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LeanBox: We want to change the way the American workforce eats

LeanBox: We want to change the way the American workforce eats

By Elaine Watson

Ask most people what ‘healthy vending’ is, and they will probably imagine a vending machine that has replaced candy with protein bars – but is still basically a snack machine. LeanBox, by contrast, is more like a smart fridge in the office breakroom packed...

2016 Beverage Innovation summit: Have you registered yet?

2016 Beverage Innovation summit: Have you registered yet?

Diet soda sales plummet further, but what's taking their place?

By Elaine Watson

Bottled water, sparkling flavored water, energy and sports drinks, and ready-to-drink coffee have all made strong gains in the New Year as shoppers have continued to spurn carbonated soft drinks – particularly the diet variety - according to Nielsen data...

Source: Kuli Kuli

Kuli Kuli expands portfolio, mission with energy shot launch

By Elizabeth Crawford

Moringa superfood product manufacturer Kuli Kuli expands it portfolio and the reach of its social mission with the launch of three energy shots, thanks to an infusion of $1 million from a mix of investors and fundraising tactics. 

Source: Hain Celestial

Hain Celestial outlines strategy to almost double in size

By Elizabeth Crawford

Hain Celestial hopes to stay “one step ahead” of the conventional CPG manufacturers now flocking to the increasingly popular natural and organic space, which the New York-based firm has dominated for years, by better customizing marketing, pricing and...

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Crowdfunding platform & incubator team to give startups early leg-up

By Elizabeth Crawford

An unconventional partnership between the crowdfunding website Barnraiser and KRAVE Jerky founder Jon Sebastiani’s new incubator and venture fund Sonoma Brands will create a new paradigm for fundraising and marketing that promises earlier, more sustained...

11 meal kit delivery companies carving out space in booming category

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11 meal kit delivery companies carving out space in booming category

By Elizabeth Crawford

Sales of meal kits delivered to consumers' doors surged to more than $1 billion last year, and with only 8% household penetration the category promises significant growth potential, according to Technomic Inc. But with 170 players already operating...

Snacks trendwatching at the 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show

IN PICTURES: Snacks trendwatching at the 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show

By Elaine Watson

From seaweed snacks to toasted hemp seeds, beet chips and bars, onion chips (that are actually made out of onions), grass-fed jerky, and fruit bars with a hint of spice, snacking is getting a lot more sophisticated, FoodNavigator-USA discovered at the...

Trendspotting at the 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show

IN PICTURES: Beverage trendspotting at the 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show

By Elaine Watson

From bone broth, birch water and yaupon tea to macadamia milk, the Winter Fancy Food Show is a great place to go beverage trendspotting. FoodNavigator-USA hit the showfloor at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, where we also spotted a lot of chai spice...

Bone Broths Co: The bone broth market is wide open

Bone Broths Co: The bone broth market is wide open

By Elaine Watson

Bone broth is not new, exactly, but most consumers are still not sure what it is, acknowledges the founder of San Francisco-based Bone Broths Co, although that could change in 2016 as high-profile brands such as EPIC enter the market and more celebrities...

Bone broth poised for significant growth in 2016, says BRU Broth

BRU Broth CEO: Bone broth is poised for significant growth in 2016

By Elaine Watson

Bone broth – a warming, nourishing beverage made from meaty bones and veggies left to simmer for hours and then strained - is poised for significant growth in 2016, predicts one new market entrant, which is bringing a novel twist to the category by adding...

FOOD VISION USA: The highlights!

FOOD VISION USA: The highlights!

By Elaine Watson

If you didn't make it to Chicago in October for FoodNavigator-USA's inaugural Food Vision USA event, you missed a truly awesome ensemble of industry experts covering everything from our nutritional needs on a manned mission to Mars to the challenges...

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