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10 things you need to know about the changing US grocery shopping landscape

Hartman Group & FMI release 2016 US grocery shopping trends

The primary shopper – and the primary store – are becoming less relevant when it comes to grocery shopping, says the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) in its 2016 US Grocery Shopping Trends report with Hartman Group. Here are 10 things that caught our eye...

Published: 11-Aug-2016

NEW PRODUCTS GALLERY: From liquid VeganEgg to Noosa’s sweet & spicy yogurts and TigerNut clusters

NEW PRODUCTS: VeganEggs, Noosa spicy yogurts, TigerNut clusters

Check out FoodNavigator-USA’s latest gallery of new products hitting US shelves this summer. Look out for pulse-based ingredients, sweet & spicy combos, and more healthy fats (nuts, avocado).

Published: 28-Jul-2016

IFT 2016 part two: Ingredients and trends to watch

IFT 2016 part two: Ingredients and trends to watch

In part two of our IFT 2016 highlights gallery, we explore trends from the showfloor and the education sessions, spanning sprouted grains, stevia blends and natural antioxidants, colors and flavors, to novel sources of protein.

Published: 26-Jul-2016

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

IFT 2016: Bad science, correlation vs causation, consumer trends

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 talking a point, even if the novelty has worn off a little, and beans, peas, chickpeas and lentils are gaining traction. Check out part one of our gallery of highlights from the world's biggest food science symposium.

Published: 19-Jul-2016

Tomato manufacturers engage consumers with sophisticated packaging

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 products offered by different companies.

Published: 14-Jul-2016

Your guide to IFT 2016: From eBeam processing to brainfood, plant-based proteins & genomics

IFT 2016: eBeam processing, plant-based proteins, genomics

Are all these 'alternative proteins' as sustainable as we think? Is there real money to be made from acid whey? And will electron beam processing be as disruptive as high pressure processing? Check out FoodNavigator-USA's guide to the hottest topics at the Institute of Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo in Chicago on July 16-19.

Published: 13-Jul-2016

7 flavor trends emerging in beverage

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 Chicago in June to showcase ways to make cutting-edge flavors trends appealing to mainstream consumers. 

Published: 12-Jul-2016

Bourbon & whiskey shine in foods as well as cocktails

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 spirit as a primary ingredient at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City. 

Published: 07-Jul-2016

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

Manufacturers use quinoa for added nutrition, texture, color 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 are incorporating the ingredient into their products for other reasons, including its texture, color and binding properties. As a result, the ingredient is breaking free of its salad and side-dish silo to become a star across categories. 

Published: 05-Jul-2016

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

Pumpkin moves beyond spice to become year-around ingredient

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 include pumpkin seeds and pumpkin flesh in sweet and savory products across categories. 

Published: 01-Jul-2016

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

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 coffee is not restricted to mugs.

Published: 30-Jun-2016

Food & beverage entrepreneurs to watch: From meals for Moms-to-be, to spicy yogurt and prebiotic pouches

Food entrepreneurs to watch: OrgaNums, WellWell, Sophie’s Kitchen

FoodNavigator-USA's latest pick of entrepreneurs to watch in the US food and beverage market features a clutch of firms developing innovative concepts from plant-based ‘seafood,’ cold-pressed babyfood and spicy savory yogurt to pre-prepared frozen smoothies delivered direct to your door.

Published: 21-Jun-2016

Well executed Olympic-themed campaigns help brands reach beyond sports fans

Olympic-themed campaigns help brands reach beyond sports fans

Food and beverage brands are tapping into consumers’ growing excitement for the upcoming 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro with diverse marketing campaigns that reach beyond sports-related content targeted at die-hard fans to include inspiring personal stories from athletes, the customs and values of the games, Brazilian culture and patriotism.

Published: 14-Jun-2016

World Meat-Free Day shines light on evolving market

World Meat-Free Day shines light on evolving market

All images copyright of Istock except the Beyond Beef graphic which is copyrighted by Beyond Meat.

