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Bitter political climate could curb consumers' sense of food adventure in 2017

The acrimonious political climate has many consumers looking for comfort rather than adventure in their food and beverage choices, and as such in 2017 they likely will reach for products...

Amazon’s expanding Dash Button program boosts sales for food & beverage staples

A year and a half after Amazon launched its ill-timed Dash Button to critics’ misguided ridicule and mirth, the replenishment service has proven its potential impact on the bottom line...

Tips for courting private equity investors and ensuring the best match for long term success

The era when investors in the food and beverage industry had all the leverage and could strategically pick the “perfect cut” by meticulously searching for “matching” opportunities in the perfect...

Strategies for private label products to reclaim slipping sales and market share

Years after the dot com and housing market crashes pushed consumers in droves to switch from national to store brands to save money, private label sales are starting to sag...

What will a Trump presidency mean for the US food & beverage industry?

Whether you went to bed last night overwhelmed with horror and uncertainty or with a big smile on your face all depends on your political affiliations. But what might a...

Baby and toddler snacks often fall short on nutrition while marketing misleads parents, review reveals

Food manufacturers should voluntarily expand the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative for improving food advertising to children to include marketing of baby and toddler food and drinks, the Rudd...

Race matters when it comes to the types of groceries commonly purchased in the US, survey shows

Manufacturers and retailers who understand the subtleties and different priorities of multicultural consumers in the US not only could see more sales, but could charge more for individual items, new...

Dairy alternatives continue to grow with almond milk at the forefront, market research reveals

With a projected annual growth rate of more than 13% through 2022, the dairy alternative market – especially beverages – continues to pave the way forward for the overall expansion...

Peapod partners with food blogger to better compete against subscription meal kit delivery services

Grocery stores continue to step up their game against the competitive threat of subscription home delivery meal kits by improving their similar offerings as in the case of Ahold USA’s...

Behind the curtain: Calls for accountability in cocoa chain grow louder

Chocolate companies are coming under increasing scrutiny to publish third-party verified impacts on cocoa sustainability efforts, including taxes paid in origin countries.

'Prebiotic' nature of IMOs depends on how they're made, experts say

Are all dietary fibers created equal?  As needle moves away from naturally occurring insoluble fibers in the cellulose realm such as wheat bran toward more the more recent market entrants,...

Tension around presidential election likely will take a toll on holiday food spending, IRI predicts

No matter who wins tomorrow’s presidential election, two-thirds of US consumers believe their financial health will deteriorate in 2017 -- a prospect that has many reigning in their holiday dining...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Evolving soy’s marketing strategy beyond protein

Soy may be best known in America as a source of high-quality protein, but as more trendy and allergen-friendly sources of plant-based protein enter the market, the bean may need...

Upcoming vote on organic certification of hydroponics stokes emotions, has far-reaching impact

Mere weeks before the National Organic Standards Board is expected to vote on a recommendation to allow hydroponically grown food to qualify as organic, the Cornucopia Institute filed a formal...

Growth of global food sales slows to 10-year low, but hot spots could turn around trend, Euromonitor data shows

Growth in the global food industry has slowed to its lowest level in more than a decade to a dismal 1.1% in 2016, but there are a few bright spots...

Just how nutritious are sustainable proteins?

The need for sustainable proteins is on the rise, but are they as healthy and nutritious as their mainstream equivalents? A public-private partnership (PPP) coordinated by Wageningen University aims to...

BOMB Coffee’s ‘super caffeinated’ blend aims to help America’s armed forces

The founders of BOMB Coffee want to help America’s armed forces and veterans stay mentally sharp by offering them a “super caffeinated” specialty coffee and by donating a percentage of...

Wink frozen desserts offer one-two punch of allergen-friendly and better-for-you, founder says

Consumers with food sensitivities often face an unenviable choice in the frozen dessert aisle: Buy something that could trigger a reaction, or opt for an allergy-friendly product loaded with more...

Sugar is sneaking up on preservatives & chemicals as most troublesome ingredient, CivicScience finds

Consumers appear to becoming more sophisticated and specific about which ingredients or characteristics they find most troublesome in packaged foods and beverages, new research from CivicScience suggests. 

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Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Is low-FODMAP the new gluten-free?

For the 45 million Americans who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, identifying food that they can safely eat without triggering a flare up is a source of deep frustration that...

Quinn Snacks removes more than gluten from pretzels, shows consumers its supply line

Historically consumers who wanted a gluten-free alternative to a wheat-based product had to sacrifice nutrition, taste or accept the presence of other common allergens in the ingredient list. 

Packaging & product innovations from Nasoya make tofu more convenient

Tofu is gaining acceptance as a center-of-the-plate protein beyond vegetarians and vegans thanks in part to the growing focus on plant-based diets as well as new packaging and product innovations...

Meal kit provider Purple Carrot teams with Whole Foods to build brand awareness, offer added convenience

Brick and mortar grocery stores and ecommerce-based subscription meal kit delivery services may directly compete at many levels, but a new partnership between plant-based meal kit provider Purple Carrot and...

FDA should ‘expedite evaluation’ of NuTek potassium salt petition, says GMA

GMA to FDA: Sodium reduction guidance must be re-worded or industry will face a tidal wave of 'frivolous litigation'

Two years isn’t enough time for food manufacturers to make the kind of reductions in sodium that the FDA is asking for, says the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), which also...

Search engine data reveals top 10 most searched superfoods in 2016

Data company Search Laboratory looked at Google’s trend report and Keyword Planner to find out which superfoods US consumers search online for most often. In the top three spots: Avocado,...

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