Homemade or industrial: When it comes to tomato sauce, the industrial sort may be richer in antioxidants, says studyIn the debate of whether or not the family recipe for homemade tomato sauce is superior than a store-bought jar, a new study suggests that the latter may have more bioavailable antioxidants than the former.
- Ash Amirahmadi is Arla UK’s senior vice president of sales, and succeeds Müller’s Sandy Wilkie
- A fourth walkout over pay is expected on 30 December
- In a recently issued draft guidance, the Food and Drug Administration has shed more light on the process of determining what’s a fiber and what might not be—information that could be of critical importance for the marketers of prebiotics.
- Frozen meals delivery specialist Wiltshire Farm Foods has secured a five-figure funding package to buy a new depot in Yorkshire.
- Retail giant Walmart opened its second grocery pick-up and gas station hybrid store in Thornton, Colo., where shoppers can pick up their online order as they fill up their tanks.
- Increased awareness of and ongoing battles with diet related chronic health problems are pushing more consumers into the kitchen for the first time -- creating a massive opportunities for do-it-yourself kits that teach consumers how to make their own food and beverages, according to the founder and CEO of Cultures for Health.
- The rise of alternative ingredients, technological innovations and new approaches to gastronomy all look to provide more sustainable sources of nutrition in the future. But as food is changing to keep up with the times, is there a limit to how much consumers will embrace?
- Exotic and over the top hot peppers have claimed the limelight the last few years, but in 2017 common black pepper -- a pantry staple in many homes -- will move to the center stage, predicts flavor and spice giant McCormick.
- Carton size has increased as the brand attempts to tap more meal occasions
- Just 55% of Brits who belonged to a loyalty scheme said they shopped more at those retailers as a result
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- The convenience store chain is collecting toys and teddies on behalf of disadvantaged children at 1,300 of its sites
- Bakedirect will join Sweetdirect and Snacksdirect as part of the P&H direct van sales brands….
- This year Orchard Pig exceeded £10m of retail sales with its Reveller cider growing by 85% in the on-trade
- The festive look is inspired by the popularity of the Christmas jumper
- Amazon’s queue-less, cashier-less – and cash-less – grocery store in Seattle comes under the media spotlight.
- European food retail giant Ahold Delhaize has outlined a plan to make the most of its international scale following the merger, which includes doubling its online sales in the next four years and a €1bn share buyback.
- The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of $3 million in available funding for robotics research, application and education for agricultural systems that benefit consumers and rural communities.
The funding is made available through the National Robotics Initiative (NRI), a federal research partnership that includes NIFA, the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Department of Defense a
- Bill and Jeannette Evans of Evans FruitLegendary apple grower Bill Evans, who along with his wife, Jeannette, farmed more apple acreage than any grower in the U.S., has passed away. He was 87. The Evanses, owners of Evans Fruit Company in Cowiche, WA, were named American Fruit Grower magazine’s Apple Growers of the Year in 2014.
The pair started their business with a 10 acre plot in 1949. They added a packing shed 10 years later, and the operation has since grown to encompass 8,700 acres o
- Did you know some weed seeds can lie dormant in the soil for more than a century and then sprout when conditions are right? A new fact sheet available for free download from the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) dives into the topic of weed seed longevity, as well as how weed seeds travel, when and why they germinate, and ways they can be eliminated.
“Understanding weed seeds and their lifespan is critical for both farmers and backyard gardeners alike,” says WSSA member Greta Gr
- As the West continues to deal with the negative effects of a drought, growers are tasked with finding creative approaches to save water. Making the switch to drip irrigation, using improved irrigation software, and crop diversification are just a few of the methods being used to scale back water use.
In the spirit of innovation, David Still, Professor at Cal Poly Pomona, and his team of researchers are studying ways to grow lettuce with less water and nitrogen after receiving a research grant fr
- Photo courtesy of Surterra TherapeuticsOn Election Day, Florida voters spoke loud and clear when they overwhelmingly supported the passage of Amendment 2, legalizing medical marijuana for qualified patients.
Now that the “green rush” has come to the Sunshine State, prospects and projections for a significant economic impact are starting to bud.
According to a newly released report (“Florida Legal Cannabis Market State Profile”), the projection for the Florida cannabis mar
- With the start of a new season underway, I figured now is as good a time as any to remind growers and members of the Florida citrus industry about the importance of joining Florida Citrus Mutual (FCM) if you aren’t part of the family already.
