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Where next for hydrocolloids?

Once considered purely technical ingredients (thickeners, stabilizers, gelling agents), hydrocolloids are “going through a transformation from purely functional to nutritional ingredient status”, say the organizers of a conference dedicated to the $7bn...

Launched in 2009, Bai Brands has grown extremely rapidly in the past three years, generating revenues of $5.2m in 2012; $17m in 2013, and a predicted $50m in 2014. In 2015, it's aiming for $100m

Dr Pepper invests $15m in minority stake in Bai Brands

By Elaine Watson

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has invested $15m in a minority stake in Bai Brands, which has generated explosive growth in multiple retail channels with its 'antioxidant infusion' low-calorie Bai5 beverages.

Beef exports were down 2.6% in February on the previous year

Strong US dollar pushes exports down

By Georgi Gyton

US beef, pork and poultry all saw exports decline during the first two months of 2015, as the strong dollar makes them a less tempting offer for importers.

Seurat Group on the top 10 challenger brands in US food retail

What are the top 10 challenger brands in US food retail?

By Elaine Watson

It’s no secret that smaller, emerging brands are winning the battle for consumers’ hearts, minds and wallets from larger, established players in the US food and beverage industry, but which ‘challenger’ brands really stand out in the crowd? And what are...

MOM’s Organic Market’s sustainable mission drives business

Organic & Non-GMO trends

MOM’s Organic Market’s sustainable mission drives business

By Elizabeth Crawford

The mid-Atlantic natural grocery chain MOM’s Organic Market dramatically cut operational costs, drove increased food traffic and reinforced its branding by incorporating sustainability into every aspect of its business. “Our purpose is to protect and...

Hartman Group on the top food & beverage legacy brands

What are the top-performing legacy brands in US grocery?

By Elaine Watson

There are plenty of billion-dollar brands in the CPG market, but just 8% of 213 ‘legacy’ US food and beverage brands analyzed by market researcher Hartman Group are outpacing inflation and category growth rates.

Capri-Sun and Reignwood Group celebrate the official China launch

$86m factory now operational as distribution broadens

Beijing and beyond: Capri-Sun expands operations in China

By Rachel Arthur

Capri-Sun is expanding its presence in China, announcing a partnership with Reignwood Group that will give it the necessary sales and distribution muscle. 

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