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Minimal packaging will win over half of US consumers, says Mintel study

New research from Mintel revealed that four in five US consumers agree that reducing food waste is as important as reducing packaging waste.

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Dairy Permeate cuts manufacturing costs and sodium while boosting nutrition, USDEC says

Most Americans consume more than 1.5 times the daily recommended cap for sodium – a staggering figure that prompted FDA to draft voluntary guidance earlier this summer for the food...

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Sethness meets clean label needs with expanded non-GMO and Class 1 caramel colors

After two years of tracking down documents, updating its supply chain and tweaking its formulas, Sethness Products Company claims “first-mover’s advantage” in the race to provide manufacturers with “cleaner” ingredients...

Health Warrior CEO to join CEO panel at Food Vision USA 2016

Health Warrior CEO: ‘We’d love to be a true umbrella brand for healthy nutrient dense whole foods’

Chia-fueled brand Health Warrior will be unveiling new products next year that utilize other nutrient-dense whole foods, says CEO Shane Emmett, who is predicting a 40-60% rise in revenues in...

'We’ve said no to every meal kit company that’s approached us'

Powerplant Ventures targets 'emerging plant-centric companies' with $42m fund, but steers clear of meal kits and cultured meat

Powerplant Ventures - a venture fund led by Mark Rampolla (founder, ZICO), Kevin Boylan and T.K. Pillan (co-founders, Veggie Grill) and Dan Beldy (formerly head of Disney’s venture arm) –has closed a...

Stouffer’s harnesses blogger power to reach new consumers

A lot has changed since Abraham and Mahala Stouffer transformed their buttermilk and biscuits stand in 1920s Ohio into a chain of restaurants spanning the rustbelt, which then expanded into...

Is the US pea protein market at a tipping point?

Demand for plant proteins continues to rise, and pea protein’s sustainability, non-allergenicity and non-GMO message is edging the ingredient to a tipping point.

Country Archer carves out niche beyond ‘Whole Foods Crowd’ in meat bar category

The nascent meat bar category is filling up fast, but there is still plenty of room for products that target niche consumers beyond the “Whole Foods Crowd,” according to the...

IFT 2016 in review

Meeting consumer demand for ‘simple’ isn’t as simple as it appears, but it is possible, Mintel says

Consumers increasingly are seeking products that they are simple, with ingredients that they can pronounce, benefits that thy understand and minimal processing, but as a leading Mintel analyst noted at...

$3.7M investment helps NurturMe refine its position in baby food category for long-term growth

After carving out a niche in the competitive baby- and toddler food categories with its quinoa-based products, NurturMe is ready to expand its portfolio and reach with new ingredients, products...

Power Supply provides prepared meal subscriptions to the fitness and foodie crowds

Targeting the crossfit, yoga, and barre-enthusiasts (and the like), prepared meal provider Power Supply relies heavily on local chefs and the local fitness community to differentiate itself in the bustling...

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Trend toward snacking blurs when consumers want specific flavors & foods

The evolution of snacking in America is breaking down barriers that formerly restricted what foods and beverages could be enjoyed at certain times of day, and in doing so is...

Exclusive Interview: Startup from ex-iTunes producer

Cannabis in chocolate to be as normal as caffeine in drinks, says startup Défoncé Chocolatier

Défoncé Chocolatier’s founder and CEO, Eric Eslao, is waiting for the final vote on California's Adult Use Marijuana Act in November. If passed, his cannabis-infused chocolate can be sold in...

Which consumer brands are the most innovative? CircleUp picks the top 25 for 2016

What’s the next Just Mayo, KRAVE, or Sparkling ICE? If you’re looking for some entrepreneurs to watch over the next couple of years, check out CircleUp’s 2016 list of the...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: How can manufacturers meet sodium, sugar & calorie reduction demands?

Finding solutions to reduce sodium, sugar and calories in finished products is essential as regulators and consumers demand healthier products – but the increasing desire for “clean labels” adds a...

Kraft brings Planters Peanuts to China’s competitive snacking nuts market

Kraft Foods has officially introduced its Planters Peanuts brand to China for the first time. 

NEW PRODUCTS GALLERY: From liquid VeganEgg to Noosa’s sweet & spicy yogurts and TigerNut clusters

Check out FoodNavigator-USA’s latest gallery of new products hitting US shelves this summer. Look out for pulse-based ingredients, sweet & spicy combos, and more healthy fats (nuts, avocado).

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PhytoShield offers clean label solution for longer shelf-life and quality without preservatives

Manufacturers reformulating to meet consumers’ growing demand for products without preservatives now have another tool at their disposal following PLT Health Solutions’ and Flavor Solutions, Inc.’s July launch of PhytoShield...

Molli simmer sauces offer Americans ‘true Mexican flavors’ with the convenience of a 30-minute meal

While Americans may increasingly want to cook authentic, ethnic cuisine in their kitchens, most do not have the time track down hard-to-find ingredients or master unfamiliar culinary techniques that are...

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Replacement ingredients fail to fulfill full functionality of eggs across platforms, AEB funded research shows

New research showing the superior function and flavor of eggs compared to replacement ingredients in baked goods is part of a larger effort by The American Egg Board to win...

Madécasse monkeys around with branding to make chocolate more memorable, accessible

A ring-tailed lemur will be the new ringleader for Madécasse chocolate and vanilla, which will undergo a brand refresh this fall with new packaging designed to make the difficult-to-pronounce company’s...

Bimbo takes Eureka national as US organic bread category soars 18%

Bimbo Bakeries has rolled out its Eureka brand nationally as US demand for organic bread continues to grow.

Are Americans eating more candy?

Are Americans eating more candy?  Well they’re certainly spending a bit more – Nielsen data shows US retail dollar sales rose a modest 2.4% in the 52 weeks to May...

Pique Tea reimagines tea into a more convenient format

The time consuming process and mess of brewing tea from loose leaves or bags deters many Americans from fully embracing it as a healthy alternative to sugary sodas and juices,...

Unconventional retailers present distribution opportunities for high-end sweets and snacks

Premium confections and snacks could find new distribution opportunities in unconventional places as more fashion and design retailers start stocking select on-the-go food and beverages that will help fuel and...

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