Plated teams up with Albertsons in bid to become 'the first omnichannel meal kit offering with national scale'

Albertsons buys meal kit co Plated for undisclosed sum

As shockwaves from the Amazon/Whole Foods deal continue to reverberate throughout the food industry, Albertsons has struck while the iron is hot via a deal to acquire Plated – one of the leading brands in the burgeoning meal kit market – for an undisclosed sum.

Quorn moves into the refrigerated aisles

Quorn moves into the refrigerated aisles with its fungi-based proteins

Clean labels & unique flavor boosts Abby’s Better Nut Butter sales

Clean labels & unique flavor combinations helps Abby’s Better Nut Butter cut through the competition

Healthy, tasty breakfast solutions needed for time-crunched students

Tasty, better-for-you breakfast solutions needed for time-crunched students

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ADM gets personal with new microbiome collaboration with Mayo Clinic

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NEW HIRES GALLERY: Hampton Creek rebuilds its board; Soylent hires new sales VP, Zallie to take the helm at Ingredion

The first phase of DouxMatok's scale up plan involves a 1,000t/year semi industrial facility

Sweet ambition: DouxMatok raises $8.1m to take sugar reduction technology to market

3 beverage trends spotted by Google that promise sustained growth

Google search data reveals 3 beverage trends that promise sustained growth

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Appeals court blocks San Francisco law on soda ad warnings

Appeals court blocks San Francisco law on soda ad warnings

January 2020 likely deadline for Nutrition Facts panel, Scott Gottlieb

Jan 2020 likely deadline for compliance with new-look Nutrition Facts panel, hints Gottlieb

FDA delays some safety requirements for produce under FSMA

FDA delays some safety requirements for produce under FSMA to make them less complicated, costly

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Nestlé-backed Swiss scientists create novel process for foams that last 'essentially forever'

IRI insights on Gen Z shopping suggest marketers need a new approach

IRI insights on Gen Z shopping suggest marketers need a new approach

Naturex to distribute MycoTech's vegan mushroom protein

Naturex strikes global distribution deal with Mycotech for vegan mushroom protein: 'We could see they had something new'

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Harvest Soul Organic HPP whole food beverages come in four flavors—Sweet Green, Island Fruit, Sunrise Berry and Celery Beet— with a 75-day shelf life

It’s juice, Jim, but not as we know it… Harvest Soul Organic tells a fiber story

Revive Kombucha grows with Peet’s Coffee partnership, $7.5M financing

Revive Kombucha finds ‘evergreen path’ to growth with Peet’s Coffee partnership, $7.5M financing

'As Alexa grows in popularity, voice-activated purchases of snack foods and other consumables have the potential for major growth,' says One Click Retail

I need chocolate, Alexa... sweets, snacks, and the Amazon effect

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Industry giants to harmonise global date labels in food waste fight

Ripple has recently introduced 8oz TetraPak SKUs targeting the kids’ lunchbox market in original, vanilla, and chocolate milk varieties.

Ripple Foods seeks to disrupt plant-based yogurt category: 'Let's not mince words... some of these products are terrible'

Bhakti - which is Sanskrit for ‘devotion’ - has broad distribution in the natural channel, and is steadily building its presence in conventional channels

Bhakti spicy chai tea raises $5.1m in series B financing round

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Mikey’s raises $5m, teams up with Factory LLC

Mikey’s raises $5m, teams up with Factory LLC: ‘I wanted to partner with someone that was going to do more than just write me a check…’

Waiākea aims to be first with fully degradable PET bottle

Waiākea aims to be first to market with fully degradable and recyclable plastic bottle

John Foraker and Jennifer Garner join Once Upon a Farm

HPP babyfood gets a sprinkle of stardust as John Foraker and Jennifer Garner join the team at Once Upon a Farm

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Fairlife LLC is a partnership between Select Milk Producers and Coca-Cola, which distributes the product.

fairlife ultra-filtered milk sales surged 79% in 2016; Core Power and Yup! to be brought under fairlife brand umbrella

Nestlé enters plant-based foods segment’ via Sweet Earth acquisition

Nestlé makes ‘immediate entry into the plant-based foods segment’ via Sweet Earth acquisition

Amazon sells $500k of Whole Foods private label items in week one

Amazon sold almost $500k of Whole Foods private label items in week one post deal, says One Click Retail

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