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GOOD FOOD FINANCING & INNOVATION CONFERENCE

Where food investments are going, according to investors

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Investors in early stage food companies are constantly searching for the ‘what’s next?’ in food, and many fundamentally agree that the ideas and people worth investing in are the ones that are fulfilling an unmet consumer need in a "unique way that...

Highlights from our healthy fats webinar: ‘I’m astounded people consider ghee to be healthy’

‘I’m astounded people consider ghee to be healthy’

Highlights from our healthy fats webinar: ‘Consumers in the cooking oil aisle are not thinking about fatty acids, they’re thinking, how processed is that?'

By Elaine Watson

Are clean labels, minimal processing, and cultural traditions more important than nutrition in the oils and fats aisle for consumers? And do consumers trust the health ‘experts’? Checkout our gallery of highlights from our June 20 webinar, Chewing the...

The Beyond Burger: Made from plants, but “looks, cooks and satisfies like beef”

The plant-based Beyond Burger is now in 10,000+ foodservice outlets

By Elaine Watson

Beyond Meat has struck a deal with A&W - Canada’s fastest growing national burger chain – to add its plant-based Beyond Burgers to the menu at 925 outlets, boosting its overall distribution in the foodservice sector to 10,000+ restaurants, hotels,...

Are challenger food & beverage brands living up to their early promise?

Are challenger food & beverage brands living up to their early promise?

By Elaine Watson

US packaged food companies have been “frantically buying up new challenger brands at escalating deal multiples to offset the weakening sales trends in their core businesses,” says a new report from Bernstein. But success rates have been hit and miss,...

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Dr Lustig: 'Despite the food industry's propaganda, people now understand that 'a calorie is not a calorie...'

IFIC Food & Health survey shows significant shift in consumer attitudes towards sugar, carbs

By Elaine Watson

Dr Robert Lustig’s mantra – that not all calories were created equal - appears to be resonating with more US consumers, with one third (33%) of Americans believing that sugars are the ‘source of calories most likely to cause weight gain’ compared with...

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GUEST ARTICLE: FDA poised to spoil a food fight, naturally

By Gregory D Cote, partner, McCarter & English

World-renowned chef Thomas Keller once said, ‘Food should be fun.’ But to those who make the products we eat and drink, there is nothing fun about food and beverage labeling litigation.

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