The percentage of American children drinking carbonated soft drinks has declined noticeably across all age groups since 2006, according to new data unveiled at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) in Philadelphia this week.
A French study on the effects of Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) maize in rats has said little about the safety or otherwise of GM crops – but it has said plenty about how the media can be used to push an agenda.
Food manufacturers are beginning to realize that buying more GreenPalm certificates now might be the only way to stimulate enough production of sustainable palm oil to make fully traceable products economically viable in future, says the World Wildlife...
Walmart says it is confident it will reach its goal of using sustainably sourced palm oil for all of its private label products by the end of 2015, although it won’t give any details about how much progress it has made to date in North America.
Sabinsa, a New Jersey-based supplier of botanical and other functional food ingredients, is breaking new ground with an older ingredient by placing its LactoSpore probiotic into a bread brand in Colombia.
Does size matter? The answer is yes, if you’re supplying the US food retail market, with new data revealing that food and beverage manufacturers turning over less than $1bn have grown volumes by an average of 3.6% in the year to date, while those turning...
Volumes in the US retail frozen foods market are going backwards, according to a new report from Packaged Facts published just as ConAgra unleashed its latest innovation in the category - new baked entrees under the Healthy Choices brand.
Teenage girls need more calcium; boomers want more brain food; seniors need more high-quality protein… But how can food and supplement manufacturers develop more tailored products and targeted marketing to reach consumers at every different life stage?...
US Halloween candy spending is projected to rise this year and the major players Mars and Hershey will be raking in the profits with seasonal variants of popular brands, according to an analyst from Euromonitor.
JBF Industries will build a giant new plant in Brazil dedicated to the production of the recyclable PET material used in Coca-Cola's PlantBottles to help the soft drinks giant meet its goal of making every plastic bottle a PlantBottle by 2020.
A group delivered a petition to Trader Joe’s via a news conference outside one of the food retailer’s stores in New York City yesterday to ask that the chain stop selling meat that had been raised with antibiotics.
The food industry has rarely been out of the headlines this month, with NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s super-size soda ban getting the green light, a defamation lawsuit filed vs ABC News over its ‘pink slime’ reporting, questions about overcapacity in the Greek...
There is a “unique opportunity for high purity EPA as a standalone ingredient” as the omega-3 market becomes more sophisticated, says algal omega-3 specialist Aurora Algae as it prepares to break ground on a commercial-scale production site it claims...
Kids don’t listen to the music their parents did. When they got their driver’s licenses, they didn’t drive the family Buick, unless there was no choice. And now that they are a little older, they don’t take supplements the way older generations do,...
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has granted Patent # CA 2648985 to INO’Réal and company founder Cédric Bourges for the saffron extract Satiereal, as the company builds and defends its IP on the ingredient.
We’ve heard from the branding experts and the market researchers. But what do ingredients firms working with some of the biggest names in food, beverages and supplements think about how to target Millennials?
With the debate over Prop 37 heating up, a new class action lawsuit over ‘all-natural’ claims on products containing GMOs filed every week, and Monsanto in the firing line following a damaging study on GM maize, more and more manufacturers are exploring...
Walmart has ramped up its commitment to healthy eating and raised the profile of its new ‘Great for You’ front-of-pack labels with the launch of a new initiative that will offer shoppers discounts on products bearing the icon.
Young adults in Europe are communicating with food brands in new ways – and expect an emotional connection through multiple online and offline media, according to director of innovation and insight at Mintel, David Jago.
Dr Pepper has incited fury among Creationist Christians, after posting a Facebook poster showing the ‘evolution of flavor’ for its flagship brand, in a tongue-in-cheek twist on the evolutionary 'March of Progress’.
It’s a factory Jim, but it sure doesn’t look like one. It’s also housed on one of the prettiest places on earth, which by happy coincidence provides near-perfect growing conditions for the microalgae needed to manufacture one of the hottest nutraceuticals...
There will be a “significant uptick” in US product launches containing Purefruit in the next six months, while the monk fruit-based sweetener is also moving towards price parity with stevia on a cost-in-use basis for many applications, claims Tate &...
US academics have found that exposing college students to stories of moral transgression or virtue prior to tasting a mixture of Gatorade and water affected perceptions of disgust and delight in the drink.
The US private label market has the potential to double its sales in five to six years, the boss of a firm supplying some of the food retail sector’s biggest names with product lifecycle management (PLM) systems has predicted.
Scientists studying pectins that inhibit a protein called galectin-3 - elevated levels of which are associated with a higher risk of heart failure - say their work could create a completely new category of cardiovascular health foods and supplements.
Organic and natural foods specialist Hain Celestial has continued to generate strong growth in the US market while more mainstream consumer packaged food companies have suffered volume declines, says its boss.
As the Coca-Cola Company launches a new range of water flavor enhancers under its Dasani brand from October allowing US consumers to personalize tastes, a top drinks analyst suggests it will take the nation time to get used to uncommon beverage concentrates.
The rush to build new capacity in the US yogurt sector - largely driven by the Greek yogurt boom - could put pressure on prices in the short term, although things should even out over time, predicts Yoplait-maker General Mills.
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Declining volumes in the $9.51bn US cereals market can be blamed on “cyclical not structural” issues, and do not mean the category has peaked and will carry on going backwards, says Cheerios-maker General Mills.