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Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: What does it take to win a pitch slam?

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: What does it take to win a pitch slam?

By Elizabeth Crawford

For time-strapped entrepreneurs who are brave enough to take the stage, competing in pitch-slams is a good way to secure funding, meet potential business partners and weave a network of supporters who can help shine a spotlight on them without investing...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Can duck be a dark horse of animal proteins?

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Can duck become the dark horse of animal proteins?

By Elizabeth Crawford

When it comes to eating meat in the US, chicken, without a doubt, is the main attraction with Americans consuming an average of 91 pounds last year – that is nearly double the roughly 50 pounds of pork and 55 pounds of beef consumed in the same period,...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: The business case for kosher certification

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: The business case for kosher certification

By Elizabeth Crawford

Ethical claims on food and beverages sold in the US are almost as ubiquitous as the Nutrition Facts panel and while they are not legally mandated by FDA like nutritional information, some manufacturers might feel like they are just as obligatory given...

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: Confections hold steady in face of war on sugar

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: Confections hold steady in face of the war on sugar

By Elizabeth Crawford

Despite significant headwinds generated by the escalating war on sugar and increasing consumer preferences for healthy products, the confectionery industry is holding its own with sales climbing 1.2% in the last year to reach a whopping $25 billion, according...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Emerging class action litigation targets

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Emerging class action litigation targets

By Elizabeth Crawford

The number of class action cases filed against food and beverage companies continues to surge with the number of cases brought last year alone reaching a staggering 170, compared to a mere 20 cases in 2008, according to new research released earlier this...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast Countering the impact of climate change on coffee

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Countering the impact of climate change on coffee

By Elizabeth Crawford

Every year more people wake up to coffee or use it to fuel them day, but according to a comprehensive report recently published by the Climate Institute, this early morning ritual, and everything that goes into making it possible, face significant threats...

Soup-To-Nuts podcast: How doing good can also be good for business

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast

Soup-To-Nuts podcast: How doing good can also be good for business

By Elizabeth Crawford

In today’s highly competitive landscape, many food and beverage manufacturers try to set their brands apart by tapping into consumers’ desire for products that not only are better for them but also better for the planet or for society. 

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast Evolving soy’s marketing strategy beyond protein

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Evolving soy’s marketing strategy beyond protein

By Elizabeth Crawford

Soy may be best known in America as a source of high-quality protein, but as more trendy and allergen-friendly sources of plant-based protein enter the market, the bean may need to evolve its marketing to better highlight some of its other health attributes...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Is low-FODMAP the new gluten-free?

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Is low-FODMAP the new gluten-free?

By Elizabeth Crawford

For the 45 million Americans who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, identifying food that they can safely eat without triggering a flare up is a source of deep frustration that also could be a sizable market opportunity for innovative food and beverage...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: How to better reach Hispanic shoppers

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: How to better reach Hispanic shoppers

By Elizabeth Crawford

With a collective spending power of $1.5 trillion, the Hispanic and Latino population in the US is a highly coveted group of shoppers who represent a significant growth opportunity for food and beverage brands that earn their trust and loyalty.

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast The rise and evolution of meat snacks in America

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: The rise and evolution of meat snacks in America

By Elizabeth Crawford

In the past few years, Americans’ growing demand for protein and desire for on-the-go food opened the door for meat jerky to re-position itself as a healthy, convenient snack, which eventually lead to a full-blown love affair with all types of meat snacks...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: 5 trends driving growth in natural & organic

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: 5 trends driving growth in natural & organic

By Elizabeth Crawford

As US consumers embrace a healthier lifestyle focused on prevention rather than treatment, they increasingly are turning to the natural and organic channel for products that are clean, natural and have added health benefits.

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Hummustir navigates potentail of DIY food trend

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Hummustir navigates market potential of DIY food trend

By Elizabeth Crawford

As recently as 15 years ago, most Americans had never heard of hummus, or even its base ingredients of chickpeas and tahini. But now the dip is a staple in many US homes and makes common appearances in lunchboxes, at picnics and on many restaurant menus. 

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