Published: 13-Jun-2016

New hires: Mark Clouse takes the helm at Pinnacle Foods, Hershey promotes Michele Buck

New hires, Pinnacle Foods, Hershey, PepsiCo, TerraVia

Check out who’s moving onwards and upwards at Hershey, Pinnacle Foods, Chobani, Mars, Hormel Foods, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Suja, TerraVia and Kellogg in FoodNavigator-USA’s latest round-up of new hires in food and beverage.

Published: 07-Jun-2016

10 things food marketers should know about Millennials

10 things food marketers should know about Millennials

Millennials - people born between 1980 and 2000 - are as diverse and hard to pin down as any group of consumers. But they do have certain things in common when it comes to food shopping, according to market researchers...

Published: 27-May-2016

New products gallery: From oat-packed chocolate drinks to chlorophyll water, brassica coffee & customized granola

New products: Chlorophyll water, brassica coffee, probiotic nut butter

Check out FoodNavigator-USA’s latest gallery of new products hitting US shelves this spring/summer, from probiotic-laced nut butter from Naturally More to customized granola from bear naked, Whitewave’s first foray into cold brew coffee and EPIC’s new wild game meat bars.

Published: 23-May-2016

Trendspotting at the Healthy & Natural Show: From cold-pressed babyfood to banana water

Healthy & Natural Show trendspotting, OrgaNums to banana water

Missed the inaugural Healthy & Natural Show at Chicago's Navy Pier? Check out our trendwatching gallery from the show, which provided a platform for a range of innovative brands, from veggemo to OrgaNums.  

Published: 17-May-2016

Summer promises new frozen desserts with function, bold flavors and admirable missions

Summer promises new frozen desserts with function, bold flavors and admirable missions

Summer is around the corner, which means retailers are stocking up on the latest innovations in frozen desserts to help shoppers stay cool. Here is a selection of new flavors and initiatives from some key players in the category. 

Published: 11-May-2016

Innovate or die, smart label & the evolving consumer: Highlights from the Healthy & Natural Show

Highlights from the Healthy & Natural Show's education sessions

From the impact of Amazon and Blue Apron on traditional grocery retailing, to understanding the difference between a trend, a fad and a movement, day one of the Healthy & Natural Show in Chicago was jam-packed with insights from an array of top-flight speakers, including Dr Joseph Mercola ('Why we get sick, and how to fix it'). Enjoy our gallery of highlights...

Published: 06-May-2016

Carrageenan and other non-organic materials in organic products considered by NOSB

NOSB considers carrageenan, non-organic materials in organic products

Stakeholders in the organic community, including handlers, farmers, scientists and advocates joined on Capitol Hill in late April to discuss with the National Organic Standards Board which non-organic materials should be allowed and prohibited for use in organic products, as well as consider the role of hydroponics, biotechnology, animal welfare and key policy decisions in the future of organic in the US.

Published: 05-May-2016

Region by Region: What are the top 10 selling ice creams in the world?

Region by Region: What are the top 10 selling ice creams in the world?

Magnum, Cornetto, Häagen-Dazs, Ben & Jerry’s… the ice-cream and frozen dessert market is full of well-known brands, but who takes the top spots in worldwide sales? Using data from Euromonitor International, we take a look at the top 10 brands from 2015 both worldwide and in each region.

Published: 04-May-2016

The top picks from the education sessions at the Healthy & Natural Show

The top picks from the education sessions at the Healthy & Natural Show

The inaugural Healthy & Natural Show kicks off on Thursday, May 5 with a top quality education program. In this special gallery we trawl through the program and give you our top picks for the event at Chicago’s Navy Pier.

Published: 02-May-2016

Friday taste test: Ripple plant-based ‘milk’

Friday taste test: Ripple plant-based ‘milk’

Ripple is a new plant-based ‘milk’ made with yellow pea protein that promises to blow dairy milk and current milk alternatives out of the water in the taste, nutrition and sustainability stakes. But did it impress members of Carpe Diem, a Santa Barbara-based a cappella singing group that kindly agreed to act as guinea pigs?

Published: 29-Apr-2016

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