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Single serve tea capsules could account for 10% of dry tea sales in 2015, predicts expert

One out of every 10 dollars (10%) spent on dry loose or bagged tea leaves in the US will be spent on single-serve capsules such as K-Cups in 2015, compared...

TEA TIME! Highlights from the World Tea Expo 2015, from coffee leaf tea to ‘teablets’

From teablets (tablets of compressed tea leaves you drop in your mug, minus the bag) to tea made from coffee leaves, the tea market is a hotbed of innovation. FoodNavigator-USA...

Nuts 101: From green machines to nutritional dynamos, 10 surprising facts about peanuts

30 years ago, nuts were perceived as the nutritional equivalent of candy. Today, they are widely recognized as a nutrient powerhouse. But why are peanuts – which have unique health...

Activist calls for 'real shared value' from coffee corporations

Entrepreneur, journalist, political consultant and campaigner Fernando Morales-de la Cruz is launching a coffee capsule brand he hopes will accelerate the eradication of poverty among coffee farmers by reinvesting 10...

Culinary trend-spotting: Where retail & food service collide

Reed’s Inc. sees growth at fast casual restaurants ditching undesirable ingredients

Craft soda-maker Reed’s Inc. is developing a fountain program to expand its presence in fast casual restaurants following recent announcements by prominent chains to drop undesirable ingredients from their menu...

OTA’s submission of organic check-off proposal to USDA brings it one step closer to reality

It’s official: The Organic Trade Association and the GRO Organic Core Committee submitted to the USDA May 12 a petition to launch an organic check-off campaign that, if approved, could...

“Our entire line of soda will be clear in color.”

Zevia unveils 'clear' colas: 'This is an important step in changing the way Americans think about soda'

Zevia – a zero-calorie carbonated beverage line sweetened with stevia, monk-fruit and erythritol – has removed colors from its entire product range, including colas, and put every SKU through the...

60-second interview: Kyle von Hasseln, creative director food products 3DSYSTEMS

3D printing will 'definitely move into home kitchen', predicts The Sugar Lab co-founder

Food was already 3D last time we checked, so once you get over the excitement of being able to ‘print’ a multi-dimensional product in layers, are you left with an...

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ConAgra Foods acquires natural & organic frozen meal maker Blake’s All Natural Foods

ConAgra Foods has acquired  natural and organic frozen meal maker Blake’s All Natural Foods for an undisclosed sum.

Post Holdings’ acquisitions pay off faster than expected

Recent acquisitions to diversify Post Holdings’ portfolio are paying off more quickly than anticipated, prompting the cereal giant to raise its full year guidance despite a larger than expected negative...

WhiteWave Foods raises outlook on strength of strong sales, innovative launches

Premium organic packaged food manufacturer WhiteWave Foods raised its guidance for 2015 following strong first quarter sales driven by innovative line extensions and recent product launches. 

No plan to 'migrate away' from regional milk brands: Dean Foods

US dairy giant Dean Foods does not plan to "migrate away" from its regional fresh milk brands despite the launch of its national banner, DairyPure.

EU regulatory deadlock welcomed by organic groups

EU ministers have failed to reach an agreement on proposed changes to EU organic regulation, pushing back a vote until June – a standstill that is welcomed by organic farming associations....

Trans fat ban / Nutrition Facts Panel overhaul / FSMA implementation

Big baking: Policy change has never been this busy, says ABA

Bakers must be prioritize and collaborate in the face of policy upheaval on nutrition, ingredients and food safety this year, warns the American Bakers Association (ABA).

Canadian maple water firm SEVA weighs in on standards debate: ‘We all want the same things’

Canadian brand SEVA has weighed into the debate over maple water standards ahead of a meeting in New York on Friday (May 15) where key stakeholders from across the industry...

Sprouts Farmers Market pursues 5-prong plan to drive traffic even when produce suffers

Sprouts Farmers Market is accelerating expansion of its deli and prepared food offerings to help drive traffic and mitigate the impact of a tightening supply of high quality produce, which...

Ferrero wins Brazil trademark case: A Tic Tac is a mint - not a biscuit

Ferrero do Brasil has won its battle for the Tic Tac trademark on its small, flavored hard mints.

FAO: Global food import costs to hit five-year low

Global food import costs are set to reach their lowest level in five years during 2015, even as volumes remain the same or rise slightly, according to the Food and...

Keurig brings back My K-Cup reusable pods even though they conflict with DMR technology

Coffee company Keurig Green Mountain will bring back the reusable My K-Cup pod at the behest of a small, but passionate group of consumers in a move that ostensibly undermines...

'Millennials are increasingly health conscious...'

Second wave of conventional retailers now demanding natural, organic, non-GMO, says Hain Celestial

Retailers want growth, and CPG giants such as Heinz and Kraft are no longer delivering it, said Hain Celestial bosses this week.

Whole Foods Market will enter value ring with new price sensitive chain in 2016

Unable to shake its reputation for being notoriously expensive, Whole Foods Market is changing tack to appeal to less affluent millennials with the launch of a new value-focused chain. 

Leading from the heart led Plum Organics to the top

The secret to Plum Organics’ rapid ascent to the top of the organic baby, toddler and children’s food industry is its deeply engrained philosophy to “lead with the heart,” the...

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Could humor be the secret weapon in the GMO debate?

Attacking biotech companies and spurning ‘artificial’ ingredients will usually generate some positive PR for your business, even if food scientists wearily point out that there are greater threats to our...

Nutritional drink marketing linked to music, sports & politics may be most effective, study reveals

Manufacturers of high-end juices, nutritional shakes and smoothies likely will get more bang from their advertising buck in marketing associated with music, sports, technology and politics, according to consumer research...

$30 million NatureBox fundraise demonstrates investors’ confidence in DTC subscription models

A multi-million dollar investment in the online snack delivery start-up NatureBox Inc. suggests the firm’s direct-to-consumer subscription model has long-term viability, according to market research analysts and investors.