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Bolthouse Farms’ MAIO is the newest product from C-Fresh’s new innovation model

MAIO, an indulgent tasting yet better-for-you alternative to conventional mayonnaise, is the latest test product to come out of C-Fresh's innovation team and its unique approach to incubating products on...

Concession stands could help better-for-you snacks reach young consumers

Often dominated by candy, soft pretzels, nachos and highly processed meats, concession stands at school events could be fertile ground for better-for-you snack and beverage manufacturers to boost sales and...

Giving ugly a chance: New potato chip brand Uglies uses cosmetically-rejected potatoes

Potato chip maker Dieffenbach’s bets on ‘ugly’ potatoes with the launch of its new brand Uglies, which uses potatoes that have been rejected by farmers, potato brokers, or other chip...

Barnana raises $5.3m, prepares to unveil new line of banana-fueled snacks in March

A $5.3m injection of capital will help Barnana support a new line of organic snacks debuting in March, move into more retail channels, and ramp up its marketing, according to...

Roquette to open world’s biggest pea protein plant in Manitoba in 2019, says CEO: 'Demand absolutely outstrips supply’

Roquette has made a bold move to solidify its leadership position in the pea protein market with a jaw-dropping CAD400m+ (US$306m+) investment to build the world’s biggest processing plant for...

Storytelling and personalization online can boost ecommerce sales, Episerver says

Two-thirds of shoppers plan to buy products online more in 2017 than last year, but this uptick may not materialize for companies that fail to offer strong web content beyond...

Rhythm Superfoods closes $6m financing round led by General Mills 301 INC

Snackfood firm Rhythm Superfoods has closed a $6m Series D financing round filled through the CircleUp platform, with 301 INC - General Mills' new business development and venturing unit - as...

‘Striking’ rise in consumption of no- and low-calorie sweeteners stokes debate about their health impact

A “striking” increase in the consumption of no- and low-calorie sweeteners over 13 years combined with conflicting data on their connection to obesity, diabetes and other health issues escalates the...

Get ready for bespoke snacking experiences on a mass scale, says Mondelez chocolate innovator

Snacking is about to get personal with food manufacturers using technologies such as visual and 3D printing to scale up bespoke eating experiences, according to Gil Horsky, global innovation leader at...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: How to select and best use food influencers to market products

While Americans are becoming more adventurous in what they eat, they often still need a lot of convincing to try something new – especially if they haven’t heard of it...

'The process that we had for process discovery before was quite clunky and manual'

Ahold USA SVP: We’re not risk averse when it comes to product discovery

Easy-to-use online tools that enable busy category managers to rapidly identify and compare new products from smaller suppliers will gain traction as retailers try to stay ahead of the curve...

Reducing sodium intake could save more lives, money than treating related disease, study finds

Ambitious sodium reduction targets for the next two and 10 years laid out by FDA in draft voluntary guidance released last summer not only could save lives, but they could...

Where next for snacks? Introducing the FoodNavigator-USA Snacking Innovation Summit

If 50% of eating occasions are now snacks,* do we have to rethink what a snack is? An occasional treat or an everyday healthy indulgence? A fresh mini-meal? A quick...

Kellogg's eighteen94 leads $4.25m funding round in moringa superfood start-up Kuli Kuli

Kellogg Company’s venture capital fund eighteen94’s inaugural investment and lead position in a $4.25 million raise for the fast-growing startup Kuli Kuli will help the moringa superfood supplier and manufacturer...

News in brief

Sunrise Strategic Partners invests in Pure Growth Organic: 'We want to make affordable organic snacks mainstream'

Sunrise Strategic Partners  - a Colorado-based accelerator of emerging brands co-founded by Steve Hughes and Trilantic North America - has made a minority investment in organic snack maker Pure Growth Organic....

Ahold USA teams up with RangeMe: 'We want to develop partnerships with small and diverse suppliers'

Ahold USA has joined a growing number of high-profile retailers – from Whole Foods to Target – that have signed up with online platform RangeMe to help streamline their product...

Healthcare concerns redirect more QSR consumers to grocery stores, research suggests

Healthcare concerns likely are behind the steep drop in Americans’ spending at restaurants in 2016 and the uptick in consumers who say they will cook at home more in the...

Nutrition experts predict sustainability ‘most important’ trend for 2017

Sustainability wins another vote for the “most important” trend to watch in 2017, followed closely by plant-based protein, according to a small, but well-educated group of nutrition experts, surveyed by...

Zuvii gluten-free baking range taps into new 'superfood' trend: unripe green bananas

Unripe green bananas are at the core of a new range of organic gluten-free brownie, pancake, cake and waffle mixes under the Zuvii brand.

Demand for CBD still outstrips supply despite production expansion, hemp grower says

The supply of industrial hemp is ramping up quickly, as a company formed by growers in Kentucky reported $2 million in payments to farmers for the 2016 crop. But demand...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Global cuisine will rise in 2017 along with complex nutrition claims

Despite a rising nationalism in the US born out of the contentious presidential election cycle, Americans remain open to global cuisine and as such, in 2017, international flavors and cultures...

Soylent unveils new products, says TerraVia squabble will have 'no impact' on business

Soylent – which had a rocky few months at the end of 2016 marred by recalls of its powdered beverage and food bar and a public squabble with a supplier...

Confused about added sugar? FDA issues draft guidance on Nutrition Facts changes

The FDA has attempted to clear up some of the confusion over defining and calculating added sugar, in new draft guidance designed to help firms get to grips with the...

Show consumers 'behind the scenes' as food evolves to reflect identity

For more and more consumers, buying and preparing food is no longer the chore it once was – rather, it is a means of entertainment and self-expression which brands can...

SoBakeable blends subscription- and meal-kit marketing model for sustained engagement

By blurring the line between subscription boxes and home delivery meal kits, industry newcomer SoBakeable  takes the best parts of each category to create a unique business model that promises...

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