Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Functional beverages trends from gut health to energy to low-sugar & high-protein
FoodNavigator-USA Podcast
by William Reed Business Media
15h ago
Consumers increasingly are weary of “drinking empty calories,” and are instead looking for less sugar and more functional benefits from their beverages – be it enhanced hydration, gut-health support, mood and mental health management or permissible indulgence from drinks that cut the calories but not the flavor ..read more
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Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: What will it take to reinvigorate innovation in packaged food?
FoodNavigator-USA Podcast
by William Reed Business Media
1w ago
Meaningful innovation in the consumer packaged goods industry has ground nearly to a halt post-pandemic for all but an “elite 20%” of companies, according to the Boston Consulting Group’s latest Build for the Future Survey, which analyzes insights from more than 1,000 C-suite executives, including from 68 CPG companies, about their ability to harness their “innovation vision” to accelerate growth, enhance operations and compete effectively ..read more
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Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Buckwheat gains traction as nutrient-dense, climate smart ingredient
FoodNavigator-USA Podcast
by William Reed Business Media
2w ago
Despite buckwheat’s status as a superfood staple in many parts of the world, including as the base for soba noodles in Japan and in kasha in Ukraine, the protein- and fiber-packed pyramid-shaped seed has struggled to secure a stable spot in the US diet – until now ..read more
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Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Clean label sales climb as more states explore ingredient bans
FoodNavigator-USA Podcast
by William Reed Business Media
1M ago
Sales of clean label products are outperforming total store sales, according to new research from the Acosta Group which also found consumer interest in products free of “bad” ingredients or “chemicals” is rising alongside high-profile state legislation seeking to ban specific food additives ..read more
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Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Applegate doubles down on regenerative agriculture after seeing the positive impact of its DO GOOD DOG
FoodNavigator-USA Podcast
by William Reed Business Media
1M ago
Can the humble hotdog help slow or even reverse the negative effects of climate change? According to natural and organic meat brand Applegate Farms the answer is yes – especially if it is made with regeneratively farmed beef, which the company is committing to using for all of its beef hotdogs by the end of 2025 ..read more
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Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Demand for functional beverages could lead to ‘tsunami of innovation’ in 2024
FoodNavigator-USA Podcast
by William Reed Business Media
1M ago
Beverage sales have outpaced that of food within the specialty segment in the past decade, according to the Specialty Food Association, which attributes the boom to an increased demand for functional benefits, a faster pace of innovation and a lower threshold for initial trial ..read more
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Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Sustainability takes center stage in storytelling
FoodNavigator-USA Podcast
by William Reed Business Media
2M ago
Sustainability may not be as highly prioritized as taste or price in purchase decisions for food and beverage, but research suggests it is increasingly important to consumers -- especially younger shoppers who are coming into their buying power ..read more
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Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Alibaba explores how AI can level playing field for SMEs
FoodNavigator-USA Podcast
by William Reed Business Media
2M ago
With the recent launch of an AI-powered Smart Assistant, leading business-to-business e-commerce platform Alibaba.com wants to help level the playing field and increase the odds of success for small and medium enterprises and solopreneurs by simplifying their sourcing and supply chain operations ..read more
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Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Regenerative Ag practices could boost consumer perception, trust & purchase intent of brands
FoodNavigator-USA Podcast
by William Reed Business Media
3M ago
Regenerative agriculture may be a relatively new or unknown concept to most US consumers, but new research by ADM suggests that as shoppers’ awareness of the practice grows so too does their trust in retailers and brands that implement its tenets and their intent to buy products sourced from those that practice it ..read more
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Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Trendspotting at the Winter Fancy Food Show reveals ‘better’ breakfasts, snacks, flavors and more
FoodNavigator-USA Podcast
by William Reed Business Media
3M ago
A resounding theme of “better” emerged at the Winter Fancy Food Show in Las Vegas last week, where more than 1,200 specialty food companies came together to showcase the latest innovations in cheese, condiments, baked goods, snacks and more ..read more
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