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Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: How is the war on sugar impacting chocolate?

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: How is the war on sugar impacting chocolate?

By Elizabeth Crawford

While the ongoing war on sugar is taking a toll on sales of conventional chocolate in the US, it is creating an opportunity for once-niche, better-for-you options, including sugar-free – as long as the taste and experience are not compromised in the trade-off,...

Manufacturers are responding to consumers' shifting definitions of clean label which can vary greatly.  ©GettyImages/Ridofranz

Flavorchem on clean label: 'People's definitions are all over the place'

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Clean label seems to be as commonplace of a term as the contentious ‘natural’ moniker with many food and beverages retooling their ingredient formulations to conform to this vague industry expectation. According to Flavorchem, one thing is very clear,...

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IFF CEO on the Frutarom mega-deal: 'This transaction is all about growth'

By Elaine Watson

Terms such as ‘streamlining overheads’ and ‘footprint optimization’ conjure up images of job cuts and factory closures, but IFF’s $7.1bn megadeal to acquire Israeli flavors and natural ingredients firm Frutarom is “all about growth, not cost savings at...

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What’s the real reason behind Halo Top’s success? Mintel explains

By Mary Ellen Shoup

‘Dieting’ and ‘reduced fat’ have become passé phrases in the world of packaged food replaced with terms like ‘clean label’ and ‘locally-sourced’, so what can explain low-calorie ice cream alternative Halo Top’s dramatic takeover of the frozen dessert...

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