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Study: What kind of impact does food labeling have on consumption?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

To what extent do food labels encourage healthier eating? A study led by researchers from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University assessed the effectiveness of different types of food labels on consumers’ eating behaviors....

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Bunge unveils functional lentil flour for clean label formulations

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Bunge North America has added a non-GMO lentil flour to its portfolio that the company says can serve as a “functional equivalent substitute” for modified starches and can be appear as “lentil flour” in an ingredient deck, appealing to consumers searching...

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Nielsen: How do sales of sustainable products stack up?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Sustainability-related claims on food products are popping up more frequently and while still just a small fraction of market, items mentioning sustainability outperformed the growth rate of total products in their respective category, according to Nielsen.

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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...

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...

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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.

'Common sense clean label?' In conversation with Otis Spunkmeyer

'Common sense clean label?' In conversation with Otis Spunkmeyer

By Elaine Watson

To the casual observer, ‘cleaning up’ food labels sounds like an eminently sensible thing to do. After all, who wants to ingest anything ‘dirty?’ But what, precisely, are these grubby imposters apparently lurking in our foods and beverages?

Chomps Snack Sticks launched two new varieties earlier this month: Original Turkey and Jalapeño Turkey.

Chomps punches above its weight in jam-packed meat snacks category

By Mary Ellen Shoup

In a space like meat snacks, it’s hard to standout especially for a small brand like Chomps Snack Sticks. The Chicago startup’s lean and mean approach has gained it access into major retailers including 7-Eleven, Safeway, and Albertsons where it outsells...

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Rabobank: What can big food companies do to rebuild consumer trust?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Big food manufacturers have increasingly recognized that their scale and robust supply chains aren’t enough to stay competitive and turn around years of little to no growth, and are refocusing their efforts on restoring consumer trust, says Rabobank.

Manufactured by Australian company Freedom Foods, Messy Monkeys is set to make its US launch.

Messy Monkeys balances nutrition with affordability for US launch

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Finding nutrient-dense snacks becomes more of a challenge for moms once they exit the baby aisle and right around the time 'picky-eater syndrome' sets in. To fill this gap, Messy Monkeys is positioning itself as an affordable and healthy snack...

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