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The number of new product reports in Datamonitor’s Product Launch Analytics database featuring the word ‘diet’ in the brand or product name continues to drop

Special edition: New trends in weight management

Datamonitor: ‘Marketers are avoiding the word ‘diet’ like the plague’

By Elaine WATSON

While obesity in America has reached epidemic proportions, manufacturers seeking to help us battle the bulge are avoiding the word ‘diet’ like the plague; cutting sugar, fat and salt by stealth; and instead promoting more positive messages about food...

Buying botanical extracts: Is your purchasing model obsolete?

Buying botanical extracts: Is your purchasing model obsolete?

By Tom Winn, sales and marketing manager, Phytochem International Inc, Ontario CA, USA

I'm relatively new to the botanicals industry, but I’ve been puzzled by the lack of attention that nutraceutical companies pay to the relationship between prices and harvest time.

Cost and supply benefits are 'icing on the cake' for soy proteins

Special edition: Protein-rich foods: The next generation

Cost and supply benefits are 'icing on the cake' for soy proteins

By Stephen DANIELLS

After a few years of difficult market conditions, the soy protein market is enjoying ‘dynamic growth’, but what does the future hold for this ingredient, and what kind of impact will the GMO issue have?

US pea protein market ‘ready to explode’

Special edition: Protein-rich foods: The next generation

US pea protein market ‘ready to explode’

By Stephen DANIELLS

For a long time in the shadow of soy as a plant protein source, pea protein is establishing itself in food and beverage applications, with the US market set to explode, say industry experts.

Kyowa Hakko benefits from Champion Sports' strategic shift

Kyowa Hakko benefits from Champion Sports' strategic shift

By Hank Schultz

The recent boost in sports nutrition product launches is benefiting functional food ingredient suppliers, among them Kyowa Hakko, whose Sustamine ingredient is featured in a new beverage offering from Champion Nutrition.

Are we on the cusp of a protein renaissance?

Special edition: Protein-rich foods, the next generation

From Chobani to Special K: Are we on the cusp of a protein renaissance?

By Elaine WATSON

Protein, so trend watchers - and opportunistic protein suppliers - keep telling us, is red hot right now, for all ages and both sexes, covering weight management, healthy aging, sports nutrition, and general health & wellness. But is this just hot...

Bear Naked Granola founder on building a brand

Bear Naked Granola founder on building a brand

By Hank Schultz

Many successful food brands have a founding myth.  In the case of Bear Naked Granola, it is the story of the co-founders offering “breakfast in bed” to the wrong person.

NBTY acquires Balance Bar Company

NBTY acquires Balance Bar Company

By Hank Schultz

NBTY Inc. has announced the acquisition of Balance Bar Company from Brynwood Partners, its private equity owner. Details of the deal were not announced.

OatSweet contains proteins, fibers and lipids as well as maltose and glucose (which provide the sweetness).

Special edition: Natural sweeteners

Novel oat-based sweetener rides crest of non-GMO wave

By Elaine WATSON

The first wave of products containing a new natural sweetener from oats called OatSweet have hit shelves in the US, and the firm behind it is now in talks with leading food and beverage manufacturers about incorporating it into everything from ice cream...

Could quinoa have stomach health benefits?

Could quinoa have stomach health benefits?

By Stephen Daniells

The potential benefits of quinoa may extend to gut health, suggests the first study to report that polysaccharide fractions from the seeds may have anti-ulcer activity.

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