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Relationships forged through incubators, accelerators give start-ups an advantage for growth

Incubators provide startups with more than access to heavy-duty machinery and production space at a reduced price, they also plug entrepreneurs into an active network of professionals, suppliers and potential...

Is it just greenwashing? HowGood’s updated mobile app to help consumers sift out the fakers

Sustainability rating and research company HowGood is helping consumers identify which eco-friendly label really means eco-friendly with its updated mobile app.

Sports Nutrition Special Edition

Vox Pop: 'Protein, and that's pretty much it actually'

Sports nutrition is a booming industry, with Euromonitor estimating a value of $7.4bn in the US. When we went to the streets and asked a few gym-goers what they buy,...

Competing on the ‘endless shelves’: Nielsen highlights how shopping behavior differs online and in-store

Grocery shoppers online behave much differently from their in-store counterparts, and the online shopper group will continue to increase. What should brands and retailers keep in mind in this changing...

Act now to ensure food security in the face of climate change, Obama tells entrepreneurs

Climate change represents a major threat to food security throughout the world, according to former US President Barack Obama, and entrepreneurs, scientists and the food industry must act to mitigate...

What will make consumers today splurge? IRI’s survey says nutrition, eco-friendliness

Consumers today are relatively more frugal, according to the latest Consumer Connect survey by retail analytics company IRI. 

Oreo Firework popping candy on-trend, but is Mondelēz missing adult market?

Popping candy flavored Oreos will appeal to younger consumers, but Mondelēz may look to sophisticated flavors next to seize on sales among adults, says Mintel’s director of insight.

Dean Foods Q1 2017 sales hit $2bn as company expands footprint across categories

Dean Foods reported an increase in net sales for Q1 2017 reaching $2bn, up from $1.88bn from the same period last year, but registered a 1.3% decline in total volume...

As more Americans search for 'premium' meats, US sales of Prosciutto di Parma grew 39% in last three years

In the competitive meat category, US shoppers are increasingly eyeing premium options—a momentum which Prosciutto di Parma is riding on.

Quarterly earnings

Snyder’s-Lance ‘very disappointing’ in Q1, says interim CEO

Snyder’s-Lance has fallen short of expectations in the first quarter, says its interim CEO.

Food Starter helps entrepreneurs break into the competitive food and beverage industry

Launching a food business takes more than secret family recipe – it also takes money, equipment, space and in-depth knowledge about regulations, distribution and marketing, which can be hard for...

Jaswant’s Kitchen makes cooking Indian food from scratch at home ‘easier on the brain’

A strategic packaging redesign of Canadian start-up Jaswant’s Kitchen’s Indian spice blends reveals that consumers are willing to spend more for products that provide simple step-by-step recipes directly on the...

Pork and poultry outperform beef in grocery sales, says Packaged Facts

Retail sales of poultry are expected to increase over the next five years thanks to its cost advantages relative to many types of meat, according to the latest report on...

Cellular agriculture advances mean ‘clean meat’ could be commercially available in less than 10 years

The idea of eating a burger grown in a lab rather than from a cow raised on a farm and slaughtered for its meat may sound like something out of...

Functional beverages using nootropics will rise, predicts new energy drink LGND

With consumers looking for alternatives to high doses of caffeine and sugar, nootropics could become the ‘new norm’ for energy drinks, believes new brand LGND.

Taste Test Friday: The Little Kernel has consumers wanting more

The founders of The Little Kernel argue that smaller is better when it comes to ready-to-eat popcorn because they say it is sweeter, crunchier and easier to eat than regular...

Campbell’s brand beloved by Boomers, but Millennials are less enthusiastic, says Morning Consult

Campbell Soup is a beloved brand, but maybe not for long. Data from a survey of 200,000 US adults by brand intelligence firm Morning Consult suggest the iconic soup brand isn't...

Santa Fe rejects soda tax

Santa Fe voters yesterday rejected a tax on sugar sweetened beverages in the city.

Farmer’s Fridge CEO: ‘We won't stop until it’s easier to get a salad than a candy bar’

Can you make money supplying fresh prepared food via vending machines? Not everyone was convinced when Luke Saunders launched Farmer’s Fridge in October 2013, but the fact he's just persuaded...

James Beard Foundation EVP: 'We try to include the largest food companies we can, we want to hear from them'

As a household name from the culinary world (thanks, Bravo and Netflix), The James Beard Foundation is using its recognition and influence to advocate for a better food system in...

NaturalShrimp partners with Fortune 200 company to shake-up shrimp farming

Publicly traded NaturalShrimp is preparing to expand its facilities to bring more stateside-farmed, high quality shrimp to consumers with the help of a Fortune 200 company, CFO William Delgado told FoodNavigator-USA.

Rao’s notches up double digit growth: ‘We don’t have consumers, we have fans’

Does premium pay in the pasta sauce category? Do the math, says Rao’s Specialty Foods president Jim Morano: “The average retail price in the category is $2.25; our average is...

Steaz organic cactus water line expands distribution amid plant water boom

A legacy brand in the natural channel since its 2002 launch with organic sparkling green tea, Steaz is now enjoying the momentum of low-sugar, plant-based waters, and recently expanded distribution...

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: Driving ecommerce sales with an omnichannel marketing approach

Sales of food and beverage online may be lagging significantly behind those of other consumer packaged goods, but analysts expect them to pick up exponentially in the coming years –...

Think clean label just means no artificial ingredients? Think again

CLEAN LABEL 2.0: Natural flavors and preservatives, pesticide residues, and Non-GMO in the spotlight

Think 'clean label' just means ditching ‘artificial’ ingredients and avoiding anything attracting negative press (warranted or otherwise)? Think again. Today, brands are also questioning whether ‘natural’ flavors, preservatives and sweeteners...

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