All news articles for July 2018

Each Farmwise product (Veggie Fries, Tots, and Rings) contains at least 27% non-potato vegetables and legumes

Veggie Fries maker rolls out at Target, develops new product platforms

By Elaine Watson

Farmwise – the Boston-based firm behind Veggie Fries, Veggie Tots, and Veggie Rings – has struck a nationwide distribution deal with Target that has boosted its overall store count to almost 10,000 doors, and says it is working on an “amazing new innovation”...

Picture: Istockphoto-Christopher Pattberg

Walter Robb, former co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, will join Apeel's board of directors

Apeel Sciences raises $70m to expand applications for its plant-based invisible skin

By Elaine Watson

Apeel Sciences – the Santa Barbara-based firm behind Apeel, an invisible plant-based edible skin proven to dramatically extend the shelf-life of fruits and vegetables – has raised $70m in a funding round led by Viking Global Investors with Andreessen...

Dr Errol Raghubeer:  'We’ve been working with three major companies in the meal kit space'

Where next for HPP? In conversation with Avure/JBT

By Elaine Watson

The growth of retail meal kits and prepared meals is driving interest in high pressure processing (HPP) for multi-component foods in order to deliver products that are more commercially viable for retailers that want more than a few days of shelf-life,...

GUEST ARTICLE: What's the key to cracking the retail meal kit code?

GUEST ARTICLE: What's the key to cracking the retail meal kit code?

By James Richardson, PhD, founder, Premium Growth Solutions

As Chef’d found out the hard way, the future of the fresh meal kit category will be via retail and localized e-commerce services (e.g. Fresh Direct, Prime Now, Shipt, etc.). Drop-shipping subscription-based meal kits causes more problems than it solves...

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