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Three Wishes Cereal investors include RXBAR founders Peter Rahal and Jared Smith, and former president of Post Cereal Stephen Van Tassel (picture credit: Three Wishes Cereal)

WATCH: Three Wishes Cereal trials drive-thru sampling

By Elaine Watson

With Expo West canceled and instore sampling off the menu for the foreseeable future, New York based high protein, low-sugar gluten-free startup Three Wishes Cereal decided to get creative…

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New sorghum varieties beat quinoa for protein content

By Niamh Michail

Food manufacturers will soon be able to source sorghum, America's home-grown ancient grain, with a higher (13 to 17%) protein content, opening up new applications in plant-based meats, according to the United Sorghum Checkoff Program.

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Kerry report: How are consumers’ perceptions of clean label evolving?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Many consumers subscribe to a basic understanding of ‘clean label’ – for most, it loosely means products with fewer, recognizable ingredients free from preservatives and artificial additives – however, new research from Kerry shows that this definition...

How is the plant-based trend impacting the kids’ food market? What's new at the 2019 FoodNavigator-USA FOOD FOR KIDS summit?

Hear from Chobani, Freeli Foods, Mondelez, Kraft Heinz, Ocean Spray, SPINS, Euromonitor, Raised Real, Mattson, AccelFoods, Brainiac Kids, Yummy Spoonfils, Serenity Kids, Peekaboo, Fresh Bellies, KRa, Beansprouts Cafe, The Clean Label Project

How is the plant-based trend impacting the kids’ food market? New topics, speakers, announced at the 2019 FoodNavigator-USA FOOD FOR KIDS summit

By Elaine Watson

How is the plant-based trend impacting the kids’ food market? When and how are children’s flavor preferences developed (and can we really train kids to love broccoli)? And what’s the sweet spot for sugar levels in beverages that kids enjoy and parents...

Grain Millers works to keep up with year-round demand for oats

WATCH: Grain Millers works to keep up with year-round demand for oats

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Grain Millers - an industry supplier of oats in various forms from oat bran to whole oat flour - is evolving to meet the year-round demand for oats, which were once a seasonally driven crop, says Grain Millers' VP of product development, Roberto...

Caulipower pizza crust growth to double in 2019, R&D to continue says Gail Becker

Caulipower on track to double revenues amid whirlwind expansion

By Kacey Culliney

Gluten-free frozen pizza brand Caulipower is on track to generate revenues of $100m in 2019, after just two years in business, with a mission to revolutionize America's relationship with vegetables, says founder Gail Becker.

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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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Sprouted grains: Are we any closer to a workable definition?

By Elaine Watson

US retail sales of products referencing sprouted grains on pack decreased slightly (-2.1%) to $267.2m in the 52 weeks to October 7, according to new data* from SPINS, with the largest category - bread and baked goods - experiencing a 4.2% decline. However,...

Soozy's at the Winter Fancy Food Show in January this year

'It’s more about a lifestyle and philosophy of eating ...'

Soozy’s raises $2.5m: ‘We’re not sure what the shelf-life of the Paleo trend will be, but the philosophy behind it is here to stay’

By Elaine Watson

If some of the trends Soozy’s is tapping into – Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free – lack universal appeal, its broader philosophy of “clean eating,” minimally processed foods with “ingredients you can pronounce” and no “fillers, stabilizers and additives,”...

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GALLERY: Trendspotting at Sweets & Snacks Expo 2018

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The Sweets & Snacks Expo took place at Chicago's McCormick Place last week where chips, poppable bites, and functional health twists were in full force. Take a look at some of the trailblazers and emerging brands FoodNavigator-USA spotted on...

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