Big win for Coke at Supreme Court could really upset apple cart, says attorney

18-Apr-2014 - As POM Wonderful squares up with Coca-Cola at the Supreme Court in a high-profile false advertising case, one leading food law attorney says a broad win for Coca-Cola could have significant repercussions for the trade.

POM v Coca-Cola false advertising spat heads to Supreme Court, but what does this mean for your label?

18-Apr-2014 - It’s not quite as dramatic as the Oscar Pistorius trial, but in the world of food law, a false advertising case brought by POM Wonderful against rival Coca-Cola is being followed just as closely. And all eyes will be on the Supreme Court on Monday, when both sides will present oral arguments. 

Chobani takes on oatmeal, ice cream and snacks with new summer launches

18-Apr-2014 - Chobani has unveiled a raft of new products that will start hitting shelves this summer, including Chobani Oats - yogurt mixed with fruit and oats; Chobani Indulgent - its first desserts; and Chobani Kids - snack packs for kids.

'Breakfast cereal marketers have begun to see glimmers of hope for their beleaguered category,' says Packaged Facts

US cereal U-turn: 10% upswing over next four years, says Packaged Facts

18-Apr-2014 - Cereal makers can expect a turnaround year thanks to favorable consumption patterns and a booming young Hispanic population, says Packaged Facts.

Corbion Purac unveils expanded research facility in Kansas

18-Apr-2014 - Natural preservatives expert Corbion Purac has significantly expanded its research facility in Lenexa, Kansas.

Rice eaters’ diets more in line with Dietary Guidelines: study

18-Apr-2014 - Consumers who eat white or brown rice every day tend to have better overall diet quality and nutrient intake, according to a study of five-year data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).  

Changes to Nutrition Facts panel may have limited impact on consumer perceptions, says Hartman Group

18-Apr-2014 - Proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts panel on food and beverage labels are well-intentioned, but may not have as much effect on how consumers perceive products as policymakers hope, according to Hartman Group.

Fruit + Java = Frava: NY-based start-up bets on naturally caffeinated juice

17-Apr-2014 - Being a minnow in a pool of sharks is both scary and exhilarating, admit the entrepreneurs behind caffeinated fruit juice Frava. But “in the worst case scenario, it’ll make the subject of a good business school essay” (presumably about biting off more than you can chew), observes chief marketing officer Alex Portin.

Post continues buying spree with $2.45bn mega-deal to acquire Michael Foods

17-Apr-2014 - Cereal maker Post Holdings has made its biggest acquisition since it was spun off from Ralcorp in 2012, splashing out $2.45bn for egg, potato, and dairy products maker Michael Foods from affiliates of private-equity groups GS Capital Partners, Thomas H. Lee Partners and other owners.

Grocery shoppers ready to embrace mobile apps, but only if they save time and money

17-Apr-2014 - The good news? Two-thirds of primary household shoppers who own smartphones have used their mobile devices on a shopping trip. The bad news? Most of them were not bowled over by the experience.

PepsiCo boss Nooyi stifles succession talk: ‘At this point I’m still in the chair!’

17-Apr-2014 - PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi insists she’s ‘still in the chair’ after one analyst asked for her thoughts on CEO transition.

Dr Pepper TEN…A dead duck? Analyst warns of ‘continued deceleration’

17-Apr-2014 - Dr Pepper Snapple’s TEN platform ‘continues to decelerate’ in the US and many C-store operators are suggesting that they plan to pull the line from shelves and coolers, one analyst warns.

Vermont GMO labeling bill passes state senate

17-Apr-2014 - A bill requiring foods produced with genetic engineering be labeled in Vermont has passed by 28 votes to two in the State Senate.

Goya: from ingredient to prepared foods company in 10 years

17-Apr-2014 - Historically a mainstay brand in ethnic grocery stores and the international aisle of supermarkets, Goya has grown into much more than an ingredient company—with a portfolio of more than 2,000 SKUs ranging from beans and olive oil to coconut milk and prepared meals and a goal of making a notable impact on consumer nutrition education. 

Coke’s Simply Orange escapes US orange juice squeeze

16-Apr-2014 - Despite Coke’s worrying soda sales slide, CEO Muhtar Kent revealed yesterday that not-from-concentrate juice brand Simply Orange brand bucked broader category declines to grow double digit in the US last year.

Two weeks to go! Register for FoodNavigator-USA’s Gluten-free in Perspective Forum

16-Apr-2014 - There are just two weeks to go until FoodNavigator’s live (and hopefully very lively) online debate on one of the hottest trends in food development: gluten-free.

What’s for breakfast? Depends on your gender, says GrubHub

16-Apr-2014 - An analysis of breakfast orders placed with 28,800 restaurants in 600+ US cities between 6-11am local time over the past 12 months reveals sharp differences between men and women, according to GrubHub, the nation’s leading online and mobile food-ordering company. 

The slow death of the microwave and the rise of the Crock-Pot: Can food be too convenient?

16-Apr-2014 - Can food be too convenient? Just ask General Mills, which saw sales of its Betty Crocker instant bakery mixes skyrocket in the 1950s as soon as it asked users to add an egg, which made housewives feel more invested in the process. But what can we learn from this 60 years on?

Chobani generates explosive growth in Australia, unveils aggressive expansion plans in Asia, Latin America

16-Apr-2014 - Chobani has increased its Australian production from 25,000 cases a week to 25,000 cases a day in the past year, becoming the second best-selling yogurt brand in the nation’s top supermarket chain Woolworths, and announced ambitious expansion plans in Asia and Latin America.

"We will start a little test factory to specifically go in to scaling up of production," says the man behind the world's most expensive burger.

In conversation with the mastermind behind the €250,000 lab-grown burger

16-Apr-2014 - Last year Professor Mark Post sparked international interest with the unveiling, and tasting, of the world's first lab-grown meat. Since then he's been working to iron out technical issues so that commercially available lab-grown meat can become a reality.