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How to overcome 4 major hurdles to use more renewable resources

Using renewable resources to make and package food and beverages is good for more than just the environment – it also is good for business, as long as companies can...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: The evolution of local food to do-it-yourself options

Consumer demand for local food and beverages is no longer a niche market – rather it is fully mainstream. But an outgrowth of this trend that is just starting to...

SPLENDA Naturals takes on Truvia with new stevia-based natural sweetener

As sales of artificial sweeteners continue to slide, SPLENDA (a brand associated with the artificial sweetener sucralose) has moved into the faster-growing natural sweetener space with the launch of SPLENDA...

Chameleon Cold-Brew leads sales in refrigerated coffee concentrate segment

For the national refrigerated coffee concentrate segment, this Lone Star State-based company shines brightly.

China’s fragmented bakery market likely to consolidate: Mintel

China’s fast-growing bakery market is likely to experience consolidation as larger players develop, analysts at Mintel have suggested.

Direct Eats founder: We could be a $1bn business within five years

If you want to compete in the cut-throat world of online grocery retailing, you’ve got to find an incredible niche, or think very, very big. And David Hack, the serial...

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IFF to expand flavors empire with acquisition of David Michael & Co

Flavors giant International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (IFF) has struck a deal to acquire David Michael & Co, a privately-held flavors company based in Philadelphia, PA, for an undisclosed sum....

Ingredient manufacturers and suppliers comment on reformulation trends

We spoke with manufacturers of ingredients that have been removed from packaged food products, such as autolyzed yeast extract and carrageenan, to hear what they think of the 'clean label'...

Smash-hit marshmallows? Sonoma Brands will have to battle sugar fears, say experts

Sonoma Brands could have its work cut out entering everyday snacking with marshmallows given the sticky problem of sugar avoidance, but SMASHMALLOW is an innovative new concept that could appeal...

How avocado oil propelled Chosen Foods to one of Inc. 500’s fastest growing companies

Promoting plant-based products and being mission-driven, Chosen Foods checks off the list to win today’s consumers’ hearts.

BoomChickaPop: Packaged popped popcorn keeps booming

Co-founder of ready-to-eat popcorn BoomChickaPop shares how it stands out in the slowly crowding category.

Fairtrade International Annual Report 2015 - 2016: Significant growth in sales of coffee, banana, cocoa

Last year, 1.6 million Fairtrade farmers and workers across 75 countries benefited from an estimated €138 million (approx. US $155 million) in a Fairtrade premium, according to Fairtrade International.

TSG Consumer Partners: Many of the big CPG companies are effectively outsourcing innovation

While buying or investing in a flurry of smaller, sexier brands may not have a meaningful impact on their P&L for 5-10 years, it's the only way many big food...

Post Foods tests Snapchat marketing with Honey Bunches of Oats campaign

With Snapchat ads, a personalized ad generator, and the tagline “THIS. IS. EVERYTHING.,” Post Foods LLC believes it has the tools to target younger Millennials with surgical precision.

Against the tide: Goldfish and other snacks buck decline in Campbell’s sales

Campbell’s Soup Co promises investment to maintain growth for its cracker and biscuits brands and plans further innovation in its fresh bakery business.

What does health & wellness mean to consumers? Nielsen conducts global survey

US consumers increasingly see non-GMO, natural, organic and clean label claims as a proxy for ‘healthy’ or ‘healthier,’ says Nielsen in a new report* examining how consumers around the globe...

Can harvesting data increase food security?

Through speeches, exhibitions, and a hackathon, the Global Open Data on Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative’s summit this month addresses how sharing data can help end hunger.

NEW PRODUCTS GALLERY: From EPIC pork rinds and Caveman Bites to Quest’s ketogenic meals

Check out FoodNavigator-USA’s latest gallery of new products hitting US shelves. Trends to watch include protein, healthy fats, whole milk, organics, apple cider vinegar, portable oats and - inevitably -...

Growth spurt for spirulina extracts as more formulators opt for natural blue food colors

There has been a noticeable upswing in demand for spirulina extract over the past 12-18 months as more big CPG brands have embarked on clean-label drives and more formulators have...

Special edition: The infinite potential of algae

Spirulina’s bright future rests on protein, health, and quality: Experts

As Americans move towards meat alternatives, demand for protein-rich Spirulina will increase, but quality standards need to weed out the not-so-clean sources, say leading producers.

Back-to-school launches & campaigns highlight innovation, giving-back

It is back-to-school time, which means parents nationwide will be stocking up on snacks and looking for fast solutions to fill their children’s lunchboxes. Startups and big brands alike are...

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Stouffer’s joins list of big brands with reformulated ingredients list

Nestlé-owned brand Stouffer’s has reformulated its lasagna to use “ingredients that consumers trust and recognize from use in their own home kitchens.”

Special edition: Algae

Algal omega-3s sustainability message should be additive, not predatory, GOED director says

Algal omega-3s are a growing sector of the market, but companies need to be careful of how they sell the benefits of that source, said one expert.

Food delivery firms meet demand for mass personalization and convenience, but do the numbers add up?

The rise in home-delivered groceries, meals and meal kits satisfies the growing demand for mass personalization and convenience, says a new report from Rabobank. But are the business models viable,...

Vinegar sales in US climb on health benefits, bold flavor & versatility

Sales of vinegar, a long-time and often-overlooked pantry staple, are skyrocketing as consumers increasingly embrace it as a clean, functional ingredient that offers health benefits, sought-after flavor variety and versatility,...

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