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Part 1: One-on-one with the Tea Council of the USA on emerging trends

More Americans are reaching for green tea, consumer survey reveals

America may be a nation of black tea drinkers, but increasingly they are reaching for green tea for its health benefits, rich cultural experience and diverse flavor profile, according to...

Expo East in review

Flapjacked meets demand for more protein with easy-to-make pancake and muffin mixes

High protein, easy-to-eat foods are no longer limited to bars and shakes – now they can also be found in familiar baked goods that appeal to carb-loving consumers, thanks to...

Expo East in review

Enjoy Life Foods elevates baking mixes with in-demand, functional ingredients

Retailers that initially warned Enjoy Life Foods not to enter the baking mix segment are now clamoring to stock the manufacturer’s new line of five ready-to-use mixes in large part...

Expo East in review

Versatile probiotic GanedenBC30 adds value to a variety of products showcased at Expo East

Ganeden BC30 probiotic is a hot ingredient right now, as demonstrated by a slew of diverse products featuring it at Expo East. The probiotic is in demand in part because it...

Expo East in review

Jackfruit is ready to go mainstream with duel RTE launches

Jackfruit, a previously hard-to-find but popular meat substitute among vegans, is going mainstream in the US with two manufacturers launching ready-to-eat product lines featuring the fibrous plant as a main...

Expo East in review

OTA aims to align supply, demand and farming profitability of organic by 2030

Sales of organic are skyrocketing in the U.S. with demand often outstripping supply, but the Organic Trade Association has a plan to bring into balance by 2030 the market growth,...

New flavors, delivery platforms keep consumers engaged with tea

Hoping to build on the momentum driving up sales of tea in the US, manufacturers are offering new flavors and delivery platforms that keep consumers engaged. At Expo East, companies...

Which ancient grains are gaining the most traction in the US food & beverage market?

Ancient grains continue to gain traction in the US food retail and foodservice market, with quinoa leading the pack. However, lesser-known grains such as teff, amaranth and freekeh are starting...

Expo East in review

Bigelow faces same challenges as startups with launch of first RTD iced teas

Tea manufacturer Bigelow expands its portfolio beyond bags and loose leaf into the promising ready-to-drink category with the launch of five flavors of bottled iced tea that claim to be...

Protein trends

Blending soy and dairy proteins adds benefits for consumers, manufacturers, DuPont says

Two sources of protein in a finished product are better than one when it comes to blending soy and dairy, according to DuPont Nutrition and Health.

Expo East in review

Firms try to revitalize struggling frozen pizza category with innovative, healthier options

Four manufacturers showcasing frozen pizzas at Expo East in Baltimore Sept. 17-19 are hoping their products will help revitalize the stagnant category by offering healthier, innovative options that will stand...

Food Vision USA: Are you throwing good money after bad by using promotional tactics already proven not to work?

Which promotions work best? 50% off, or buy one get one free (spoiler alert, they might be the same, but they’re not equally effective)?  And are fewer, deeper promotions better...

Ruby Rocket's maker raises $1.9 million on CircleUp to launch new products, raise awareness

An infusion of $1.9 million raised on the online market place CircleUp will help fruit and veggie frozen pop maker Ruby's Naturals launch new products, raise brand awareness and expand...

Special edition: Sports Nutrition

Protein powders: The heavyweight in the $16bn sports nutrition market

The US market for sports nutrition plus energy/nutrition bars and sports drinks is set to cruise past $20 billion by 2020, says Euromonitor International, but which segments are driving growth,...

20% of snack, granola, energy bars feature non-GMO claims, reveals Label Insight

Data from Label Insight* shows that one in five (21%) snack, energy or granola bars in the US now makes a non-GMO claim of some kind – making it the...

NeuroGum raises more than $10,000 in two days to take on the energy & cognition categories

If Indigogo investors’ overwhelming interest in the upcoming launch of NeuroGum is any indication, the self-proclaimed focus-boosting gum could be a formidable competitor in the cognitive and energy food and...

Most eat breakfast at home, but fast-food could threaten CPGs, Instantly data suggests

Food manufacturers can feel secure knowing that most consumers eat breakfast at or from home, but fast food chains are a competitive threat that cannot be ignored, new research from...

Grilling season is not limited to Summer, Acosta survey reveals

The unofficial end of summer may have come and gone, but grilling season is far from over, according to sales and market research agency Acosta. 

Kroger unveils new HemisFares private label line: ‘We find customers are increasingly becoming foodies’

Kroger is rolling out a new private label line called HemisFares designed to appeal to the growing numbers of ‘foodies’ in its customer base.

WhiteWave Foods identifies $2.7bn opportunity in plant-based foods beyond beverages

While the meteoric growth of plant-based beverages such as almondmilk is well-documented, WhiteWave Foods has identified $2.7bn worth of business in other plant-based categories in the US retail market, including yogurt,...

Earth’s first superfood? Solazyme’s whole algae protein gains traction as formulators seek more vegan options

New sources of protein from edible insects to hemp are being incorporated into a growing number of products from bars to beverages. But does microalgae have what it takes to...

Keurig, Campbell, unveil long-awaited soup in a K-Cup... but will it be a hit?

Keurig Green Mountain has unveiled its long-awaited ‘fresh-brewed’ soup in a K-Cup in partnership with Campbell Soup.

'As awareness grows, more people get the chance to taste it and have that ‘aha’ moment'

Stumptown hot on cold brew coffee's future

With several new ready-to-drink cold brew coffee products in the pipeline and a growing retail footprint, private equity-backed Stumptown Coffee Roasters is betting on a big future for the hottest...

Campbell's 2015 sales, earnings fall as company bites down on restructuring bullet

Campbell Soup Company continues to be impacted by restructuring costs and falling sales. But an uptick in organic sales buoyed the company as it embarks on a previously announced plan...

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