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Can peanut milk be as big as almond milk? Elmhurst ‘milked peanuts’ to hit stores in early 2018 with no gums or stabilizers

Elmhurst Milked is hoping to make a splash in the burgeoning plant-based dairy arena with ‘milked peanut’ beverages that offer more protein, less sugar, a creamier mouthfeel and a noticeably...

RDBA provides dietitians tools to select, display products & track social media influence

New tools from the Retail Dietitians Business Alliance are helping registered dietitians gain professional prominence in grocery stores and sales outlets while also expanding their influence over product selection, displays...

NEW PRODUCTS GALLERY: From chocolate peanut butter Cheerios to HPP meals and milked peanuts

Check out FoodNavigator-USA’s latest gallery of new products hitting US shelves, spanning everything from chocolate peanut butter Cheerios to ‘milked peanuts’ and pea- and cashew-fueled protein fueled beverages, to meat...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: How brands can defend their shelf-space against encroaching private label

The Great Recession of 2008 may be long over, but the penny-pinching it inspired in consumers and their subsequent shift to store brands is not – prompting national brand marketers...

NEW HIRES GALLERY: Hampton Creek rebuilds its board; Soylent hires new sales VP, Zallie to take the helm at Ingredion

Check out who’s moving onwards and upwards at Kraft Heinz, Hormel, Conagra, Ingredion, Soylent, Hampton Creek, Hain Celestial, Hello Fresh, Peapod and Ready Pac Foods in FoodNavigator-USA’s latest round-up of...

Appeals court blocks San Francisco law on soda ad warnings

A US appeals court has blocked a San Francisco ordinance that mandates health warnings for soda and sugar-sweetened beverage adverts. 

Google search data reveals 3 beverage trends that promise sustained growth

Consumers are notoriously fickle, but their ongoing demand for beverages that are healthy and natural is paving the way for several sustained sub-trends that not only show immediate growth potential...

It’s juice, Jim, but not as we know it… Harvest Soul Organic tells a fiber story

If you can’t always eat whole fruits and veggies, then 100% juice is the next best thing, right? Wrong, says Harvest Soul Organic, which is on a mission to disrupt...

Nestlé-backed Swiss scientists create novel process for foams that last 'essentially forever'

Ever-lasting foam in ice cream or beer without artificial stabilisers? Swiss researchers have "for the first time" developed a novel strategy to make foam bubbles last "essentially ‘forever"....

IRI insights on Gen Z shopping suggest marketers need a new approach

Unlike cost-conscious generations that came before, Generation Z cares more about convenience than price – a dramatic reversal that will change not only how brands and retailers catch their attention...

Revive Kombucha finds ‘evergreen path’ to growth with Peet’s Coffee partnership, $7.5M financing

Seeking an “evergreen path” to growth while still protecting its mission, Revive Kombucha gave a seat on its board of directors to a top executive at Peet’s Coffee, which also...

Ripple Foods seeks to disrupt plant-based yogurt category: 'Let's not mince words... some of these products are terrible'

Plant-based Greek-style yogurts from Ripple Foods – slated to hit the market by the end of this year – will have a higher protein content (12g/serving) and superior texture to...

Sweet ambition: DouxMatok raises $8.1m to take sugar reduction technology to market

DouxMatok, the Israeli firm behind patented technology that makes sugar taste sweeter, has raised $8.1m in a funding round led by Israel’s largest VC fund, Pitango, with the participation of...

Naturex strikes global distribution deal with Mycotech for vegan mushroom protein: 'We could see they had something new'

Natural ingredients giant Naturex has struck a global distribution deal with MycoTechnology, the fungi-fueled start-up behind Pure Taste fermented shiitake vegetable protein: a high-profile new entrant to the ‘alternative’ protein...

Find products. Earn money… makeena helps shoppers earn cashback on healthy, eco-friendly brands

The entrepreneurs behind an app enabling shoppers to earn cash back after purchasing natural, organic and healthy lifestyle products, say they can give brands participating on the platform “unprecedented insight...

Jan 2020 likely deadline for compliance with new-look Nutrition Facts panel, hints Gottlieb

The deadline for compliance with the new-look Nutrition Facts panel is likely to be early 2020, 18 months after the original July 26, 2018, compliance date, according to FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb.

MycoTech raises $35m to fuel vegan mushroom protein ambitions, strikes strategic partnership

Boulder-based MycoTechnology has raised $35m in a series B financing round from a flurry of high profile investors* from Kellogg’s Eighteen94 Capital to Bunge Ventures and inked a strategic partnership...

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Bhakti spicy chai tea raises $5.1m in series B financing round

Boulder-based spicy chai tea brand Bhakti has raised $5.1m in a Series B financing round led by accelerator Cleveland Avenue with participation from another unnamed strategic investor, the Colorado Impact...

Organic sales projected to rise as more millennials have children and seek clean options for kids

New research published by the Organic Trade Association connecting parenting to increased organic purchases suggests sales of organic could see a significant boost in the coming years as more millennials,...

US plant-based food market up 8.1% in year to August 12, 2017, Nielsen data

US retail sales of plant-based foods and beverages rose 8.1% to $3.1bn in the 52 weeks to August 12, according to Nielsen data compiled for the Plant Based Foods Association...

Waiākea aims to be first to market with fully degradable and recyclable plastic bottle

Naturally alkaline Hawaiian bottled water brand Waiākea says it will be the first beverage brand to utilize PET bottles that degrade in 10-15 years – rather than 1,500 – after...

Pyure Brands: Amazon can be an ‘insanely disruptive’ platform for challenger brands

Amazon can be an “insanely disruptive” platform for challenger brands willing to put in the time and effort to understand how to maximize their prospects on the site, says Pyure...

Amazon sold almost $500k of Whole Foods private label items in week one post deal, says One Click Retail

Amazon moved quickly to add Whole Foods private label items to its Prime Now and Prime Pantry platforms post the acquisition, notching up sales of almost $500k in week one,...

Ready-to-drink purple tea ready for prime time, says Kabaki LLC: ‘This is whitespace innovation and we want to be first to market’

Kabaki purple tea – made from a phytonutrient-rich purple-hued cultivar grown in Kenya – could follow RUNA’s playbook by bringing something disruptive to the US ready-to-drink tea market, while at...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: How to refine a pitch to woo investors and score retail distribution

Whether it is trying to raise money, build brand awareness or convince a buyer to stock your product on store shelves, knowing how to successfully pitch your company, and yourself,...

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