We are facing tough challenges and now is the time to invest in your only statewide trade organization that serves as the voice of the Florida citrus grower in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. If you are not a member, become one.
Despite the harsh rea
- Shares in Liverpool-based food group Real Good Food dropped 5,2% after it warned increased raw material and commodity costs could hit future earnings.
- Private equity firm Livingbridge has snapped up contract caterer and restaurant operator Rhubarb.
- Brazilian meat giant JBS has announced a second plan to list its international division in the US after its first scheme, which included moving the division to Ireland, was scrapped.
Tyson Foods launches $150m venture fund focused on 'companies developing breakthrough technologies and business models'Meat & poultry giant Tyson Foods - which recently took a 5% stake in plant-based 'meat' firm Beyond Meat - has launched a $150m venture capital fund focused on investing in "companies developing breakthrough technologies, business models and products to sustainably feed a growing world population."
- Recognition too for supermarket own-label wines
- The research into the health benefits of soy foods continues to accumulate while the concerns about the legume’s purported estrogenic effects abate, according to a recent review article.
- Syngenta has announced that Orondis Opti fungicide premix is now registered and approved for use on specialty and vegetable crops by EPA. Currently sold as a multi-pack, Orondis Opti will be introduced and commercially available as a premix formulation for the 2017 growing season upon receipt of individual state registrations.
Orondis Opti combines the active ingredients found in Orondis and Bravo fungicides into a product that protects crops when they are most actively growing to max
- E-Market Insights – Private Cloud Solutions, a new service from IRI and Clavis Insights, offers “in-depth e-commerce and in-store cause and effect analytics” for sales and growth strategies in CPG marketing.
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- Kabrita USA cuts through the competition in the infant and toddler formula category to earn shelf space and parents' trust by cultivating consumers' positive reviews and healthcare providers' recommendations.
- The food industry should not be pilloried for making food safe, affordable and enjoyable, according to the chairman of food consultancy Zenith International.
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- The 32nd Annual North American Farmers Direct Marketing (NAFDMA) Convention will take place Feb. 3-9, 2017 in Mystic, CT. Registration is open at NAFDMA’s website,FarmersInspired.com.
The annual convention will be a six-day/six-night event comprising of bus tours, educational sessions, workshops, and a business exchange. It is a full immersion convention that brings farm direct marketers and agritourism operators from all over the continent together for learning and networking in
- The Mediterranean diet is being undermined by climate change, a misuse of natural resources and a brain drain which are damaging the social fabric of rural communities, according to a new book by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
- Bakkavor chairman Lydur Gudmundsson said both appointees would bring invaluable new skills to the board
- The NPD makes use of ingredients such as dandelion greens, pea protein and bee pollen powder
- He has replaced Frederic Landtmeters, who has relocated to become the brewer’s Canada CEO
- UK retail sales were up 0.6% like-for-like in November, driven by a strong rise in total food sales as Black Friday failed to boost general merchandise sales. Plus the rest of this morning’s news from the City
- Fortnum & Mason has said sales of its monogrammed hampers have risen by 20% this Christmas despite fierce competition from a cheaper rival.
- From fruit- and herb-infused apple cider vinegar to bitter melon & green tea combos, and collagen-laced waters, new beverage concepts are hitting the market every week. But which emerging trends have real staying power and what really interests VCs and strategic investors? FoodNavigator-USA headed to BevNet Live in Santa Monica to find out…
- Bactericide applications during cooler times of the year, when HLB bacteria is more active, will be most effective.
Photo by Frank GilesWithout a doubt, the biggest news in Florida citrus during 2016 was the clearance for applications of three bactericide products aimed at improving the health of HLB-infected trees.
The products, FireWall 50 (streptomycin, AgroSource), FireLine 17 (oxytetracycline, AgroSource), and Mycoshield (oxytetracycline, NuFarm) were first approved by a crisis declaration
- Craft brewer BrewDog has launched another crowdfunding pitch to raise up to £10m and help fund its continued global expansion.
- The limited edition allows shoppers to use any face-swapping app to put their visage on the front label
- General Mills has recalibrated its global organizational structure to, “support growth and drive greater efficiency by streamlining the company's leadership, maximizing global scale, and increasing operational agility.”
- At November’s FoodVision USA, we snatched several attendees to get their take on the rising popularity of plant-based diets and food.
- Swiss confectionery giant Ferrero has announced the completion of its deal to buy Belgian luxury biscuit brand Delacre from UK-based Pladis.
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