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Survey: Cooking more at home could become the new normal post-pandemic

By Mary Ellen Shoup

As Americans adjust to home confinement, their confidence in the kitchen has soared with many saying they will carry on with their cooking habits even after the world returns to a new normal, according to a new study by food and beverage communications...

SURVEY: How is coronavirus impacting food innovation and R&D?

SURVEY: How is coronavirus impacting food innovation and R&D?

By Elaine Watson

Onboarding new brands is not top of the priority list right now at most food retailers, many of which are more focused on rationalizing SKUs than adding new ones. Meanwhile, R&D under lockdown isn't easy. So is innovation on pause, or are companies...

IFT 2020 Show to transition to virtual event in mid-July as coronavirus spreads

IFT 2020 annual meeting & expo to transition to virtual event

By Elaine Watson

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) 2020 annual meeting & expo - scheduled to take place in Chicago July 12-15 - will transition to a virtual event, the organizers confirmed Monday, citing the need to "prioritize the health and safety of...

Coronavirus: Pivoting in a pandemic… and is Big Food set for a comeback?

Pivoting in a pandemic… and is Big Food set for a comeback?

By Elaine Watson

Businesses across the country are adapting with lightning speed to adjust business plans, and in some cases, change their business model overnight, in order to adapt and survive as large swathes of the population go into lockdown.

COVID-19: Expo West cancelled as New Hope shifts focus to Expo East

COVID-19: Expo West canceled as New Hope shifts focus to Expo East

By Elaine Watson

In an announcement that will not likely surprise many stakeholders, New Hope has decided to cancel (rather than postpone) the Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim and focus its attention on Expo East in Philadelphia (Sept. 23-26).

Blue Apron explores a sale… but who’s buying?

Blue Apron explores a sale… but who’s buying?

By Elaine Watson

While Blue Apron lost less money in 2019 (-$61m) than it did in 2018 (-$122m) and some customer metrics are improving, bosses at the meal kit co have conceded that they can’t execute a turnaround strategy without raising more capital, and are looking...

GUEST ARTICLE: Lessons that novel proteins should learn from biofuels

GUEST ARTICLE: Lessons that novel proteins should learn from biofuels

By Mark Warner, founder, Warner Advisors LLC

Can 60% of current meat consumption be replaced by novel vegan meat replacements and cultured meat in the next 20 years? That is what AT Kearney has recently projected, but the analysis does not outline a path for achieving the forecast. Is reaching...

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