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What’s hot and what's not? Traditional fruits? Thai cuisine? New varieties of chili? Plant proteins? Smoke flavors? Find out what trends are making their way from the swankiest restaurants to the shelves at your local grocery store in this new section of FoodNavigator-USA designed to keep you up to date on everything from the rise of Greek yogurt to purple food.

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...

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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.

NEW PRODUCTS GALLERY: From kefir cups and fruity birch water to jerky (minus the meat)

Check out FoodNavigator-USA’s latest gallery of new products hitting US shelves. Trends to watch include meat snacks (and plant-based alternatives), more pulse-based innovations from extruded snacks to spaghetti, spoonable kefir...

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Spindrift finds cans better distinguish sparkling water from soda

Small changes in how Spindrift approached the fast-growing sparkling water category added up to a big opportunity for the brand, sales of which have grown 16 times since 2009, according...

'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...

We've just got into 1,700 Walmart stores with paleo, organic and gluten free meals

Beetnik CEO: ‘I’m a chef. If someone doesn’t like my product, I take it super-personally’

Most successful entrepreneurs combine limitless self-belief and a thick skin, says Beetnik Foods founder David Perkins, but they’re also human: “As a chef, I know everyone’s tastes differ, but this...

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Evolution Fresh blends coconut milk with juice to reduce sugar in new Organic Superfoods line

Cold-pressed, HPP juice-maker Evolution Fresh’s upcoming spring launch of Organic Superfood Juices promises to “support a wide range of consumers in their wellness goals,” including cutting back on sugar, which...

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Tyson Foods takes 5% stake in Beyond Meat: 'It meets our desire to offer consumers choices'

Tyson Foods - one of the world's largest processors and marketers of chicken, beef, and pork - has taken a 5% stake in plant-based protein producer Beyond Meat.

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Tickle Water expands the reach of sparkling water’s popularity to the children’s market

The growing popularity of sparkling water among health-conscious adults who want an alternative to soda and sugar-laden beverages now is bubbling over into the children’s beverage segment with the launch...

From Dosha dining to noodles and goat meat: 10 culinary trends to watch in 2017

From Ayurvedic-inspired cuisine and Vietnamese Pho, to plant-based ‘meat’ and goat empanadas- Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) highlights 10 culinary trends it predicts will inspire packaged foods and foodservice menus in 2017. 

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...

The sky's the limit for cold brew, says High Brew Coffee CEO: 'We’re still at base camp looking up at Mount Everest'

High Brew Coffee is now in nine out of the 11 regions served by Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s direct store delivery (DSD) network, and is on course to hit the...

Step aside peas, rice and algae.. there's a new protein in town, from Shiitake mushrooms...

Shiitakes are loaded with nutrients, and also contain more protein than rival mushrooms (up to 18% by dry weight), although many other foods contain more. But what if you could...

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...

What’s driving growth in cottage cheese? Zenith looks at trends in the sector

Dairy manufacturers can look to growth in cottage cheese, partly by referring to it as the original high protein cultured milk product, according to food and drink consultancy Zenith International.

Sonoma Brands hires PepsiCo exec to drive ZÜPA NOMA, build drinkable soup category

Initial response to drinkable soup ZÜPA NOMA is ‘off the charts,’ says Sonoma Brands

Drinkable soup ZÜPA NOMA has been flying off shelves in the west coast, according to owner Sonoma Brands, which has just recruited ex-PepsiCo exec Jennifer Berliner as director of marketing...

Veggies in disguise? Outer Aisle Gourmet plays stealth health card with cauliflower-based grain-free sandwich thins, pizza crust

Cauliflower is a nutrient powerhouse packed with vitamin C, K, B6, folate, potassium, and fiber… and it also makes a surprisingly good bread substitute, says Santa Barbara-based start-up Outer Aisle...

Where next for beans, peas, chickpeas & lentils? Join the FoodNavigator-USA Pulse Innovation Forum

Pulses (beans, chickpeas, peas and lentils) are now appearing as added value ingredients in every part of the store, from chips and snacks to salads, soups, pastas, dips and baked...

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...

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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...


Trends shaping NPD and consumer behavior in the US bakery market

Analysts identify the trends shaping product development and consumer behavior in the baked goods market ahead of the International Baking Industry Exposition in Las Vegas this week .

‘Garden produce’ drives innovation in retail, says Packaged Facts

Specialty greens in the pre-packaged salad section and a touch of mint in savory snacks, entrees, and desserts are some trends noted by the latest Packaged Facts Culinary Trend Tracking...

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Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: 5 trends driving growth in natural & organic

As US consumers embrace a healthier lifestyle focused on prevention rather than treatment, they increasingly are turning to the natural and organic channel for products that are clean, natural and...

‘Sweet, sour and tangy’ Cide Road organic switchel rolls out to 3,500 stores: ‘American palates are evolving’

Cide Road organic switchel is now the dominant brand in the US switchel market and the #3 player in the broader drinking vinegars market, with distribution to 3,500 stores nationwide,...

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