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Demand for organic products is increasing, with the latest data from the Organic Trade Association showing that US retail sales of organic products rose 11.5% to $35.1bn in 2013. But can the meteoric growth continue, and will supply match demand?

Hain Celestial outlines strategy to almost double in size

Hain Celestial hopes to stay “one step ahead” of the conventional CPG manufacturers now flocking to the increasingly popular natural and organic space, which the New York-based firm has dominated...

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...

IN PICTURES: Snacks trendwatching at the 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show

From seaweed snacks to toasted hemp seeds, beet chips and bars, onion chips (that are actually made out of onions), grass-fed jerky, and fruit bars with a hint of spice,...

From Bakkwa to Cabernayzyns: A video tour of the 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show

From Cabernayzyns (dried Cabernet grapes) to bakkwa, a meat snack sold in street markets in Singapore and Malaysia that's just hit the West Coast of the US, the Winter Fancy...

IN PICTURES: Beverage trendspotting at the 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show

From bone broth, birch water and yaupon tea to macadamia milk, the Winter Fancy Food Show is a great place to go beverage trendspotting. FoodNavigator-USA hit the showfloor at the...

health and wellness 2020

7 trends influencing the evolution of health, wellness and consumers' views of food

Americans’ evolving definition of health and wellness from treatment to prevention is dramatically impacting how they view food – with many people looking to the ancient past for guidance on...

Sales of meal kit subscriptions surge and show no sign of slowing, research shows

Consumers are embracing the convenience and adventure promised by fresh meal kits delivered to their doors with such fervor that sales growth outpaced all other aspects of food service –...

'Organic is now mainstream': Daymon exec talks Gatorade’s organic launch

PepsiCo recently announced the launch of organic Gatorade for 2016, something an executive with Daymon Worldwide said is a forward-thinking move that is quickly becoming the norm.

What are the key beverage trends - and companies - to watch in 2016?

What distinguishes the winners from the losers in the ultra-competitive beverages market?

Cado avocado-based “ice cream” could be game-changer in non-dairy frozen dessert category

The ever versatile and increasingly popular avocado continues its expansion beyond savory snacks to enter the confection category with the launch of Cado avocado-based ice cream, which could be a...

Sakara Life secures $4.8 million to expand nationwide meal delivery service that feeds body, mind

Most players in the increasingly crowded subscription food delivery category focus on providing high quality nutrition and hard-to-find or novel ingredients, but Sakara Life sets itself apart from the pack...

FOOD VISION USA VOX POP: Food & beverage entrepreneurs to watch (PART 1)

As part of our Food Vision USA program, FoodNavigator-USA quizzed food & beverage entrepreneurs on the trends they wll be tracking in 2016, plus what keeps them awake at night,...

FOOD VISION USA: The highlights!

If you didn't make it to Chicago in October for FoodNavigator-USA's inaugural Food Vision USA event, you missed a truly awesome ensemble of industry experts covering everything from our nutritional...

Ardent Mills launches plan to double US organic wheat acres in three years

Flour producer Ardent Mills has announced a plan that it hopes will more than double the number of organic wheat acres in the United States by 2019.

Less burdensome trade arrangements help organic exports climb almost 60%, OTA study finds

US exports of organic produce and products are on the rise thanks to organic equivalency arrangements that ease verification requirements between some countries without compromising the integrity of organic, according...

OTA hopes to “turn the corner” on organic supply shortages in 2016

The Organic Trade Association in 2016 will push forward several initiatives to help industry “turn the corner” on the supply shortages currently holding it back from meeting surging demand for...

Americans are ready to upgrade their rice to Basmati, Amira predicts

Specialty rice producer Amira sees significant potential for Basmati to win the hearts of Americans, who lately have been flirting more with Indian food and ancient grains. 

'It’s not the first or the second purchase order that really counts, it’s the third'

Pure Spoon CEO: HPP is going to turn the baby food category on its head

It won't happen overnight, but the future of babyfood is in the chiller, predicts one Texas-based entrepreneur pioneering the application of high pressure processing (HPP) in a category she claims...

The top 10 specialty food trends for 2016: From seaweed and full-fat dairy to floral flavors

Seaweed, full-fat dairy, floral flavors and mushrooms will all gain traction in 2016, according to the Specialty Food Association (SFA), which has released a list of 10 trends to watch...

Kickstarter can give firms an edge negotiating distribution, says maker of TRUEnergy

For startup Tru, Inc., a successful Kickstarter campaign is about more than raising funds to launch its TRUEnergy sports shot – it is about proving to retailers and future investors...

The rise and rise of REBBL (Roots + Extracts + Berries + Bark + Leaves): ‘I saw magic in this company’ says new CEO

Not so long ago, an organic beverage brand boasting ‘adaptogenic super-herbs’ would have had a fairly niche audience. Today, it’s a very different story, says Sheryl O’Loughlin, former CEO of Clif Bar...

FOOD VISION USA, the highlights: From DNA diets and mass customization via 3D printing, to 'old school' deal tactics

 If you didn't make it to Chicago last week for the inaugural Food Vision USA event, you missed a truly awesome ensemble of industry experts covering everything from our nutritional...

Fruit d'Or launches organic cranberry powders featuring nutrient-preserving drying technique

Canadian cranberry supplier Fruit d’Or has further differentiated its product offerings with the launch of a range of organic cranberry juice powders, the company announced recently.

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