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Plant-Based Protein: Alternative Approaches

Plant-Based Protein: Alternative Approaches

When the topic of plant-based protein arises, most will immediately conjure mental images of Beyond Meat and Impossible’s red, meat-like burgers and sausages. This should be of no surprise to anybody; massive media coverage driven by mainstream restaurant adoption as well as the 6-month boom-and-bust […]

Plant-Based Frozen Desserts; Our Favorites

Plant-Based Frozen Desserts; Our Favorites

The plant-based revolution is in full swing, and it’s expanding beyond the meat aisle at the supermarket (pun intended) and into indulgent products, namely ice-cream and frozen desserts. Millennial and Gen-Z consumers have gravitated to dairy-free and vegan alternatives to conventional treats for a levy […]

Plant-Based Meat Industry: An Explosive Rise

Plant-Based Meat Industry: An Explosive Rise

Plant-based meat has recently taken center-stage in America’s food industry, spearheaded by a few key brands, including Beyond Meat, Impossible Foods, Good Planet Foods, and most recently, Nestlé. The Impossible Story The plant-based meat media frenzy began on April 1’st, when Burger King announced it […]

Beverage Trends: Functional Beverages and Aluminum Cans

Beverage Trends: Functional Beverages and Aluminum Cans

According to Nielsen, functional beverages and waters have spearheaded growth within the beverage industry in recent years. Sparkling beverages are also on the rise, as 3 of the fastest growing beverage segments are carbonated. As consumers shift away from sugary drinks that contribute to obesity, […]

California Delays Sugary-Beverage Tax

California Delays Sugary-Beverage Tax

California Assembly Bill 138, containing a 2 cent/fluid ounce tax on ‘sugar-sweetened drinks’ was put on hold until next year, a victory for beverage producers. The bill was proposed in attempt to abate sugar consumption and tackle the obesity epidemic. Proposed Tax Would Significantly Increase […]

3 Developing Food Trends in Q1 2019

3 Developing Food Trends in Q1 2019

CBD Hype In Full Swing at Expo West 2019 During our team’s visit to Expo West 2019 in Anaheim last week, it was difficult not to notice a key sub-vertical that was ubiquitous throughout the event: CBD and hemp products. We weren’t the only ones, […]

The Rise of the Wellness Economy

The Rise of the Wellness Economy

Last week, CB Insights published a report titled “The Rise of the Wellness Economy: Startups, corporates, and technologies poised to have the greatest impact on the wellness economy in 2018 and beyond.” This report is one of the most informative things we’ve seen on the […]

Expo East 2018

Expo East 2018

This past week, we had the opportunity to attend Natural Products Expo East (“Expo East” for short). Expo East is produced by New Hope Network and takes place at the Baltimore Convention Center. The event gives brands of all sizes the chance to launch innovative […]

The Fancy Foods Show (Summer 2018)

The Fancy Foods Show (Summer 2018)

Last week, our team attended the Fancy Foods Show at the Javits Center in NYC. It was a busy three days of meeting brands, listening to speakers, and identifying trends in the food space. With over 2,600 exhibitors and over 200,000 products, there was plenty […]

Kroger Extends Payment Terms

Kroger Extends Payment Terms

On June 26th, Kroger announced they will be standardizing payment terms to net 90 days which take effect on August 1, 2018. Kroger is doing this to smooth out its working capital and, ultimately, its cash position. Organizations that represent produce suppliers, such as National […]