Covering the Natural, Organic, Sustainable, & Healthy Food Industry
In a webinar this week, Innova Market Insights listed its Top 10 Trends in Sweets and Snacks, and many of them were displayed in products at the Winter Fancy Food Show.
John Sorial, founder of Mediterranean-inspired food brand TaDah Foods, spoke about how he navigated the company through a period of constant challenges, why finding a co-packing partner is like “getting married,” preparing for his pitch on “Shark Tank” and what it was like to turn down an offer from Mark Cuban.
Rachel Joseph is the Founder and CEO of Rachel’s Brand, an emerging company that’s stirring things up in the oatmeal category with overnight oat mixes. Rachel’s aims to serve millennial consumers with a premium version of the classic oatmeal breakfast, using superfood ingredients like organic rolled oats, chia seeds, hemp and flax for a better-for-you option that can easily be prepared the night before.
Break through the clutter of Expo West, Expo East, Sweets & Snacks, Summer Fancy Foods, and beyond. Building industry awareness around these events puts you on the “must see” list of hard to reach retailers, investors, distributors, and brokers. Share new product launches, exciting news, and tell them why they should stop by your booth! They’ll search you out knowing about your product and news, ready to get down to business.
At the Winter Fancy Food Show, two Colorado-based food brands known for their indulgent taste profiles debuted functional food plays designed to attract more discerning health-aware consumers.
Ethical Brands, parent company of plant-based pasta brand Explore Cuisine, is introducing Swedish pea protein milk brand Sproud to the U.S. this week at the 2020 Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco.
The plant-based movement has resulted in the evolution of categories from burgers to baking mixes. Now chip brand Beanfields wants to ride the wave further afield into the snack set by launching a line of plant-based pork rind analogs called Cracklins.
Office food “concierge” Oh My Green this week announced it had acquired Byte Foods; Euromonitor International released its “Top 10 Global Consumer Trends 2020” report and more in this week’s Checkout.
If it is passed and signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom, as is widely expected to happen within weeks, California Assembly Bill 228 will declare that foods, beverages and cosmetics made with industrial hemp should not be considered as adulterated. Until that occurs, however, brands and retailers in Southern California still face an uncertain existence from day to day.
In a presentation at NOSH Live Winter 2019, Abe Minkara, Founding Partner/CIO of investment firm Legacy Knight Multi Family Office (and former managing director at Mark Cuban Companies), explained how entrepreneurs should prepare to leverage investors.
Gathered Foods, the makers of Good Catch vegan seafood, announced yesterday that the alternative protein play had raised a series B round of $32.3 million, $10M of which was closed last year as a convertible note. The capital will be used to bring a new production facility online, which, in turn, will allow for international expansion of the Good Catch brand, food service opportunities and the opening of co-packing and R&D facilities for other food brands.
You can’t find a hotter buzzword than “plant-based” as a signifier for innovation in the meat and dairy categories — or in center store, as the following product launches indicate. Read on for three new traditional products that have been plantified.
Robert Petrarca is the CEO and co-founder of Maxine’s Heavenly, a sweet snacking company that crafts cookies with better-for-you ingredients. Inspired by a beloved family recipe, Maxine’s aims to deliver a homemade taste for consumers seeking healthier options.
The USDA Agricultural Research Service has found that almonds, cashews, pistachios and walnuts all contain less calories than originally thought, according to a series of studies that began in 2012. This opens the door for brands with nut-based products to update their products’ nutrition panels — and potentially even position themselves differently to reach consumers who may be concerned with calories.
Gail Becker, founder & CEO of Caulipower, discussed the swift rise of her vegetable-forward frozen food brand, including why she left a successful career behind to start the company, the value of taking risks, how she identified and partnered with early-stage investors and why humility is critical for success.
What happens after you achieve the goal you’ve spent years chasing? In 2017 Peter Rahal sold his protein bar brand RXBAR. In 2019 he stepped down as CEO to be an advisor to the company and focus on his own projects. Now he’s busy investing in brands under his firm Litani and figuring out what his next play should be.