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Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Sustainability takes center stage in storytelling

By Elizabeth Crawford

Sustainability may not be as highly prioritized as taste or price in purchase decisions for food and beverage, but research suggests it is increasingly important to consumers -- especially younger shoppers who are coming into their buying power.

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Earth Fare and Merryfield gamify nutrition labels in-store

By Deniz Ataman

Earth Fare, an organic and natural grocery chain, has partnered with Merryfield for its Micro-Moments program where shoppers can scan QR codes in-store for additional ingredient education on select better-for-you brands. This supplements Merryfield's...

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USDA approves RTE meal box delivery for children in rural Alaska

By Deniz Ataman

USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) approved the demonstration project, Alaska Meals to You (M2Y), for the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (AK DEED), to help find an effective way to provide meals to children in rural Alaska during...

What role does frozen food play in reducing food waste?

What role does frozen food play in reducing food waste?

By Ryan Daily

As the USDA, EPA, and FDA, advance their strategy to reduce food waste, the America Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) is sharing how freezing food can cut down on wasted food and provide consumers with convenient and nutritious food, the organization’s president...

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NPD Trend Tracker: From mandarin orange juice to AI-generated recipes

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

In this week's NPD Trend Tracker, we see how high orange juice prices have led to the development of mandarin orange juice, and the rise of generative AI has led to the creation of an AI cookbook. Furthermore, we see a rebranding from Mallow &...

What are the positives and negatives of consuming caffeine?

What are the positives and negatives of consuming caffeine?

By Donna Eastlake

Many of us start our day with a piping hot cup of tea or coffee. In fact, it’s sometimes the very first thought we have before we’ve even opened our eyes. But what are the advantages and disadvantages of consuming caffeine and how much is too much?

Super Bowl ad winners and losers: Which brands came out on top?

Super Bowl ad winners and losers: Which brands came out on top?

By Ryan Daily

Super Bowl advertisers that spent millions of dollars on commercials are already seeing a boost in sales, as consumers cite increased demand for Doritos Dinamita, Lindor Chocolate, Starry, Nerds, and Poppi, according to separate reports from Veylinx and...

Artificial intelligence is very quickly finding its space within the bakery industry. Pic: GettyImages

What do bread, romance and cancer have in common?

By Gill Hyslop

The launch of a range of AI-developed breads in flavors that invoke the feelings associated with love prompted an deeper search to find out what impact artificial intelligence is having on the bakery sector.

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Eat JUST relaunches condiment line after discontinuing in 2020

By Deniz Ataman

The discontinuation of Eat Just Inc.'s Just Mayo and Just Ranch products in 2020, despite market success, was a strategic play to “put every bit of energy into JUST Egg,” the company’s flagship animal-free liquid egg alternative, before relaunching...

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Hungryroot grows 40% YoY, expands curation of healthy foods

By Deniz Ataman

Generating $333m in net revenue and more than $9m in profit, Hungryroot attributes its growth to its AI-driven “core personalization” of users’ food preferences and an expanded inventory in its three facilities, explained Alex Weinstein, the company’s...

Startup spotlight: Netflix Snack vs. Chef winner S’NOODS launches noodle snack

Startup Spotlight

Netflix Snack vs. Chef winner S’NOODS launches noodle snack

By Ryan Daily

Winner of the first season of Netflix’s Snack vs. Chef show, Lauryn Bodden, is taking her award-winning noodle snack concept from TV screens to store shelves with the official launch of S’NOODS, as she shared in the recent episode of FoodNavigator-USA’s...

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Super Bowl ranks high among holiday weekends, snacks take center stage

By Deniz Ataman

As Las Vegas prepares for the estimated $215bn economic growth from the additional 215,00 visitors for the Super Bowl, CPG companies and retailers have a significant opportunity to feature value-added offerings for viewers across the country, according...

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