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”...

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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...

Calls for Trump to become involved in lab-grown meat debate

NCBA calls for Trump to step into lab-grown meat debate

By Ashley Williams

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has urged US President Donald Trump to ensure the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is the primary regulatory authority for lab-grown meat.

The US meat industry expressed its views on Trump’s farmer relief funds

Trump trade war

US meat industry reacts to Trump’s farmer aid

By Ashley Williams

The US meat industry has commended US President Donald Trump’s decision to provide relief funds for farmers affected by retaliatory tariffs placed on the agriculture sector.

The company’s first franchisee-owned restaurants will open in Toronto from 2019

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Chick-fil-A expands into Canadian market

By Ashley Williams

US-based chicken restaurant Chick-fil-A is set to open its first set of restaurants outside the US in Toronto, Canada.

The survey quizzed 1,004 adults about the amount of chicken they consumed

Is the US still peckish for chicken?

By Ashley Williams

US demand for poultry is showing no signs of slowing down after nine out of 10 respondents to a survey purchased chicken regularly, according to the National Chicken Council (NCC).

IFT 2018: Ardent Mills takes ancient grains into modern era

IFT 2018: Ardent Mills takes ancient grains into modern era

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Leveraging its established capabilities and market presence in flour milling, Ardent Mills is betting big on ancient grains with a new bolt-on business unit dubbed The Annex focused on scaling its supply of specialty grains for broader industry use.

Reports emerged that the smokehouse, which produces Genuine Smithfield Hams, was to close

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Smithfield Foods addresses closure rumours

By Aidan Fortune

US pork producer Smithfield Foods has moved to debunk media reports that it has stopped production in the Virginia town of Smithfield.

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