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Taste Test Friday

Taste Test Friday: DIY hummus, bright balsamic, luscious marinara & four fast salads

Before the chill of fall settles in, a group of DC urbanites – some foodies and others not – gathered to sample and critique four variations of kitchen staples designed...

Pea protein specialist branches out into whole pulse powders

World Food Processing is branching out from pea protein to offering a line of whole pulse ingredients aimed at helping food manufacturers achieve fortification targets.

Trendspotting at FNCE: Watermelon, peanut butter, dried fruit & veggie bowls grab attention

At the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in Boston this week, emerging and maturing trends showcased on the show floor included more watermelon-based products, variations on peanut butter and...

Where is the best place to position confections to boost sales?

Long-coveted as a premium place for impulse purchases, the checkout aisle may not actually be the best place for encouraging candy consumption, according to Packaged Facts research. 

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WILD on trend with vegan protein power drinks and Clarisoy dessert toppings

WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients (WFSI), part of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), is tapping into the vegan market with its protein power drinks and Clarisoy dessert toppings.

Good Housekeeping creates new seal, incubator to identify & help develop healthier products

Media outlet and consumer product evaluation laboratory Good Housekeeping is launching a new nutrition seal and first-of-its kind food brand incubator to help companies create food and beverages that “inspire...

Do you eat meat? What about animals? Scientists slice open a carnivore's paradox

The way meat is prepared, advertised and labelled has led to a disconnect between animals and meat and fuelled consumption, according to new research.

'It still feels like we’re just at the tip of the iceberg...'

What's the size of the sprouted food prize?

To Your Health Sprouted Flour Co – the Alabama-based supplier of the organic sprouted grains in Kashi’s cereals – has expanded its facility for the third time to meet surging...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: How to better reach Hispanic shoppers

With a collective spending power of $1.5 trillion, the Hispanic and Latino population in the US is a highly coveted group of shoppers who represent a significant growth opportunity for...

Expo East

Zevia expands beyond soda with cocktail mixers, sparkling water & energy drinks

With the launch of a new line of cocktail mixers, Zevia continues its transformation from a leader specializing in only diet, all-natural soda to a multi-service platform that offers beverages...

Authenticity, emotional connection sell brands better than free-from claims, Foodmix survey finds

The highly popular, and arguably over-used strategy of placing free-from claims front and center in food and beverage marketing to woo today’s more health-conscious shopper may not be as effective...

Avure on new directions for HPP, and the real takeaways from those FDA warning letters…

High pressure processing (HPP) is rapidly gaining traction in new food and beverage applications, while the growing toll network has also made it more accessible, says HPP specialist Avure, which...

Garden Fresh Gourmet expands portfolio into the rapidly-growing refrigerated soup segment

Garden Fresh Gourmet is seizing the promising sales opportunity presented by the still-small but rapidly-growing refrigerated soup category by expanding the segment with four familiar, yet modern flavors.

3 strategies buoying soft drink sales in the face of volume declines

Sales of carbonated soft drinks continue to decline as consumers reach for lower sugar, lower calorie and more natural alternatives, but all hope is not lost for the soda category,...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: The rise and evolution of meat snacks in America

In the past few years, Americans’ growing demand for protein and desire for on-the-go food opened the door for meat jerky to re-position itself as a healthy, convenient snack, which...

AccelFoods expands portfolio to focus on snacks, international flavors & small-batch production

Food- and beverage-focused venture fund AccelFoods’ latest cohort of six startups underscore the ongoing heavy influence on industry and market potential of healthy snacking, international flavors and small-batch production.

A shifting perception of responsibility for healthy diet makes food policy political touch point

A significant shift in the percentage of Americans who now believe society, rather than individuals, hold primary responsibility for choosing healthy food to promote wellness and prevent disease is mirrored...

5 strategies that fueled PUR’s more than 5,000% growth in five years

In a world where most business growth comes from the tech, oil, gas and software industries, gum and mint maker The PÜR Company was “sweetly surprised” recently to secure a spot...

PepsiCo: ‘There is nothing misleading about Naked Juice’

A lawsuit alleges that PepsiCo “misleadingly markets Naked Juice as predominantly containing high-value ingredients such as acai berry and kale, when the predominant ingredient is usually cheap, nutrient-poor apple juice.”...

Future ice cream flavors will feature nostalgia with a shot of whiskey, fruit blends & a savory spin

Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean ice cream season is thanks to new flavor predictions from ingredient supplier Parker Products that extend the frozen dessert’s appeal into Fall...

Rebranding as Soul Sprout gives former Two Moms in the Raw broader appeal, scientific grounding

Veteran snack-maker Two Moms in the Raw expands its portfolio of organic plant-based products after rebranding as Soul Sprout to appeal to more consumers and better communicate the added-value of...

Theo Chocolate warns confectionery industry to avoid ‘greenwashing’

Theo Chocolate says one of the greatest challenges it faces as a company committed to a responsible and transparent supply chain is “greenwashing” in the premium chocolate category.

From function to taste to packaging: Top beverage trends driving growth in organic & natural

Innovation around sensation and packaging as well as increased fortification and functional benefits are driving growth in the booming beverage segment of the natural and organic channel, according to data...

Expo East

Good Culture repositions cottage cheese for on-the-go, protein focused consumers

When most Americans think of cottage cheese – if they think about it – images of 1950s-styles salads with syrupy fruit or uninspired scoops of lumpy white mush likely come...

Expo East

5 approaches show coconut water still has room to grow

The coconut water category in the US may be crowded, but it still has room to grow with sales projected to reach $1.97 billion in 2019 -- up from $778...

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