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News & Analysis on Food & Beverage Development - North America
  From 03-May-2019 to 10-May-2019
  Snack expectations higher than ever
Once upon a time, snacks were an amusing interlude to Americans ordered three-meal-a-day lifestyle. Not any longersnacking is a meal occasion, and consumers want snack foods with benefitsenergy, nutrition, satiety and more...   Click Here
 Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Are nutrient-dense plant-based beverages the future for the non-dairy category?
The exponential growth of non-dairy milk sales and variety in the US, in many ways has been a harbinger for the overall plant-based movement, but as demand for the beverages continues to rise so too are consumers standards, which could prompt a shake-out in the near future... Listen now


Symrise and CBD firm embark on next wave of beverage innovation
Symrise and The Green Organic Dutchman (TGOD) are expanding their beverage innovation capabilities with an investment in Califormulations, a US beverage innovation company that works with a number of beverage companies and brands in the US market... Read
Givaudan shares three tips for innovative startups to successfully partner with a global company
At some point, all businesses big and small need help, which is easy to forget but important to remember for entrepreneurs, startups and smaller companies if they approach a global company for introductions, funding or assistance opening doors, advises a top leader with the global flavor and fragrance house Givaudan... Read
Answering five key questions can reveal how entrepreneurs can identify and beat the competition
In order to beat the competition, entrepreneurs and companies first need to know who the competition is, which requires them to know themselves both of which arent always obvious, warns the head of Israels Export and Market Intelligence Unit Naor Morag... Read
 NEW PRODUCTS GALLERY: From Blueberry Cheerios to Magic Spoon and Go-Gurt Dunkers
Check out FoodNavigator-USAs latest gallery of new products hitting US shelves, spanning the latest plant-based launches in the meat and dairy aisle, to a whimsical new cereal called Magic Spoon to Blueberry Cheerios... Display
IRI pacesetters: What were the top 10 food and beverage product launches in 2018?
Products that make the IRI Pacesetters list of the top 100 CPG launches still tend to be from larger companies (although thats changing), but the days of blockbuster new products are over, says the Chicago-based market researcher... Read
JM Smucker leverages new marketing model, information services to prove big food can innovate
The JM Smucker Co. is overhauling the marketing model that helped it build iconic brands like Jif peanut butter, Smuckers jelly and Folgers coffee in an effort to disprove the emerging notion that big food cant innovate or, in some cases, even navigate the rapidly changing marketplace... Read
 Investing in the Future of Food: Sir Kensingtons exec shares tips for selling up, not out, to big food
While some entrepreneurs of startups might frown upon a partnership with a large food company as selling out, many others increasingly see such arrangements as selling up and as a way to take their businesses to the next level... Watch now
Evolve Brands works to make 'mindful snacking' a mainstream concept
Organic snack company Evolve Brands is built around "mindful snacking," a concept which informs every business decision the founding partners make, says partner Cindy Poiesz... Read
What's an 'authentic' kombucha? Let the market decide, say Rowdy Mermaid and Camellia Grove
Trade association Kombucha Brewers International (KBI) wants lawmakers to raise the threshold above which kombucha would be classified as an alcoholic beverage from 0.5% to 1.25% abv, and is gearing up to publish a standard of identity for authentic kombucha. But not everyone is on board... Read
FDA Acting Commissioner Sharpless promises there will be no pause at FDA following Gottliebs departure
FDAs new Acting Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Norman Sharpless, promised last week that he will pick up where outgoing Commissioner Scott Gottlieb left off in strengthening nutrition policy and regulation to improve the publics health and implementing new initiatives to bolster food safety... Read
Tyson Foods expects a sales boost from African Swine Fever, but warns the disease could spread to US
The rapid spread of African swine fever across China, Asia and parts of Europe over the past year represents a double-edge sword for Tyson Foods, which is well-positioned with its diverse portfolio to capitalize on a worldwide decrease in pork supply, but which also is seeing short term increases in raw material costs for its prepared foods business, according to company executives... Read
RXBar recall and declining cereal sales dent Kelloggs Q1 bottom line
A decrease in breakfast cereal sales and a product recall for RXBar initiated out of an abundance of caution have impaired Kelloggs first-quarter earnings... Read
Health advocacy groups, top food brands, urge Health Canada to permit term 'potassium salt' on food labels
Leading executives at Heart & Stroke, Hypertension Canada, Diabetes Canada, and Dietitians of Canada have joined a growing number of food manufacturers and retailers urging Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to allow potassium salt as a permitted synonym for the popular salt replacer potassium chloride on food labels... Read
Lightlife's new plant-based protein products enter thousands of new retail locations
Lightlife Foods, a plant-based protein brand owned by Maple Leaf Foods, is rolling out its new burger and ground plant-based meat products in the meat aisle at thousands of retail locations throughout North America including a national Whole Foods launch in July... Read
Prebiotic kids food market 'will change dramatically' in the US, Beneo says
A lot of attention and research has been poured into the infant (0-24 months) gut health space, including the impact prebiotics have on the microbiome. However, less is known about the effect prebiotics have on children entering their preschool years, a pivotal time for a child's gut health, according to research supported by Beneo... Read
Post Holdings potential Active Nutrition IPO is on track with SEC and a strong second quarter
The initial public offering of Post Holdings' fast-growing Active Nutrition segment, which includes the iconic PowerBar brand, remains on track for a fall execution, but may not happen before the end of the fiscal year, the companys President and CEO Rob Vitale told investors during a May 3 earnings call... Read
Sprouts Farmers Market boosts sales with expanded private label assortment & ecommerce options
For the third straight quarter, the natural and organic retailer Sprouts Farmers Market beat its earning estimates allowing it to increase its guidance for the year thanks in part to investments in new technology, more emphasis on ecommerce, expanded private label assortment and efforts to become a destination for more than just produce... Read
Sunrise Strategic Partners invests in Cali'flour Foods, the future 'gold standard' of the cauliflower category
After creating a booming online business, Cali'flour Foods is poised for its next phase of retail growth with an investment from Boulder-based brand accelerator, Sunrise Strategic Partners, and Trilantic North America... Read
TreeHouse Foods continues its optimization journey by selling its RTD cereal business, shuttering a snack facility
TreeHouse Foods relatively new CEO Steve Oakland continues to pare back underperforming and non-core products in the companys portfolio and broader production network with twin announcements Thursday that the company would divest its ready-to-eat cereal business to Post Holdings and close its snack plant in Minnesota... Read
 Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Boulder Food Group shares how it hopes to invest its second fund of $100M in food & beverage startups
Attracted to recent high-dollar acquisitions, consumer demand for healthy and sustainable options, and the opportunities created by a diversifying retail landscape, the number of investors flocking to the food and beverage industry continues to grow exponentially as does the amount of capital they are betting on increasingly earlier stage companies... Listen now


