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McCormick predicts strong growth in 2016 thanks partly to new products

For flavor giant McCormick & Co. Inc., 2016 promises strong growth driven by innovative product launches, consumer inspired reformulations, a brand building campaign and potential acquisitions, according to company executives. 

Tax credit for R&D now easier for startups, small firms to claim

Startups and small companies now can reap all the credit they are due for their innovations – including on their taxes, thanks to changes to the research and development tax...

What’s on FoodNavigator-USA’s editorial calendar in 2016-17?

From the GMO labeling debate and plant-based beverage trends to the infinite potential of algae, FoodNavigator-USA’s 2016/17 editorial calendar of special editions, online forums/events and face-to-face events have the key...

11 meal kit delivery companies carving out space in booming category

Sales of meal kits delivered to consumers' doors surged to more than $1 billion last year, and with only 8% household penetration the category promises significant growth potential, according to...

Weight Management 2020

Apples, pears & berries rich in flavonoids could help weight management, study finds

If predictions are true that the future of weight management is less about what to cut out and more about eating healthy foods, then manufacturers and consumers should consider adding...

NEWS IN BRIEF

More consumers seek out products with ‘natural’ label, whatever it means

A survey conducted last month revealed that 62% of Americans buy products labelled “natural,” thinking they are buying something they are not.

Back to the Roots pushes forward to “undo food” with $5 million equity infusion

An infusion of $5 million of private and public equity funding will help ready-to-grow and ready-to–eat food manufacturer Back to the Roots expand its distribution in public schools and its...

Natural & Organic Health Association drops plans for “natural” seal

The Organic & Natural Health Association is abandoning its plan to create a certified seal that demonstrates when products are natural, but it remains dedicated to defining the widely used,...

Way Better Snacks expands range and tips further growth in sprouted grains

Way Better Snacks has unveiled its latest product – a nacho-flavored tortilla chip – and tipped its signature sprouted grains as a major growth area for snacking.

60-second interview, Dr Liz Sloan and Dr Catherine Adams Hutt, Sloan Trends

What does health and wellness mean to US consumers?

What do US consumers think health and wellness means, and how is the food industry responding? Is low-carb still a thing, does the paleo diet have legs, and is non-GMO...

The top 10 branded processed food companies have lost 4% of market share in past 5 years, says Rabobank

The top 10 branded processed food companies in the US have lost 4% of their market share in the past five years as smaller, more innovative brands have seized the...

HEALTH & WELLNESS 2020

Marketing Health: Will the healthier option still be the pricier one?

Forget dieting or “cheat days.” Some food industry observers believe the general populace is more concerned for their holistic health, and the CPG industry is taking the hint. By 2020,...

Entrepreneurs wanted to meet potential investors at Rabobank’s FoodBytes!

Often overshadowed by the tech industry, food, beverage and ag startups can step into the spotlight at Rabobank North America Wholesale’s upcoming second FoodBytes! pitch competition where they will meet...

Coca-Cola Life not setting world on fire in the US, says Bernstein analyst: 'The novelty has worn off'

As reports of lackluster sales of mid-calorie soda Coca-Cola Life have surfaced in the UK, it appears that the stevia-and-cane sugar-sweetened beverage has not set the world on fire in...

Thrive Market: 'We are capturing a new consumer, not the Whole Foods shopper, but middle-class, middle America’

Whole Foods products at wholesale prices, delivered to your door? It sounds almost too good to be true, and at the beginning, that’s certainly how many potential investors viewed Thrive...

Top comfort foods vary by occasion, but all are indulgent, survey finds

Americans may talk big game about eating healthier, but for many that flies out the window when they are stressed – creating an opening for manufacturers of indulgent products that...

More isn’t always better: Simplified packaging boosted Annie B’s sales

Bigger and brighter isn’t always better when it comes to product selection and packaging, the owners of Annie B’s discovered when they purchased the caramel and popcorn company from its...

Health & Wellness 2020

C-stores offer growth opportunity for better-for-you brands

Convenience stores, often considered a destination for indulgent, unhealthy snacks, could offer a new growth opportunity for better-for-you brands as the channel’s core audience begins shifting slightly towards more health-conscious...

Lean Cuisine ditches “diet” for “wellbeing” in emotionally-charged rebranding

In a dramatic rebranding, Lean Cuisine ditches the “antiquated” idea of dieting to become an advocate for overall healthy lifestyles, and in doing so, is empowering women to change the conversation about...

Green Chef extends suppliers’ reach into homes nationwide with transparency

The co-founder and CEO of Green Chef infuses his passion for transparency into every aspect of the fresh meal kit delivery company, and in doing creates new marketing opportunities for...

IN PICTURES: Snacks trendwatching at the 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show

From seaweed snacks to toasted hemp seeds, beet chips and bars, onion chips (that are actually made out of onions), grass-fed jerky, and fruit bars with a hint of spice,...

From Bakkwa to Cabernayzyns: A video tour of the 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show

From Cabernayzyns (dried Cabernet grapes) to bakkwa, a meat snack sold in street markets in Singapore and Malaysia that's just hit the West Coast of the US, the Winter Fancy...

EPIC Provisions co-founder: Why not start your day with bone broth instead of coffee?

Does bone broth have mass market appeal, and if so, what’s the best format to package it in, and where is the best place to put it in store? FoodNavigator-USA...

Health & Wellness 2020

Health & wellness concerns color consumers’ view of meat and poultry, Packaged Facts finds

Sales of meat and poultry in the US are shifting, but still growing as consumers’ changing views of health and wellness color their opinions of the category and their purchase...

CSPI urges FDA to ban artificial colors, or at minimum encourage companies not to use them

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is taking FDA to task for “failing to protect children” from artificial dyes that it says cause behavior problems, but which FDA...

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