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Nine most innovative products: Sweets & Snacks 2015 award winners

Nine most innovative products: Sweets & Snacks 2015 award winners

Retailers have voted for the new U.S candy items that have the best go-to-market potential at the National Confectioners Association’s Sweets & Snacks Expo.

Published: 20-May-2015

TEA TIME! Highlights from the World Tea Expo 2015, from coffee leaf tea to ‘teablets’

Highlights from the World Tea Expo 2015

From teablets (tablets of compressed tea leaves you drop in your mug, minus the bag) to tea made from coffee leaves, the tea market is a hotbed of innovation. FoodNavigator-USA headed to the World Tea Expo in Long Beach, CA to bring you some highlights…

Published: 15-May-2015

Nuts 101: From green machines to nutritional dynamos, 10 surprising facts about peanuts

Green machines, nutritional dynamos, 10 surprising peanut facts

30 years ago, nuts were perceived as the nutritional equivalent of candy. Today, they are widely recognized as a nutrient powerhouse. But why are peanuts – which have unique health and sustainability credentials – still perceived by some consumers as not quite as healthy, or at least as hip, as higher-priced rivals such as almonds or walnuts? FoodNavigator-USA spent three days with the Peanut Institute to find out…

Published: 14-May-2015

New hires: Paul Norman takes the hotseat at Kellogg North America; new blood at Vita Coco and KeVita

New hires at Kellogg, Coca-Cola, Jelly Belly, Vita Coco, KeVita

Check out who’s moving onwards and upwards at Kellogg, Coca-Cola, Jelly Belly, Smithfield Foods, Nestlé, Mondelez, Hershey, Vita Coco, Campbell Soup and KeVita in FoodNavigator-USA’s latest round-up of new hires in food and beverage.

Published: 07-May-2015

Coca-Cola in 2015: Which countries are strong – and where are there struggles?

Coca-Cola markets in 2015

The Coca-Cola Company has declared 2015 as a ‘transition’ year, with an ongoing $3bn cost-cutting drive and challenges such as macroeconomic volatility and political unrest to tackle.

Published: 23-Apr-2015

New products gallery: Califia Farms unveils almond milk Horchatas, Yoplait to launch Plenti, and Daiya Foods introduces dairy free cheesecake

New products from Califia Farms, Yoplait, Daiya, Evolution Fresh

From dairy-free cheesecakes from Daiya Foods to almond milk horchatas from Califia Farms, more cold-pressed innovation from Evolution Fresh and fresh breath chews from Hershey, this month’s gallery is packed with innovative new food and beverage products.

Published: 21-Apr-2015

MOM’s Organic Market’s sustainable mission drives business

MOM’s Organic Market’s sustainable mission drives business

The mid-Atlantic natural grocery chain MOM’s Organic Market dramatically cut operational costs, drove increased food traffic and reinforced its branding by incorporating sustainability into every aspect of its business. “Our purpose is to protect and restore the environment, and that drives every decision we make. This goes into operations, storage, supplies, purchasing policies” and marketing, said Charis Egland-Smith, environmental coordinator partnership manager for the 12-store and growing chain. At the Sustainability Learning Forum April 14 in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Sustainable Food Trade Association and Organic Trade Assocation, Egland-Smith walked attendees through the retailer’s decision-making process and benefits of using renewable energy, sustainable building materials, closed door refrigeration and LED lights. She also discussed how the retailer increased its customer-base by offering free recycling and electric car charging, and how it drove brand awareness through community partnership

Published: 17-Apr-2015

Food & beverage entrepreneurs to watch: From chickpea pasta and banana flour to barrel-aged tea

Food & beverage entrepreneurs, chickpea pasta to banana flour

From the purveyors of banana flour to chickpea pasta, barrel-aged tea, chilled nutrition bars, gourmet oatmeal and upmarket cottage cheese, here's FoodNavigator-USA's latest pick of entrepreneurs to watch in the US food and beverage market.

Published: 14-Apr-2015

Competition heats up as new frozen desserts launch

Competition heats up as new frozen desserts launch

With the arrival of Spring, the weather is heating up and so is the competition in the frozen dessert aisle as firms launch new ice creams, gelatos and frozen novelty treats. Here are a few of the new desserts hitting store shelves with the goal of keeping consumers cool this summer.

Published: 09-Apr-2015

Easter baskets 2015: Innovations from the top confectioners

Easter baskets 2015: Innovations from the top confectioners

R&D teams at Mars, Nestlé, Hershey and Mondelēz have developed a series of new products to capitalize on Easter, the second largest season for US confectionery sales.

