Expo West

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,...

Cissé Cocoa Co. leverages purchasing power for social good

Cissé Cocoa Co. leverages purchasing power for social good

By Elizabeth Crawford

For Cissé Cocoa Co. selling baking mixes, hot chocolate and crunchy bites of super thin brownies is about more than just helping consumers satisfy their chocolate cravings, it is about making life sweeter for farmers, too. 

Crunchies targets Millennial moms with freeze-dried fruits

video dispatches from Expo West 2017

Crunchies targets Millennial moms as fruit & veggie snacking gathers pace

By Elaine Watson

If freeze-dried fruit conjures up images of space food, or brightly colored soggy bits floating in your breakfast cereal, you should buy a bag of Crunchies, and reassess, says CEO Scott Jacobson, who says that when it comes to fruit & veggie snacks,...

CPG accelerator SKU blends mentorship & networking to help startups succeed

Natural Products Expo West

CPG accelerator SKU blends mentorship & networking to help startups succeed

By Elizabeth Crawford

Starting and growing a company is hard – especially in the highly competitive food and beverage industry, but Austin, Texas-based accelerator SKU is tipping the odds of success in favor of entrepreneurs with its “proven blend of mentorship, community,”...

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