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Sun Basket seals $30m Series E investment ramping up automation, personalization, and healthy meal offerings
Meal kit service Sun Basket has closed $30m in a Series E investment led by PivotNorth Capital to accelerate its direct-to-consumer business offering AI-powered meal personalization and meal plans from breakfast to dinner.
Kashi drops ‘LEAN’ and plays up ‘GO’ in rebranding of its cereal line to inspire positivity
Recognizing that âdietingâ and weight-management have fallen out of style among health-conscious consumers, the natural and organic cereal company Kashi is rebranding its top-selling GOLEAN cereal line as Kashi GO to better align with consumersâ expanding perceptions of âhealthy.â
Amano showcases new enzymes for tea, coffee, protein beverages at IFT 2019
Amano Enzyme has developed new enzymes designed for tea, coffee, and protein beverages that it will showcase at the IFT show in New Orleans next month.
Cubiq Foods talks cell-cultured fat: New source of EPA and DHA could give fish oil, krill and algae a run for their money
A new source of more affordable long-chain omega-3 fatty acids could give fish oil, krill, and microalgae a run for their money and open up new fortification opportunities for food manufacturers, claims Barcelona-based start-up Cubiq Foods, which has developed a platform to produce EPA and DHA from fat tissue cultured from poultry stem cells.
Lidl to reach 100 US stores by end of next year
Lidl, a predominantly private label retailer, will open 25 new stores in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia by next spring. By the end of 2020, Lidl said it expects to operate more than 100 stores.
Paragon Pure unveils clean-label, cost-effective flavor carrier made from brown rice flour
Paragon Pure, a New Jersey-based ingredients company, has developed a powdered flavor carrier made from brown rice flour which can meet the growing demand for cleaner labels.
Mars breathes life into its new mission by partnering with a non-profit to help close DC food gap
With conscious consumerism on the rise and potential employees increasingly evaluating companies based on their values, Mars Inc. isnât wasting any time implementing the new mission it unveiled in March.
PepsiCo patents co-fermented oat and dairy product with 'unique' nutritional profile
PepsiCo has patented a process to co-ferment oats and dairy milk, creating a drinkable or spoonable product with "unique" metabolites and a versatile taste profile.
Sugar 2.0? From low-GI sugar to next-gen sugars deploying ‘fluffy bulk’ technology to increase sweetness perception
Singapore-based Nutrition Innovation Group says it is in talks with seven out of 10 of the worldâs leading food manufacturers interested in using its low-GI cane sugar and is working on a suite of new products that combine sugar with fibers, proteins and intense sweeteners, and create âairyâ structures we perceive as sweeter.
Sprouts Farmers Market builds retail brand awareness targeting new markets
Half of the new stores Sprouts is opening in 2019 will be in new markets, helping to build its brand awareness across the US, said interim Co-CEO Bradley Lukow at the BMO Capital Market Farm to Market Conference.
FDA to permit ‘potassium chloride salt’ in place of ‘potassium chloride’ on food labels; CSPI says new term 'not helpful'
The FDA says it will accept the term âpotassium chloride saltâ instead of âpotassium chlorideâ on food labels in a bid to demystify the popular salt replacer for consumers, although industry stakeholders lobbying for a name change had hoped it would ditch the term âchlorideâ altogether and allow the term âpotassium saltâ (given that sodium chloride is allowed to be labeled simply as âsaltâ).
Euromonitor: What's the driving force behind plant-based eating?
The bulk of the plant-based eating trend is being driven by consumers who are trying to do their part to help the environment by cutting down their meat intake, as opposed to completely eliminating meat products by following a vegetarian or vegan diet, according to Euromonitor's recent webinar led by food and nutrition consultant David Hedin.
Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Symrise shares 4 ways that plant-based eating is becoming more sophisticated
While the rapid growth of the plant-based market in the US initially may have been fueled by demand for alternatives to animal-protein and -dairy, the trend is quickly evolving as consumersâ tastes become more sophisticated and they begin to embrace plants for what they are â and not just what they can mimic and replace.
Spero Foods seeks capital to ramp up manufacturing for plant-based eggs, cheese
Plant-based meat, eggs and dairy products that precisely replicate their animal-based counterparts might be more sustainable, but theyâre not always more nutritious, and often come with a lengthy ingredients list and a high degree of âprocessing,â says Spero Foods founder Phaedra Randolph. But what if you can deliver something simple and satisfying with a cleaner label?
Lawsuit vs Miyoko's Kitchen challenging plant-based 'butter' is voluntarily dismissed
A high-profile lawsuit against Miyokoâs Kitchen taking issue with its use of the term âbutterâ on a plant-based product, has been voluntarily dismissed with prejudice.
Purecircle renews supply agreement with Merisant for next gen stevia sweeteners
Purecircle has renewed a deal to supply its next generation stevia sweeteners such as Reb M to Merisant, which makes tabletop sweeteners including Canderel and Equal with Stevia; PureVia; and Whole Earth.
Tovala and Beyond Meat partnership: 'People love the idea of a home-cooked meal, the reality is not all of us have the time to do so'
Tovala, a company combining the technology of smart countertop ovens with chef-made meals delivered to the home, has entered its first branded food partnership with Beyond Meat, incorporating the plant-based meat alternatives into its meal recipes.
Better-for-you frozen food brand Luvo pushes forward the idea of food as medicine with new bundles
With the addition of an advisory board member who is a certified physician and chef, the better-for-you frozen meal company Luvo is creating new products that it hopes will help lay a foundation for packaged food to one day be considered a health management tool for chronic disease.
Socati acquires Blue Marble Biomaterials leading to mass scale production and quality control of broad spectrum hemp extract
Hemp extract processor, Socati Corp.'s acquisition of Blue Marble Biomaterials, a global manufacturer of specialty compounds for consumer goods, will usher in mass scale production and quality control of in-demand broad spectrum hemp extract (which includes CBD among other cannabinoids).
Investing in the Future of Food: RangeMe helps startups become shelf ready & business savvy
Under pressure to beat the competition or secure returns for investors, most startups want to get on store shelf as fast as possible, but first they must checkoff a litany of minimum requirements that can turn into unexpected roadblocks if they donât have help.
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