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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

Earth-friendly strategies help capture consumers’ attention

Earth-friendly strategies help capture consumers’ attention

Environmentally friendly practices can do more than help the Earth – they can also help product sales and increase brand value as more consumers care about sustainable practices and how their food is made and transported.

Published: 22-Apr-2016

Food & beverage entrepreneurs to watch: From MALK to Grainful, Thrive Market and Michel et Augustin

Food & beverage entrepreneurs, MALK, Grainful, Thrive Market

FoodNavigator-USA's latest pick of entrepreneurs to watch in the US food and beverage market features a clutch of firms developing truly innovative concepts from HPP babyfood and nut milks, to savory dishes from steel-cut oats, and a potentially game-changing dairy-free 'milk'.

Published: 14-Apr-2016

Nationwide GMO labeling, insurance coverage & increased enforcement top NPA's wish list on Capitol Hill

GMO labeling, insurance & enforcement top NPA's wish list in DC

Members of the Natural Products Association met with their senators' and representatives' offices in Washington, DC, April 13 to promote standardized GMO labeling nationwide, insurance coverage of dietary supplements, increased oversight of cosmetic companies and increased enforcement of existing dietary supplement regulations. 

Published: 14-Apr-2016

New products gallery: Pepsi taps into craft soda trend, plus butter coffee blocks, veggie bacon bits and chickpea brownies

New products: craft soda,coffee blocks, veggie bacon bits

From probiotic gummies to craft soda, instant butter coffee beverages, chickpea brownies and veggie bacon bits made with pinto beans, check out FoodNavigator-USA’s latest gallery of new products hitting US shelves this spring.

Published: 11-Apr-2016

Plant-based innovations help manufacturers meet consumer demand for animal-product alternatives

Plant-based innovations meet consumer for animal-product alternatives

Consumer interest in plant-based alternatives for animal products is driving innovation across categories from dairy and eggs to meat and desserts as showcased by manufacturers at Natural Products Expo West. 

Published: 30-Mar-2016

New waters continue to overflow at Expo West

New waters continue to overflow at Expo West

Consumer demand for premium and functional waters appears insatiable based on the number of new brands jumping in the category at Natural Products Expo West earlier this month and the long-term success of early entrants also showcasing at the show. 

Published: 25-Mar-2016

Expo West 2016: Ingredients & brands to watch, plus why 'friendship groups' trump focus groups every time

Expo West 2016: Ingredients to watch

From pulse-based innovation to beetroot, fermented foods, and bold flavors, we explore some hot trends at Expo West, catch up with some more established players (Bai, Siggi's, ProYo), and find out why Connelly Partners is convinced that 'friendship groups' trump focus groups every time when it comes to gleaning consumer insights...

Published: 23-Mar-2016

From crunchy coated olives to chips from beans and veggies, savory snacks abound at Expo West

From crunchy coated olives to chips from beans and veggies, savory snacks abound at Expo West

With sugar reduction in full swing, the sales opportunity in the salty snacks category is growing fast to the tune of 3.7% annually with a projected $22 billion in sales in the US in 2015, according to a recent Packaged Facts report. And innovative manufacturers are wasting no time seizing the moment, based on the wide variety of savory snacks showcased at Natural Products Expo West earlier this month. 

Published: 21-Mar-2016

Bean pasta category emerges to meet demand for high-protein, fiber-packed and gluten free options

Bean pasta category emerges with protein, fiber, gluten-free options

Ongoing interest in products that are gluten free and better for you are colliding with the international push to celebrate 2016 as the year of the pulse to create a burgeoning category of pasta created from legumes rather than more traditional wheat or rice.

Published: 18-Mar-2016

EXPO WEST 2016: 'Unstoppable' growth in natural, organic and healthy?

EXPO WEST trendspotting, organics, natural claims

From the apparently 'unstoppable' growth in the natural and organic products industry to the FDA's 'natural' probe, check out our gallery of highlights from the education sessions at Expo West.

Published: 14-Mar-2016

New products gallery (beverages): NÜMOO enters super-premium nut milk category, DRINKmaple prepares to unleash DRINKmelon

New products (beverages) DRINKmelon, probiotics, nut milk

From high pressure processed (HPP) pistachio milks to probiotic-packed juices and elixirs, check out FoodNavigator-USA’s latest gallery of new beverages hitting US shelves - many of which are on show at Expo West (so we've added the booth numbers to save you time).

