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Healthy & Natural

Healthy & Natural showcases innovations across six categories: food, beverage, supplements, pet products, household products and personal care, and spans everything from the future of food retail, to probiotic mythbusting...

Terrafertil Nature’s Heart enters US natural channel through acquisition of Essential Living Foods

Ecuador-based snack company Terrafertil Nature’s Heart has acquired California-based organic and vegan ‘superfood’ firm Essential Living Foods, marking the global company’s first step into the US market.

NEW PRODUCTS GALLERY: Fat is back, protein is (still) hot and sugar is out…

Check out FoodNavigator-USA’s latest gallery of new products hitting US shelves, where we see plant-based protein creeping into everything from hot cereal to shakes, bars, chips and bites; coupled with...

Ripple ‘Not Milk?’ campaign brands almond milk a ‘sham’ and tackles dairy over sat fat, sugar and sustainability

Pea protein-fueled brand Ripple has weighed into plant-based ‘milk’ debate with a provocative new media campaign that challenges the nutritional and environmental credentials of dairy milk, but also brands almond...

High prices, consumer confusion & store placement hold back organic from full sales potential

Sales of natural and organic products may be steadily increasing – and even outpacing that of the overall food industry – but three main barriers continue to hold them back...

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Has Whole Foods lost its mojo?

As natural and organic goes mainstream, Whole Foods’ differentiator is, well, not that different from the rest of the market anymore, says one retail analyst.

In the $28bn ice cream category, ‘free from’ drives growth, says Packaged Facts

According to retail data company Packaged Facts, “food industry marketers are astutely churning out a variety of healthier, yet still decadent, frozen treats to please modern American consumers.”

Is ‘glyphosate-free’ certification necessary? Heavenly Organics thinks so

The effect of glyphosate on human health—and more recently, on the bee population—has been a hotly contested topic.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA AT THE 2017 WINTER FANCY FOOD SHOW

Cauli-Rice unveils low-carb, preservative-free, shelf-stable alternative to pasta, rice: ‘It took us three years to get it right’

Cauliflower rice is now available in the frozen and chilled sections of some retailers, but British brand Cauli-Rice is hoping to carve out new territory in the emerging category with...

Nutrition experts predict sustainability ‘most important’ trend for 2017

Sustainability wins another vote for the “most important” trend to watch in 2017, followed closely by plant-based protein, according to a small, but well-educated group of nutrition experts, surveyed by...

Sustainability concerns will color consumers’ food selections in 2017

A growing awareness of the environmental impact of food production and a desire to shop sustainably will heavily influence how consumers plan, shop for and prepare meals in the coming...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Defining and meeting consumer demand for clean label

The predictable upcoming onslaught of annual New Year’s resolutions to “eat better” could lead to surge of consumer interest in products with short ingredient decks and “clean labels” that they perceive as healthier....

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Expanding cranberries’ appeal beyond the holidays & to a new generation

For most Americans cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving staple, but it isn’t the dish everyone clamors for -- which the fruit’s industry stakeholders hope to change with aggressive marketing campaigns,...

Mr. Mak's quest to bring an ancient Chinese medicine drink into more American homes

It takes three hours to simmer a traditional Chinese bao, or plant broth. Based in New York City’s Chinatown, Mr. Mak’s wants to be a convenience solution for Asian-American households...

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...

News in brief

Steaz sold to 'privately-held strategic buyer' for undisclosed sum

Organic ready-to-drink (RTD) tea brand Steaz (The Healthy Beverage Company) has been sold to a “privately-held strategic buyer” for an undisclosed sum in a deal CEO Linda Barron said would...

'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...

Green Sheep Water taps into demand for sustainability as a bottled water with a green conscience

Sustainability and environmentally-friendly claims are becoming increasingly influential among consumers with recent research from The Hartman Group finding almost a third of consumers always buy products based on social well-being...

Packaged cold brew coffee is gaining traction, & still has plenty of room for additional players

Cold brew coffee is creating quiet the buzz in the US with new brands streaming into the market and retail sales growing exponentially in the past five years. 

Functional & sparking bottled water sales are “very hot in the US,” analyst says

Once considered boring by many Americans, water is becoming a go-to beverage of choice thanks to innovative manufacturers that are adding to it carbonation, fruit flavors and functional ingredients that...

Banana water is 'lighter and fresher than coconut water,' says Steuben Foods

Banana water from Elmhurst Naturals – which combines water, banana juice concentrate and natural banana flavor (70 cals per 12oz bottle) – is now available in HEB, Jewel, Sprouts, Albertsons,...

Trendspotting at the Healthy & Natural Show: From cold-pressed babyfood to banana water

Missed the inaugural Healthy & Natural Show at Chicago's Navy Pier? Check out our trendwatching gallery from the show, which provided a platform for a range of innovative brands, from...

Enjoy Life Foods: Dedicated allergy-friendly sets in the natural aisle are the best way to merchandise free-from foods

With one in 13 children diagnosed with a food allergy in the US*, ‘allergy-friendly’ foods are now infiltrating every category in grocery. But right now, it still makes sense for...

Paleo: A fad, a trend, or the start of a new food movement?

Is Paleo a trend or a fad? And are 'plant-based foods' just a sexier term for meat & dairy alternatives, or the start of a new food movement? FoodNavigator-USA caught up...

Do fermented foods contain probiotics? Not necessarily, says Ganeden

Fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kombucha, kimchi and yogurts containing ‘live and active cultures’ are healthy and tasty, but they are not necessarily packed with probiotics, says Ganeden Inc, the...

Clean ingredient lists & functional benefits drive high-end juice category, Bolthouse Farms VP says

Consumer demand for high-protein products and high-end juices seem insatiable, and to help meet this demand Bolthouse Farms is launching several new products that also tap into consumers’ desire for...

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