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Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Expanding cranberries’ appeal beyond the holidays & to a new generation

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Expanding cranberries’ appeal beyond the holidays & to a new generation

For most Americans cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving staple, but it isn’t the dish everyone clamors for -- which the fruit’s industry stakeholders hope to change with aggressive marketing campaigns, innovative product launches and science-backed claims.

Published: 18-Nov-2016

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Evolving soy’s marketing strategy beyond protein

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast Evolving soy’s marketing strategy beyond protein

Soy may be best known in America as a source of high-quality protein, but as more trendy and allergen-friendly sources of plant-based protein enter the market, the bean may need to evolve its marketing to better highlight some of its other health attributes to remain relevant to consumers.

Published: 04-Nov-2016

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Is low-FODMAP the new gluten-free?

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Is low-FODMAP the new gluten-free?

For the 45 million Americans who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, identifying food that they can safely eat without triggering a flare up is a source of deep frustration that also could be a sizable market opportunity for innovative food and beverage companies that can provide an easy solution.

Published: 28-Oct-2016

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: How ugly produce can help companies cut costs & generate sales

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Ugly produce can help cut costs & generate sales

Most Americans are trained from a very young age to believe that beautiful is better – even when it comes to food – but as most people also know, this isn’t always true.

Published: 21-Oct-2016

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: How to better reach Hispanic shoppers

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: How to better reach Hispanic shoppers

With a collective spending power of $1.5 trillion, the Hispanic and Latino population in the US is a highly coveted group of shoppers who represent a significant growth opportunity for food and beverage brands that earn their trust and loyalty.

Published: 14-Oct-2016

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: The rise and evolution of meat snacks in America

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast The rise and evolution of meat snacks in America

In the past few years, Americans’ growing demand for protein and desire for on-the-go food opened the door for meat jerky to re-position itself as a healthy, convenient snack, which eventually lead to a full-blown love affair with all types of meat snacks – including sticks, bars and even pork rinds.

Published: 07-Oct-2016

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

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 have added health benefits.

Published: 30-Sep-2016

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Hummustir navigates market potential of DIY food trend

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Hummustir navigates potentail of DIY food trend

As recently as 15 years ago, most Americans had never heard of hummus, or even its base ingredients of chickpeas and tahini. But now the dip is a staple in many US homes and makes common appearances in lunchboxes, at picnics and on many restaurant menus. 

Published: 23-Sep-2016

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: The evolution of local food to do-it-yourself options

Soup-To-Nuts: The evolution of local food to do-it-yourself options

Consumer demand for local food and beverages is no longer a niche market – rather it is fully mainstream. But an outgrowth of this trend that is just starting to peek over the horizon is a “do-it-yourself” food and beverage movement, according to market analysts.

Published: 16-Sep-2016

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast:The rise & future potential of grass fed claims

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast:The rise & future potential of grass fed claims

Grass-fed claims on products are a beacon for consumers who are health-conscious, want minimally processed food and care about animal welfare, and as such manufacturers increasingly are using them on products across categories and channels to drive up sales sharply.

Published: 26-Aug-2016

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: What does it take to drive up seafood consumption in the US?

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: What does it take to boost seafood consumption?

Seafood checks many of today’s on-trend boxes, including being high in lean protein and omega-3 fatty acids, sustainable, natural and minimally processed – yet consumption of it in the US continues to fall, prompting manufacturers and public health advocates to become more creative in how they market and package fish.

Published: 12-Aug-2016

Soup-To-Nuts podcast: What is old is new again

Soup-To-Nuts podcast: What is old is new again

Trends may come and go, but they often don't stay gone forever -- rather most eventually cycle back in vogue, as is the case with the current focus on “ancient wisdom,” and time-tested, traditional cooking techniques and ingredients that are influencing today’s food and beverage industry.

Published: 05-Aug-2016

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: How can manufacturers meet sodium, sugar & calorie reduction demands?

