Food

What was the biggest surprise of 2017 in food, asks Rabobank

What was the biggest surprise of 2017 for the food industry?

By Elaine Watson

With hindsight, we can all pretend we saw it coming, but in reality, Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market – announced on June 16 – caught most of the industry by surprise, says Rabobank, which polled 200+ food execs from entrepreneurs to CEOs of...

Gelatin is in sweets and chewing gum, but the animal it derived from is not always listed on food packaging

Hindus have beef with US gelatin law

By Oscar Rousseau

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is under pressure from Hindus, who want labelling laws changed to reveal if gelatin, used as an ingredient in food products, contains beef or pork.

Bryan Crowley: 'Our vision is big but simple: we want to change the way the world looks at food...'

Soylent products now in 500+ bricks & mortar stores including H.E.B. and 7-Eleven

Bryan Crowley assumes CEO role at Soylent, gears up for wider bricks & mortar rollout after trial at 7-Eleven ‘blew away our expectations’

By Elaine Watson

Bryan Crowley is moving into the CEO role at Los Angeles-based Soylent as the high-profile meal replacement brand seeks to expand its retail footprint in bricks & mortar stores following a trial at 7-Eleven that “blew away our expectations.”

Smithfield has signed an exclusive deal to sell on Chinese website JD.com

Smithfield taps into China’s huge online market

By Oscar Rousseau

US pork processor Smithfield Foods has penned an exclusive deal to sell meat on Chinese website JD.com, expanding its presence in the world’s largest consumer market.

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