Expo West

Bare Snacks CEO: Consumers want simple ingredients, clean labels and no added sugar

Bare Snacks unveils new carrot, beet, and sweet potato veggie chips

Bare Snacks CEO: Consumers want simple ingredients, clean labels and no added sugar

By Elaine Watson

Bare Snacks – best known for its apple, banana and coconut chips – has expanded into the veggie snacking arena with a new line of carrot, beet, and sweet potato chips. FoodNavigator-USA caught up with CEO Santosh Padiki at the Natural Products Expo West...

Spindrift raises $20m in Series B-2 round led by VMG Partners

Spindrift raises $20m in Series B-2 round led by VMG Partners

By Elaine Watson

Spindrift - which has carved a unique niche in the beverage aisle by using just two ingredients: lightly carbonated filtered water and freshly squeezed fruit juice (no sweeteners, no flavors) – has raised $20m in a Series B-2 round.

Dr Robert Lustig: 'Processed food is an experiment that failed. The food industry is getting rich, and it’s killing us...'

‘All of these people yelling at each other…the vegans vs the Paleos vs the ketogenic people, this is insane…’

Dr Robert Lustig: 'Processed food is an experiment that failed. The food industry is getting rich, and it’s killing us...'

By Elaine Watson

A calorie is a calorie, right? Wrong, argues pediatrician, sugar-nemesis and author of best-selling book ‘Fat Chance’, Dr Robert Lustig, who caught up with FoodNavigator-USA at the Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim last week.

EXPO WEST 2018: The state of the natural products industry

EXPO WEST 2018: The state of the natural products industry

By Elaine Watson

While growth has slowed a little in 2017 vs 2016, the natural and organic products industry remains in rude health. But what’s driving the growth and where does ecommerce fit in? Checkout our gallery of highlights from some education sessions at Natural...

Seth Kaufman: 'This year will be the most transformational year for Quaker in its history...'

'This year will be the most transformational year for Quaker in its history'

EXPO WEST 2018: PepsiCo to take Quaker to the store perimeter

By Elaine Watson

The Quaker brand – best known for its hot and cold cereals and snack bars – is planning its first foray into the chiller, as brand owner PepsiCo seeks to tap into consumer demand for more convenient nutrition, says Seth Kaufman, head of the company’s...

Competition heats up in large and still growing sports drink category

Competition heats up in large and still growing sports drink category

By Elizabeth Crawford

Hoping to cash in on the steady growth of the already sizeable sports and energy drink category, manufacturers at Natural Products Expo West in March will showcase a variety of functional beverages featuring an ever-expanding variety of plant-based proteins,...

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