Snacks

The first products – Sea Salt, BBQ, and High Thai’d Kelp Jerky – will retail at $3.99 for a 1.5oz bag

Beyond the Shoreline prepares for January 2018 launch of kelp jerky

By Elaine Watson

Bored of beef jerky? New York City-based start-up Beyond the Shoreline has an intriguing alternative: a plant-based mix of sugar kelp, mushroom stems, nutritional yeast, brown rice flour, sea salt and pea protein, which is due to hit the market in January...

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Taste, texture, nutrition: Formulating with plant-based proteins

By Elaine Watson

Plant-based proteins are creeping into a dizzying array of foods and beverages, from dairy-free ‘milks,’ ‘cheeses’ and ‘yogurts’ to protein bars, chips, powders and meat analogs. But what are they like to work with? FoodNavigator-USA caught up with experts...

Companies must boost digital presence ahead of ecommerce grocery boom

Companies must boost digital presence ahead of ecommerce grocery boom

By Elizabeth Crawford

Even though ecommerce represents only a small fraction of grocery sales currently, manufacturers and retailers need to embrace digital now or else risk losing out given it influences more than half of all grocery sales somewhere along the path to purchase,...

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The Amazon effect: How will we shop for food in 2030?

By Elaine WATSON

“Future generations may wonder why we took an iron trolley through cold aisles, dropped heavy boxes of soap powder into them, lifted them on conveyor belts, and then lifted them into the trunk of our car, every week!” says a new Bernstein report. But...

Mott's Medleys Assorted Fruit Snacks: 'A tasty treat you can feel good about'?

Mott's fruit-flavored snacks: 'A tasty treat you can feel good about?'

By Elaine WATSON

Some fruit snacks are simply dried or baked fruit. Others are “essentially candy” masquerading as “nutritious and healthful” snacks, alleges a lawsuit taking issue with the way Mott’s fruit flavored snacks are marketed. But are consumers being duped,...

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