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Summer Fancy Food Show

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Six trends to watch from the Summer Fancy Food Show

By Elizabeth Crawford

At the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City late last month emerging and established brands were going back to basics with simplified ingredients, streamlined packaging, clear cut benefits and natural – if not always familiar – flavor profiles.

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FTC seeks to crack down on fake reviews in the digital age

By Danielle Masterson

The Commission noted the proliferation of generative AI will likely make it easier for bad actors to write fake reviews. However, the FTC's plan to impose hefty fines may be enough to deter deceptive practices.

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Summer Fancy Food Show

Functional beverages must balance consumer, environmental benefits with price

By Elizabeth Crawford

The functional beverage category is growing at a rapid clip as consumers look for fast, easy ways to support their on-the-go lifestyles and their health, but not all ingredients, products and platforms are created equally and the segment faces significant...

The specialty foods market is expected to surpass $200b this year

Summer Fancy Food Show

The specialty foods market is expected to surpass $200b this year

By Deniz Ataman

Despite overall sales growth, the specialty foods industry has faced challenges in recent years, including inflation, declining unit sales (for the first time) and increased competition from conventional grocery stores, explained David Lockwood, CEO,...

Hot sauce takes on unique twists at Summer Fancy Food Show

Hot sauce takes on unique twists at Summer Fancy Food Show

By Deniz Ataman

Capsaicin-forward, craft hot sauce makers walked the fine line between flavor and heat, all while paying homage to locally sourced chilis from around the world, at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City this week.

HI-Chew creates an experiential pop-up for its latest candy launch

HI-Chew creates an experiential pop-up for its latest candy launch

By Deniz Ataman

FoodNavigator-USA visited HI-Chew's pop-up to speak with Teruhiro Kawabe, Chief Representative for the USA & President, CEO of Morinaga America Inc. and Joanne Hsu, senior brand marketing manager, to discuss the brand's HI-Chew bites launch.

Albertsons exec talks humanizing the omnichannel experience at Digital Food & Beverage 2023

Digital Food & Beverage 2023

What motivates omnichannel shoppers? Albertsons exec digs into the data

By Ryan Daily

As CPG brands and retailers respond to shifting consumers behaviors -- from trading down to private label to more brick-and-mortar shopping -- they need to put aside preconceived notions of what consumers want and use data and their internal resources...

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