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Flexitarian Lifestyle is New Trend

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+24% CAGR in global meat substitute launches (2011-2015) ARNHEM, The Netherlands, July 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Innova Market Insights data shows a +60% rise in global food and beverage launches using a vegetarian claim between 2011 and 2015. Launches featuring the term “vegan” also rose to account for 4.3% of total introductions in 2015, up from 2.8% in 2014 and just …

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HookLogic Partners with Instacart, FreshDirect, and Drugstore.com to Aggregate the Digital Aisle for CPG Brands

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New Partnerships Expand Closed-Loop Advertising for Grocery and Health & Beauty Brands NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 21, 2016 HookLogic, the pioneer of performance marketing for brands, today announced that brands will now be able to drive featured placement and increase sales on leading consumer packaged goods (CPG) retailers, Instacart, FreshDirect, and Drugstore.com. The new sites join the ranks of …

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WeiserMazars’ Annual U.S. Food And Beverage Industry Study Shows Companies Anticipate Substantial Sales Increase In 2016

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NEW YORK, JUNE 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ According to the 2016 annual U.S. Food & Beverage Industry Study, released today by WeiserMazars LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory services firm; most Food and Beverage companies anticipate a significant increase in sales this year. Survey participants – which were drawn from over 200 companies across the food and beverage industry – are …

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Cargill Releases the EWOS Sustainability Report

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BERGEN, JUNE 8, 2016 Reducing marine dependence, using more fish trimmings, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions are among the sustainability highlights for EWOS in 2015. Cargill’s EWOS brand continues to make measurable progress in its key sustainability indicators, according to its annual sustainability report issued today.  The EWOS sustainability report is an integrated report based on GRI G4 and captures …

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Unitherm Food Systems Expands Asia Presence with New Thailand Facility

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New 10,000 ft2 test kitchen showcases 26 of Unitherm’s innovative thermal food processing solutions, from spiral ovens and flame grills to water cooking and pasteurization systems BRISTOW, OK — JUNE 7, 2016 — Unitherm Food Systems today announces the opening of its new test kitchen in Bangkok, Thailand, which signals the company’s first expansion into the Asian market. This 10,000 ft2 …

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USDA Publishes Guide to Help Convenience Stores Sell Healthier Foods

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PHILADELPHIA, JUNE 2, 2016 The USDA yesterday announced The Healthy Corner Stores Guide, which provides information, strategies, and resources for organizations interested in making healthy foods and beverages available in corner stores (convenience stores) within their communities. “USDA is committed to encouraging neighborhood stores to stock and sell healthier food and beverage items. “Families in low-income areas rely on corner stores …

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IFBA Members Commit to Global Trans-fat Phase-out by 2018

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Members of the International Food and Beverage Alliance (IFBA) pledged earlier this month to phase out industrially produced trans-fatty acids (TFAs) in all their products by the end of 2018 at the latest. IFBA’s commitment supports The World Health Organization’s Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases, 2013 -2020, which calls on member states to implement policies …

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Global Food and Beverage Companies Call on House Lawmakers for Urgent Action on Climate Change

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WASHINGTON – MAY 25, 2016 In the wake of the Earth Day signing of the historic global climate agreement, more than a half-dozen leading food and beverage companies converged on Capitol Hill today to press U.S. House lawmakers for federal action on climate change. At a congressional briefing, top executives from Ben & Jerry’s, Clif Bar, Kellogg Company, Mars Incorporated, PepsiCo, …

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2016 Sweets & Snacks Expo Reveals NCA’s Latest Confection Trends

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WASHINGTON, MAY 23, 2016 / PRNewswire-USNewswire  The National Confectioners Association has officially unwrapped the latest candy and snack industry trends of 2016 as the Sweets & Snacks Expo kicks off in Chicago from May 24 through May 26 at McCormick Place. Covering four acres of chocolate, candy, cookies and savory snacks, several trends emerged that are setting the course for …

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Mars Announces Green Energy Partnership

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As part of its mission to become “sustainable in a generation,” multinational candy manufacturer Mars, Inc., recently announced a partnership with Eneco UK for the wind energy necessary to power all of its UK facilities.  The Moy wind farm in the Highland region of Scotland will supply the equivalent of the electricity used by 34,000 UK households. Mars already sources electricity …