. Smucker Co. aims to turn its coffee business around with 5-point plan

Executives with the J.M. Smucker Co. outlined an ambitious five-point plan to get “back on track” its floundering coffee segment, which saw U.S. profits plummet 17% to $150.5 million during...

Opinion divided over protected food names in EU-US trade talks

Protected Geographical Indications (PGIs) for foods and drinks again emerged as a sticking point in the latest round of trade negotiations between the EU and the US.

Household penetration of plant-based beverages has doubled in five years to more than 30%, says WhiteWave Foods

US household penetration of plant-based beverages has doubled in five years to more than 30%, with almond milk now accounting for almost 70% of sales and new nut-based milks such...

Whole Foods digital presence “low-risk” strategy to boost sales

Whole Foods Market continues to evolve in the face of increased competition and gain market share by responding to consumers’ changing shopping habits with a broad online presence that is...

What's for breakfast? Re-inventing the first meal of the day

Healthy cereals could help industry grow modestly in 5 years, IBISWorld predicts

After years of steady decline, the cereal industry could see modest growth in the next five years thanks to consumer interest in healthier, high-end cereals, product process updates, improved commodity...

FDA finds some dark chocolate includes undeclared milk

A new study revealing that a significant portion of dark chocolate products sold in the U.S. may contain undeclared milk could shake some consumers’ confidence in the industry in the...

Beverage trend watching panel highlights: ‘Sugar has become a major concern for American consumers’

From the steady decline of carbonates to the dramatic rise of energy, the prospects for Keurig Cold and how 7-Eleven evaluates new products, our beverage trend-watching panel debate covered a...

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Food Vision debuts Big Debates in Cannes

The 2015 Food Vision Big Debate will take place on 19 March 2015 during the truly global event for food and drink industry business leaders. It will be a highlight...

Stagnant wage growth continues to restrict grocery purchases, IRI says

Consumers likely will not loosen their purse strings to fill their grocery carts with premium or unnecessary foods any time soon, even though gas prices, unemployment and inflation are down,...

What's for breakfast? Re-inventing the first meal of the day

Eggs remain a breakfast constant, but how they are served is changing, AEB says

The iconic “all-American breakfast” combination of eggs, meat and a carb is getting an update to better reflect the increasingly diverse U.S. population, but consumers’ growing expectation to customize their...

Instantly uses crowdsourcing to provide real-time data on new products (and exactly what consumers think of them)

The new Product Watch tool from consumer insights expert Instantly (formerly uSamp) could prove a game-changer in the CPG industry by using crowdsourcing to enable subscribers to find out what...

Hear from the CEOs of Mamma Chia, HonestTea, KeVita, KonaRed, Vertical Water, and Reed's

Beverage CEO debate highlights: Chris Reed’s ‘have my cake and eat it’ plan, & Seth Goldman’s Bermuda triangle

From the impact of the Safeway Albertsons deal to dubious alcohol levels in kombucha, the CEOs in our beverage entrepreneurs debate on Feb 4 did not hold back. Here are...

The plant-based approach to paleo is here to stay, Wholly Bites CEO says

The plant-based, grain- and sugar-free approach to the trendy paleo diet is the future of eating, according to the CEO of Wholly Bites, who wants to make sticking to the...

Post plans to revitalize PowerBar

Post Holdings hopes to return the long-neglected and aging PowerBar brand back to its former glory by revitalizing its marketing, branding and product innovation in 2015, according to company executives. 

What's on the FoodNavigator-USA editorial calendar in 2015/16?

From the GMO labeling debate and food litigation trends to new strategies to revitalize the Greek yogurt category, FoodNavigator-USA’s 2015/16 editorial calendar of special editions (once a month), online forums/events...

Weak omega-3s demand a blemish on FMC's nutritional sector revenues

FMC Corporation reported revenues in its health and nutrition sector of $828 million for its 2014 fiscal year.  Soft omega-3 demand for the year was a blemish on an otherwise...

Authentic Foods aims to “revolutionize” gluten-free baking with binder-free, fiber-packed flour blend

Authentic Foods’ latest gluten-free flour blend, Steve’s Blend, promises to “revolutionize” gluten-free baking by creating a fast-rising dough that can be kneaded for real-bread texture without using any binders. ...

Yogurt industry must move beyond Greek to continue growing

As U.S. sales growth of yogurt slows, marketers need to shift their focus to potential category drivers beyond protein-dense Greek yogurt, such as new consumer segments and packaging innovation, according...

Failing to label GMOs threatens food manufacturers’ relevance, consumer trust

As more consumers avoid genetically modified organisms, manufacturers that fail to label whether their products contain GMOs are at an increased risk of losing consumer trust and relevance, according to...

Hain Celestial teases new products that it hopes will offset financial drains

Executives at Hain Celestial are optimistic that a slew of upcoming product launches, including many in the booming better-for-you snack category, will help buoy the firm’s full year sales in...

CircleUp may be better suited for food, beverage companies than other crowdfunding websites

As the only crowdfunding website in the U.S. focused exclusively on consumer goods, CircleUp may be better positioned than other more broadly focused fundraising websites to help food and beverage...

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Competition between food, supplement firms heats up in functional segment

More supplement companies likely will expand into the food space in 2015 as consumers continue to shift towards functional and fortified foods and away from traditional pills and powders, predicts...

Beverage buzz: C-store shoppers ‘treating themselves’ and trading up on back of lower gas prices, says Wells Fargo

The last quarter of 2014 was pretty positive (+5.9%) for sales of non-alcoholic beverages in US convenience stores as shoppers spent cash they saved at the pumps on ‘treating themselves’...

Sales of sprouted grains to reach $250 million in five years, expert predicts

The niche market for sprouted grains and seeds is primed to shoot up in the next five years with sales in the U.S. increasing eight times the current level as...