Ingredient company introduces ASTRAEA Allulose sweetener
February 13, 2019
The on-trend sweetener is 70 percent as sweet as sugar and helps manufacturers reduce sucrose in their recipes and develop reduced-calorie food and beverages to meet growing consumer demand, the companies say.
No matter what their reasons might be, it seems as though a growing number of consumers will be employing eCommerce for their grocery services. Retailers now are tasked with ensuring they are meeting consumers’ expectations in this evolving market.
Accelerator program seeks 10 start-ups in US, Canada
September 6, 2018
PepsiCo Inc., Purchase, N.Y., announced the launch of its Nutrition Greenhouse accelerator program in North America, an innovation initiative designed to discover and support emerging brands in the food and beverage sector. The North American program follows the launch of PepsiCo's Nutrition Greenhouse in Europe, now in its second year.
20% of consumers are interested in purchasing food, beverages online
February 16, 2018
Consumer confidence is holding steady with 53 percent of U.S. households feeling they are in good financial health in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared with the same figure in the fourth quarter of 2016.
As the new year begins, it seems to be the right time to highlight what food and beverage trends are expected to resonate, particularly as several research firms have released predictions of what will shape the industry.
List highlights botanical use in beverages and growth of sparkling drinks
November 7, 2017
Whole Foods Market, a division of Seattle-based Amazon, announced the most anticipated food trends for the year ahead. Floral flavors, functional mushrooms and root-to-stem recipes are just a few of the picks expected to take off in 2018.
When the Netherlands-based Innova Market Insights announced its Top Ten Trends list for 2017, clean label was highlighted as the No. 1 trend of the year. “Interest in naturalness and clean label continues to feature strongly,” Lu Ann Williams, director of innovation at Innova Market Insights, said in a statement.
The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) hosted its 2016 NACS tradeshow Oct. 19-21 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. With a tradeshow floor encompassing approximately 410,000 square feet, the event featured more than 1,200 exhibiting companies showcasing thousands of new products.
Beverage Industry’s October issue features a cover story on our 2019 Executive of the Year, Jim Koch of the Boston Beer Co. This issue also features a category focus on bottled water and the innovations that abound in flavored, functional and sparkling waters. The issue also includes an ingredient spotlight on the beloved chocolate ingredient as well as voice-picking solutions aimed at streamlining beverage warehouses. As usual, we rounded up the latest trends in products, packaging and ingredients.
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