Food tech & digital transformation

Mintel: What meat alternative attributes matter most to consumers?

Mintel: What meat alternative attributes matter most to consumers?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Demand for meat alternatives continues to be on the rise with a third of US consumers planning to buy more vegetarian/plant-based food products in the next year, according to Mintel's Better-For-You Eating Trends survey from August 2018, polling...

Nielsen: ‘Purposeful ingredients’ drive US retail growth

Nielsen: ‘Purposeful ingredients’ drive US retail growth

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Consumer attention to health and wellness when making food and beverage purchases has impacted specific areas of the grocery store, specifically the rise in sales of no sugar added products and items that contain stevia or monk fruit, Nielsen data found.

The Coconut Collaborative eyes up west coast in next wave of expansion

The Coconut Collaborative eyes up west coast in next wave of expansion

By Mary Ellen Shoup

After setting up its head offices and production facility in Manhattan Beach, California, in June, plant-based yogurt and dessert brand The Coconut Collaborative has confirmed listings with several West Coast retailers and will appear on those store shelves...

What should we call meat produced from animals cells without slaughtering animals? Picture: Mosameat

Mattson: 'The very existence of what's now known as clean meat is at stake here'

'Cell-based meat’ not the most consumer-friendly term, reveals GFI consumer research

By Elaine Watson

The Good Food Institute (GFI) has enlisted the services of food and beverage innovation firm Mattson to conduct further research into the best way to describe cell-cultured meat following the release of new data suggesting that the industry-backed term...

Packaged Facts: The clean label consumer profile

Packaged Facts: The clean label consumer profile

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Consumers that say they seek out products they consider ‘clean label’ are more likely to enjoy grocery shopping and are actively engaged in the food shopping process, a Packaged Facts report revealed.

Campbell Soup appoints new head of R&D

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Campbell Soup appoints new head of R&D

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Campbell Soup Company has appointed Craig Slavtcheff as its new vice president of research and development (R&D) leading the company’s entire R&D division, including strategy, innovation, and product development.

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USDA and FDA to host joint public meeting on cell cultured meat

By Elaine Watson

The USDA and the FDA will host a joint meeting on October 23-24, 2018 on cell-based meat – meat produced by culturing animal cells outside of an animal – to thrash out how the sector might be regulated and how such products should be described on food...

Cave Shake to take on new markets with investment from L.A. Libations

Cave Shake to take on new markets with investment from L.A. Libations

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Los Angeles-based Cave Shake – a ready-to-drink (RTD) vegan, ketogenic shake brand – said that despite droves of consumers ‘going keto’, the company is taking a steady, targeted approach to becoming the #1 brand in the category guided by a recent investment...

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