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The market for gluten-free products has rocketed as celiac disease has become better diagnosed, and gluten-free diets for perceived health benefits have increased in popularity. The challenge for food manufacturers is in formulating products with flavor and sensory aspects that consumers will enjoy.

Boulder Brands lines drive 13% surge in Pinnacle Foods Q1 sales

Boulder Brands has added more than $100m to net sales of Pinnacle Foods in its first ten weeks as part of the business.

Icons communicate claims faster to on-the-go shoppers than words, Vermont Smoke & Cure exec says

Few shoppers in today’s on-the-go culture have time to read lengthy descriptions or claims on packages, which is one reason why Vermont Smoke & Cure recently switched to recognizable icons...

Suji’s Korean Cuisine balances authentic with the familiar

Today’s consumers claim to want bold, authentic flavors, but many still shy away from unrecognizable foods – giving manufacturers the difficult task of presenting new products or flavors in a...

Food Preservation

4 strategies for preservative-free food from Grain-Free JK Gourmet

Retailers and manufacturers that want to meet consumers’ growing demand for food free from preservatives need to rethink their strategies for packing, shipping and stocking products, suggest the husband and...

Expo West 2016

College undergrads successfully launch New Grounds Food by not being afraid to ask for help

While most college freshmen are asking probing philosophical questions about the universe or each other out on dates, the ambitious co-founders of New Grounds Food were asking for help and...

Expo West 2016

From crunchy coated olives to chips from beans and veggies, savory snacks abound at Expo West

With sugar reduction in full swing, the sales opportunity in the salty snacks category is growing fast to the tune of 3.7% annually with a projected $22 billion in sales...

News in brief

Glanbia launches OatPure gluten free oats in the US

Glanbia Nutritionals has launched OatPure gluten free oats in the US, containing less than 10 parts per million of gluten, far exceeding US FDA requirements for gluten-free claims.

Mintel GNPD data: 15.7% of new US food/bev products made non-GMO claims in 2015 vs 2.8% in 2012

Organic and Non-GMO claims are both gaining strong traction on US food and beverage labels, while there has been a slight decline in the percentage of new launches featuring 'natural'...

Zemas founder serves up ancient grain goodies

With a tagline that goes “Treat Yourself Well,” Zemas Madhouse Foods founder Jill Motew wanted to create healthy snacks that tasted great so her children won’t “feel like they’re missing...

Expo West 2016

The number of bites, not calories, influences satiety, Enjoy Life Foods CMO says

Research showing the repetition of taking multiple bites is more satiating than one piece or bite regardless of the calorie-count is what inspired Enjoy Life Food to develop mini versions...

Masienda wants to elevate tortillas by importing nonGMO, biodiverse corn

New York-based startup Masienda wants to elevate the $6.8 billion corn tortilla market in the US by importing biodiverse, heirloom corn from Mexico to create a better tasting, nonGMO alternative...

ELEMENT Snacks aims to “reinvent” rice cakes with help from $2 million in Series Seed funds

An injection of $2 million in Series Seed funds will help startup ELEMENT Snacks “reinvent rice cakes into fun snacks” by enabling it to expand distribution and roll out new...

Stand-up pouches help frozen foods standout on shelves, SWAP founder says

Standup, reclosable pouches are the way to go in the frozen food aisle, which currently is filled with bags that lay flat or boxes with bags inside that don’t reclose,...

Dieting is out – find out what is “in” at our Weight Management forum March 16

Normally about this time of year the airwaves and social media begin to buzz with messages about getting ready for bikini season or offers to help consumers shed the last...

Weight Management 2020

Teff shines in new skinnypasta products as high-protein, low-carb alternative to traditional noodles

Between the rise of low- and no-carb diets in the early 2000s and the more recent explosive growth of the gluten-free movement, pasta-lovers and sales have suffered in the last...

Bite-sized snacks offer added convenience, portion control over bars, E&C Snacks CEO says

The nutrition bar category has thrived in part by offering consumers convenience and portion-control, but a new generation of bar-like “bites” entering the market suggests on-the-go snacking could be even...

Abbott’s new snack brand Curate takes “sophisticated approach” to crowded bar category

With cutting edge flavors, trendy ingredients and vibrant, fresh packaging, Abbott Laboratories’ new line of six snack bars promises a level of category disruption typical of startups, but with the...

Simple Mills exhibits almond flour’s versatility with bake mix line

From pizza to pancakes to pumpkin muffins, Simple Mills uses only almond flour as its base ingredient, and as of now, it’s the only brand of its kind.

Long-term trends at foundation of accelerator AccelFoods’ latest investments

Based on the latest additions to AccelFoods ’portfolio, the packaged food and beverage accelerator is betting that cold brew coffee, ethnic flavors, gluten-free and the one-two punch of protein and...

Asian noodles hold promise, but consumer education is needed, Packaged Facts says

Despite hitting spot-on several major trends driving food sales today, Asian noodles are struggling to gain traction in the US because many consumers are unaware of, daunted by or have...

BFree: the Irish free-from bread brand making its mark in US retail

Irish allergen-free bakery business BFree Foods is ramping up its presence in the US after making its mainstream debut last year.

Thrive Market: 'We are capturing a new consumer, not the Whole Foods shopper, but middle-class, middle America’

Whole Foods products at wholesale prices, delivered to your door? It sounds almost too good to be true, and at the beginning, that’s certainly how many potential investors viewed Thrive...

Lean Cuisine ditches “diet” for “wellbeing” in emotionally-charged rebranding

In a dramatic rebranding, Lean Cuisine ditches the “antiquated” idea of dieting to become an advocate for overall healthy lifestyles, and in doing so, is empowering women to change the conversation about...

Green Chef extends suppliers’ reach into homes nationwide with transparency

The co-founder and CEO of Green Chef infuses his passion for transparency into every aspect of the fresh meal kit delivery company, and in doing creates new marketing opportunities for...

Seeds, avocados and clean-eating will gain traction in 2016, RDNs predict

Nutrient-dense and protein-packed seeds will steal the show in 2016, predict 450 registered dietitian nutritionists surveyed by Pollock Communications and Today’s Dietitian.

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