Clean labels: Premium distinctions in food and beverage culture
While the food and beverage industry has latched onto the term, consumers approach the concept from unique perspectives.
New snacks bring plant-based trend to the center of the store
Food brands are introducing new packaged crackers, chips and other snacks with a focus on nutrition and helping shoppers increase their plant intake.
Finger Lakes wineries work together to make a name for themselves
Winemakers in New York's Finger Lakes are building a reputation for themselves and the area.
Commitments to a cage-free future pinch egg producers in the present
Egg producers are scrambling to ramp up cage-free supplies to meet brands’ future commitments. However, companies and even the consumers to whom they’re trying to appeal with new sourcing guidelines are slow to make the switch.
Chobani, siggi’s take their branding beyond yogurt
Chobani and siggi's have built their success on more than just the yogurt they sell. Read more about how.
How to share your brand’s animal welfare information
Food and beverage brands can use this advice to provide consumers with the information they want regarding humane treatment of animals.
Social missions help food, beverage brands boost consumer loyalty
Food and beverage brands can appeal to more customers by establishing social missions for their brands.
Premium yogurts drive category growth as mainstream sales decline
The yogurt category is shifting as mainstream brands lose sales to premium brands. Colorado-based noosa yoghurt is leading the pack with its rich texture and gourmet flavors that tap into consumer demand for an indulgent yogurt that feels like a treat.
Protein, pulses and sugar-free beverages were top trends at Expo East
Health and nutrition trends are top drivers of product development in the food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry, and a number of new and growing trends were on display at the 31st annual Natural Products Expo East.
Big brewers turn to acquisition, innovation to stay competitive amid craft beer craze
As craft beer continues to establish itself as more than just a trend or a bubble in danger of bursting, big brewers are making a play for the craft market by adding small brands to their portfolios or expanding their product lines to include more innovat
Q&A: Idahoan Foods CEO on the challenges of innovating in a classic category
The mashed potato category has remained largely unchanged for the last 50 years, but category leader Idahoan Foods is hoping to spark new interest in the segment with a mashed potato product designed to appeal to today's consumer.
Q&A: Modern Table Meals’ mission is focused on health and convenience
Modern Table Meals co-founder talked to SmartBrief about providing healthy, convenient meals to consumers and being a female CPG leader.
Simpler ingredients, artisan brands find favor with food investors
Fresh, organic food startups find favor with consumers, investors
Q&A: Feel Good Foods founder on going from Ziploc bags to Whole Foods’ shelves
SmartBrief talked to the founder of gluten-free prepared foods brand Feel Good Foods about growing from a startup in a Brooklyn kitchen to national distribution at Whole Foods and other retailers.
The rise of premium in private label food and beverage
In a market where every half point of market share for a name brand has huge financial consequences, private label has to be analyzed as closely as new premium brands.
An influential minority: Progressive health and wellness consumers redefine food culture
Today, we find a group of progressive health and wellness consumers who are increasingly influential in redefining food culture.
Foodies celebrate summer in the city with specialty foods
Photo: Flickr user Larry Specialty food sellers are set to make their annual trek to the Javits Center in New York City for the...
Simple ingredients and sweet stories flavor the Fancy Food Show
Photo: Janet Forgrieve Two years ago, bean chips were one of the hottest snack foods at the Summer Fancy Food Show. Now we’re seeing...
Beverage brands look to capitalize on expanding definition of water
Ilana Orlofsky looks at the latest trends in bottled water, including premium products, caffeinated water and innovative sparkling options.
Food brands tap social media for Super Bowl advertising
Food and beverage companies have always played a role in Super Bowl advertising and this year is no exception. In addition to regulars like...
Facts Up Front campaign makes headway in grocery stores
(Photo: GMA) More than 50 companies already have put the Facts Up Front label icon on the front their products to show consumers key...
What’s driving the trend toward smaller packaged foods?
It seems good things really do come in smaller packages for a growing number of U.S. consumers. Trends including a rise in snacking, a...
Chocolate trends: Dark chocolate makers add new flavors to the mix
(Photo: Flickr user John Loo) It’s no secret that when it comes to chocolate trends, dark chocolate has grown increasingly popular with consumers who...
What the FDA’s food labeling changes mean for manufacturers, consumers
(Photo: FDA) ESHA discusses four potential food labeling changes that may motivate foodmakers to reformulate Health-conscious consumers are becoming avid food label readers, and...