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Nestlé said its patent-pending bite-size sports nutrition snacks were portable and tasty compared to performance bars on the market

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Nestlé files patent for bite-size sports snacks

By Kacey CULLINEY

Nestlé has filed a patent for high-carb and high-protein bite-size dough snacks for athletes and health-conscious consumers looking to manage nutritional intake before and during exercise.

Noosa co-founder: Greek yogurt isn’t the only game in town

Noosa co-founder: Greek yogurt isn’t the only game in town

By Elaine Watson

While Chobani, Dannon and Yoplait have been battling for supremacy in the US yogurt market (and at halftime at the Super Bowl), another equally ambitious player has recently emerged from the leftfield and served as a reminder that Greek isn’t the only...

German coffee company Tchibo is building the science and IP for 'healthy' coffee

Could coffee protect DNA from damage?

By Stephen Daniells

Regular consumption of coffee may reduce DNA damage and reduce energy intake and body fat, according to two new studies from Europe.

High-protein meat snacking: The US is ready for meat bars, says Datamonitor Consumer

DIGGING INTO INNOVATION AND NPD WITH DATAMONITOR CONSUMER

Meat bars: The next beef jerky?

By Kacey CULLINEY

Meat snack bars take beef jerky to a new level, appealing to busy and health-conscious Americans, says a Datamonitor researcher.

Nut allergies impact shopper behavior

The power of the 0.9%

By Maggie Hennessy

Although fewer than one in 100 (0.9%) of US consumers is afflicted with a peanut or treenut allergy, the purchasing power of that group extends far beyond those with allergies, according to the recent Nut Allergy Ecosystem survey by Rich Products Corp. 

Euromonitor analyst Virginia Lee:

Freezer aisle revival?

By Maggie Hennessy

The frozen food aisle has historically suffered from a bit of an image problem, given consumers’ long association with frozen TV dinners and freezer-burned commodity vegetable bags. But the growing interest in premium offerings among increasingly time-strapped...

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