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Noosa co-founder: Greek yogurt isn’t the only game in town

Noosa co-founder: Greek yogurt isn’t the only game in town

By Elaine Watson

While Chobani, Dannon and Yoplait have been battling for supremacy in the US yogurt market (and at halftime at the Super Bowl), another equally ambitious player has recently emerged from the leftfield and served as a reminder that Greek isn’t the only...

Sean Connolly is CEO of Hillshire Brands

Tyson ups offer for Hillshire Brands; Pilgrim’s Pride withdraws

By Elaine Watson

The bidding war for Jimmy Dean sausage maker Hillshire Brands has stepped up a gear with Tyson Foods increasing its offer from $50 a share to $63 a share; and fellow suitor Pilgrim’s Pride, which had offered $55 a share in its latest offer, bowing out...

Waltrip on nurturing grower relationships:

60-second interview: the day job

What do you do? Blake Waltrip, CEO of Ancient Harvest

By Maggie Hennessy

In the latest iteration of FoodNavigator-USA’s What do you do interview series, we talk with the boss of organic ancient grain specialist Ancient Harvest about the challenges of long-distance (work) relationships, his move from banking to CPGs and what...

High-protein meat snacking: The US is ready for meat bars, says Datamonitor Consumer

DIGGING INTO INNOVATION AND NPD WITH DATAMONITOR CONSUMER

Meat bars: The next beef jerky?

By Kacey CULLINEY

Meat snack bars take beef jerky to a new level, appealing to busy and health-conscious Americans, says a Datamonitor researcher.

Nut allergies impact shopper behavior

The power of the 0.9%

By Maggie Hennessy

Although fewer than one in 100 (0.9%) of US consumers is afflicted with a peanut or treenut allergy, the purchasing power of that group extends far beyond those with allergies, according to the recent Nut Allergy Ecosystem survey by Rich Products Corp. 

Euromonitor analyst Virginia Lee:

Freezer aisle revival?

By Maggie Hennessy

The frozen food aisle has historically suffered from a bit of an image problem, given consumers’ long association with frozen TV dinners and freezer-burned commodity vegetable bags. But the growing interest in premium offerings among increasingly time-strapped...

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