The WhiteWave Foods Co., Denver, announced that 100 percent of the cocoa powder sourced across its portfolio of plant-based, dairy and creamer products within its Americas Foods & Beverages segment will be independently certified sustainable by the end of 2016. All WhiteWave brands based in North America, including Silk, So Delicious Dairy Free, Vega, Horizon Organic and International Delight, using cocoa as an ingredient will make the transition, the company says.
Health and wellness, convenience trends drive beverage innovation
December 11, 2015
Creating a new beverage presents myriad challenges. According to Chicago-based Mintel’s Global New Products Database, 3,142 new beverages were released in the United States from January to October 2015.
As consumers look to fuel their bodies with healthy products, the consumer packaged goods (CPG) market is seeing dairy alternatives as a segment that could fulfill their demands. In its April 2015 report titled “Dairy and Dairy Alternative Beverage Trends,” Packaged Facts estimates that U.S. retail for the category was $23.8 billion in 2014.
Silk, a brand of Broomfield, Colo.-based WhiteWave Food Co., announced that all products in its beverage portfolio have been officially verified by the Non-GMO Project, a non-profit collaboration of manufacturers, retailers, distributors, farmers, seed companies and consumers dedicated to ensuring the sustained availability of non-genetically modified organism (GMO) food and beverage choices. Silk’s beverage portfolio includes Silk Soymilk, Silk Pure Coconut and Silk Pure Almond.