Whole Foods explores promotions as way to shake “whole paycheck” moniker

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After Whole Foods Market failed to shake its unwanted moniker “whole paycheck” by lowering prices on produce and other items that drive in-store traffic, the retailer is now trying its hand at aggressive promotional campaigns, including digital couponing. 

Ganeden launches Probiotic Jumpstart Program

Ganeden sets up Probiotic Jumpstart Program to stimulate food and beverage innovation

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Innovation award underscores consumer demand for healthy, natural and boldly flavored products

Special K had been in 'high single-digit growth', said Kellogg

Kellogg predicts its US cereals will grow 'a couple of percent' in 2016

Frito-Lay operating profit has risen 6% year on year

Grow the core and add more: PepsiCo reports Frito-Lay profit up 6%

'More studies are necessary to determine the safety of sucralose. We believe these studies are urgent, considering that millions of people may be exposed.' writes Morando Soffritti. © iStock / Zirafek

Controversial study linking sucralose and cancer is published

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House passes bill that gives grocery stores wiggle room on menu labeling regulations

Cargill offers stevia ingredients made from the leaves.  It is also developing a fermentation platform to commercialize rebaudosides that occur at only very low levels in the plant.  Cargill photo.

Low cal sports nutrition products are big stevia opportunity, Cargill says

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Study: Dried plums consumption benefits bone health

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Summer feeding program for school children could become permanent if Obama gets his way

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Obama’s budget proposal attempts to fill FSMA funding gap, but likely falls short, industry claims

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More governments will act to restrict soda consumption, but additional progress needed, CSPI says

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Study supports shelf stability of Sabinsa’s probiotic for functional foods

'Adopting truly sustainable farming systems on a wide scale is our best opportunity for meeting this grand challenge and ensuring future food and ecosystem security,' write the authors. © iStock

Organic growth set to double – but it won’t feed the planet alone: Study

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Omega-3s suffering from believability gap, GOED's Ismail tell attendees

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Refranchising will let Coca-Cola focus on future products. Pic: iStock / jbk_photography

Looking ahead: Coca-Cola’s refranchising plans, new product development & higher value drinks

Tootsie Roll Industries attracting interest from Hershey, Berkshire Hathaway and Yildiz Holdings, says Mintel analyst  Photo: Flickr - Windell Oskay

Tootsie Roll posts 2015 growth as Warren Buffet and potential suitors lurk

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Simple Mills exhibits almond flour’s versatility with bake mix line

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Avocado Oil and 'Chia Bites' by Chosen Foods get REAL certifictaion

Cheribundi's line of tart cherry juice. Photo: Cheribundi

Anthocyanin-packed tart cherry beverage reaches non-athlete audience

Thins, tablets and boxes added to Magnum chocolate range as brand aligns with ice cream's premium position

'Expand and expand': Magnum chocolate harbors global ambitions after premium refresh

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Jerky category still has room to grow by type, location and target demographic, exec says

LeanBox: We want to change the way the American workforce eats

LeanBox: We want to change the way the American workforce eats

Josh Tetrick: 'We’re not going to change the world in a fundamental way just with an [egg-free] mayo'

Hampton Creek’s revenues surged 350% in 2015, says CEO: We’re about more than Just Mayo

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11 meal kit delivery companies carving out space in booming category

Josh Tetrick: 'We’re not going to change the world in a fundamental way just with an [egg-free] mayo'

Hampton Creek’s revenues surged 350% in 2015, says CEO: We’re about more than Just Mayo

Dannon, Gen Mills win injunction vs Chobani Greek Yogurt ads

Chobani loses first round of legal battle in Simply 100 false advertising spat, but says it is winning the war

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