Simply 7 Snacks on healthy snacking, quinoa, hummus & lentils

Simply 7 Snacks: If you’re making a quinoa chip, consumers expect quinoa to be the first ingredient

28-Oct-2014 - While Beanitos probably has a higher profile, fellow Texan chip maker Simply7 snacks has quietly carved out an equally impressive niche in the better-for-you snacks aisle over the past four years with its hummus, lentil, quinoa and pink pomegranate chips that adhere to its ‘seven principles’.

MySuperFoods founder on healthy snacking for kids

Desperately seeking healthy snacks for young kids? 'After baby foods, there's sort of a void,' says MySuperFoods

27-Oct-2014 - Browse the baby food aisles and everything is pretty healthy, as your baby’s body is a temple, right? But then things change, say the founders of MySuperFoods, which was set up by two Moms that were underwhelmed by the snack options available to children once they ditch the diapers.

Eggs: Back in vogue?

US egg consumption highest it's been in 7 years: ‘Protein is where there is a big opportunity right now.’

24-Oct-2014 - Egg prices have risen steadily in the past three years, and firms touting plant-based proteins as an alternative have attracted a huge amount of media attention. But new data suggests that this has not damped demand for eggs, with per capita consumption now the highest it’s been for seven years.

Ganeden gets foreign ingredient approvals to boost growth

Ganeden gets foreign ingredient approvals to boost growth

24-Oct-2014 - Probiotic ingredient supplier Ganeden Biotech is expanding its horizons, and is looking to foreign markers for additional growth.

Nielsen: Global snacks consumer data

Who is the global snacker?

24-Oct-2014 - Close to $400bn is spent annually on snacks worldwide, but who is the global snacker and what are the purchase motivators?

Culinary trendsetters? Local grains, Matcha green tea, and ancient grain granola with coconut sugar...

Matcha, regional grains, coconut sugar & cannabis cuisine: What are the top 10 culinary trends for 2015?

24-Oct-2014 - From hop-free ales with lavender or elderflowers to ‘advanced Asian’ cuisine, Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) looks at the top 10 culinary trends it predicts will inspire the packaged food and foodservice industry in 2015.

Insight: How 100 trillion bacteria in your gut help to keep you healthy

Insight: How 100 trillion bacteria in your gut help to keep you healthy

23-Oct-2014 - I am one of many scientists around the world whose work involves studying an ecosystem of diverse species. Some are already known to us, others have never been catalogued before.

Coca-Cola names Marcos De Quinto as new chief marketing officer

Coca-Cola names Marcos De Quinto as new chief marketing officer

23-Oct-2014 - Coca-Cola chief marketing and commercial officer Joe Tripodi will retire at the end of February 2015, to be replaced by Marcos De Quinto.

Eat Well Embrace Life: 'We want to be the Chobani of hummus'

Eat Well Embrace Life: 'Suddenly beans went from boring to exciting... We want to be the Chobani of hummus'

23-Oct-2014 - US sales of hummus have almost doubled since 2009 to top $600m, but could easily break through the $1bn mark in the next few years, predicts Eat Well Embrace Life, which is carving out a leading role in the ‘other bean hummus’ category and aims to be the “Chobani of hummus”.

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Coke's capitulation to the 'new normal', and could a newly graduated MBA run the business? Analysts unpick Q3 2014

23-Oct-2014 - Coke appears to be capitulating to the ‘new normal’ operating environment by lowering its revenue and volume growth targets, according to one financial analyst, while disaffected investor David Winters claims there is 'failure and disarray' within the business.

Unilever said it had gained 'significant market share' in margarine - but not enough to offset the overall decline of the category

Unilever reports lowest quarterly growth in five years

23-Oct-2014 - Unilever share prices fell 3% in morning trading after the company reported its lowest quarterly growth in nearly five years.

FNCE 2014 highlights part two: RDIs based on your genotype? Hummus 2.0

FNCE 2014 highlights part two: RDIs based on your genotype? Hummus 2.0, Nutrition Facts in transition, & a metagenomic MyPlate?

23-Oct-2014 - FoodNavigator-USA brings you part two of our gallery of highlights from the 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) in Atlanta, GA, which addressed everything from nutrigenomics, plant-based diets and Millennials’ eating habits to whether a revamped Nutrition Facts panel will put the ‘E’ back into the NLEA…

Mike La Rocca: 'A lot of chips call themselves bean chips, but the first ingredient is usually corn, wheat or potatoes'

Beanitos: People aren’t against calories, they are against empty calories

22-Oct-2014 - Not so long ago, beans were something you’d more likely find in a dip than a chip. Today, in no small part because of the explosive growth of Beanitos, they are all over the snacks aisle as formulators look to boost fiber and protein, and marketers tap into their gluten-free and non-GMO credentials.

With vegetarian forms at a 'crossroads,' A&B Ingredients launches new Pisane pea protein for baking applications

With vegetarian forms at a 'crossroads,' A&B Ingredients launches new Pisane pea protein for baking applications

22-Oct-2014 - A&B Ingredients has introduced a new pea protein isolate to the US market to meet the demands for vegetarian forms with greater functionality, the company said. The new variety, called Pisane B9, is optimized for baked goods applications.

It's all going to change...

Millennials, Hispanics and coffee: IRI picks the rising stars in the $737bn CPG marketplace

22-Oct-2014 - Consumers – and specific groups of consumers – are changing how, when and where they shop, with the influence of Millenials and Hispanics set to grow over the next decade, says a new report from IRI.

Prebiotics and synbiotics show potential to reduce obesity-related issues: Meta-analysis

Prebiotics and synbiotics show potential to reduce obesity-related issues: Meta-analysis

22-Oct-2014 - Supplementing the diets of overweight and obese people with prebiotics and synbiotics may improve some metabolic measures, including cholesterol and triglyceride levels, says a new systematic review and meta-analysis of 13 randomized clinical trials.

Kashi wants to raise awareness of the nutrition within lesser known grains, its marketing associate director says

Kashi: Not enough people know about Kamut Khorasan wheat

22-Oct-2014 - Kashi says inclusion of Kamut Khorasan wheat in its organic granola should drive awareness of the nutrition-dense, lesser known grain.

ISO/CEN standard aims to make sustainable cocoa a mainstream product

One standard to bind them: Sustainable cocoa framework to go live in 2016

21-Oct-2014 - A voluntary framework for sustainable cocoa that could help align industry efforts will be introduced by the end of 2016, say those behind the standard.

FNCE live: What's happening at the 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo?

FNCE live: What's happening at the 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo?

21-Oct-2014 - The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) is in full swing in Atlanta, with hot topics covering everything from nutrition labeling, healthy snacking, the GRAS process, and obesity... Stay updated with FoodNavigator-USA.com

ABA president and CEO on US sugar program: 'It’s the most protectionist trade policy we have in the US'

ABA chief slams US sugar program as over-protectionist

21-Oct-2014 - The US sugar progam is frustrating, over-protectionist and counterproductive to business, says the president and CEO of the American Bakers Association (ABA).