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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.

Summer Fancy Food Show

Mocktails Beverages debuts single-serve bottles, new packaging to expand product appeal, use

Mocktails Beverages now offers its all-natural, ready-to-drink, non-alcoholic cocktails in individual sized bottles to better serve millennials who the company’s president, Bill Gamelli, says are changing their approach to alcohol. ...

Soup To Nuts Podcast

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: The rise of ‘ethical claims’ and their marketing potential across categories

Consumer demand for products and companies that “do good” – such as donate a percentage of sales to a non-profit, follow environmentally friendly practices or meet religious needs – continues...

SuperMeat is working on cultured chicken liver meat, minced meat and chicken breast meat

SuperMeat founder: ‘The first company that gets to market with cultured meat that is cost effective is going to change the world’

Cultured meat may be a novelty today, but it could be a food staple in the future, predicts Israeli start-up SuperMeat, which claims to have developed a process enabling cells...

News in brief

Global Pulse Confederation unveils 'Made with Pulses' seal at the IFT show

A new ‘Made with Pulses’ logo has been unveiled at the IFT show in a bid to help food and beverage manufacturers flag up their use of beans, dry peas,...

IFT 2016 part one: Bad science, correlation vs causation, and what consumers think clean label means

What's on trend at IFT 2016? Protein remains hot, non-GMO is even hotter, and the pressure to 'clean up' food labels is stronger than ever. Edible insects are still a...

What's the size of the 'plant-based' food and beverage prize?

US retail sales of plant-based foods & beverages grew 3.4% to $4.9bn in the year to June 12, 2016, with particularly strong growth in cheese alternatives and refrigerated nut milks,...

By targeting tailgaters, manufacturers can extend the grilling season and their sales

While backyard barbeques and picnics are hallmarks of prime grilling season, which is in full swing now, marketers can extend grilling’s appeal and their sales beyond the end of summer...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: How is consumer interest in health reshaping how they choose chocolate?

Consumers’ increasing demand for healthier options is reshaping the competitive landscape across categories – including indulgent ones such as chocolate, where they increasingly want darker chocolate, nutritious inclusions, and new...

FMI Connect

Tomato manufacturers engage consumers with sophisticated packaging

Produce manufacturers are taking a page from CPG companies’ playbook by using increasingly sophisticated packaging to create brand awareness in a category where previously little was done to distinguish specific...

FMI Connect

7 flavor trends emerging in beverage

Botanicals, floral notes and savory, sour and bitter ingredients are increasingly popular flavor profiles in beverages, according to The Coca-Cola Co. and Food IQ, which teamed at FMI Connect in...

Summer Fancy Food Show

Lotito Foods’ Folios could revolutionize how consumers use cheese

Consumers walking down the dairy aisle at a typical grocery store see a wide variety of cheese formats – from blocks to bricks to strings to shakers – but now...

PepsiCo on life in a fragmented beverage market: ‘We have to learn how to handle complexity'

PepsiCo is increasingly “recognizing consumers’ interest in craft, niche and premium products,” in a CPG landscape that is becoming more fragmented, CEO Indra Nooyi told analysts Thursday.

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Five trends spotted at Summer Fancy Food Show

With thousands of startups, innovators and established brands packed into one convention center, the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City is a hotbed for spotting emerging and maturing...

Summer Fancy Food Show

Bourbon & whiskey shine in foods as well as cocktails

America’s long love-affair with whiskey and bourbon in classic cocktails made popular again by Mad Men and the craft-movement is now spilling over into food, with products across categories featuring...

The Summer Fancy Food Show

Children’s snacks are ‘complete white space’ for paleo products, says exec from The New Primal

As the primal or paleo trend continues to mature, subscribers are no longer restricted to fitness enthusiasts and CrossFitters who served as ground-zero for the diet, according to Jason Burke,...

trimino co-founder: ‘Our aim is to completely dominate the protein water market’

Many protein-packed shakes have a loyal following, but they can also pack a hefty caloric punch if you’re sipping them at your desk rather than after a grueling workout, observes...

Summer Fancy Food Show

Manufacturers use quinoa for added nutrition, texture, color and function

Manufacturers have long-embraced quinoa for its many nutritional benefits, but at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City in late June it became apparent that increasingly they also...

Is harissa the new sriracha? Entube chili pastes launch in Whole Foods

The explosive success of sriracha - a fiery sauce used in Asian cooking that became a cult hit in the US thanks to Huy Fong Foods – proved that some...

The Summer Fancy Food Show

Pumpkin moves beyond spice to become key ingredient featured in products all year

A walk across the Summer Fancy Food Show floor in late July in New York City reveals that America’s love affair with pumpkin spice is continuing but also evolving to...

Chobani secures 20% share of US spoonable yogurt category: ‘We’re back on the front foot and playing offense’

Chobani says it has been steadily increasing its share of the total US refrigerated spoonable yogurt market over the past 16 months, moving up from 16.5% in February 2015 to...

Plant-based Beyond Burger to roll out across Whole Foods: ‘The reception has just been remarkable’

The Beyond Burger – the first refrigerated plant-based patty to sit in the meat counter - is set to roll out across Whole Foods in the coming months after wildly...

Summer Fancy Food Show

Coffee breaks free from mugs to enter new categories in new formats

While many Americans consider coffee a must have beverage in the morning, innovators showcasing products at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City in late July demonstrated that...

Beans, peas, lentils, chickpeas: The hottest ingredients in the snack developer's toolbox?

North American pulse growers still export a lot of their wares, but domestic demand has ramped up significantly in recent years as beans, peas, chickpeas, and lentils have started to...

News in brief

Crystal Pepsi to make a nostalgia-fueled comeback this summer

Inspired by "overwhelming fan demand," Pepsi (as widely rumored) is bringing back Crystal Pepsi – a clear cola it launched, and ditched again in the 1990s – for a limited...

Pulses, seeds, and grains

How consumer demand is resurrecting ancient grains from the past

Data from SPINS reveals that sales of products featuring 'ancient grains' grew 16.6% year-over-year to $198,884,358 in 2016.

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