Egg prices have risen steadily in the past three years, and firms touting plant-based proteins as an alternative have attracted a huge amount of media attention. But new data suggests that this has not damped demand for eggs, with per capita consumption now the highest it’s been for seven years.
Probiotic ingredient supplier Ganeden Biotech is expanding its horizons, and is looking to foreign markers for additional growth.
Close to $400bn is spent annually on snacks worldwide, but who is the global snacker and what are the purchase motivators?
From hop-free ales with lavender or elderflowers to ‘advanced Asian’ cuisine, Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) looks at the top 10 culinary trends it predicts will inspire the packaged food and foodservice industry in 2015.
I am one of many scientists around the world whose work involves studying an ecosystem of diverse species. Some are already known to us, others have never been catalogued before.
Coca-Cola chief marketing and commercial officer Joe Tripodi will retire at the end of February 2015, to be replaced by Marcos De Quinto.
US sales of hummus have almost doubled since 2009 to top $600m, but could easily break through the $1bn mark in the next few years, predicts Eat Well Embrace Life, which is carving out a leading role in the ‘other bean hummus’ category and aims to be the “Chobani of hummus”.
Coke appears to be capitulating to the ‘new normal’ operating environment by lowering its revenue and volume growth targets, according to one financial analyst, while disaffected investor David Winters claims there is 'failure and disarray' within the business.
Unilever share prices fell 3% in morning trading after the company reported its lowest quarterly growth in nearly five years.
FoodNavigator-USA brings you part two of our gallery of highlights from the 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) in Atlanta, GA, which addressed everything from nutrigenomics, plant-based diets and Millennials’ eating habits to whether a revamped Nutrition Facts panel will put the ‘E’ back into the NLEA…
Not so long ago, beans were something you’d more likely find in a dip than a chip. Today, in no small part because of the explosive growth of Beanitos, they are all over the snacks aisle as formulators look to boost fiber and protein, and marketers tap into their gluten-free and non-GMO credentials.
A&B Ingredients has introduced a new pea protein isolate to the US market to meet the demands for vegetarian forms with greater functionality, the company said. The new variety, called Pisane B9, is optimized for baked goods applications.
Consumers – and specific groups of consumers – are changing how, when and where they shop, with the influence of Millenials and Hispanics set to grow over the next decade, says a new report from IRI.
Supplementing the diets of overweight and obese people with prebiotics and synbiotics may improve some metabolic measures, including cholesterol and triglyceride levels, says a new systematic review and meta-analysis of 13 randomized clinical trials.
Kashi says inclusion of Kamut Khorasan wheat in its organic granola should drive awareness of the nutrition-dense, lesser known grain.
A voluntary framework for sustainable cocoa that could help align industry efforts will be introduced by the end of 2016, say those behind the standard.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) is in full swing in Atlanta, with hot topics covering everything from nutrition labeling, healthy snacking, the GRAS process, and obesity... Stay updated with FoodNavigator-USA.com
The US sugar progam is frustrating, over-protectionist and counterproductive to business, says the president and CEO of the American Bakers Association (ABA).
Despite any progress that might have been made in the health of offerings in US food retail outlets, the food displayed in the checkout queue is as unhealthy as ever, according to a report by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The quick availability of such food options in food stores and other types of retail outlets is helping to drive the national obesity trend, the group contends.
With revenues going from zero to “north of $20m” in three years, the growth of Way Better Snacks has been nothing short of meteoric. But while great branding, its focus on ‘sprouted’ seeds and the CPG experience of its founder & CEO Jim Breen have been critical, its success is also a reflection of the fact that consumers just expect more nutritional bang for their snacking bucks now, says Breen.