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GALLERY: Trendspotting at the Winter Fancy Food Show 2019

GALLERY: Trendspotting at the Winter Fancy Food Show 2019

By Elaine Watson

From new sources of plant-based protein (pongamia, bambara) to novel biomaterials extending the shelf life of foods (Cambridge Crops), the Winter Fancy Food Show – organized by the Specialty Food Association - showcased a wide range of innovations, although...

Highlights from our healthy fats webinar: ‘I’m astounded people consider ghee to be healthy’

‘I’m astounded people consider ghee to be healthy’

Highlights from our healthy fats webinar: ‘Consumers in the cooking oil aisle are not thinking about fatty acids, they’re thinking, how processed is that?'

By Elaine Watson

Are clean labels, minimal processing, and cultural traditions more important than nutrition in the oils and fats aisle for consumers? And do consumers trust the health ‘experts’? Checkout our gallery of highlights from our June 20 webinar, Chewing the...

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GALLERY: Trendspotting at Sweets & Snacks Expo 2018

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The Sweets & Snacks Expo took place at Chicago's McCormick Place last week where chips, poppable bites, and functional health twists were in full force. Take a look at some of the trailblazers and emerging brands FoodNavigator-USA spotted on...

EXPO WEST 2018: The state of the natural products industry

EXPO WEST 2018: The state of the natural products industry

By Elaine Watson

While growth has slowed a little in 2017 vs 2016, the natural and organic products industry remains in rude health. But what’s driving the growth and where does ecommerce fit in? Checkout our gallery of highlights from some education sessions at Natural...

Competition heats up in large and still growing sports drink category

Competition heats up in large and still growing sports drink category

By Elizabeth Crawford

Hoping to cash in on the steady growth of the already sizeable sports and energy drink category, manufacturers at Natural Products Expo West in March will showcase a variety of functional beverages featuring an ever-expanding variety of plant-based proteins,...

IN PICTURES: Trendspotting at the 2018 Winter Fancy Food Show

IN PICTURES: Trendspotting at the 2018 Winter Fancy Food Show

By Elaine Watson

Moringa, turmeric, mushrooms, coconuts, pulses, ‘alternative’ flours (cassava, nuts) and sweeteners (maguey sap, yacon syrup), were given top billing in a flurry of new products at the 2018 Winter Fancy Food Show, where trend-spotters also got to taste...

FOOD VISION USA 2017: ‘You can’t create authenticity from a focus group’

Can big food still innovate?

FOOD VISION USA 2017: ‘You can’t create authenticity in a focus group’

By Elaine Watson

Will big food companies increasingly buy in innovation and serve as scale up platforms for more 'authentic' small brands they didn’t create, or can they make their legacy brands resonate with new generations of consumers? Here’s what we learned...

Demand for protein snacks spurs innovation

Demand for protein snacks spurs innovation

By Elizabeth Crawford

Consumers want more protein and more snacks, yet according to recent data from Nielsen only 20% currently eat protein snacks – revealing a substantial marketing opportunity for innovative companies. Here are a few up-and-comers looking to fill the void.

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The Amazon effect: How will we shop for food in 2030?

By Elaine Watson

“Future generations may wonder why we took an iron trolley through cold aisles, dropped heavy boxes of soap powder into them, lifted them on conveyor belts, and then lifted them into the trunk of our car, every week!” says a new Bernstein report. But...

SIAVS 2017 attracts some of the biggest names in Brazilian agribusiness and politics

SIAVS 2017

Brazil’s biggest meat event, in quotes

By Oscar Rousseau

One of the biggest meat trade shows in Brazil ended last week as the country sought to appease global food quality concerns, following the rotten meat scandal.

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13 personalized nutrition companies on the market today

By Adi Menayang

As more studies on human nutrition suggest 'one-size-fits-all' isn't the way of the future, more companies are springing up peddling personalized nutrition solutions. We collected 13 personalized nutrition services and products that are...

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