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FoodFutureCo: 'Once you launch, you will nearly always encounter problems that you just didn’t anticipate'

FoodFutureCo - a food business accelerator program targeting ‘purpose-driven’ companies in scale-up mode (on track to grossing more than $1 million annually) – will unveil its new cohort of 6-8...

Screen time contributes to Santa-like waistlines: Study

Gifts given from the heart this Christmas may not be good for waistlines as a study identifies popular presents such smartphones, tablets and video games as contributing to obesity rates...

New year, new leadership at Hershey, Coca-Cola, Tyson, Hormel and Starbucks

Check out who’s moving onwards and upwards at Hershey, Starbucks, Coca-Cola, Hormel Foods, Tyson, General Mills, Hain Celestial and Campbell Soup in FoodNavigator-USA’s latest round-up of new hires in food...

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...

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To meet growing demand for on-the-go breakfast and snacks, Nature’s Path expands resealable pouch granola line

The British Columbia-based company is starting the new year by launching a new line of granola varieties in resealable bags. The three new flavors are Coconut & Cashew, Vanilla Pumpkin...


Roquette ready for major investment in North American pea protein

Roquette is investing in pea protein in Canada next year, as the French firm ups its game in the protein space. 

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…

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Four emerging trends to watch in snacks in 2017

From sour and heat combinations to charred flavors and California garlic, Sensient Natural Ingredients outlines key flavor/ingredient trends to watch in the snacks category in 2017.

General Mills Q2: ‘Our five largest categories fell short of expectations’

General Mills experienced another lackluster quarter in Q2 2017, with a 9% decline in net sales in US retail, although operating profit in the division was up due to margin expansion initiatives.

Obese parents triple obese offspring risk, experts warn

EarlyNutrition, a project comprised of 36 international research institutions, has released its final report following five years of investigation. The report sends a grave warning to parents and those planning...

American shoppers buy less ‘ethical label’ chocolate than Europeans, says Euromonitor

Chocolate sales peak around holiday season, and while Euromonitor analysts in Western Europe notice an increasing trend in ‘ethical label’ chocolate sales, the same can’t be said for its American...

NEW PRODUCTS GALLERY: From chilled Mac & Cheese kits to high protein crackers and Lifewtr

Check out FoodNavigator-USA’s latest gallery of new products hitting US shelves. It's a mixed bag here, with everything from chocolate novelties to chilled mac & cheese kits, but protein remains...

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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...

By 2020, packaged and RTD coffee in the US will hit $18bn in sales

The US market for packaged and ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee sold at retail was up 10% from the year before to an estimated $13.6bn in 2015, says a new Packaged Facts...

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Ingredion to acquire TIC Gums in $400m deal

Ingredion has struck a $400m deal to acquire privately-held gums and hydrocolloids specialist TIC Gums.

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Cargill meets demand for non-GMO and allergy-friendly ingredients with the launch of de-oiled canola lecithin

Cargill has responded to growing demand for non-GMO and allergy-friendly ingredients with the launch of a new de-oiled canola lecithin. 

What are the toughest challenges facing ‘big food’ in 2017? Nielsen weighs in

What keeps food & beverage industry CEOs awake at night? Declining returns on promotional spending? Lackluster topline growth? An uninspiring innovation pipeline? Anxiety about how to tap into the e-commerce...

Is it legal to call plant-based beverages from nuts, seeds and legumes, ‘milk’?

Is it legal for nut or other non-dairy based beverages sold in the US to describe themselves as ‘milk’ (almondmilk, cashewmilk, soymilk) on food labels?

Morning Consult survey: Will consumers embrace Amazon Go’s checkout- and line-free grocery stores?

Amazon’s looming retail presence may soon include domination in the brick-and-mortar space if its checkout-free Amazon Go concept kicks off.

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What are the top three beverage flavor trends in 2017?

Turmeric, coconut and 'hot & spicy,' are the top trending beverage flavors as we head into 2017, according to Louisville-based beverage development company, Flavorman.

Farmer’s Pantry offers a new kind of snack for America’s new approach to eating

As snacking continues to encroach on mealtime in the US, industry newcomer Farmer’s Pantry wants to ensure that the grab-and-go options consumers reach for are well-balanced, sufficiently filling and worthy...

Deflationary blues: What will food prices do in 2017?

Thought food deflation was finally easing? Apparently not, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which reveal that while protein deflation eased off very slightly, the...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: The cultivation and rise of vegan cheese alternatives

There is no denying that vegan is on the rise with consumers looking for more plant-based options, and manufacturers eager to meet that demand with a wide variety of new...

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Firmenich’s flavor of the year is... CUCUMBER: ‘It adds a touch of sophistication to otherwise simple products’

It’s a salad staple, and a refreshing addition to many cocktails, but it’s also appearing in some surprising applications, from potato chips and candy, to yogurts and dumplings, says flavors...

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