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Suji’s Korean Cuisine balances authentic with the familiar

By Elizabeth Crawford

Today’s consumers claim to want bold, authentic flavors, but many still shy away from unrecognizable foods – giving manufacturers the difficult task of presenting new products or flavors in a familiar way that still respects their authenticity. 

RangeMe teams up with the Healthy & Natural Show

RangeMe teams up with the Healthy & Natural Show

RangeMe, an online platform which streamlines new product discovery between suppliers and retailers, has teamed up with FoodNavigator-USA's publisher William Reed Business Media to help facilitate new product discovery at The Healthy and Natural...

Caveman Foods CEO: There should be a Paleo set in every store

Caveman Foods CEO: There should be a Paleo set in every store

By Elaine Watson

Though not everyone is convinced that the dietary rot set in once we stopped hunting and gathering and started to grow crops and raise animals for food, there’s no doubt that the ‘Paleo’ diet is gaining traction, and Caveman Foods – the brainchild of...

Mexican cooking sauces and marinades brand Mölli is part of the 2016 spring cohort at Food-X

Food-X 2016 accelerator program unveils 2016 spring cohort

By Elaine Watson

Food-X – a bi-annual food accelerator program backed by venture capital firm SOSV – has unveiled its spring cohort of 10 early stage companies spanning everything from Mexican cooking sauces to meal-delivery services for pregnant women. 

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Food Preservation

4 strategies for preservative-free food from Grain-Free JK Gourmet

By Elizabeth Crawford

Retailers and manufacturers that want to meet consumers’ growing demand for food free from preservatives need to rethink their strategies for packing, shipping and stocking products, suggest the husband and wife team behind Grain-Free JK Gourmet. 

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Expo West 2016

New waters continue to overflow at Expo West

By Elizabeth Crawford

Consumer demand for premium and functional waters appears insatiable based on the number of new brands jumping in the category at Natural Products Expo West earlier this month and the long-term success of early entrants also showcasing at the show. 

Nomva probiotic fruit snacks: We perform best in the juice set

Expo West 2016

Nomva probiotic fruit snacks: We perform best in the juice set

By Elaine Watson

With more fiber than cold-pressed juice (4-5g per serving), plus a dose of probiotics (Ganeden’s ultra-resilient BC30 strain), Nomva is targeting consumers seeking simple, minimally processed snacks in a convenient format, says brand owner Phenomenal...

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Hello, Peanut! eases parents' fears about introducing ground nut to kids

By Elizabeth Crawford

Assured Bites Inc.’s launch of Hello, Peanut! in early March gives caretakers a much-needed tool with which they can confidently, safely and systematically introduce children to peanuts to reduce the risk they will develop a potentially deadly allergy...

All Things Bugs unveils new GrioPro cricket protein brand

All Things Bugs unveils new GrioPro cricket protein brand

By Elaine Watson

Edible insect expert All Things Bugs has unveiled a new brand name for its cricket powder: GrioPro (based on grillo – Spanish for cricket; and Pro for protein), which it claims opens up a broader variety of application opportunities for food & beverage...

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