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FoodNavigator-USA’s 15 food & beverage trends to watch in 2017

From customizable granola and meals based on your DNA and blood markers, to seamless new shopping experiences and kitchen robots, and shifting definitions of 'healthy' and 'natural,' we’ve highlighted 15...

Four big trends in chocolate for 2017: Cargill identifies growth drivers

Cargill says indulgent, premium, healthy, and sustainable and clean, will be the key trends driving the chocolate and cocoa industry next year.

From Trump to climate change threats and scientific advancements, 2017 promises ‘excitement’

With each new year comes new trends in ingredients, cooking styles and eating patterns, but in 2017 the incoming presidential Administration could fundamentally change the way Americans eat by changing...

Beverage spotting at SOHO Expo: From brewed figs to on-the-go aloe

From mix-and-go powders to shots to meals in bottles, the beverages showcased at SOHO Expo illustrate the wide variety of choices consumers have today and the many different ways they...

Nielsen: Bearish sales for dairy and dry groceries projected for 2017

Data Nielsen collected this year revealed only 43% of US consumers trust industrially prepared foods, and 51% follow a diet that limits or prohibits consumption of certain foods. What does...

Flax rides rising popularity of gluten-free, vegan for ‘resurgence’ in food

Once considered primarily as a supplement for fiber and omega-3s, flax increasingly is appearing in more packaged foods with marketing claims extolling its health benefits and unique cooking properties.

Cacao pulp sweetens Suavva’s smoothies without added sugar, packs nutritional punch

Cacao is best known for its antioxidant-rich nut that is used to make chocolate, but the fruit has more to offer -- including a sweet white pulp that helps set...

NestFresh harnesses social media for its seasonal giving campaign

Colorado-based egg company NestFresh’s campaign is a case study of rolling online consumer engagement, seasonal promotion, and giving back all in one.

Certified transitional organic is ‘awesome’ option for farmers & consumers, McKaskle Family Farm owner says

Offering products made from crops transitioning to organic at a premium above conventional but not as high as certified organic “helps the farmer, helps the consumer and helps the planet,”...

Good Karma CEO eyes $600m opportunity in plant-based yogurt category

In the natural channel, says Good Karma CEO Doug Radi, plant-based options account for 25% of dollar sales of fluid ‘milk,’ but just 8% of yogurt sales. In the conventional...

Perfect Bar CEO: The refrigerated snacking category is on fire

Getting retailers to give up valuable space in the chiller for nutrition bars was a tough sell when Bill Keith first started knocking on doors in 2006. Today, Perfect Bars...

House Foods’ Go Umami baked tofu bars offer plant-based alternative to meat bars

As the plant-based movement marches on, alternatives to animal-based products are starting to show up in some unexpected places -- most recently as substitutes in the burgeoning meat bar category.

Record high stock levels mean low food prices in 2017: Rabobank

It's good news for consumers but not for world farmers as Rabobank predicts low food prices in 2017 due to high global stock levels– despite instability in Europe and America.

Yaupon Brothers American Tea are bringing back an almost forgotten native beverage

For more than 100 years, brewing and benefiting from the health aspects of Yaupon Holly -- a lightly caffeinated and antioxidant packed plant native to the US -- was nearly...

Not just a thrift store: eBay exec says consumers today are more comfortable to engage with food and beverage on its site

The online vending platform eBay is often associated with used and refurbished products or auctioning. The truth is, 80% of the items it sells are new—only the remaining 20% are...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Defining and meeting consumer demand for clean label

The predictable upcoming onslaught of annual New Year’s resolutions to “eat better” could lead to surge of consumer interest in products with short ingredient decks and “clean labels” that they perceive as healthier....

VoxPop: Do consumers still ‘trust’ smaller brands after they've been acquired by larger companies?

Large companies are buying up smaller brands here and there, yet the size of these brands are often the reason they get a following in the first place. We chat...

Whole Foods Market buyers forecast top 10 food trends for 2017

Whole Foods Market’s global buyers and experts compiled the trends to watch in 2017. From purple foods, to products from byproducts, to mindful meal prep, here are just a few...

Chef’d teams with Quaker Oats to explore breakfast potential of meal kits

Home delivery meal kit provider Chef’d breaks away from the dinner focused competition by partnering with the Quaker Oats Company to become one of the first services in the crowded...

Walmart tests gas station grocery pick-up concept

Retail giant Walmart opened its second grocery pick-up and gas station hybrid store in Thornton, Colo., where shoppers can pick up their online order as they fill up their tanks.

Tomorrow’s foods: How do you sway consumer choice and acceptance?

The rise of alternative ingredients, technological innovations and new approaches to gastronomy all look to provide more sustainable sources of nutrition in the future. But as food is changing to...

DIY food kits are ‘the future of our society,’ CEO of Cultures for Health says

Increased awareness of and ongoing battles with diet related chronic health problems are pushing more consumers into the kitchen for the first time -- creating a massive opportunities for do-it-yourself...

Move over ghost peppers, common black pepper heats up in 2017, McCormick predicts

Exotic and over the top hot peppers have claimed the limelight the last few years, but in 2017 common black pepper -- a pantry staple in many homes -- will...

IRI and Clavis Insight collaborate in new e-commerce measurement and data collection platform

E-Market Insights – Private Cloud Solutions, a new service from IRI and Clavis Insights, offers “in-depth e-commerce and in-store cause and effect analytics” for sales and growth strategies in CPG marketing....

Food industry should be ‘praised’ not ‘pilloried’ for sugar-reducing efforts

The food industry should not be pilloried for making food safe, affordable and enjoyable, according to the chairman of food consultancy Zenith International.

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