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EXPO WEST 2018: The state of the natural products industry

EXPO WEST 2018: The state of the natural products industry

By Elaine Watson

While growth has slowed a little in 2017 vs 2016, the natural and organic products industry remains in rude health. But what’s driving the growth and where does ecommerce fit in? Checkout our gallery of highlights from some education sessions at Natural...

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FDA commissioner: 'We will have more to say on the 'natural' issue soon'

GUEST ARTICLE: When will the FDA define ‘natural’? Sooner than you might think...

By Charles Sipos, partner; and Lauren Staniar, associate, Perkins Coie

While defining ‘natural’ for the purposes of food labeling has not appeared to be high on the FDA’s priority list since it announced its 2015 probe, things could be about to change, predict Perkins Coie attorneys Charles Sipos and Lauren Staniar.

 Tom Cindel: “Everything is designed around simplicity, we don’t have 30 different kinds of ketchup. Basically, it’s just easy to shop here.”

'No one wants to pay more than they have to for groceries...'

SPECIAL FEATURE: ‘Who shops at ALDI? You, me, anyone who eats food…’

By Elaine Watson

Consumers are tired of cavernous stores with “90 different jars of pasta sauce,” said Tom Cindel, director of operations at ALDI’s Moreno Valley, CA, division, pointing to a shelf at the recently opened store in Monrovia, CA. “We just buy this one, it’s...

Rob Lowe: ‘I’ve been living Atkins for years… it’s great food that’s rich in healthy protein, and lower in carbs and sugar…’

Dieting has become a dirty word in food marketing, says Atkins

Ditching the diet? Atkins hires Rob Lowe to spread healthy lifestyle message: ‘A life well lived is not measured in pounds and ounces’

By Elaine Watson

Weight management brand Atkins Nutritionals has deployed movie star Rob Lowe – it’s first male brand ambassador – to front a new campaign focusing on living a healthy lifestyle, rather than ‘dieting,’ as it reaches out to the ‘tens of millions’ of Americans...

FoodNavigator-USA’s 10 food and beverage trends to watch in 2018

FoodNavigator-USA’s 10 food and beverage trends to watch in 2018

By Elaine Watson

2017 has been a rollercoaster ride for the food industry, with Amazon coughing up a cool $13.7bn for Whole Foods, a flurry of M&A activity from Nestlé, Hershey, Campbell Soup and Kellogg, and an exodus from the industry’s biggest trade association,...

FOOD VISION USA 2017 VIDEO: What's your vision for the future of food?

VIDEO: What's your vision for the future of food?

By Elaine Watson

From entrepreneurs pioneering new farming methods and food technologies, to big brands adjusting to the changing landscape, FOOD VISION USA 2017 brought together a wide cross-section of industry players to explore how the industry is facing the challenges...

What was the biggest surprise of 2017 in food, asks Rabobank

What was the biggest surprise of 2017 for the food industry?

By Elaine Watson

With hindsight, we can all pretend we saw it coming, but in reality, Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market – announced on June 16 – caught most of the industry by surprise, says Rabobank, which polled 200+ food execs from entrepreneurs to CEOs of...

FOOD VISION USA 2017: ‘You can’t create authenticity from a focus group’

Can big food still innovate?

FOOD VISION USA 2017: ‘You can’t create authenticity in a focus group’

By Elaine Watson

Will big food companies increasingly buy in innovation and serve as scale up platforms for more 'authentic' small brands they didn’t create, or can they make their legacy brands resonate with new generations of consumers? Here’s what we learned...

Goodbye NuVal… and good riddance?

Goodbye NuVal… and good riddance?

By Elaine Watson

The NuVal shelf tag program – which assigned products a score of 1-100 based on their nutritional value – has been phased out. Good riddance, or do we need a system that attempts to provides consumers with at-a-glance information that helps them rapidly...

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