Health, Wellness & Nutrition

Yogurt industry must move beyond Greek to continue growing

Yogurt industry must move beyond Greek to continue growing

By Elizabeth Crawford

As U.S. sales growth of yogurt slows, marketers need to shift their focus to potential category drivers beyond protein-dense Greek yogurt, such as new consumer segments and packaging innovation, according to market analysis from Packaged Facts. 

FoodNavigator-USA editorial calendar in 2015, 2016

What's on the FoodNavigator-USA editorial calendar in 2015/16?

By Elaine Watson

From the GMO labeling debate and food litigation trends to new strategies to revitalize the Greek yogurt category, FoodNavigator-USA’s 2015/16 editorial calendar of special editions (once a month), online forums/events (once every two months) and face-to-face...

McCormick outlines ambitious plan to boost sales 4-6% in 2015

McCormick outlines ambitious plan to boost sales 4-6% in 2015

By Elizabeth Crawford

Flavor and spice behemoth McCormick & Company’s ambitious goal to increase sales 4% to 6% in local currency in 2015 hinges on increased consumer demand for bold flavors and healthier foods, product innovation, increased marketing and “customer intimacy,”...

Convenience stores emerge as health food destination

Convenience stores emerge as health food destination

By Elizabeth Crawford

More consumers are seeking healthy foods and beverages at convenience stores, creating an opportunity in a previously often overlooked channel for manufacturers of these products to expand their reach, according to new market research from Technomic. 

Investors aren't just buying into a product, but a loyal online community of engaged users, says venture capital exec

SPECIAL FEATURE: So Soylent secures $20m… Money well spent?

By Elaine Watson

While uncharitable observers have described Soylent as “only slightly more appealing than an IV bag”, news that the LA-based food substitute firm has just secured $20m in funding and is now generating “millions of dollars per month in subscription revenues”...

The key ingredients for blood sugar management

Special edition: Blood sugar management

The key ingredients for blood sugar management

By Stephen DANIELLS

With diabetes rates rising, many healthy people are starting to consider the effects of blood glucose levels and keeping them in the healthy range. In this gallery we look at the key ingredients in this growing sector. 

Chao Slices promise to revolutionize vegan cheese as a “real” food

Chao Slices promise to revolutionize vegan cheese as a “real” food

By Elizabeth Crawford

Field Roast Grain Meat Co. expands its portfolio into the retail vegan cheese category with the Jan. 1 launch of Chao Slices, which it claims are “revolutionary” because they do not try to mimic dairy cheese like other players in the segment. 

Turmeric: The next hot trend in beverages?

From turmeric to almond milk: What’s hot in beverage formulation?

By Elaine Watson

While consumers may think twice about buying a large box of cereal featuring a new functional ingredient, they are much more willing to try new things in the beverage category, which is a hotbed of innovation right now, two leading ingredients suppliers...

Video highlights from the Winter Fancy Food Show 2015

Caught on camera! Highlights from the Winter Fancy Food Show

By Elaine Watson

With buyers from Whole Foods, Kroger, KeHE, Compass Group, Dean & DeLuca and hundreds of other retailers and foodservice chains walking the floor looking for innovative new products, the Winter Fancy Food Show has helped to launch scores of high-profile...

4 factors to evaluate the potential impact of a health claim

4 factors to evaluate the potential impact of a health claim

By Elizabeth Crawford

Positive health claims, such as those touting the benefits of a food, diet or quality, more effectively motivate the general public than negative or fear-based claims that attempt to scare people into action, according to a recently published study in...

Rabobank reports on astounding growth in RTE popcorn

US sales of ready to eat popcorn grew 25% to an estimated $750m in 2014

The 'astounding' reinvention of popcorn as "Millennial friendly, cool and healthy”

By Elaine Watson

“Tired brands and off-trend categories should take inspiration from the astonishing turnaround in the fortunes of popcorn,” according to a new report from Rabobank International, which reveals that US sales of the bagged, pre-popped, ready-to-eat (RTE)...

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