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Spindrift raises $20m in Series B-2 round led by VMG Partners

Spindrift raises $20m in Series B-2 round led by VMG Partners

By Elaine Watson

Spindrift - which has carved a unique niche in the beverage aisle by using just two ingredients: lightly carbonated filtered water and freshly squeezed fruit juice (no sweeteners, no flavors) – has raised $20m in a Series B-2 round.

Dr Robert Lustig: 'Processed food is an experiment that failed. The food industry is getting rich, and it’s killing us...'

‘All of these people yelling at each other…the vegans vs the Paleos vs the ketogenic people, this is insane…’

Dr Robert Lustig: 'Processed food is an experiment that failed. The food industry is getting rich, and it’s killing us...'

By Elaine Watson

A calorie is a calorie, right? Wrong, argues pediatrician, sugar-nemesis and author of best-selling book ‘Fat Chance’, Dr Robert Lustig, who caught up with FoodNavigator-USA at the Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim last week.

Dr David Katz: “Saturated fat has never been exonerated.

Is saturated fat really 'back?' In short, no, argue experts at ICVN 2018

By Elaine Watson

“So the ketogenic diet, sure, it will cause you to lose weight in the short term. So would cholera, or a cocaine binge, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea,” observed Dr David Katz at the 7th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition (ICVN) this...

How defensible is the SMASHMALLOW brand?

VIDEO WINTER FANCY FOOD SHOW

How defensible is the SMASHMALLOW brand?

By Elaine Watson

The proposition is deceptively simple. Take marshmallows - a product Americans can typically find in large clear bags in the baking ingredients category – add some gourmet flavors and a cleaner label, put them in a re-sealable pack and create a new usage...

Barnana heads to the salty snacks aisle with organic ridged plantain chips

VIDEO: WINTER FANCY FOOD SHOW 2018

Barnana enters the salty snacks category with organic ridged plantain chips

By Elaine Watson

Ridged plantain chips – Barnana’s first foray into the large, but notoriously competitive salty snacks aisle – are a logical adjacency for the banana-obsessed brand that will take it further into the snacking mainstream, says CMO and co-founder Nik Ingersöll.

Arctic Zero CEO: People aren’t really eating ice cream to get their protein

VIDEO: WINTER FANCY FOOD SHOW 2018

Arctic Zero CEO: People aren’t really eating ice cream to get their protein

By Elaine Watson

The success of high-protein, low cal brands Halo Top and Enlightened notwithstanding, most Americans don't head to the ice cream aisle for a protein fix, argues the CEO of Arctic Zero, who says his new light ice cream can compete with these brands...

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