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What are the top three beverage flavor trends in 2017?

Turmeric, coconut and 'hot & spicy,' are the top trending beverage flavors as we head into 2017, according to Louisville-based beverage development company, Flavorman.

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: The cultivation and rise of vegan cheese alternatives

There is no denying that vegan is on the rise with consumers looking for more plant-based options, and manufacturers eager to meet that demand with a wide variety of new...

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Firmenich’s flavor of the year is... CUCUMBER: ‘It adds a touch of sophistication to otherwise simple products’

It’s a salad staple, and a refreshing addition to many cocktails, but it’s also appearing in some surprising applications, from potato chips and candy, to yogurts and dumplings, says flavors...

FDA approves qualified health claim for high-amylose resistant starch and reduced risk of type 2 diabetes

News that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a qualified health claim about high amylose maize resistant starch as a weapon in the fight against type 2...

From Trump to climate change threats and scientific advancements, 2017 promises ‘excitement’

With each new year comes new trends in ingredients, cooking styles and eating patterns, but in 2017 the incoming presidential Administration could fundamentally change the way Americans eat by changing...

Beverage spotting at SOHO Expo: From brewed figs to on-the-go aloe

From mix-and-go powders to shots to meals in bottles, the beverages showcased at SOHO Expo illustrate the wide variety of choices consumers have today and the many different ways they...

Flax rides rising popularity of gluten-free, vegan for ‘resurgence’ in food

Once considered primarily as a supplement for fiber and omega-3s, flax increasingly is appearing in more packaged foods with marketing claims extolling its health benefits and unique cooking properties.

Cacao pulp sweetens Suavva’s smoothies without added sugar, packs nutritional punch

Cacao is best known for its antioxidant-rich nut that is used to make chocolate, but the fruit has more to offer -- including a sweet white pulp that helps set...

Companies, retailers must do more to make the healthy choice the easy choice, CSPI says

Consumer interest in healthy eating is at an all-time high, and in many ways food and beverage manufacturers are rising to meet this demand by cutting calories from across their...

Certified transitional organic is ‘awesome’ option for farmers & consumers, McKaskle Family Farm owner says

Offering products made from crops transitioning to organic at a premium above conventional but not as high as certified organic “helps the farmer, helps the consumer and helps the planet,”...

Yaupon Brothers American Tea are bringing back an almost forgotten native beverage

For more than 100 years, brewing and benefiting from the health aspects of Yaupon Holly -- a lightly caffeinated and antioxidant packed plant native to the US -- was nearly...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Defining and meeting consumer demand for clean label

The predictable upcoming onslaught of annual New Year’s resolutions to “eat better” could lead to surge of consumer interest in products with short ingredient decks and “clean labels” that they perceive as healthier....

Tomorrow’s foods: How do you sway consumer choice and acceptance?

The rise of alternative ingredients, technological innovations and new approaches to gastronomy all look to provide more sustainable sources of nutrition in the future. But as food is changing to...

Move over ghost peppers, common black pepper heats up in 2017, McCormick predicts

Exotic and over the top hot peppers have claimed the limelight the last few years, but in 2017 common black pepper -- a pantry staple in many homes -- will...

Food industry should be ‘praised’ not ‘pilloried’ for sugar-reducing efforts

The food industry should not be pilloried for making food safe, affordable and enjoyable, according to the chairman of food consultancy Zenith International.

Positive consumer reviews, practitioner recommendations help Kabrita expand goat milk formula sales

Kabrita USA cuts through the competition in the infant and toddler formula category to earn shelf space and parents' trust by cultivating consumers' positive reviews and healthcare providers' recommendations. 

Startup The Little Kernel shows when it comes to RTE popcorn smaller can be better

Based in part on the idea that good things come in small packages, the founders of The Little Kernel earlier this year launched a line of tiny pre-popped popcorn, which...

L.V. Lomas to be exclusive distributor of Novozymes' enzymes for food, nutrition applications in the US & Canada

L.V. Lomas has struck a deal with enzymes specialist Novozymes under which it will become the exclusive distributor of Novozymes' enzymes sold into food and nutrition applications in the United States and...

Transparent labeling could boost sales, consumer loyalty, Label Insight survey finds

Providing transparent, accurate information about products that go beyond what is legally required can boost sales, market share and consumer loyalty, suggests new research by Label Insight.

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Ingredion to be exclusive global distributor of SweeGen, Inc's stevia-based sweeteners

Ingredion has struck a deal to become the exclusive global distributor of SweeGen, Inc's stevia-based sweeteners in all markets except China (where it will be a non-exclusive distributor)....

Elevate and expand deli options to drive foot traffic, sales storewide, FMI study says

While the freshly prepared deli category already generates a whopping $24 billion annually, it currently is achieving a fraction of its potential, suggests new research from the Food Marketing Institute.

Four flavor trends for 2017 speak to complexity and comfort, Comax predicts

Change, whether good or bad,can be disquieting and push people toward the familiar, as likely will be the case for food and flavors in American in 2017 as a new...

Online grocery sales surge 55% in two years on success of different strategies

Charging a fee to deliver food and beverages ordered online is a double-edged sword that can boost basket size but also reduce reorder rates, suggests new research from 1010data Market...

6 steps companies can take to “do good” and expand their appeal to modern consumers

Modern Americans expect much more from food companies today than they did in the past -- now not only do they want food that is better for them, but they...

Another study associating saturated fat with heart disease prompts calls for healthier dietary patterns

The question of whether butter, as a stand-in for saturated fat, “is back” and safe to eat in large amounts or not is a false and distracting dichotomy in the...

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