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Private label is a growth engine at Sprouts, says CEO

Private label sales now account for more than one in every ten dollars spent at Sprouts stores, said the Phoenix-based retailer, which posted a 0.7% rise in same store sales...

AQUAhydrate targets 'everyday warriors' as premium pH segment continues to grow

Celebrity-backed AQUAhydrate has doubled its distribution over the past 18 months from around 30,000 to 60,000 outlets by appealing to a broad set of ‘everyday warriors’ it claims are seeking...

KIND CEO launches Feed the Truth to shine light on food policy research funding & influence

Despite increased transparency into how food is sourced, who makes it and how, much of the research on which nutrition policy is based and how it is funded remains notably...

PepsiCo: ‘We listened to the CSPI out of concern for our consumers’

PepsiCo to revise Naked Juice labels in settlement

PepsiCo will make several modifications to the way it labels and markets Naked Juice, in an agreement that ends litigation filed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest...

FoodNavigator-USA reader survey: Have your say on the state of the industry

Can organic supply match demand? Is Paleo a fad or a trend? Are you getting enough bang for your promotional bucks? How big will online food shopping become? To gauge...

Standards of identity are designed to protect consumers, not stifle competition, says GFI

Dairy Pride Act is 'anti-competitive' and 'unconstitutional,' says Good Food Institute

More than 46,000 people have signed a Good Food Institute petition urging Senator Tammy Baldwin and Congressman Peter Welch not to pursue the passage of the Dairy Pride Act, which...

GAO argues again that the US should unite the 19 agencies that oversee food safety under one system

Citing an uptick in multi-state foodborne illness outbreaks and their high cost to consumers and manufacturers alike, the Government Accountability Office reiterates its 40-year argument for a single, unified food...

State bills call for warnings about risks associated with synthetic dyes & sugar-sweetened beverages

Two California state senate bills would mandate controversial warnings on some foods and beverages, and if enacted could start a domino effect among other like-minded states, potentially creating a patchwork...

NEW PRODUCTS GALLERY: Fat is back, protein is (still) hot and sugar is out…

Check out FoodNavigator-USA’s latest gallery of new products hitting US shelves, where we see plant-based protein creeping into everything from hot cereal to shakes, bars, chips and bites; coupled with...

Kraft Heinz drops Unilever bid but are other UK firms 'sitting ducks' for post-Brexit takeovers?

Unilever shares have plummeted as Kraft Heinz drops its multi-billion dollar merger bid -  but with the sterling weakened by Brexit, smaller firms are "sitting ducks" for foreign takeovers, UK politicians...

Ag Committee weighs whether SNAP should pay for sugary drinks

Prohibiting the purchase of sugar-sweetened beverages and other “unhealthy” foods and beverages with SNAP benefits, also known as food stamps, likely would not discourage their consumption, but would be costly...

The Dairy Aisle: La Colombe’s clever strategy to stand out in the crowded cold coffee category

Around 80% of La Colombe’s Draft Latte product is milk, so why not place it in the dairy section? That’s what ran through the mind of EVP of sales Kyle...

Bone broth sales more than tripled in 2016, albeit off a very small base

The bone broth category (shelf-stable and refrigerated) is pretty small in the scheme of things, but it’s growing rapidly, with US retail sales more than tripling to $19.7m in the...

Ripple ‘Not Milk?’ campaign brands almond milk a ‘sham’ and tackles dairy over sat fat, sugar and sustainability

Pea protein-fueled brand Ripple has weighed into plant-based ‘milk’ debate with a provocative new media campaign that challenges the nutritional and environmental credentials of dairy milk, but also brands almond...

Legislators & industry tackle food waste by easing donation guidelines & tightening expiry labeling

Legislation aimed at redirecting food that would be wasted to hungry Americans would make it easier for stakeholders to donate food and reduce the risk that consumers prematurely throw away...

Yogurt makers cut sugar but add fat and convenience to meet consumer demands

Yogurt manufacturers continue to expand and evolve their portfolios with healthier and more convenient options that meet consumers’ growing demand for products that are lower in sugar, high in flavor...

Kevin Klock: ‘Now we have created a real brand identity’

Sparkling ICE unveils $37m ad campaign, queries soda tax inconsistencies: 'It's a mess'

Talking Rain Beverage Co has unveiled a $37m national ad campaign that president Kevin Klock says will give Sparkling ICE a stronger brand identity – something it has historically lacked,...

High prices, consumer confusion & store placement hold back organic from full sales potential

Sales of natural and organic products may be steadily increasing – and even outpacing that of the overall food industry – but three main barriers continue to hold them back...

Packaging trends evolve to preserve flavor & the planet, Tetra Pak predicts

Manufacturers and brands will need to be more flexible in their approach to packaging in 2017 to better reflect the previously unexpected blending of ingredients, flavors and usage occasions that...

All dietary protein contributes to good muscle health, study suggests

A high protein intake from any protein dense food regardless of its source - plant or animal - can improve muscle health, according to US researchers.

Cartons help brands sell sustainability with new unqualified ‘please, recycle’ claim

A new ability to don an unqualified “please, recycle” claim on cartons elevates the packaging’s already strong sustainability story and gives brands that use the containers another tool with which...

Consumer interpretation of clean label trend varies by generation

As the concept of clean label continues to evolve and transition from an industry term to one consumers understand and seek, companies should take a more sophisticated approach to the...

Product recall insurance: Are you to speed? Lessons from Heinz v Starr

GUEST ARTICLE: Beware the rescission defense: The importance of the policy application in product contamination insurance policies

Are you confident your product recall insurance policy will pay out, should the worst happen, and you need to make a claim?

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Countering the impact of climate change on coffee

Every year more people wake up to coffee or use it to fuel them day, but according to a comprehensive report recently published by the Climate Institute, this early morning...

Protein holds steady in 2017 but consumers become more sophisticated in their demands

Protein shows no sign of petering out in 2017 with many consumers still listing it as an “ideal attribute” for fortification across categories and an ever-growing list of sources from...

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