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Video highlights from the Winter Fancy Food Show 2015

Caught on camera! Highlights from the Winter Fancy Food Show

By Elaine Watson

With buyers from Whole Foods, Kroger, KeHE, Compass Group, Dean & DeLuca and hundreds of other retailers and foodservice chains walking the floor looking for innovative new products, the Winter Fancy Food Show has helped to launch scores of high-profile...

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...

Local claims are rising star as sun sets on organic claims

Local claims are rising star as sun sets on organic claims

By Elizabeth Crawford

New consumers continue to enter the organic category for the first time, but the health halo cast by the US Department of Agriculture’s certification is dimming as it becomes more mainstream and as shoppers’ interpretation of the standard evolves. 

Falling gas prices offer growth opportunity for private label

Falling gas prices offer growth opportunity for private label

By Elizabeth Crawford

Tumbling gas prices that are lining consumers’ pockets with savings may provide an unexpected opportunity for private label to steal market share from national brands, rather than the other way around, recent consumer survey results reveal. 

Chia is here to stay, thanks to long-term planning by The Chia Co.

Chia is here to stay, thanks to long-term planning by The Chia Co.

By Elizabeth Crawford

A few years ago, chia seeds were virtually unheard of in the U.S., but now they are available across food categories and retail channels in a plethora of finished consumer goods and as an ingredient, thanks largely to long-range planning by The Chia Co.

5 street foods influencing restaurants, CPG products

By Elizabeth Crawford

Authentic street foods with international roots that were traditionally eaten outside as make shift meals by laborers are coming inside and appealing to a wider variety of people as more consumers favor fast food over home cooking, according to Packaged...

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