Nailing down identity, safety and mode of action questions will be keys to finding CBDs legal path to market
Fundamental questions of identity and intended use will have to be answered before CBD can take center stage as a legal dietary ingredient. The upcoming meeting with FDA will likely provide a start, but hopes that all issues will be quickly solved seem overblown... Read
FOOD FOR KIDS: Yuck or yum? Product testing with children
Do kids always prefer sweeter products than adults? And are childrens palates really more conservative, or have we trained them to like a limited set of flavors (banana, chocolate, vanilla, strawberry) by playing it safe with new launches? And how do you conduct product testing with three-year olds?.. Read


Patented new culture helps fermented dairy brands deliver sweetness without so much added sugar, says Chr. Hansen
Sweety Y-1 a patented new culture from Chr. Hansen with superior pH stability enables dairy manufacturers to make yogurts and other fermented dairy products with less added sugar, claims the company... Read
Sweet potatoes destined for further market penetration, says Innova Market Insights
Sweet potato is moving into new categories beyond baby food and snacks, where formulators are leveraging its natural red color and nutritional benefits, according to new data from Innova Market Insights... Read
Giant Food amps up fresh offer in new store concept: Were competing with everyone that sells food
Were no longer a nation of pantry stockers. Many Americans dont know whats for dinner tonight, never mind next week, and with grocers now competing with everyone from GrubHub to IKEA, is it time for a radical rethink of the traditional supermarket layout as the lines between food retail and food service continue to blur?.. Read
Avocados can have a long-lasting, satiating effect, study says
Swapping out refined carbohydrates for fresh avocado can significantly suppress hunger and increase meal satisfaction, a recent study by the Center for Nutrition Research at the Illinois Institute of Technology suggests... Read
Sugar Reduction Never Tasted So Sweet
Find out how to meet the huge consumer demand for reduced sugarand the looming FDA label changeswith great-tasting products....
Functional solutions for Health & Nutrition by Solvay - SOLVAY
Sugar Reduction? The tactics & the techniques to achieve your goal! - Roquette
New Product Techniques and Trends: Solving for Gluten-Free and Clean Label with Almonds - Almond Board of California
Industry 4.0: Impact on food and beverage manufacturers - Tetra Pak Processing
Go Nuts: Consumer-Oriented Solutions to Crack 2018 Snack Trends - Almond Board of California
Snacking: Consumers want more than guilty pleasure - American Egg Board
Unlocking Opportunities for Improving Production of Premium Pasta with Extra Fancy Patent Flour - Italgrani USA, Inc
Seniors: Managing Nutritional Deficiencies and Blood Glucose - Quintessence Nutraceuticals
Plant-based meat alternatives market motivators - DuPont Danisco
Total Soy Solution: The Versatility of Soybean Oil - Qualisoy
High Protein Snacks: Beyond the Protein Bar - International Dehydrated Foods
Color plus clean labels from a proven ingredient - Briess Malt & Ingredients Co.
Webinar Questions and Answers: Changing the perception of fibre - Health benefits for all ages - Tate & Lyle
Everything about in-container sterilization - JBT Corporation
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