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60-second interview: Lifeway Foods gears up for entry into CBD market

60-second interview: Lifeway Foods gears up for entry into CBD market

By Elaine Watson

After several years of strong growth driven by its core kefir business, Lifeway Foods’ revenues have plateaued at around the $120m market in recent years, while sales in the latest quarter were down 14% YoY. However, a new line of plant-based functional...

Apeel’s invisible skin: “You can’t see it, smell it, taste it, or feel it. And it’s just plants. We use food to preserve food.” (Picture: Apeel Sciences)

Apeel Sciences expands trial of longer-lasting avocados with Kroger

By Elaine Watson

Longer-lasting avocados from Apeel Sciences – which makes invisible plant-based ‘edible skin’ proven to dramatically extend the shelf-life of fruits and vegetables – are rolling out to 1,100+ Kroger stores, says the retailer, which is also testing longer-lasting...

The team at JUST, Inc, works on cell-cultured meat (Picture: JUST, Inc)

Barb Stuckey: 'When you talk about cells, you leave the realm of deliciousness...”

‘Cultivated’ meat could be the most-consumer-friendly term for cell-cultured meat, suggests Mattson/GFI research

By Elaine Watson

The term ‘clean meat’ is confusing (and carries the tacit implication that regular meat is 'dirty’), while ‘cell-based meat’ – a more neutral term favored by some startups – doesn’t poll well with shoppers. ‘Lab-grown’ is a food marketer’s nightmare....

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