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Nassau Candy introduces more bulk candies, expands into dextrose market

By Deniz Ataman

Nassau Candy’s positioning in confectionery as an importer, manufacturer and distributor allows the company flexibility to focus on innovation and its customers’ needs by filling in the gaps from discontinued but in-demand products, Dana Rodio, director,...

WILDE raises $20m to expand consumer awareness of protein-rich chips

WILDE raises $20m to expand consumer awareness of protein-rich chips

By Ryan Daily

Protein snack brand WILDE raised $20m in a round led by private-equity firm KarpReilly, which will help raise the brand’s awareness as more consumers seek nutrient-rich foods to improve their health, Jason Wright, Founder and CEO of WILDE told FoodNavigator-USA.

Source: Justin Howe

Natural Products Expo West

2foods' US debut is three treats in one

By Deniz Ataman

Japan’s 2foods sets itself apart in the American market and meets consumer demand for plant-based products with a clean label and a unique taste and texture profile with the US debut of its three-in-one dessert Gâteau Chocolate at Natural Products Expo...

If consumers don’t like a product, they won’t buy it. It has to meet their sensory requirements for flavour, texture and overall quality. GettyImages/Artis777

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Expert vs consumer sensory panels: Best of both worlds?

By René Floris, NIZO Food Research Division Manager

If consumers don't like a product, they won't buy it. Testing with sensory panels can help determine consumer liking, so what kind of sensory panel should manufacturers go for?

Source: La Colombe

La Colombe introduces new RTD Draft Lattes and brand redesign

By Deniz Ataman

La Colombe’s new RTD Draft Lattes use the same technology as its draft lattes in its cafes to deliver the same velvety foam finish in five flavors, in addition to three plant-based formats, which are all part of the brand’s new redesign.

Source: FoodNavigator-USA

Natural Products Expo West

Mondelez: As snacking becomes more ‘purposeful' portion control becomes key

By Elizabeth Crawford

Nearly nine out of 10 consumers snack daily to fuel their busy days, carve out a mindful moment of ‘me time,’ and connect with family and friends – but according to Mondelez International’s recently released 5th State of Snacking report, what they are...

Cargill explores cocoa and nut-free vegan confectionery

Plant-based confectionery

Cargill explores cocoa and nut-free vegan confectionery

By Anthony Myers

Global cocoa and ingredients company Cargill has announced a new commercial partnership with Voyage Foods to produce alternatives to cocoa-based products and nut spreads without using cocoa, peanuts, and hazelnuts.

Source: D. Ataman

Natural Products Expo West

Safe Catch sets its own heavy metal standards for packaged seafood

By Deniz Ataman

Canned seafood brand, Safe Catch, initially began as a technology company that tested and analyzed fish tissue samples for heavy metals within seconds, which was later implemented into the brand’s standard that contained metals “10 times below the FDA...

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Sojo Shield simplifies tracking for food and beverage variety packs

By Deniz Ataman

Sojo Industries’ latest software, Sojo Shield, helps multi-pack manufacturers prepare for possible events (i.e. foodborne illness or allergy-related emergencies), which are difficult to track and trace and providing “better visibility into where your...

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