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FOOD VISION USA

FOOD VISION USA

Food Vision USA is a unique networking opportunity for CEOs, marketers, brand managers, entrepreneurs, labeling and regulatory experts, market researchers and food product developers to find out how they can deliver the products - and experiences - that Millennials are looking for. Held annually in Chicago in the fall, Food Vision USA shines a spotlight on the companies – large and small – that are doing most to drive innovation and champion change. 

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...

We're only scratching the surface when it comes to unlocking the potential of plant-based meat, says GFI

Plant-based meats account for less than a quarter of 1% of meat sales in the US, while plant-based milks have gobbled up almost 10% of the fluid milk market, says...

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...

Cargill and other 'food industry giants' join $17m funding round for clean meat co Memphis Meats

In another signal that traditional meat companies see cultured meat as an opportunity, rather than a threat, Cargill and other unnamed "food industry giants" have participated in a $17m funding...

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...

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,...

Hydroponics in focus at FOOD VISION USA 2017: Can water give soil a run for its money?

Counter-intuitively, growing lettuce and other leafy greens in water uses considerably less water than growing them in soil, but will hydroponic forms of agriculture remain a niche part of the...

Chobani's Peter McGuinness explains the new org chart: ‘To me, having a separate sales department is archaic’

Bringing sales, marketing, insights, product innovation and commercial finance under one new ‘demand’ department will help break down silos and make Chobani even more responsive to customers and consumers, the...

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...

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...

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...

Food & beverage entrepreneurs! Want a FREE place at FOOD VISION USA 2017?

Want to get feedback on your new product/business from our expert panel in front of a live audience in Chicago?  Show us why you're an innovation trailblazer and win a FREE place at...

FOOD INNOVATION FORUM HIGHLIGHTS: ‘At the heart of all successful brands over the last 4-5 years is the idea of simplicity…’

From why Facebook is a great way to garner consumer insights on a budget, to why inviting chefs to your focus group could help invigorate and speed up your innovation...

LIFEWTR on track to generate $200m in retail sales on annualized basis

PepsiCo CEO navigates brave new retailing world: ‘The lines are blurring between channels’

As the lines between channels continue to blur and sales increasingly shift to untracked channels, CPG companies will have to think about growth opportunities in a more holistic manner, the...

COO: 'We’re in a stable financial position both from an operating point of view and a capital point of view'

Chobani moves beyond Greek with Smooth launch: 'We're a yogurt company, not a Greek yogurt company'

Chobani – which disrupted the US dairy category a decade ago with its Greek yogurt – is now aiming to do the same in the non-Greek segment with the launch...

Introducing the FoodNavigator-USA Food Innovation Forum in partnership with FOOD VISION USA 2017

What’s the secret to developing winning food and beverage products (and can 'Big Food' still innovate)?

What’s the secret to developing winning food and beverage products? Hard data and insight… or intuition and stardust?  And can ‘Big Food’ still create winners, or should it throw in...

Gobble founder: 'We are one of the most lean, capital efficient companies in the meal kit market today'

While barely a week goes by without the launch of a new meal kit company, there is room in the market for “many multi-billion dollar players,” provided they carve out...

Speakers include Chobani, PeaPod, Sir Kensington's, Geltor, Miyoko's Kitchen, Terra's Kitchen, Sun Basket, VMG

FOOD VISION USA 2017: What’s for dinner tonight?

With more Americans only starting to think about what to have for dinner a few hours – or even minutes – before they plan to eat,  but at the same...

‘Unprecedented traction’ of Hippeas attracts Leonardo DiCaprio, Strand Equity Partners

Leonardo DiCaprio – who has already shown quite an interest in the food and beverage sector via investments in guayusa-fueled tea brand RUNA and seafood company Love the Wild –...

Food & beverage entrepreneurs to watch: From American Ostrich Farms to Primal Kitchen

FoodNavigator-USA's latest set of entrepreneurs to watch in the US food and beverage market is flogging everything from ostrich meat to māmaki tea, mung bean snacks, personalized nutrition services and grass-fed...

VOX POP: What keeps food & beverage CEOs awake at night?

Donald Trump? GMO labeling? Raising money? FoodNavigator-USA quizzed food & beverage entrepreneurs and CEOs to find out what is keeping them awake at night as they head into the New...

FOOD VISION USA 2016... THE TRAILBLAZERS: Hippeas carves out new territory in snacks, 'What really gives me confidence is the level of consumer engagement'

Give peas a chance? It's tough breaking into the ultra-competitive snacks market with a brand that resonates across all retail channels, but Hippeas - one of three winners in this...

FOOD VISION USA 2016... THE TRAILBLAZERS: Shaka Tea puts māmaki on the map, 'We're building an authentically Hawaiian brand'

Launching a new brand in the ready-to-drink tea market is not for the faint-hearted, but Shaka Tea - one of three winners in this year's trailblazers challenge at Food Vision...

FOOD VISION USA 2016... THE TRAILBLAZERS: Afineur taps into fermented trend with ultra-smooth cultured coffee

Afineur – one of three winners in this year's trailblazers challenge at Food Vision USA – reckons microbes can transform the flavor and nutrition of a host of agricultural products, starting with...

VoxPop: Do consumers still ‘trust’ smaller brands after they've been acquired by larger companies?

Large companies are buying up smaller brands here and there, yet the size of these brands are often the reason they get a following in the first place. We chat...

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