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Munk Pack co-founders: “We thought that there would be a lot of resistance, but we hit the market at exactly the right time.

Munk Pack unveils a new food category: Oatmeal fruit squeeze

By Elaine Watson

Not so long ago, pouches were just for babies. Today, they’re fast-becoming the go-to format for companies looking to stand out from the crowd in healthy snacks, say the founders of Munk Pack, who have combined fruit with gluten-free wholegrain oatmeal,...

Viking Icelandic Yogurts come in plain ('pure'), vanilla, strawberry, blueberry and cucumber mint varieties

Saga Dairy: We want to bring Icelandic yogurt to the mainstream

By Elaine Watson

First came Siggi’s, then Smári Organics. But can the husband and wife team behind Saga Dairy (Viking Icelandic Yogurt) – the latest entrants to the niche, but growing ‘Icelandic-style’ yogurt category in the US – emulate their success?  

Taylor Collins: It's time to reclaim meat as a superfood

Taylor Collins on reclaiming meat as a superfood, finding ‘badass investors’ and managing triple-digit growth

EPIC Provisions: ‘If an opportunity came with the right strategic partner, we would absolutely take it’

By Elaine Watson

Revenues at EPIC Provisions more than tripled to $6.8m in 2014, and are on course to triple again to $20m in 2015 as the EPIC brand - which first hit shelves in 2013 – continues to lure new consumers to a category (premium meat snacks) that has rapidly...

Dave’s Killer Bread co-founder Glenn Dahl (left) and CEO John Tucker (right) at the Portland Farmers Market. Photo credit: Dave's Killer Bread

60-second interview: Dave's Killer Bread CEO John Tucker

By Elaine Watson

Will Dave's Killer Bread retain its edgy appeal without its co-founder and namesake? FoodNavigator-USA (FNU) caught up with CEO John Tucker after bakery giant Flowers Foods coughed up a cool $275m in cash to buy the organic baker from the founding...

Energizing Zest Tea charts high-octane growth

Energizing Zest Tea charts high-octane growth

By Maggie Hennessy

Many a tea lover has settled for coffee or an energy drink when desperate for an energy fix. But Zest Tea hopes to change that with its high-caffeine brewed teas. 

Picture: Istockphoto: Daniela Mangiuca

Space... the final frontier for food science at Food Vision USA

By Elaine Watson

To boldly go... where no food conference has gone before? Space food is on the menu at Food Vision USA (we've lined up NASA on day three), but we're just as concerned about what we're eating here on earth, and whether food retailers are...

Dave Lefkow (right): 'You’d be amazed how many people are obsessed with bacon...'

Dave Lefkow: 'You’d be amazed how many people are obsessed with bacon...'

J&D's Foods builds a food empire: ‘Making everything taste like bacon since 2007’

By Elaine Watson

The Eureka moment came on a business trip in 2007 when Dave Lefkow’s co-worker Justin Esch casually observed that bacon flavored salt might taste pretty good. The cash to make it happen came from Lefkow’s three-year old son, who propelled a baseball into...

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