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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

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

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