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IFT 2016 part two: Ingredients and trends to watch

By Elaine Watson

In part two of our IFT 2016 highlights gallery, we explore trends from the showfloor and the education sessions, spanning sprouted grains, stevia blends and natural antioxidants, colors and flavors, to novel sources of protein.

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FMI Connect

Tomato manufacturers engage consumers with sophisticated packaging

By Elizabeth Crawford

Produce manufacturers are taking a page from CPG companies’ playbook by using increasingly sophisticated packaging to create brand awareness in a category where previously little was done to distinguish specific products offered by different companies.

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FMI Connect

7 flavor trends emerging in beverage

By Elizabeth Crawford

Botanicals, floral notes and savory, sour and bitter ingredients are increasingly popular flavor profiles in beverages, according to The Coca-Cola Co. and Food IQ, which teamed at FMI Connect in Chicago in June to showcase ways to make cutting-edge flavors...

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Summer Fancy Food Show

Bourbon & whiskey shine in foods as well as cocktails

By Elizabeth Crawford

America’s long love-affair with whiskey and bourbon in classic cocktails made popular again by Mad Men and the craft-movement is now spilling over into food, with products across categories featuring the spirit as a primary ingredient at the Summer Fancy...

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Summer Fancy Food Show

Manufacturers use quinoa for added nutrition, texture, color and function

By Elizabeth Crawford

Manufacturers have long-embraced quinoa for its many nutritional benefits, but at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City in late June it became apparent that increasingly they also are incorporating the ingredient into their products for other reasons,...

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Summer Fancy Food Show

Coffee breaks free from mugs to enter new categories in new formats

By Elizabeth Crawford

While many Americans consider coffee a must have beverage in the morning, innovators showcasing products at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City in late July demonstrated that coffee is not restricted to mugs.

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