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FoodNavigator-USA reader survey: Have your say on the state of the industry

Can organic supply match demand? Is Paleo a fad or a trend? Are you getting enough bang for your promotional bucks? How big will online food shopping become? To gauge...

Standards of identity are designed to protect consumers, not stifle competition, says GFI

Dairy Pride Act is 'anti-competitive' and 'unconstitutional,' says Good Food Institute

More than 46,000 people have signed a Good Food Institute petition urging Senator Tammy Baldwin and Congressman Peter Welch not to pursue the passage of the Dairy Pride Act, which...

Guest article

Did a Nobel Laureate spark the obesity epidemic?

The old discussions about the causes of obesity are becoming lame. Certainly it is true that societies are gravitating to large serving sizes, that processed food lacks specific micronutrients and...

Snacking Innovation Summit trend-watching: Mini-meals, tapas-style eating, and hero SKUs

The trend towards continuous grazing throughout the day will create new ‘multi-temperature’ snacking opportunities for manufacturers as a ‘tapas-style’ approach to eating gains momentum, predicted panelists at the FoodNavigator-USA/BakeryandSnacks snacking...

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...

Kevin Klock: ‘Now we have created a real brand identity’

Sparkling ICE unveils $37m ad campaign, queries soda tax inconsistencies: 'It's a mess'

Talking Rain Beverage Co has unveiled a $37m national ad campaign that president Kevin Klock says will give Sparkling ICE a stronger brand identity – something it has historically lacked,...

Product recall insurance: Are you to speed? Lessons from Heinz v Starr

GUEST ARTICLE: Beware the rescission defense: The importance of the policy application in product contamination insurance policies

Are you confident your product recall insurance policy will pay out, should the worst happen, and you need to make a claim?

Pasta Chips, Bow Ties, on course to generate revenues of $15m in 2017

From edgy to mainstream: Finding the sweet spot in the snacks market

Snack brands that want to break through the $2-3m revenue barrier have to appeal to mainstream shoppers as well as trend-setters in New York or L.A. says serial snacking entrepreneur...

Daiya Foods VP: The Dairy Pride Act is a solution looking for a problem

The Dairy Pride Act, which seeks to crack down on the use of dairy-derived labels for plant-based products on the grounds shoppers are being misled, is a “solution looking for...

a2 Milk USA CEO: Plant-based ‘milk’ labeling is misleading, but it’s not what’s killing the dairy milk market

The dairy lobby is justifiably frustrated about the widespread use of dairy-terms (milk, cheese, yogurt) to describe plant-based products, but it also needs to focus on its own game to...

'Is your packaging visible, visceral, and memorable? If not, you don’t have a brand'

What's the secret to good packaging design?

Whether you’re an established brand hiring a top agency to revamp your packaging, or a penniless entrepreneur with a blank canvas and a Photoshop license, you should always ask yourself...

Can't find a co-packer? There's an app for that, says PartnerSlate

You’ve got a great product, you’re bursting with entrepreneurial zeal, you’ve outgrown the space you’re renting in a commercial kitchen and you’re ready to look for a contract manufacturer/co-packer. Well...

Should foods high in added sugar be disqualified from making nutrient content and health claims?

High levels of added sugar should disqualify foods from being able to make health claims, or nutrient content claims such as ‘healthy’ or ‘high fiber,’ argues a citizen’s petition filed...

CAUGHT ON CAMERA AT THE 2017 WINTER FANCY FOOD SHOW

Could molecular hydrogen infused water carve a niche in the functional beverages category?

In regular water, hydrogen is bound to oxygen (H2O) making it "difficult for our bodies to enjoy the [antioxidant/anti-inflammatory] benefits of hydrogen," claims the company behind Hfactor, which contends that dissolving hydrogen...

CAUGHT ON CAMERA AT THE 2017 WINTER FANCY FOOD SHOW

Rhythm Superfoods CEO: 'Our new products will be nutrient dense, shelf-stable and delicious...'

Rhythm Superfoods has just closed a $6m financing round led by Gen Mills' 301 INC arm. But what will it spend the money on? FoodNavigator-USA editor Elaine Watson caught up...

CAUGHT ON CAMERA AT THE 2017 WINTER FANCY FOOD SHOW

Are Americans warming to cold soup? It's all about (more) fiber and (less) sugar, says ZÜPA NOMA

Cold soup in a bottle is still a novelty for many Americans, but the concept of ‘souping’ (as opposed to ‘juicing’) is gaining traction, particularly for consumers watching their sugar...

CAUGHT ON CAMERA AT THE 2017 WINTER FANCY FOOD SHOW

Califia Farms CEO weighs into plant 'milk' debate: ‘The consumer has never been confused'

Labeling conventions in plant-based ‘dairy’ are a hot topic right now, with two leading players (Almond Breeze and Silk) hit with false advertising lawsuits this week, and a Senate Bill...

WhiteWave, Blue Diamond Growers, targeted in plant ‘milk’ class actions

To the frustration of the dairy lobby, false advertising lawsuits objecting to terms such as ‘almondmilk’ and ‘soymilk’ have failed to make much headway. However, complaints filed this week vs...

Dairy Pride Act a ‘waste of government resources’ says Good Food Institute in change.org petition

The Dairy Pride Act – a bill urging the FDA to prohibit the use of ‘almond milk,’ ‘vegan cheese’ and other such labels on plant-based products – is an “absurd”...

Miyoko’s Kitchen CEO weighs into plant-based dairy labeling debate: It’s time to ditch ‘outdated and arcane’ standards of identity

Consumers have moved on since dairy standards of identity first hit the statute books, says Miyoko's Kitchen founder and CEO Miyoko Schinner, and it's time regulators did too.

Campbell Soup backs 'potassium salt' petition: A more consumer-friendly name will ‘advance public health goals’

Campbell Soup has joined a growing number of food manufacturers backing a citizen’s petition from NuTek Food Science asking the FDA to allow ‘potassium salt’ as an alternate name for...

VOX POP: What keeps food & beverage CEOs awake at night?

Donald Trump? GMO labeling? Raising money? FoodNavigator-USA quizzed food & beverage entrepreneurs and CEOs to find out what is keeping them awake at night as they head into the New...

VOX POP: What emerging trends are food & beverage CEOs tracking?

Personalized nutrition? Plant-based foods? Paleo diets?  FoodNavigator-USA quizzed food & beverage entrepreneurs and CEOs to find out what trends they will be monitoring in 2017 and why…

News in brief

IRI, Turner: Excessive promotional spending has brands locked into 'cycle of commoditization'

Shifting 10% of promotional spending to media advertising would boost firms’ ROI on marketing spend by 10-25%, according to Chicago-based market research firm IRI and global media company Turner.

TerraVia CEO ‘surprised and disappointed’ by Soylent’s reaction to recall

Soylent’s rush to judgment over recall is damaging our business, claims TerraVia as it suspends supplies of all of its ingredients to Soylent

Soylent’s decision to drop TerraVia’s algal flour from its new food bar and version 1.6 of its powder was made without a rigorous investigation into whether it was actually to...

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