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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. 

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...

VoxPop: Is a plant-based diet the future? We ask people in the industry

At November’s FoodVision USA, we snatched several attendees to get their take on the rising popularity of plant-based diets and food.

Plant-based burger just another protein option, says Beyond Meat: ‘All of a sudden, the meat aisle becomes the protein aisle’

The Beyond Burger – the first refrigerated plant-based patty to sit in the meat counter – will move into all Whole Foods regions by the end of the year, while...

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...

Incubation and investment at FOOD VISION USA: Sniffing out marketing bulls**t, are meal kits a good investment, and how to pick winners

The food industry’s biggest guns have recently been engaged in some serious retail therapy, investing in a flurry of smaller, sexier brands and setting up venture arms to nurture them....

FOOD VISION USA 2016, the highlights: ’Selfies from the inside,’ oats for dinner and feeding the digital natives

If you didn't make it to Chicago last week for Food Vision USA 2016, you missed a truly awesome ensemble of industry experts covering everything from personalized nutrition, savory oats...

FOOD VISION USA: Dude, where's my consumer?

Many ‘legacy’ food and beverage brands are losing market share because they have “lost touch with where the consumer is going,” delegates at Food Vision USA were told.

Personalized nutrition not just about 'DNA diets,' says CEO of Campbell Soup-backed start-up

Personalized nutrition is the future, says Habit CEO: ‘Generic public health advice is great.The problem is, people don’t follow it’

Is personalized nutrition just an overpriced indulgence for affluent people that are already health conscious, or could Campbell Soup’s $32m bet on Habit – a nutrition and meal-delivery operation partnering...

Campbell Soup bets big on personalized nutrition with $32m investment in Habit

Campbell Soup is investing $32m in Habit, a personalized nutrition and meal delivery company led by Plum Organics founder Neil Grimmer set to launch in 2017. 

Hippeas, Shaka Tea, Afineur to take center stage at FOOD VISION USA as our 2016 trailblazers

From purveyors of ostrich meat and Kenyan purple tea to fruit- and vegetable-infused whey protein, lupini bean snacks and pizza crusts packed with veggies, the entrepreneurs entering our 2016 trailblazers...

InsideTracker CEO: ‘Personalized supplementation is here’

Personalized nutrition will push consumers to understand why they need supplements and how they work, predicts Rony Sellam, CEO of Segterra, the company behind InsideTracker.

FOOD VISION USA 2016: Can personalized nutrition transition from lucrative niche to scalable mainstream?

From personal shopping to personal trainers, we are far more willing to part with our cash for a product or service that gives us exactly what we want – not...

News in brief

FOOD VISION USA: If not health, then what? What motivates the mainstream consumer (and how do you find out)?

Most consumers are pre-disposed to eating more healthily, but they're not obsessed with the latest health trends, says Mindless Eating author Dr Brian Wansink. So how should food marketers talk to them?...

MALK organic cold pressed nut milks roll out nationwide at Kroger

Texas-based MALK Organics – which is carving out a niche at the premium end of the burgeoning nut milk category with its cold-pressed, clean-label organic pecan, cashew and almond milks...

Are you an innovation trailblazer? Then take center stage at FOOD VISION USA 2016

We’re searching for trailblazing, entrepreneurial start-ups to present their red hot food and nutrition innovations at Food Vision USA in Chicago on November 9, 2016. 

Food delivery firms meet demand for mass personalization and convenience, but do the numbers add up?

The rise in home-delivered groceries, meals and meal kits satisfies the growing demand for mass personalization and convenience, says a new report from Rabobank. But are the business models viable,...

FOOD VISION USA: Let’s get personal. Your microbiome, your blood sugar and you

Could your microbiome - a huge ecosytem of trillions of bacteria living inside your body - explain why you find it harder to regulate your blood sugar than the next...

FOOD VISION USA: Is the food industry working for or against the consumer?

Making a profit and promoting health are not mutually exclusive, and healthy food brands now generate some serious profits. But no business will willingly engage in initiatives that could damage...

Grainful’s frozen oatmeal entrees go down Amazon e-commerce route

Oats not for breakfast is a novelty that has its pros and cons, Grainful co-founders Jan Pajerski and Jeannine Sacco said. But they also said Americans seem to be catching on....

'America is becoming a nation of par-cookers, snackers and meal assemblers'

Hartman Group to supermarkets: Embrace fresh or die (slowly)

As supermarkets continue to lose market share to high- and low-end rivals, they must fully embrace consumer demand for fresh, stock more premium products and behave more like specialty retailers...

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