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Meeting sodium sugar & calorie reduction demands

Finding solutions to reduce sodium, sugar and calories in finished products is essential as regulators and consumers demand healthier products – but the increasing desire for “clean labels” adds a complicating twist to the process of sourcing suitable replacement ingredients. 

Published: 29-Jul-2016

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

The rise of ‘ethical claims’ and their marketing potential

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 to rise and in doing so illustrates that doing good is not only good for the community and company moral, but it also is good for business. 

Published: 22-Jul-2016

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

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Consumers' evolving taste for 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 formats that help them control their portions, according to an industry expert.

Published: 15-Jul-2016

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

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 trends in the food and beverage space.

Published: 08-Jul-2016

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: What are GMOs and how do they impact the health of humans and Earth?

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: What GMOs are & how they impact health & Earth

With the effective date for Vermont’s GMO labeling law officially here and the debate surrounding whether and how to identify genetically engineered ingredients in food and beverage continuing to amplify, a recent CivicScience poll uncovered a startling fact: Almost half of Americans still don’t know what GMOs are and are undecided whether they harm human health.

Published: 01-Jul-2016

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Quinoa’s rise to superfood superstar status and the challenges it must address

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Quinoa’s rise & the challenges it must address

Quinoa was one of the first superfoods to take America by storm more than a decade ago, and one of the few such stars to sustain its reign long enough to push past being a fad food to become a staple on restaurant menus and households across the country, but the popular grain faces challenges as it become commoditized. 

Published: 24-Jun-2016

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: How can stakeholders overcome challenges facing plant-based innovation?

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: Overcoming challenges in plant-based innovation

Sales of plant-based alternatives to animal products may be growing fast, but the road ahead for the industry is far from smooth with several substantial hurdles threatening to hold back the industry, according to key stakeholders. 

Published: 17-Jun-2016

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: Strategies for growing sales of plant-based products

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: Growing sales of plant-based products

When many mainstream consumers think of plant-based alternatives to animal products they think of non-dairy milks – and for good reason: it is one of the fastest growing sub-categories and a key driver in the growth of the overall plant-based segment.

Published: 10-Jun-2016

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: What is driving the booming sales growth of plant-based products?

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: What is driving the booming sales growth of plant-based products?

Sales of plant-based alternatives to animal products are booming, thanks in large part to improved sensory qualities, expanded availability and increased consumer access to information about their health and environmental impacts, according to category stakeholders who participated in FoodNavigator-USA’s inaugural Soup-to-Nuts Podcast.

Published: 03-Jun-2016

PODCAST: What makes Millennials tick?

Hartman Group, MSL Group, talk Millennials and food

While many Millennials feel that their vote won't make much difference, they are far more likely than older generations to feel that their purchasing decisions can change society for the better, and that has big implications for the food and beverage industry, according to Hartman Group CEO Laurie Demeritt and MSL Group food & beverage director Steve Bryant.

Published: 27-May-2016

Candyman returns: Jelly bean innovator back in business via crowdfunding

Candyman David Klein plots jelly bean comeback with Kickstarter

David Klein

Founder - Candyman Kitchens

Cult personality David Klein speaks to ConfectioneryNews about his new jelly bean business that is seeking online funding through a Kickstarter campaign.

Published: 28-Jan-2016

Get rid of nutrients and focus on foods in guidelines, says sat fat researcher

Saturated fat guidelines out, food guidelines in?

Benoit Lamarche

Saturated fat researcher - Laval University

Science should look beyond LDL cholesterol and saturated fat, which have dominated cardiovascular research until now, towards other contributing factors and a food-group approach to guidelines, according to one researcher.

Published: 26-Sep-2014

'It's business as usual': Davisco Foods on Agropur takeover

'It's business as usual': Davisco Foods on Agropur takeover

Polly Olson

Vice President of Business Development - Davisco Foods International

It's "business as usual" at Minnesota-based cheese and whey ingredients manufacturer Davisco Foods following its recent takeover by Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur.

Published: 11-Sep-2014

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