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FOOD VISION USA: The highlights!

FOOD VISION USA: The highlights!

By Elaine Watson

If you didn't make it to Chicago in October for FoodNavigator-USA's inaugural Food Vision USA event, you missed a truly awesome ensemble of industry experts covering everything from our nutritional needs on a manned mission to Mars to the challenges...

JicaChips come in five flavors: Sea Salt, Smoked BBQ, White Cheddar, Spicy Soy Ginger, and Cinnamon Sugar

JicaChips to bring potato chip alternative beyond farmer’s markets

By Adi Menayang

With a love of cooking and an assortment of spices at home, a New York couple experimented making snacks out of jicama, a root vegetable they learned about while on vacation in Mexico. As it proved popular in their community, JicaChips is expanding nationwide.

Source: Acosta

Holiday grocery spending on the rise, Acosta finds

By Elizabeth Crawford

Nearly three-quarters of US consumers will host a meal or a party this holiday season, and to ensure their guests leave jolly and full 57% of shoppers say they will spend more on groceries during this season than last, according to a new study by Acosta. 

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OTA hopes to “turn the corner” on organic supply shortages in 2016

By Elizabeth Crawford

The Organic Trade Association in 2016 will push forward several initiatives to help industry “turn the corner” on the supply shortages currently holding it back from meeting surging demand for organic products, the group’s CEO Laura Batcha says. 

Inside a No Frills store in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Photo: Raysonho/Wikimedia Commons

New study reveals Canadian attitude towards free-from products

By Adi Menayang

There’s a widening sense of distrust from Canadian consumers against food manufacturers, especially when it comes to free-from claims on packaging. A Mintel study conducted in September found that a whopping 65% of Canadians see the free-from label as...

This Nestlé campaign helped raise awareness of the consequences of iron deficiency (like anaemia) in the Philippines from 19% to 65% in one year

Special edition: Battling malnutrition. Exclusive with Nestlé head of public health nutrition

Nestlé: Profit is not a dirty word in the race against global malnutrition

By Shane STARLING

Commercial and public health gain needn’t be opposed bedfellows in the battle against malnutrition among the world’s poorest people, says the chief of public health nutrition at the world’s biggest food firm.

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Special edition: Food for kids

Healthy NPD should be the starting point for kids' food

By Niamh Michail

The ‘good for you’ trend in children’s food is growing, and small companies would do well to focus on healthy new product development in order to compete with big players who have the money to reformulate and rebrand, says one analyst.

Source: Dole

Dole “reinvents” celery to boost fruit & veggie consumption

By Elizabeth Crawford

Fresh produce provider Dole Food Co. hopes to boost Americans' fruit and veggie intake by expanding its “Get Up and Grow” healthy eating initiative and launching three new products, including “less stringy” celery.

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