New kid on the block explores novel business model for stevia production

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California-based B’BOX Group claims to have developed a proprietary technique for producing clean-tasting, high-purity stevia extracts that is so fast and cost-efficient that it says leading CPG manufacturers are considering buying the technology and producing their own sweeteners – a new model for the industry.

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The new golden coconut sugar is expected to retail in May for $5.99 per one-pound bag at natural food stores nationwide.

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ADM teams up with GLG Lifetech to sell stevia and monk fruit

ADM teams up with GLG Lifetech to add stevia and monk fruit to its portfolio

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FDA issues GRAS no objection letter for Sweegen's Bestevia Reb-M - which starts with the leaf, then undergoes 'enzymatic conversion'

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Added sugar labeling is holding allulose back, says Tate & Lyle

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Impossible Foods starts large scale production of plant-based burgers

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Annie's sales set to reach $400m in fiscal 2017

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Protein bar brand PowerBar jumps on plant-protein bandwagon

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Kitchen Crafted carves new space for savory spreads

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Crunchies targets Millennial moms with freeze-dried fruits

Crunchies targets Millennial moms as fruit & veggie snacking gathers pace

ProYo first hit the market in 2013 with its whey-protein-fueled smoothie tubes, but is now moving into high protein ice cream pints

ProYo high protein ice cream rolls out nationwide as retailers expand better-for-you pint set

ConAgra Brands snaps up Duke's and BIGS Seeds

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KIND Snacks wants to ‘change the script’ in the fruit snacks segment with new Fruit Bites

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