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Organic produce sees record sales in 2019: ‘Packaged salads are the single largest driver of organic dollars’
Organic produce continues to be one of the strongest food product growth segments in the grocery channel, increasing at a much faster rate than conventional produce, according to a new report by the Organic Produce Network (OPN).
Interest in nostalgic, indulgent flavors rise to balance functional ingredients’ off-notes, Kerry predicts
Consumers may want healthier, better-for-them products, but that doesnât mean they want food or beverages that taste healthier and better-for-them, which is why the taste and nutrition company Kerry predicts that nostalgic, indulgent flavors will become more popular in the coming year.
Infant grain consumption linked to better diet quality, says one study
A new study, analyzing National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data, found that infant grain consumption was generally associated with higher nutrient intakes across a broader set of food categories.
Food allergy supplement gets Shark Tank investment
A new dietary supplement aimed at food allergy suppression has received an investment as a result of a Shark Tank TV show appearance, which points to the increasing interest in this category of products.
Stryve aims to double retail sales in 2020 as biltong gains on traditional jerky
Stryve, the largest producer of biltong in the US, is entering 2020 with a new look and branding campaign intended to teach more US consumers about the South African air-dried meat snack.
Public health advocates push back against USDA proposals to ‘simplify’ school meal standards
Two proposals characterized by the US Department of Agriculture as giving schools âadditional flexibilitiesâ around the food they serve students and as a solution to food waste in cafeterias are, according to public health advocates, âa step in the wrong directionâ and an âassault on childrenâs health.â
Don’t have $6m+ for a Super Bowl ad? Don’t worry – other marketing strategies work just as well
For many Americans watching the Super Bowl Feb. 2, what food and beverages are served is just as important, if not more so, than who wins the Big Game â making the sporting event a pivotal marketing moment for brands across categories to lift sales and build broader brand awareness.
Fresh Bowl healthy vending brand raises $2.1m, achieves 85% return rate on reusable glass jars
Fresh Bowl â a startup supplying fresh salads, breakfasts and snacks from hi-tech vending machines in re-usable glass jars â has raised $2.1m in a seed round co-led by Betaworks Ventures and New Ground Ventures, with participation from Tuesday and Mana Capital.*
GoGo squeeZ to transition to 100% recyclable pouches by 2022: ‘This is a critical step in the evolution of our brand’
Fruit pouches are light, convenient, and fun. Right now, however, despite the best efforts of organizations such as TerraCycle, most of the them end up in landfill, says the firm behind GoGo squeeZ, which is promising to bring a recyclable version onto the market by 2022.
CHERRiSH solidifies sports recovery image with roster of NBA, MLB athlete endorsements, launches biltong
Tart cherry juice brand CHERRiSH, which claims to improve sports performance and recovery, has recruited five professional NBA and MLB athletes to endorse the brand.
Views differ sharply on whether CBD legislation is best way to break logjam
Dietary supplement industry stakeholders are divided over whether proposed legislation to alter the regulatory definitions of dietary ingredients to specifically include CBD is the best way to break the logjam on the substance.
Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Unicorn brands are radically different, dedicated to design & ‘a little weird’
The consumer-packaged goods industry is undergoing a âcataclysmic transformation,â according to one branding expert, who explained that a new crop of entrepreneurs who are unfettered by outdated taboos and not intimidated by industry giants are challenging iconic brands that once were considered untouchable â and winning.
Nestlé wants to ‘lead the shift’ from virgin plastics
NestlÃ has said it will invest up to CHF2bn (â1.9bn) to âlead the shiftâ from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics and develop âinnovative sustainable packagingâ.
Whisps Snacks taps into Americans' love of cheese with expanding cheese crisps lineup: 'We're growing a category,' says CEO
Snack trends may come and go, but few can dispute the permanence of cheese in the American diet, says Ilana Fischer, founder of the fast-growing Whisps cheese crisps brand.
Harmless Harvest moves into plant-based yogurt: 'We’re making it pretty differently than just about anyone else'
Harmless Harvest â which has carved a distinct niche in the coconut water category via its use of micro-filtration (instead of thermal pasteurization) â is promising to bring the same commitment to novel processing methods, organic ingredients, and clean labels, to the plant-based yogurt market.
Warning letter analysis shows FDA has target on CBD, not hemp
An analysis of recent warning letters underscores the notion that FDA is focused its enforcement efforts on CBD, and is not targeting hemp extracts per se.
Fewer than 2% of packed school lunches meet key nutritional standards, study finds
Packed lunches from home have typically been considered the healthier alternative to meals provided by the school cafeteria, but a recent study found that bringing lunch from home doesnât always mean a child is eating a nutritionally-balanced meal.
CSPI seeks more oversight of online grocery retailers’ marketing, urges more promotion of healthy food
After evaluating the ecommerce marketing strategies of six national retailers, the Center for Science in the Public Interest is urging federal regulators to control more tightly the types of products retailers can promote on their websites to better promote healthy options.
Most consumers aren’t interested in using or haven’t heard of CBD, according to CivicScience
Despite all the buzz around CBD and the near steady stream of product launches across food and beverage categories featuring the ingredient, the majority of Americans have not heard of the ingredient, never used it or have no interest in it, according to new research from CivicScience.
Ben & Jerry's hits back at lawsuit: We never said *all* of our milk came from happy cows…
Ben & Jerryâs (old) packaging states that it uses âmilk & cream from happy cows,â acknowledges the company in a motion to dismiss a high-profile false advertising lawsuit over animal welfare. But it âdoesnât use the word âexclusivelyâ.â
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