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Bulletproof Coffee continues hiring spree, appointing new CFO and VP of ecommerce to support rapid growth
Bulletproof360, Inc. (maker of Bulletproof Coffee) has named Cameron Kinloch (former CFO at Ripple Foods) as CFO, and Brian Watkins as the company's VP of ecommerce, reporting to Bulletproof president and COO, Anna Collins.
Revive Kombucha expands category with shelf-stable sparkling line in cans: 'This is a Red Pill moment'
Revive Kombucha is taking a direct shot at the center aisle carbonated soft drink (CSD) consumer with a shelf-stable sparkling kombucha in 12-ounce cans that contains less sugar (5g) and lower calories (20 calories) than its raw refrigerated kombucha.
Ex Mondelēz marketer joins Sabra as CMO: ‘Hummus is more than a dip…’
While US household penetration of hummus has soared over the past decade, there is still a significant opportunity to increase consumption through new usage occasions, says Jason Levine, who has joined the nationâs leading hummus brand Sabra as chief marketing officer (CMO).
Beyond beverages: CORE founder ready to 'compete with some of the big boys' in fresh snacking
Beverage startup mogul Lance Collins is making his first shift into food after snapping up small snack firm Core Foods for a namesake to continue the 'legacy' of his recently sold water brand, and says he's on a mission to create a $100m brand within four years.
VIDEO: Ripple Foods co-founder talks ‘designer proteins,’ lacteal secretions, and the future of plant-based protein
Are we approaching âpeak plant milkâ? Will âdesigner proteinsâ created via synthetic biology catch on? And should dairy milk serve as the nutritional benchmark for plant-based âmilkâ? Elaine Watson caught up with Ripple Foods cofounder Adam Lowry at the Natural Products Expo West show to find out.
VIDEO: Mondelēz takes on explicit snack focus with new venture arm
Mondelēz International is already a powerhouse in snacking (parent company to Ritz, Wheat Thins, Triscuit, and allergen-friendly brand, Enjoy Life Foods). In November 2018, however, the company decided to pour more efforts into its snack business strategy with the creation of an innovation and venture hub called SnackFutures.
Chobani Incubator’s diverse new cohort illustrates new focus to lift up underrepresented entrepreneurs
âDisheartenedâ but ânot surprisedâ that so little venture capital currently is invested in startups led by women and minority entrepreneurs, Chobani Incubatorâs new program director Zoe Feldman says she wants to more intentionally support founders from underrepresented groups in upcoming cohorts.
Corn protein is allergy-friendly, and has ‘interesting functional benefits,’ says Cargill
Cargill will have commercial quantities of Non GMO corn protein available by 2022 as it seeks to capitalize on growing demand for plant-based proteins.
Beyond Meat revs up distribution of Beyond Sausage to over 4,000 stores
Since launching exclusively at the Whole Foods Market Pearl Street store in Boulder, Colorado, in late 2017, Beyond Meat's Beyond Sausage has expanded its distribution to over 4,000 grocery stores, restaurants, and sports stadiums across the US.
Chosen Foods champions the avocado dipping into new categories outside of cooking oil
Chosen Foods -- which was acquired by Mexico-based specialty oils and ingredients producer Sesajal S.A de C.V. in 2017 -- processed over 300 million avocados last year used mainly for avocado oil sold across 40,000 stores in the US.
Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Trendspotting at Expo West reveals upticks in keto, MCT oil, plant-based protein and better-for-you snacks & kids’ foods
CBD far and away stole the show as the hot new ingredient at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim last week, but it wasnât the only notable trend with promising market potential or significant recent development.
Irish frozen food brand Strong Roots launching stateside: 'The US has the potential to be our biggest market'
Emerging brands in the plant-based frozen food space are plentiful, but not many have proven their value in international markets as Strong Roots has in the UK and its home base of Ireland.
Dennis Woodside joins Impossible Foods as president: ‘There are very few companies that can say with a straight face, every person on the planet is a potential customer'
Plant-based meat firm Impossible Foods has hired tech executive Dennis Woodside as president as it gears up for a retail launch.
Chobani non-dairy packaging is ‘spitting image’ of German vegan brand Harvest Moon, claims founder
While imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, says German startup Harvest Moon, its founder was not amused when he saw the packaging of Chobaniâs new coconut-based non dairy range, which he claims is the âspitting imageâ of his coconut dairy free yogurt alternative, which hit the market in 2015.
New incubator and accelerator program launches to fast-track CBD and THC brands in food and beverage
Growpacker Inc., a contract manufacturer of THC- and CBD-infused edibles and beverages based in Canada with a presence in the US market, has launched a brand incubator and accelerator program designed to fast-track CBD and THC brands sold in California.
Clio Snacks seeks to revive sluggish Greek yogurt segment with yogurt bars promising permissible indulgence
Clio Snacks, which makes chilled Greek yogurt bars dipped in chocolate, sees itself as supplementing a declining Greek yogurt category by expanding usage occasions and answering the consumer call for a permissibly indulgent snack.
Cancer institute head named acting FDA chief
Dr Ned Sharpless, MD, who is the current head of the National Cancer Institute, will be the interim head of the Food and Drug Administration when Dr Scott Gottlieb, MD, leaves next month.
EXPO WEST VIDEO: This Saves Lives cofounder: ‘Can other brands do this? They can, and they should’
While the âbuy one give oneâ business model underpinning This Saves Lives presents obvious (margin-crushing) challenges for start-ups, its âgo big or go homeâ approach to conscious consumerism has been instrumental to its success, says co-founder Ryan Devlin.
Investing in the Future of Food: Mars’ new Seeds of Change Accelerator seeks entrepreneurs who share its vision for ‘better food today, better world tomorrow’
Following the lead of many other established food & beverage players, Mars, Incorporated is launching a new accelerator to help early stage food-focused companies fast-track growth in exchange for access to the energy and ground-level market insights that is helping many new entrepreneurs succeed in the space.
Seafood kit company LoveTheWild overhauls its packaging, branding to further its sustainability mission
Frustrated that 8 million metric tons of plastic go into the ocean every year, the founder of the sustainable seafood company LoveTheWild is ditching the plastic in her packaging and downsizing her carton as part of a relaunch of her meal kits and to advance her company's broader mission.
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