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Nestlé CEO: Business should not lead the social agenda

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Business plays a crucial role in meeting sustainable development goals – but it should not lead the social agenda, according to Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke, speaking at the World Economic Forum’s meeting in Davos.

Investors aren't just buying into a product with Soylent, but a loyal online community of engaged users, says venture capital exec

SPECIAL FEATURE: So Soylent secures $20m… Money well spent?

By Elaine Watson

While uncharitable observers have described Soylent as “only slightly more appealing than an IV bag”, news that the LA-based food substitute firm has just secured $20m in funding and is now generating “millions of dollars per month in subscription revenues”...

'The 400mg [daily] upper limit should also not be understood as a green light for consuming up to five energy drinks a day,' says consumer group BEUC.

EFSA caffeine opinion is not a green light

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) safety assessment on caffeine is not necessarily a green light for high caffeine consumption or for long-stalled health claims, according to industry commentators.

Rabobank reports on astounding growth in RTE popcorn

US sales of ready to eat popcorn grew 25% to an estimated $750m in 2014

The 'astounding' reinvention of popcorn as "Millennial friendly, cool and healthy”

By Elaine Watson

“Tired brands and off-trend categories should take inspiration from the astonishing turnaround in the fortunes of popcorn,” according to a new report from Rabobank International, which reveals that US sales of the bagged, pre-popped, ready-to-eat (RTE)...

Peeled Snacks Fancy Food Show selling education session

Peeled Snacks: If you don’t take time to understand retail buyers, why should they take time to understand you?

The natural channel: ‘An utter pain to sell to, but the exposure it can give your brand is huge’

By Elaine WATSON

Which retail channel is right for your brand? Natural? Club? Convenience? And once you’ve jumped through all the buyers’ hoops, will you still be able to make any money? It all depends on whether you’ve done your homework, one snacking sales expert told...

Private label products such as Simple Truth accounted for 26% of dollar sales at Kroger in the latest quarter (excluding  fuel and pharmacy)

Two-year time frame 'would almost certainly drive an increase in food prices'

Switching to new Nutrition Facts label in two years is not feasible, says Kroger

By Elaine Watson

The two-year time frame in which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expects the food industry to switch to new-look Nutrition Facts labels is unrealistic, and “would almost certainly drive an increase in prices of food products”, claims Kroger.

Source: PLMI

PLMI 2014 THOUGHT LEADERS CONSORTIUM

‘The whole field of nutrition is in the dark ages’: Dr Lee Hood

By Stephen DANIELLS

The market capital of a wellness industry that aims to promote and maintain good health will vastly exceed the current treatment-focused disease industry, says Dr Lee Hood, MD, PhD, President & Co-Founder, Institute for Systems Biology.

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Supermarket loyalty cards are not delivering, says promotions expert

By Elaine Watson

Whether supermarket loyalty cards actually drive loyalty, or provide retailers with killer consumer insights that give them a genuine competitive edge, has long been a source of debate. But the evidence is clear,  according to one expert in promotions:...

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