Presented here are brief profiles of five products we loved at Expo West: chickpea pasta, cold-brewed coffee blends, environment-championing chocolate bars, organic meat bars, and savory yogurt spreads.
Several emerging trends and interesting new food and beverage products were on display at the latest natural products mega-conference.
Atlanta’s In Zone Brands merged existing brands under new “Good2Grow” label, added a snazzy bottle re-design — and has a hit new kids’ beverage.
Several emerging trends and interesting new food and beverage products were on display at the nation’s largest natural products exhibition.
A quick profile on JOIA Natural Sodas, which uses unique fruit flavors and herbs to make a complex, interesting beverage.
In the red-hot yogurt sector, inspired by “Greek” yogurt’s success, niche brands like Noosa (“Aussie-style”) and Siggi’s (“Icelandic style”) are growing quickly.
General Mills acquires natural/organic maker Annie’s but draws the ire of customers distrustful of large food corporations.
Business is booming for organic baby foods manufacturer Plum Organics, which is advancing its social mission even after being acquired by packaged foods giant Campbell Soup Company.
The FDA does not set strict rules regarding usage of “natural” claims on food and beverage products — but consumer backlash and lawsuits are reining in manufacturers.
Almond milk has leapfrogged soy milk as king of alternative dairy. Organic milk sales are growing faster than traditional milk. And whole milk is making a comeback.
A decade ago, coconut water was almost unheard of in the U.S. In 2013, the leading coconut water brands, foremost among them Vita Coco, sold $400 million.
Eliminating GMO ingredients in Cheerios has not been enough to stem the brand’s declining sales, which are falling along with the entire cereal category.
Sales growth in organic and “natural” food has far out-paced conventional food, but high prices are still a barrier to some consumers. Wal-Mart wants to change that.