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Suntava launches bid to elevate purple corn to superfood status

Big Interview: Terry Howell, director of business development, Suntava

The color purple: Suntava launches mission to elevate purple corn to superfood status

By Elaine WATSON

Purple is hot (well, so says Dr Oz). From purple carrots, potatoes, tomatoes and cauliflower to blackberries, grapes, blueberries and cabbage, a deep purple hue is usually a good sign that fruits and veg contain a healthy dose of beneficial phytonutrients. 

Hain Celestial: ‘Chia is red hot… Coconut's been on fire’

Hain Celestial: ‘Chia is red hot… Coconut's been on fire’

By Elaine WATSON

Hain Celestial has unveiled a raft of new products utilizing hot ingredients from chia and quinoa to coconut pulp and almonds, including organic gluten-free chia seed corn tortilla chips under the Garden of Eatin' brand, and coconut almond butter...

Courage returning to consumers' palates, culinary trends expert says

Courage returning to consumers' palates, culinary trends expert says

By Hank Schultz

Seeing light at the end of the economic tunnel puts a spring in consumers’ steps and a little sizzle on their palates, too. Culinary trends expert Suzy Badaracco said we’re not in extreme consumption mode yet, but consumers are starting move beyond the...

28% of consumers have changed confectionery purchasing habits due to the economy, says NCA

C-stores and value retailers the winning channels for confectionery

By Oliver Nieburg

Convenience stores and value supermarkets are the fastest growing channels for confectionery in the US as cash strapped consumers down-trade and stores expand, according to the National Confectioners Association (NCA) and market analysts Nielsen.

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