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The Chaat Company, Hargol FoodTech, Funny Farm to take center stage at FOOD VISION USA as our 2017 trailblazers

From turmeric paste and green banana flour to sprouted mung bean snacks and cauliflower wraps and pizza bases, the entries to our 2017 trailblazers challenge are at the cutting edge...

Kidfresh co-founder: We're bringing Millennials to the frozen aisles

Cynics might argue that junk food is junk food, whether it comes in green-hued packaging and eschews artificial colors, flavors and preservatives, or not. Kidfresh co-founder and CEO Matt Cohen...

Researchers call for more leniency for SNAP benefits for higher ed students

Being a poor college student unable to afford books or a night out is one thing, but being a poor college student who also is unable to afford groceries or...

Door to Door Organics CEO: Amazon/Whole Foods deal a ‘huge wake-up call’

Americans buy everything online, from books to vacations. But when it comes to groceries, bricks, not clicks, still rule. That was until Amazon struck a deal to buy Whole Foods,...

HPP hummus pioneer Hope Foods raises $7.4m via factory sale and leaseback

Hope Foods has raised $7.4m by selling the 59,000sq ft industrial building in the Colorado Technology Center in Louisville, Colorado, where it manufactures its organic hummus and dips, to California-based...

Veggie Noodle Co. will expand production, distribution with support from Encore Consumer Capital

A minority equity investment from Encore Consumer Capital could help fast-growing Veggie Noodle Co. spring to new levels by funding the startup's expansion into a larger facility in East Austin...

ConnectFood helps small businesses comply with FSMA ahead of fast-approaching deadline

Small size food manufacturers have only five weeks left before the deadline hits to develop food safety plans under the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Preventive Controls for Human Food –...

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Lab-grown meat firm in talks to license tech

Hampton Creek has confirmed the Silicon Valley start-up is in talks to license its lab-grown meat technology to some of the world’s biggest meat companies.

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Key strategies for innovation & renovation from Kraft Heinz

A commonly held perception of the ongoing renaissance in the food and beverage industry is that only small, nimble startups are innovating to meet consumers’ evolving needs, and that large,...

Food litigation 101: Non-functional slack fill... are you up to speed?

Does the empty space in your food package serve a useful purpose? If not, you could be at the receiving end of a lawsuit over what is known in the...

Court filings indicate resurgence' in ‘all-natural’ litigation in 2017, but will appropriations bill spur the FDA into action?

There has been a resurgence in ‘all-natural’ litigation in 2017 as the industry has waited in vain for the FDA to provide a definition of the much-maligned term. However, a...

NuturMe CEO shares what it takes to secure accounts with ‘top tier’ retailers

After years of knocking on the doors of top tier retailers and hearing no, baby and toddler food company NuturMe is finally hearing yes from major players including Target, Kroger...

Hampton Creek explores the potential of mung bean protein isolate

Mung bean protein has potential applications in everything from egg substitutes to pasta and ice cream, says Hampton Creek, which has just received a 'no questions' letter from the FDA...

Ancient grain freekeh offers solutions to modern day consumer problems

With its “chameleon-like” versatility, nutrient-density and strong structural integrity, the ancient grain freekeh is a triple threat to many modern day eating woes that plague time-crunched consumers seeking something healthy...

Nonprofit pressures Aramark to speed-up its efforts to improve the nutrition of the meals it serves

Despite Aramark’s ambitious five-year plan to improve the health of Americans 20% by 2020, the public health non-profit Balanced wants the food service giant to do more to improve the...

Serenity Kids shakes up the baby food aisle with a new line of high-fat, meat-based purees

Despite the sustained popularity of the paleo diet that has spawned an entire industry of packaged products from soup to snacks to decadent desserts, parents who want their children to...

Augmented reality and packaging: A passing fad or a limitless digital canvas for tomorrow’s food marketers?

Back in 2011, it looked as if augmented reality (AR) might become as ubiquitous as the barcode on food packaging as marketers sought new ways to entice consumers with more...

NEW HIRES GALLERY: Foraker to exit Annie’s, Dr Pepper waves Bai to Ben Weiss; all-change at PepsiCo, Mondelez

Check out who’s moving onwards and upwards at General Mills/Annie’s, PepsiCo, Bai Brands, JM Smucker, Mondelez, Campbell Soup, Beanfields Snacks and Tyson Foods in FoodNavigator-USA’s latest round-up of new hires...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: What does it take to win a pitch slam?

For time-strapped entrepreneurs who are brave enough to take the stage, competing in pitch-slams is a good way to secure funding, meet potential business partners and weave a network of...

Aspire Food Group unveils world’s first automated cricket farm

When it comes to edible insects, there is still something of a disconnect between the rhetoric (insects can help us feed the world) and the reality, in the US., at...

FOOD VISION USA 2017: What does the Amazon/Whole Foods deal mean for everyone else?

Much of the punditry immediately following the Amazon/Whole Foods announcement focused on how the tie up might impact Whole Foods stores. Will they become test beds for Amazon Go-style technology...

Sprouts' partnership with Amazon Prime Now could expand to half the store network, predicts CEO

The partnership with Amazon Prime Now could ultimately expand to almost half of the Sprouts store network, predicts the Phoenix-based retailer, which posted a 1.4% rise in same store sales...

The Chaat Co lands more than money with Jain Farm Fresh investment

For US-based Indian street snack maker The Chaat Co, $1 million in seed funding including investment from India’s Jain Farm Fresh Foods is about more than just the money --...

Campbell Soup joins the lineup at FOOD VISION USA 2017: 'We're restless, future focused and consumer-centric...'

While it's probably still best known for its iconic condensed soup, Campbell Soup has been quietly re-engineering its portfolio in recent years via a series of strategic acquisitions and investments...

TerraVia files for Chapter 11 and enters into competitive bidding process

After almost 15 years in business without generating a profit, algae ingredients pioneer TerraVia has filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 and subjected itself to a competitive bidding process,...

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