Health and nutritional ingredients

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Botanicals and snacks: In conversation with TeaSquares founder

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Use of botanical ingredients in the beverage category has taken off, with floral-infused sparkling waters, to bottled water with ashwagandha, and yerba mate energy drinks, while the market for botanicals in snacks and packaged food represents a smaller,...

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Mondelēz emerges from pandemic 'stronger than ever', says CEO

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Mondelēz International is continuing to see healthy demand for its core snacking brands, proving that industry-wide sales spikes for packaged, shelf-stable products were more than just a COVID-inspired blip, said chairman and CEO Dirk Van De Put.

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Zero-proof drinks movement spurs botanicals usage, says Kerry

By Mary Ellen Shoup

As last year’s sober-curious, zero-proof alcohol movement took off, with some consumers seeking to cut down their alcohol consumption, global ingredient supplier Kerry experienced a surge in demand for its Botanical Collection ZERO portfolio of distillate,...

Snack bar trends: What's next for the category?

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Snack bar trends: What's next for the category?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

With so many emerging bar brands vying for space in a crowded market dominated by large CPG -- Clif Bar, KIND (Mars), RXBAR (Kellogg's) -- and retail sales still down in 2021, what's the future of the bar set, and how can brands punch above...

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