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(L-R) Quest Nutrition co-founders Tom Bilyeu (president), Mike Osborn (CFO) and Ron Penna (CEO)

Quest Nutrition president: 'Our goal is to end metabolic disease'

By Elaine Watson

Quest Nutrition has a somewhat ambitious mission statement (“Our goal is to end metabolic disease,” says president Tom Bilyeu). But while it may be some time before the El Segundo-based firm can tick this particular goal off its checklist, its progress...

Tom Burkemper, senior director of merchandising at 7-Eleven, speaking at Food Vision USA

Food Vision USA 2015: the highlights...

Collaborative innovation can cut costs and jumpstart launches, 7-Eleven exec says

By Elizabeth Crawford

Collaborative innovation between retailers and manufacturers can jumpstart product development, generate substantial cost-savings and improve the success of a launch more effectively than either partner likely could achieve on its own, a senior director...

Sun Basket poised for growth in meal-kit-delivery market

Sun Basket poised for growth in burgeoning meal-kit-delivery market

By Elaine Watson

Stressed, time poor and short of culinary inspiration, but feeling guilty about ordering pizza again? Sun Basket – the latest entrant to the burgeoning home meal delivery market – gives you the tools to cook restaurant-quality meals at home, without having...

Kite Hill cultured almond 'yogurts' at Whole Foods in St Paul Minnesota

Kite Hill rolls out cultured nut milk yogurts at Whole Foods nationwide

By Elaine Watson

Kite Hill - the plant-based brand on a mission to disrupt the dairy case - has moved beyond cheese with the launch of a cultured almond milk yogurt at Whole Foods stores nationwide, which will be followed by single-serve cheesecakes and a seasonal pumpkin...

Enjoy Life Foods elevates baking mixes with functional ingredients

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Enjoy Life Foods elevates baking mixes with in-demand, functional ingredients

By Elizabeth Crawford

Retailers that initially warned Enjoy Life Foods not to enter the baking mix segment are now clamoring to stock the manufacturer’s new line of five ready-to-use mixes in large part because they go beyond the convenience of competitors to include hot functional...

Upton's Naturals launches a line of marinated jackfruit for easy meatless main dishes.

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Jackfruit is ready to go mainstream with duel RTE launches

By Elizabeth Crawford

Jackfruit, a previously hard-to-find but popular meat substitute among vegans, is going mainstream in the US with two manufacturers launching ready-to-eat product lines featuring the fibrous plant as a main ingredient. 

Matthew Sade: 'I’m very familiar with early stage food & beverage companies and let’s just say that we’re on a growth trajectory that is very uncommon.'

Kite Hill CEO: We want to change the entire dairy landscape

By Elaine Watson

If current trends continue, almondmilk will account for an astonishing 19% (dollar share) of the US retail dairy and dairy alternative beverages market in 2019, predicts Packaged Facts. However, plant-based products still only account for a tiny fraction...

Just Mayo is made from canola oil, yellow pea protein and other ingredients... but no egg

Letter shows FDA is serious about enforcing standards of identity, says lawyer

FDA warning letter to Hampton Creek could trigger new wave of lawsuits, predict attorneys

By Elaine Watson

While Unilever dropped a false advertising lawsuit over egg-free spread Just Mayo last year amid an avalanche of bad PR, the FDA has picked up where Unilever left off with a warning letter advising brand owner Hampton Creek it is playing fast and loose...

Co-founders Shannan Swanson and Liane Weintraub

Making Tasty a household name in kids’ snacks

By Maggie Hennessy

Tasty Brand co-founders Liane Weintraub and Shannan Swanson originally had their sights set on an organic frozen baby food line, but the 2008 economic crash saw the market for premium baby food drying up. So they shifted gears to more seriously pursue...

Energizing Zest Tea charts high-octane growth

Energizing Zest Tea charts high-octane growth

By Maggie Hennessy

Many a tea lover has settled for coffee or an energy drink when desperate for an energy fix. But Zest Tea hopes to change that with its high-caffeine brewed teas. 

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