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Children’s snacks are ‘complete white space’ for paleo products, says exec from The New Primal

As the primal or paleo trend continues to mature, subscribers are no longer restricted to fitness enthusiasts and CrossFitters who served as ground-zero for the diet, according to Jason Burke,...

trimino co-founder: ‘Our aim is to completely dominate the protein water market’

Many protein-packed shakes have a loyal following, but they can also pack a hefty caloric punch if you’re sipping them at your desk rather than after a grueling workout, observes...

USDA addresses concerns about the narrow definition of 'bioengineered'

Federal GMO labeling bill a step closer after 65-32 cloture vote in Senate

The US Senate has voted to proceed to final debate on a federal GMO labeling bill in a cloture vote of 65-32, with the Senate set to vote on final...

Vermont GMO-labeling law went into effect, what comes next?

When Vermont’s GMO-labeling law became effective last Friday on July 1, some companies were prepared, while others weren’t.

Consumer survey suggests Vermont GMO labels ‘strongly mislead consumers,’ claims CRA

An industry-backed survey of 1,665 online primary shoppers suggests that Vermont’s mandatory GMO labels “strongly mislead consumers,” claims the Corn Refiners Association (CRA).

German grocery giant Lidl’s baby steps into the US so far

Lidl's scouts are eyeing locations along the East Coast for its first US stores, but other than that, the retailer's US expansion plans have been mostly under wraps.

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Manufacturers use quinoa for added nutrition, texture, color and function

Manufacturers have long-embraced quinoa for its many nutritional benefits, but at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City in late June it became apparent that increasingly they also...

Summer Fancy Food Show

Numi Organic Tea rides rising wave of turmeric’s & matcha’s popularity

Matcha and turmeric continue to rise in popularity as consumers and manufacturers embrace the ancient ingredients for their health benefits, unique flavor profiles and brilliant colors. 

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Pumpkin moves beyond spice to become key ingredient featured in products all year

A walk across the Summer Fancy Food Show floor in late July in New York City reveals that America’s love affair with pumpkin spice is continuing but also evolving to...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: What are GMOs and how do they impact the health of humans and Earth?

With the effective date for Vermont’s GMO labeling law officially here and the debate surrounding whether and how to identify genetically engineered ingredients in food and beverage continuing to amplify,...

Chobani secures 20% share of US spoonable yogurt category: ‘We’re back on the front foot and playing offense’

Chobani says it has been steadily increasing its share of the total US refrigerated spoonable yogurt market over the past 16 months, moving up from 16.5% in February 2015 to...

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Sheila G’s overcomes challenges to launch organic Brownie Brittle

Sheila G’s retains its “edge on brownies” and its competition with the launch of an organic Brownie Brittle line that launched this year despite initial formulation challenges and tighter product...

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Coffee breaks free from mugs to enter new categories in new formats

While many Americans consider coffee a must have beverage in the morning, innovators showcasing products at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City in late July demonstrated that...

Beans, peas, lentils, chickpeas: The hottest ingredients in the snack developer's toolbox?

North American pulse growers still export a lot of their wares, but domestic demand has ramped up significantly in recent years as beans, peas, chickpeas, and lentils have started to...

Thrive Market raises $111m in funding round led by Invus

Los Angeles based Thrive Market – a membership-based online marketplace promising Whole Foods products at wholesale prices, delivered to your door – has raised $111m in a funding round led...

Pulses, seeds, and grains

How consumer demand is resurrecting ancient grains from the past

Data from SPINS reveals that sales of products featuring 'ancient grains' grew 16.6% year-over-year to $198,884,358 in 2016.

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Manufacturers answer FAO’s call to increase pulse consumption in 2016 with new bean-based snacks

In declaring 2016 the year of the pulse, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN issued a call to action to increase the consumption and popularity of legumes such...

Nielsen unveils 2016 breakthrough innovation winners: There will be more change in CPG in the next five years than there was in the last 50

In 2015, the top 25 food and beverage companies generated 45% of category sales in the US but drove just 3% of total category growth from 2011 to 2015, with...

Brexit Briefings: Interview

What are Britain's post-Brexit options and how will it impact industry?

Rising food prices, watered-down safety standards, food law dictated by big businesses and a disastrous impact on public health. Professor in food policy Tim Lang looks at the options of...

Aspartame-sweetened Diet Pepsi to return as 'classic' sub-brand

Old Diet Pepsi recipe to return in the fall as 'classic' sub-brand: A savvy move or is Pepsi rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic?

Aspartame, said PepsiCo in April 2015, “is the #1 reason why US consumers say they are drinking less diet cola, so we’re confident that with this change [to sucralose], consumers will come...

What makes food brands ‘authentic’? Survey asks Millennials to weigh in

Both consumers and marketers often use the buzzword 'authentic,' but what exactly does it mean? A new consumer report zoomed in on today’s favorite demographic—millennials—to find out what a brand...

News in brief

Food industry group designs tools to tackle out-of-stock problems

The Trading Partner Alliance (TPA) has developed two tools to reduce out-of-stocks and optimize on-shelf availability (OSA): a guide on the best practices and a root causes Ishikawa diagram.

Veestro rebrands to make plant-based diet more approachable to non-vegans

Frozen meal delivery service Veestro’s revamped branding that launched this month aims to expand the company’s consumer-base by making vegan-eating easier and more approachable for consumers who follow a variety...

Bigger-than-expected baskets at first 365 by Whole Foods Market: ‘I never saw so many Trader Joe’s bags in a Whole Foods store before’

If the next wave of 365 by Whole Foods Market stores performs as strongly as the first one, which opened in Los Angeles on May 25, the new format will...

Brexit: Reactions from the beverage industry

Britain has voted to leave the European Union, and the negotiation of new trade agreements will be a key area of focus for the wine and spirits industries.

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