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Umami Bioworks, Shiok Meats merge to scale cultivated seafood production

By Deniz Ataman

Umami Bioworks and Shiok Meats merge to accelerate the development of sustainable seafood solutions to “provide consumers with mercury-free, nutritious and culturally relevant seafood alternatives, thereby contributing to the regeneration of marine ecosystems,”...

Spin-offs, or divestments, can give companies more control over their supply chains. Image Source: Getty Images/Betsie Van der Meer

How food company spin-offs handle supply chains

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

When a food company spins off from its parent, it gains a greater degree of control over its supply chain. But with this, it acquires new levels of responsibility.

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Emotional Utility Beverage focuses on optimizing brain health

By Deniz Ataman

Emotional Utility Beverage sparkling functional drinks were developed to provide a functional, healthy tool to support consumers’ evolving emotional and cognitive states, Charles Gores, chairman and owner of Emotional Utility Beverage, explained to FoodNavigator-USA...

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Banana Water’s clean label features one ingredient

By Deniz Ataman

Bananas offer flavor and nutrition to consumers, and Banana Water is tapping into its global popularity through its RTD beverage using only the fruit, Rich Roth, operations assistant, FruitaBio, explained to FoodNavigator-USA at Natural Products Expo...

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Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: What is driving specialty cheese sales in the US

By Elizabeth Crawford

A third of global consumers consider cheese a staple, with most buying the dairy product because they love the flavor or are drawn to its health benefits, according to Innova Market Insights, but industry innovators add those are not the only reasons...

Women's health - from pregnancy to menopause - is one of the areas gathering momentum. Pic:getty/flashpop

Carving out the white spaces in functional beverages

By Rachel Arthur

Brands that want to lead the next generation of functional beverages need to stop thinking about following the big trends: and instead set their sights on niche – but highly loyal – consumers. How do you identify these areas - and successfully build a...

The secrets to success: Energy drink Celsius on building a better-for-you lifestyle brand

CEO interview: The rise and rise of energy drink Celsius

By Rachel Arthur

Energy drink Celsius has seen sales rocket over the last few years - and it's on a trajectory for further growth. From gaining loyal consumers to international expansion plans, CEO John Fieldly reveals the brand’s secrets to success.

Source: D. Ataman

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Pickle Juice offers muscle cramping relief without actual pickles

By Deniz Ataman

Pickle Juice’s research-backed proprietary blend of acetic acid and natural ingredients was developed to relieve muscle cramping quickly, while tasting like pickles without having anything “to do with pickles,” Fillip Keuppens, the company’s EVP, explained...

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Special edition: Better-for-you confectionery

The sweet truth: Embracing better-for-you confectionery for a healthier future

By Anthony Myers

In an era of rising health consciousness, the confectionery industry finds itself at a crossroads. Traditionally associated with indulgence and guilty pleasures, confectionery products are now undergoing a transformation to meet the demands of a more...

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Is kimchi a weight-loss superfood?

By Donna Eastlake

The popularity of kimchi has been growing in recent years as consumers enjoy it for it’s gut-friendly properties as well as its taste. But is it also an aid to weight loss?

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Heraclea’s Turkish olive oil pursues the gold standard in the category

By Deniz Ataman

Launching its premium extra virgin olive oil in 2023, Heraclea Food Co. has focused its efforts on raising consumer awareness on transparency and both environmental and social responsibility within the olive oil industry, Berk Bahceci, founder, Heraclea,...

NPD Trend Tracker: From Easter-egg ice cream to dairy-free chocolate eggs

NPD Trend Tracker: From Easter-egg ice cream to dairy-free chocolate eggs

By Donna Eastlake

We’re getting ready for Easter in this week’s new-product roundup. There’s everything from egg-cellent (not sorry!) mini-egg ice cream to egg-citing (still not sorry!) dairy-free chocolate eggs. There’s also a range of drinks from energy-sparking mixers...

Proxy Foods raises $2.3m to grow AI-based recipe formulation platform

Proxy Foods raises $2.3m to grow AI-based recipe formulation platform

By Ryan Daily

AI-based company Proxy Foods has raised $2.3m in a seed round to grow its food and beverage recipe formulation platform and expand its team, as AI technologies provide product developers tools to respond to consumer trends faster, company Co-founder and...

This World Water Day, CCEP's water lead Francesca O’Hanlon reflects on the company's progress and why action on water is a business imperative for all. Credit: CCEP + Getty/Jonathan Knowles

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Liquid assets: The need for business action on water

By Francesca O’Hanlon

The diamond-water paradox was a puzzle to the man that coined the term, economist Adam Smith. Although water is, unarguably, more valuable to humans, why do diamonds command a higher price?

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