Published: 11-Mar-2016

New products gallery: Pulse pasta, veganbutter, watermelon seed protein bars & Chobani moves into dips & drinks

New products: Pulse pasta, veganbutter, watermelon seed protein bars

From plant-based protein bars featuring watermelon seeds as their star ingredient to energy bars "infused with a full cup of fair-trade coffee", check out our latest gallery of new product launches - many of which are debuting at Expo West (so we've added the booth numbers to save you time).

Published: 10-Mar-2016

Food, bev & ag startups talk sustainability at FoodBytes! Brooklyn

Food, bev & ag startups talk sustainability at FoodBytes! Brooklyn

Rising food, beverage and agriculture start-ups joined leading retailers, investors and celebrity chefs at Rabobank North America Wholesale's FoodBytes! Brooklyn pitch-slam March 3 to discuss advancing food culture, sustainability and farming. 

Published: 07-Mar-2016

Dieting is out, health & wellness is in: Weight management and the changing American consumer

Weight management, dieting, and the changing American consumer

Two out of three Americans are overweight or obese, but sales of 'diet' foods have dropped in recent years, even if the pounds haven’t. So is 'dieting' now a dirty word? Canadean, Hartman Group and the International Food Information Council (IFIC) explore how US consumers' thinking about weight management is evolving.

Published: 24-Feb-2016

Highlights from the 2016 Beverage Innovation Summit: Suja's 'dog years', soda in a funk, and high pH water on fire

Highlights from the 2016 Beverage Innovation Summit

Want to know the size of the cold brew coffee prize, when Suja finally broke even, and what all the fuss is about over alkaline water? Check out the highlights of our 2016 Beverage Innovation summit, which aired live on Feb 18, and is now available on demand… 

Published: 22-Feb-2016

Sweet Planet: Confectionery NPD inspiration from design school students

Sweet Planet: Candy concepts from design school students at ISM

Students at KSID Köln International School of Design present confectionery packaging and product concepts at the International Sweets and Biscuits Fair (ISM).

Published: 15-Feb-2016

11 meal kit delivery companies carving out space in booming category

11 meal kit delivery companies carving out space in booming category

Sales of meal kits delivered to consumers' doors surged to more than $1 billion last year, and with only 8% household penetration the category promises significant growth potential, according to Technomic Inc. But with 170 players already operating in the space globally -- differentiation is a key component to success.

Published: 29-Jan-2016

IN PICTURES: Snacks trendwatching at the 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show

Snacks trendwatching at the 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show

From seaweed snacks to toasted hemp seeds, beet chips and bars, onion chips (that are actually made out of onions), grass-fed jerky, and fruit bars with a hint of spice, snacking is getting a lot more sophisticated, FoodNavigator-USA discovered at the 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco.

Published: 22-Jan-2016

IN PICTURES: Beverage trendspotting at the 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show

Trendspotting at the 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show

From bone broth, birch water and yaupon tea to macadamia milk, the Winter Fancy Food Show is a great place to go beverage trendspotting. FoodNavigator-USA hit the showfloor at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, where we also spotted a lot of chai spice flavors, matcha, hemp, and turmeric ...

Published: 21-Jan-2016

Gallery: Kellogg Canada winter NPD brings new Special K and Pringles lines

Kellogg Canada winter NPD includes Special K and Pringles lines

Kellogg Canada has been inspired by consumer demand for natural products with recognizable, ingredients in its latest innovations.

Published: 14-Jan-2016

New hires: Beyond Meat builds its leadership team, all-change at True Drinks and Coca-Cola

New hires at Beyond Meat, True Drinks, Hershey, Coca-Cola

Check out who’s moving onwards and upwards at Whitewave Foods, True Drinks, Coca-Cola, Smucker, Beyond Meat, Hershey, Smithfield and McCormick in FoodNavigator-USA’s New Year round-up of new hires in food and beverage.

Published: 14-Jan-2016

General Mills unveils key snacking and cereals lines for winter 2016

General Mills unveils key snacking and cereals lines for winter 2016

General Mills is tapping key consumer trends – including simpler ingredient lists and sweet & spicy flavors – with a raft of upcoming and recently launched products. Here we round up a selection of the manufacturer’s key snacking and breakfast cereal products for winter 2016

Published: 06-Jan-2016

FOOD VISION USA VOX POP: Food & beverage entrepreneurs to watch (PART 2)

FOOD VISION USA VOX POP: Food entrepreneurs to watch (PART 2)

As part of our Food Vision USA program, FoodNavigator-USA quizzed food & beverage entrepreneurs on the trends they are tracking, plus what keeps them awake at night, from fundraising to recruitment. Here's part 2! (Best viewed on your desktop.)

Published: 24-Dec-2015

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