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Moringa and emerging Ayurvedic ingredients could soon have similar consumer acceptance as stevia and monk fruit, Nielsen projects.  ©GettyImages/Hero Images

Nielsen: ‘Purposeful ingredients’ drive US retail growth

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Consumer attention to health and wellness when making food and beverage purchases has impacted specific areas of the grocery store, specifically the rise in sales of no sugar added products and items that contain stevia or monk fruit, Nielsen data found.

Juicy Juice path to growth will be through better-for-you new production introductions, says CMO Ilene Bergenfeld.

Juicy Juice evolves to meet parents’ concerns about sugar

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Parents are monitoring sugar content in their kids’ food and beverage products more closely than ever, presenting traditional ‘kid-friendly’ categories such as juice with an opportunity to create more low- to no-sugar options.

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Dr Lustig: 'Despite the food industry's propaganda, people now understand that 'a calorie is not a calorie...'

IFIC Food & Health survey shows significant shift in consumer attitudes towards sugar, carbs

By Elaine Watson

Dr Robert Lustig’s mantra – that not all calories were created equal - appears to be resonating with more US consumers, with one third (33%) of Americans believing that sugars are the ‘source of calories most likely to cause weight gain’ compared with...

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.

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