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Supermarket Superstar: New reality show aims to bring food innovation to pop culture

Food innovation, from concept to consumer brand, will soon be the focus of a new television show, with ‘Supermarket Superstar’ giving entrepreneurs the opportunity to compete for a spot on...

USDA calls for bids to supply Greek Yogurt Pilot Program

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is inviting bids from vendors to supply the Greek Yogurt Pilot Program, which will trial Greek and other protein-rich yogurt products on school lunch...

Healthy Aisles scheme spreads to 5,000 stores as more shoppers seek at-a-glance health & wellness info

healthyAisles - a merchandising system enabling retailers to highlight products containing attributes from ‘low sodium’ to ‘good source of calcium’ via customized shelf tags and other tools - is now used...

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Missed Natural & Clean Label Trends 2013? Listen again free, on-demand

Is it a safer bet to say 'Made with natural ingredients' than 'All-natural' on pack? Are consumers in the UK and the US looking for different cues on a label...

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FoodNavigator-Asia to publish four days a week

FoodNavigator-Asia.com, the news service for Asia-Pacific's food, beverage, nutrition and ingredients industry, and part of the global FoodNavigator.com network, will publish four days a week starting from Tuesday, July 9. ...

WHO director-general slams industry involvement in health policy

The director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the food and drink industry’s involvement in public health policy is ‘dangerous’ and has urged governments to put public health...

Patriotic brands? Hershey’s, Coca-Cola, and Wrigley’s make the top 10

As marketers gear up for the Fourth of July, drape the Star-Spangled Banner over products, and pull out their best Uncle Sam look-a-likes for commercials, the most patriotic of brands...

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‘A game changer for our youngsters’: USDA’s new snacks rule banishes junk food from schools

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released tough new rules on ‘competitive’ foods sold in school vending machines, cafes and snack bars as part of its commitment to improve...

FoodNavigator-USA: What's on our editorial calendar in 2014?

From sourcing non-GMO ingredients to super grains, the latest trends in snacking, healthy beverages, gluten-free, and plant proteins, FoodNavigator-USA’s 2014 editorial calendar of special editions spans the hottest trends in...

A day at DDW: The truth about 4-MeI, 148 years in business, 150 shades of brown and a rainbow of natural colors ...

It's best-known for making the caramelized carbs that make Pepsi and Coke brown. But in five-10 years' time, predicts CEO Ted Nixon, DDW could be as big in natural colors from...

Analysis: GrainCorp takeover

All deals destined to go ahead as Australia surveys new Asian age

Now the ACCC, Australia’s anti-trust commission, has given the green light to ADM’s proposed acquisition of GrainCorp, foreign interests will control all major grain handling facilities and grain ports in...

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Punchbowl quizzes its party planners to dig deeper into snacking trends

Findings from a new survey of 2,000 active users of top party planning site Punchbowl could help snack firms gain a deeper insight into the habits and preferences of party...

SPECIAL EDITION: HEALTHY AND FUNCTIONAL CONFECTIONERY

Industry voices on consumer demand for functional confectionery

Does the industry believe there is strong demand among consumers for functional and healthier confectionery products?

Gluten-free takeout orders up 60% YoY, while 4% of US restaurants now offer gluten-free options, says GrubHub

Gluten-free takeout orders have grown almost 60% since April 2012, according to digital food ordering service GrubHub.

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ConAgra Foods reaches settlement with OSHA over ammonia issues

ConAgra Foods has reached a settlement with the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to protect workers from anhydrous ammonia.

Palm oil companies given 48 hours to provide satellite images of plantations

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has given five of its Indonesian members 48 hours to submit satellite images of their plantations, as evidence that they are not responsible...

Focus on taste to attract ‘middle greens’ to sustainable foods, says Organic Monitor

Want to attract consumers to your sustainably produced products? Focus on taste, and make it personal, according to experts speaking at Organic Monitor’s Sustainable Foods Summit in Amsterdam earlier this...

Guest article

Green bull? ‘Natural energy’ grows health claim wings

The EU energy market is set to grow by €1bn by 2017 and much of that could come from ‘natural energy’, a sub-sector that has been boosted by recent health...

Natural & Clean Label Trends 2013: Who's driving the agenda? From Simple Truth to Open Nature…

USDA certified organic on a food label means something concrete. ‘Natural’ or ‘clean label’ mean something rather more fluid. But while the stream of lawsuits over ‘natural’ claims suggests more...

MILLING & GRAINS

Deaths and injuries in grains handling ‘too frequent’, says US OSHA

Cases of death and injury in the US grains handling sector are too frequent and could be prevented, says the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Market gap for caffeine-free energy gums, claims Vitaball

US firm Vitaball is gearing up to launch a caffeine-free energy tablet gum and gum ball that it claims gives it a distinct market position over its competitors.

The future of food retail: Dollar, natural, fresh, limited assortment and e-commerce?

Traditional supermarkets continue to lose market share to non-traditional formats such as dollar stores, supercenters, fresh food specialists such as Whole Foods Market, natural stores, limited assortment players such as Aldi,...

Special edition: All-natural: How clean is your label?

Natural flavors: Consumer purchasing habits don’t always reflect their preferences, but natural flavors are still growing

Consumer preference for natural flavors - seen in market research data – does not always translate into product purchasing, but the future still looks very rosy for natural flavors, say...

‘Big beverage interest shows we’re onto something’: Oatworks CEO

Wellness Works CEO David Peters tells BeverageDaily.com that the NYC firm has attracted interest from major firms in its healthy Oatworks smoothie brand, and says this shows the potential of...

STRAWBERRY VERSION OF 'APPLE ALE' DUE FOR US LAUNCH THIS FALL

‘Flavored alcohol is on fire’, MillerCoors CMO on new Redd’s Apple Ale strawberry launch

Miller Coors says it plans to launch a strawberry version of Redd’s Apple Ale in the US this Fall, with one top company executive noting that flavoured alcohol and malt-flavored...

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