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NadaMoo! dairy-free brand could extend beyond frozen desserts, says CEO

Plant-based ‘milk’ debate is a ‘bunch of rubbish’

NadaMoo! dairy-free brand could extend beyond frozen desserts, says CEO

By Elaine Watson

The NadaMoo! coconut milk fueled dairy-free brand – which has been growing at an explosive, triple-digit pace over the past three years – is exploring moves beyond the frozen case into new plant-based categories, says its CEO.

Hispanic shoppers emerge as heavy natural, organic buyer in the US

Hispanic shoppers emerge as heavy natural, organic buyers in the US

By Elizabeth Crawford

Hispanic shoppers buy significantly more natural, organic and better-for-you items than the overall US population, which suggests manufacturers in the space could generate even higher sales by targeting the demographic, according to new research from...

Head to Whole Foods on Monday and expect to see lower prices on everything from organic avocados and eggs to almond butter

Whole Pay Check? Not any more, says Amazon

By Elaine Watson

Amazon’s decision to tackle Whole Foods ‘whole paycheck’ moniker from day one with a wave of price cuts sends an immediate signal to rivals that “they are now dealing with a competitor that is not afraid to damage profits and margins if it creates long...

Amazon ‘does not solve all of Whole Foods' woes,’ analyst

Amazon ‘does not solve all of Whole Foods' woes,’ analyst

By Elaine Watson

While Amazon is widely expected to have a transformative impact on Whole Foods over the long term, Whole Foods still faces “the prospect of several years of further decline and worsening financials,” predicts one market observer.

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Has Whole Foods lost its mojo?

By Adi Menayang

As natural and organic goes mainstream, Whole Foods’ differentiator is, well, not that different from the rest of the market anymore, says one retail analyst.

Why did Whole Foods drop edible insect products?

Edible insects: Beyond the novelty factor

By Elaine Watson

If the edible insects market is heating up, and big name retailers from Publix to Sprouts are now stocking cricket bars, snacks and protein powders, why is Whole Foods – which has reportedly temporarily dropped all bug-based products - apparently cooling...

Whole Foods unveils the name of its soon-to-launch value chain

Whole Foods unveils the name of its soon-to-launch value chain

By Elizabeth Crawford

Whole Foods Market’s much vaunted new value chain – 365 by Whole Foods Market – will not be a “discount model or a dumbed-down version of Whole Foods” as feared by some when the company first announced the impending launch, according to the new chain’s...

The keys to ‘green’ private label success? Affordability, credibility and clarity

Insights into the economical green products trend

The keys to ‘green’ private label success? Affordability, credibility and clarity

By Maggie Hennessy

Although the US private label market has a ways to go in catching up with Europe, a shifting consumer landscape has more consumers than ever examining products’ origins, paving the way for private label manufacturers to seize on those looking to shop...

Saffron Road launches first non-GMO prepared entrée in US

Saffron Road launches first non-GMO prepared entrée in US

By Hank Schultz

The first Non-GMO Project verified frozen food entrée in the US will hit store shelves by the end of the month under the Saffron Road brand.  It was a complicated, time-consuming process but one that company officials believe will ultimately pay off.

Non-GMO Verified sales hit $1bn

Non-GMO Verified sales hit $1bn

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Non-GMO Project Verified has become the fastest growing food eco-label in North America, as sales of certified products hit $1bn in 2011, according to findings unveiled at Organic Monitor’s Sustainable Foods Summit in San Francisco last month.

Organic market growth still outpaces conventional

Organic market growth still outpaces conventional

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

US sales of organic foods and beverages continued to outpace conventional grocery sales in 2010, with the market growing 8.5 percent to reach $23.2bn at retail, according to a new report from Packaged Facts.

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