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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

NPD watch: Green tea cereal, meat bars and bread for women

NPD 2014: Datamonitor Consumer Innovation Tracking

Antioxidant-rich cereals, protein-packed snack bars and bread tailored to women’s nutritional needs were just some of the product innovations identified by Datamonitor Consumer during 2014.

Published: 16-Dec-2014

Gen Z, culinary cannabis, and tea: Top 10 trends for 2015 in specialty foods

Top 10 trends for 2015 in specialty foods

The Specialty Food Association has released its Top 10 trends for 2015, with some eyebrow raising predictions on the list. 

Published: 09-Dec-2014

10 chocolate trends for 2015: Millennials, protein and texture

10 chocolate trends for 2015

Cargill and Innova Market Insights have highlighted key trends for chocolate in 2015 including the rise of real fruit inclusions, texture claims and transparent ingredient labelling.

Published: 02-Dec-2014

reThinkFood highlights: From IBM's Chef Watson to steak chips (minus the bull)

reThinkFood conference; cultured meat, IBM's Chef Watson

What’s for dinner tonight? And could Watson - the IBM computer that trounced its human rivals at Jeopardy - have the answer? FoodNavigator-USA headed to the reThinkFood conference - a collaboration between the Culinary Institute of America and the MIT Media Lab - to find out…

Published: 13-Nov-2014

Innova predicts top ten food trends for 2015

Innova top ten food trends 2015

Innova says that transparency in labelling, new protein sources and a focus on texture are among the top trends to look out for next year.

Published: 07-Nov-2014

Who is the global snacker?

Nielsen: Global snacks consumer data

Close to $400bn is spent annually on snacks worldwide, but who is the global snacker and what are the purchase motivators?

Published: 24-Oct-2014