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The British Invasion: UGLY Drinks gears up for spring launch on the east coast

VIDEO: WINTER FANCY FOOD SHOW 2018

The British Invasion: UGLY Drinks gears up for spring launch on the east coast

By Elaine Watson

London-based brand UGLY Drinks is gearing up for a US launch in spring 2018… Elaine Watson caught up with CEO and co-founder Hugh Thomas at the Specialty Food Association’s Winter Fancy Food Show to get the lowdown on what the brand is all about…

Mondelez under fire as plaintiff’s bar turns up the heat on sugar in belVita

Mondelez under fire as plaintiff’s bar turns up the heat on sugar

By Elaine Watson

There are multiple holes in a new proposed class action complaint filed vs Mondelez over sugar levels in its belVita range, say attorneys. However, the recent shift away from fat to sugar as public enemy #1 has clearly emboldened the plaintiff’s bar.

Hershey Ice Breakers Ice Cubes a standout player in declining market. ©GettyImages/ludypro1

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Spit out: Gum declines continue in the US

By Oliver Nieburg

Chewing gum sales in the US have continued to fall in the first half of 2017, according to data from IRI, but Hershey is bucking the trend.

Flow will extend into the flavored water category with two new organic offerings.

Flow expands into flavored water territory

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Alkaline water brand Flow is set to launch an organic flavored water line this December, aimed at satisfying the growing consumer demand for premium water products.

60-second interview: Stephen Cobbe, R&D director, dairy, Kerry

60-second interview: Stephen Cobbe, R&D director, dairy, Kerry

Formulating with dairy: More protein, less sugar, a cleaner label

By Elaine Watson

Less sugar, more protein, a cleaner label, savory flavors, and new formats from farmer’s cheese bars to ambient moon cheese… What’s keeping dairy formulators busy these days? FoodNavigator-USA caught up with Stephen Cobbe, R&D director, dairy, at...

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