SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Food & Beverage Development - North AmericaEU edition | APAC edition

News > Markets

Kind explores minority stake sale: What does it mean for a company its size?

Snack bar company Kind has hired investment banks to advise on the sale of a minority stake, Reuters reported last week, citing people familiar with the matter but who wished...

Lebby Snacks introduces a softer, sweeter chickpea snack to US market

Competition in the roasted chickpea snack segment is heating up as more players enter the field, including newcomer Lebby Snacks, which stands apart from the others by offering a soft...

Top 10 US salty snack brands in 2017 so far: Sales soar for Frito-Lay’s Ruffles brand

IRI data reveals the 10 biggest brands in eight key US salty snacks categories in the first half of 2017.

YoFiit adds functional benefits to non-dairy beverage & nutrition bar segments

Despite recent innovations and strong sales in the plant-based milk category, many products are low in desirable nutrients and high in unwanted “superfluous ingredients,” such as gums and starches, which...

Green Chef CEO: ‘The Amazon Whole Foods deal has absolutely rattled food retailing and CPG markets’

The Amazon/Whole Foods deal has “absolutely rattled food retailing and CPG markets in a way I have never seen in my life,” says the founder of organic meal-kit company Green Chef,...

Kombucha manufacturers must improve labeling compliance to reach full sales potential

Growing demand for products that support gut health is fueling rapid growth in sales of fermented beverages, but for kombucha to hold on to its pole position in the category...

Natural channel still accounts for bulk of Paleo product sales, but sales in conventional channels are growing faster, says SPINS

The natural channel may have the largest share of Paleo-positioned products, with US retail sales up 123.4% to $76.8m in the year to May 21, but the conventional channel experienced...

Whole Grains Council: 'We think Paleo has peaked'

Low-carb, gluten-free and now Paleo… Another anti-grain fad or a true concern for bakers?

Bakers shouldn’t worry too much about Paleo, but the trend does call for increased grain education and better industry innovation, warn grain advocacy groups.

Dewey’s Bakery launches clean label cookies and crackers that have a long shelf-life and history

When Salem, North Carolina-based bakery Dewey’s decided two years ago to create a line of clean ingredient crackers and cookies – including a soft-baked variety that also had a long...

LIFEWTR on track to generate $200m in retail sales on annualized basis

PepsiCo CEO navigates brave new retailing world: ‘The lines are blurring between channels’

As the lines between channels continue to blur and sales increasingly shift to untracked channels, CPG companies will have to think about growth opportunities in a more holistic manner, the...

In Brazil, less is more: Two thirds want to eat less sugar

A whopping 65% of a representative sample of Brazilian consumers, representing the world’s fifth most populous country, said they wanted to have less sugar in their diets.

What's the size of the Paleo foods prize? Mintel and IRI weigh in

Paleo themed product sales could soar to $4bn in the US in the next three years if enough manufacturers invest, according to IRI, although Mintel says we're not looking at...

Lidl's US stores break European mold, says Bernstein: 'This is not a copy and paste approach'

A comparison between Lidl stores in Europe and the first wave of US stores suggests the retailer is moving “away from the hard discount model as we know it in...

Meijer and Shipt to expand store-to-door grocery delivery service to 2.5m households in Chicago area

Adding the massive Chicagoland to its service area, Meijer and Shipt’s grocery delivery partnership now spans all of Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

News in brief

Soylent makes its first foray into bricks & mortar stores via 7-Eleven trial

Soylent – which has thus far focused on online sales – will make its first foray into the bricks & mortar channel on Monday when its ready-to-drink meals (Cacao, Cafe...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Nutrient-dense seeds emerge as superfood powerhouse

Nuts and seeds in the US are finally reaching superfood status, thanks in part to a perfect storm of growing consumer demand for nutrient dense, on-the-go snacks, a diminishing fear...

IFT 2017 part two: Clean label moves beyond the ingredients list

'Clean label' used to be about ousting artificial (or artificial-sounding) ingredients from food labels, but is beginning to move beyond what must be declared on the ingredients list to cover incidental...

$700m deal to buy Pacific Foods will help Campbell Soup 'reinvent the center of the store'

While the $700m price tag is sizeable for a company generating trailing 12-month revenues of $218m, Campbell Soup’s acquisition of Pacific Foods – best known for its shelf-stable plant-based beverages...

Latin American regulation harmonization bodes well for food importation prospects, consultant says

The harmonization of regulations means a bright future is ahead for the export of food products and food ingredients into Latin America, a consultant says.

How will added sugar labeling change the market? At IFT, companies weigh in

The controversial requirement to list added sugar on the nutrition facts panel has divided the industry. Though different parties may disagree on whether or not the move is good or...

SPOTLIGHT ON BRAZIL: ‘Big CPG brands are changing their mindset’

With unemployment rates approaching 14% after two years of recession, Brazil’s economy is projected to grow by less than 0.5% in 2017, while the president has become embroiled in a...

Five trends driving shopping patterns in Mexico including convenience & desire for authenticity

Convenience is a dominating factor influencing which foods and beverages shoppers in Mexico buy – even beating out innovation and authenticity, which also weigh heavily in the decision-making process, according...

ZÜPA NOMA refreshes branding, teams with Whole30 to stand out in drinkable soup category

As the nascent drinkable soup category starts to take shape, newcomer ZÜPA NOMA is looking to carve out its own niche with refreshed packaging that will help its bottles pop on store...

Suja Juice CEO: The fermented beverages segment is on fire

Suja is still considering a move into the kombucha category but will only do so if it can produce the product in a way that controls the alcohol and sugar...

Former Zico founder steps up to lead Beanfields Snacks with an ambitious social mission

As the new CEO of Beanfields Snacks, industry veteran Mark Rampolla hopes to do for the better-for-you snack company what he did for the better-for-you beverage industry when he founded...

Key Industry Events