There has been a noticeable upswing in demand for spirulina extract over the past 12-18 months as more big CPG brands have embarked on clean-label drives and more formulators have added the natural blue food color to their toolbox following regulatory approvals in the US, says market leader DIC Corporation.
The dietary supplement space is showing a lot of interest in algal-derived beta-glucan, and functional foods are next, says the CSO of Algal Scientific Corporation.
We talk with president and CEO of microalgae ingredient company Cyanotech, Gerald R. Cysewski, to get the basics of algae production.
As Americans move towards meat alternatives, demand for protein-rich Spirulina will increase, but quality standards need to weed out the not-so-clean sources, say leading producers.
Quinoa is what’s up in WutsupBaby’s line of infant and toddler cereals. It has won over East Asian consumers, reflected by its 10% revenue increase in the past 10 months. Now, the California-based company is ready to sell stateside.
Reasonable consumers may well be misled by the packaging of Welch’s fruit snacks, a magistrate judge has concluded, prompting a lengthy rebuttal from the defendants in court documents filed this month.
It is back-to-school time, which means parents nationwide will be stocking up on snacks and looking for fast solutions to fill their children’s lunchboxes. Startups and big brands alike are stepping up to help with new product launches, giving campaigns and ideas for nutritious meals.
Ironically, perhaps, just as open innovation is fostering a more open and collaborative culture in the notoriously secretive world of food R&D, consumers are becoming increasingly suspicious of scientists ‘meddling’ with their food, says Cargill’s vice president of global R&D Kerr Dow.
Nestlé-owned brand Stouffer’s has reformulated its lasagna to use “ingredients that consumers trust and recognize from use in their own home kitchens.”
As the public health war against sugar consumption in the US continues to build, food and beverage manufacturer Snapfit hopes to keep chocolate out of the crossfire by offering a sugar-free option that also is natural.
Developing food allergies are a reliable indicator of the chances of acquiring other allergies such as asthma and allergic rhinitis, a US study has demonstrated.
The rise in home-delivered groceries, meals and meal kits satisfies the growing demand for mass personalization and convenience, says a new report from Rabobank. But are the business models viable, and what will determine the winners from the losers?
Algal omega-3s are a growing sector of the market, but companies need to be careful of how they sell the benefits of that source, said one expert.
Nutrition Capital Network partner Grant Ferrier said the mentoring program his company provides has boosted the success of innovation partnership programs such as the one sponsored by DSM.
Sales of vinegar, a long-time and often-overlooked pantry staple, are skyrocketing as consumers increasingly embrace it as a clean, functional ingredient that offers health benefits, sought-after flavor variety and versatility, according to a category expert.
After changing little in the past 80 years, supermarkets need to lean into megatrends that are reshaping how consumers buy groceries or else risk losing shoppers to other emerging channels, including ecommerce, suggests Acosta, a full service sales and marketing agency, in a recently published report – The Revolution of Grocery Shopping.
Drinking beetroot juice after exercise can reduce muscle pain and improve recovery, but does not improve real-world performance, according to a study also showing no benefit from antioxidants.
Kraft Heinz may be “on the prowl again,” according to Susquehanna analyst Pablo Zuanic, who predicted the CPG giant could be back on the acquisition trail before the year-end in an August 25 note to investors.
Grass-fed claims on products are a beacon for consumers who are health-conscious, want minimally processed food and care about animal welfare, and as such manufacturers increasingly are using them on products across categories and channels to drive up sales sharply.
IRI data reveals how the 10 biggest brands in key US snack bar categories have performed in dollar and unit terms in the first six months of 2016.