Food and beverage resource providers close deal to shift business focus and fuel innovation growth
January 12, 2023
RodeoCPG is known for providing strategies to better-for-you food & beverage operators looking to scale at various stages across the development process. The shift in strategy will combine their sales expertise, operational acumen, and proprietary technology into a unique retail sales solution.
Product developers continue to meet consumer call for new food and beverage products that address immune health
December 23, 2022
Over the course of 2022, Prepared Foods developed dozens of articles, podcasts, videos and infographics about food and beverage product development in the immunity space. Here six items that the Prepared Foods community found most compelling in the past year.
Foodiq’s new super ingredient unlocks potential of fermented fava beans to take plant-based food to the next level
December 15, 2022
The Finnish company Foodiq has developed a new ingredient that can finally allow plant-based food alternatives to go global. The ingredient, called Fabea+, is made from fermented fava beans and offers a more nutritious, sustainable, and scalable alternative to mainstream ingredients used in the plant-based market, such as soy, pea or oats.
Bell Flavors & Fragrances debuts trend inspirations via Spark–Ignites Creativity, Inspires Senses® Platform
December 15, 2022
Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) has released its new Spark Trends platform predictions. Since its inception in 2015, Spark provides a multi-faceted understanding of the global consumer landscape, blending a comprehensive knowledge of culinary influences, market dynamics and product innovations with consumer attitudes, usage and purchasing habits to understand what’s shaping the future of flavors, fragrances and botanicals.
Product developers refine flavor and texture of plant-based products with ingredient technology and artificial intelligence
December 14, 2022
Through its new B2B platform, NotCo is making its artificial intelligence technology available for more food and beverage manufacturers seeking to create best-in-class and scalable plant-based products. In addition to delivering a superior eating experience, NotCo’s artificial intelligence offers the added benefits of extreme accuracy and speed, cutting R&D development timelines down to mere months compared to what traditionally has taken years.
Walmart, Albertsons, Sprouts among retailers honored for store brand innovation
November 16, 2022
Walmart’s Sam's Choice™ oatmilk chocolate bar; Albertsons’ Signature Reserve™ ravioli with porcini mushrooms and truffle; and biodegradable household cleaner from Sprouts Farmers Market are among PLMA’s 2022 Salute to Excellence award winners for store brand innovation.
Brands dosa by DOSA, Pariva, Tres Lecheria and Wheyward Spirit Win $50,000 at the Open Innovation Final Pitch Event
November 11, 2022
In its fourth year, the 2022 Real California Milk Excelerator advances innovation in its truest state: open. As one of the biggest dairy competitions in the world, the program sought early-stage applicants with high-growth potential that create a 50% cow’s milk-based product or working prototype.