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Top 5 US Yogurt Brands - Yoplait top, Chobani toppled, Dannon trails...

US yogurt consumers have shown that their taste for Greek yogurt isn't waning after voting Chobani, Yoplait, Dannon and Stonyfield Farms amongst their favorite yogurt brands in the influential 2013...


‘Next Generation’ Omega-3 sports drink set to hydrate America

The creator of a ‘next generation’ Omega-3 based sports water – developed with Cott Beverages scion Jeff Pencer – claims the drink’s hydration qualities make it unique in North America.

Functional teas are a real driver for Boomers: Marketing guru

Success with Boomers – people born from 1946 to 1964 – is dependent on tapping into what they know, with functional teas a particularly hot driver, says marketing guru Jeff Hilton.

Are dads beginning to rival moms for food purchasing decisions?

The times they are a-changing – dads are beginning to rival moms for food purchasing decisions, says new research from Edelman Berland and Edelman’s food sector.

Once a wheat sideline, Saskatoon berries now making splash in superfruit sector

Fluctuating wheat prices had a hand in pushing the latest superfruit offering toward the market.  Sandra Purdy and her husband were looking at how to diversify on their Saskatchewan wheat...

CSPI aims to bust common myth that processed snacks are cheaper than fruit and veg

Given the obesity epidemic and high rates of chronic disease in the US, consumers should replace convenience foods and snacks with cheaper options like fruit and vegetables, says the Center...

Chobani awarded USDA school lunch Greek yogurt contract

Chobani has been selected as the product of choice for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Greek yogurt pilot program, after successfully undercutting bids from a number of rival Greek...

New biotech industry website to allow ‘everyone’ to ask questions about GMO: “We should have been doing this all along”

The Council for Biotechnology Information launched GMO Answers today, “to do a better job answering your questions — no matter what they are — about GMOs.”

Turnaround strategy putting Campbell on solid growth track, CEO says

A strategy of rationalizing production, refocusing brands, key acquisitions and expanding into higher growth segments and markets is succeeding in reinvigorating Campbell Soup Company’s growth potential, CEO Denise M. Morrison...

Japan remains undecided on lifting US wheat ban after GMO scare

There are no clear plans yet to lift Japan's ban on US western white wheat, a Japanese government official says following a meeting between its ministry and the USDA last...

You'll sell more sports nutrition products targeting fitness walkers and yoga enthusiasts than team sports players, says Packaged Facts

Sports nutrition marketers have traditionally focused on young men, sports teams and hardcore athletes. In future, however, they will need to spend more time targeting women, weekend warriors and consumers...

Special Edition: Sustainable Sourcing

Cargill's new tool quantifies return on investment for sustainability initiatives

Grain processing and food ingredients giant Cargill has unveiled an online tool to help quantify the risks and rewards that can drive sustainability initiatives.

Special edition: Sustainable sourcing

Cargill on sustainable palm oil: The low hanging fruit has been captured, now the hard work begins

As the pressure to source sustainable palm oil has intensified, several big names in the US from Kroger and Walmart to McDonald’s and Dunkin Donuts have said that by 2015,...

Is sustainability a priority for stevia users?

Stevia supplier PureCircle has released sustainability goals for 2020 - but is sustainability really top-of-mind for stevia users? And why does the company define calorie reduction as part of sustainability? FoodNavigator...

Pakistani, Caribbean and Halal are the fastest growing trends in ethnic cuisine, says GrubHub

Pakistani, Caribbean and Halal cuisines experienced the greatest growth in order volumes in US restaurants over the past year, although Italian, Chinese and Japanese remain the top three most popular...

Don't pass the buck on sustainable sourcing, urges expert

Brand owners and retailers must realise that they have the final responsibility for ensuring a sustainable supply of ingredients for their products, according to one sustainability expert.

Gluten-free taste improvements spur market growth

The gluten-free foods market has continued to grow as new ingredients and technologies have significantly improved the taste of products, according to experts at the Institute of Food Technologists’ annual...

IFT 2013: Day three in pictures... GMOs, rice bran protein, new flavor trends, eggs, and ‘all-natural’ claims

Day three of the show began with a lively education session on genetically engineered crops - and whether to label foods containing ingredients derived from them - (standing room only),...

What does your favorite ice cream flavor say about you?

Your favorite ice cream flavor could say more about you than you might think, US specialty ice cream store chain, Baskin Robbins, has claimed. What's you favorite flavor? 

IFT 2013: Day two in pictures... LycoRed ups the ante on bug-derived colors, palm oil, Mommy bloggers and hot new flavors

On day two of the IFT show in Chicago, the FoodNavigator-USA team headed once more unto the breach (well, the show-floor) at McCormick Place to check out the latest developments...

Analyst fears for long-term health of PepsiCo beverages business

A top financial analyst is skeptical about the long-term viability of PepsiCo’s new ‘hybrid everyday value’ US pricing structure given Coke’s apparent bid to ‘aggressively out-promote’ the strategy.

Walmart: Last year's Get-on-the-Shelf winners are for sale in hundreds of stores across the nation & we're running it again

After ‘exceeding expectations’ last year, Walmart is giving American entrepreneurs and business owners another chance to get their innovative products to the market.

News in brief

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Co unveils all-natural alternative to propylene glycol and glycerin

Joint venture DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company has launched Zemea USP Propanediol, a natural solvent and humectant that can be used to replace petroleum-based propylene glycol or glycerin...

Humanity's challenges will be 'of growth and abundance'

Humanity faces major challenges in feeding the world – but we should not underestimate our capacity to innovate to deal with crises, according to keynote speaker at IFT 2013 Fareed Zakaria.

IFT 2013: Day one in pictures... Open innovation, algae in action, stevia lessons and 4-MEI: How low can you go?

FoodNavigator-USA's intrepid editorial team headed to the windy city to chew the fat (or maybe replace it with algae) with the great and the good of the global food industry,...

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