Published: 03-Apr-2015

Snacking Trends Forum highlights: ‘Packaged food doesn’t have to be junk food’

Snacking Trends Forum highlights, from meat snacks to cricket flour

From all-day grazing to the 20% YoY growth in meat-based snacks, the merits of cricket flour, when and how to raise capital, nutrient density and guerrilla marketing, the FoodNavigator-USA Snacking Trends Forum  covered a lot of ground. Here are some of the highlights from the 60-minute session, which is now available on demand.

Published: 19-Mar-2015

IN PICTURES: Dairy innovation at Expo West, from New American quark to Good Culture

Dairy innovation at Expo West, from American quark to Good Culture

FoodNavigator-USA headed to the 2015 Natural Products Expo West show in Anaheim looking for innovation in the dairy case, and found everything from gourmet organic cottage cheese, to oats + fruit + yogurt combos, tummy-friendly milk and quark. Here are just a few brands that caught our eye… 

Published: 16-Mar-2015

IN PICTURES: From WTRMLN WTR to Temple Turmeric, beverage trendwatching at Expo West

WTRMLN WTR to Temple Turmeric, beverage trendwatching at Expo West

From watermelon juice with a dash of lemon; to artichoke water with ginger; maple water; coconut smoothies; caffeine water; protein-packed dairy and non-dairy beverages; and a new wave of turmeric-laced drinks, there was a wealth of beverage innovation on display at the Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim. Here are just a few brands that caught our eye… 

Published: 13-Mar-2015

IN PICTURES: From bugs and beets to meat, a snacking odyssey at Expo West

From bugs and beets to meat, a snacking odyssey at Expo West

While cricket flour is still something of a novelty, it’s creeping (and crawling) into more snacks as awareness – and the infrastructure to support its commercial-scale production – ramps up. Meanwhile, chia, fruit, peas, beans, ancient grains and protein (from meat, dairy and plants), are also hot snacking ingredients. Join us on our snacking odyssey around the showfloor at the 2015 Natural Products Expo West show…

Published: 12-Mar-2015

New products gallery: WhiteWave unveils Aussie style yogurts, Kellogg explores its Origins, Post enters breakfast biscuit category

New products at WhiteWave, Kellogg, Smucker, Nestle, Heinz, Sambazon

From Post Foods' new breakfast biscuits to Häagen-Dazs's new Artisan Collection, this month’s gallery is packed with innovative new food and beverage products, many of which are making their debut at the Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim this week…

Published: 04-Mar-2015

New hires: All change at Kraft, Sean Connolly to take helm at ConAgra Foods, new blood at Sparkling Ice

New hires at Kraft, ConAgra Foods, Sparkling Ice,

Check out who’s moving onwards and upwards at Kraft, Smucker, ConAgra Foods, McCormick, Sparking Ice, Jelly Belly, Brad's Raw Foods and Campbell Soup in FoodNavigator-USA’s latest round-up of new hires in food and beverage.

Published: 13-Feb-2015

New products gallery: Chobani woos tots, Hain lives the coconut dream, Boom Chicka Pop goes into puffs

New products gallery Chobani, Mtn Dew, Dannon, 7-Eleven

From Hain Celestial’s coconut dream desserts to Field Roast’s innovative vegan cheese slices, this month’s new products gallery is packed with innovative new food and beverage products.

Published: 27-Jan-2015

The key ingredients for blood sugar management

The key ingredients for blood sugar management

With diabetes rates rising, many healthy people are starting to consider the effects of blood glucose levels and keeping them in the healthy range. In this gallery we look at the key ingredients in this growing sector. 

Published: 22-Jan-2015

Caught in the headline headlights! Top 10 BeverageDaily.com stories of 2014

Caught in the headline headlights! Top 10 BeverageDaily.com stories of 2014

As voted for by you the readers - effectively - and checked by us on Google Analytics, here are our Top 10 most read news stories of 2014 – from Constellation Brands attracting the ire of craft brewers to Dr Pepper’s stevia trials.

Published: 23-Dec-2014

Health claim game changers of 2014

Health claim game changers of 2014

A health claim approval can spell good business for some, while rejections disaster for firms who have invested big to collect their supporting dossier only to be told their evidence is insufficient. So it's no wonder food firms keep one eye firmly on the European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) register of health claims.

Published: 22-Dec-2014