In early October, Prepared Foods held its 37th annual New Products Conference, where themes of sustainability underpinned many of the speaker presentations. New Products Conference sessions surrounding upcycled foods, food waste and plant based foods each contained overt and tangential messages about corporate responsibility and sustainable food production.
Specialty Food Association Trendspotter Panel identifies forces influencing food in the new year
November 25, 2019
“As the specialty food industry hits a record year of growth with $148.7 billion in sales, we’re seeing that health benefits and sustainability concerns will continue to drive more food and beverage trends in 2020,” said Denise Purcell, head of content for the SFA.
“Storytelling: Winning with Words” tops this year’s trend list
November 19, 2019
According to Innova Market Insights research, three in five global consumers say that stories around a brand influence their purchasing decisions, with the main reasons why consumers want this information given as learning where the ingredients come from, understanding the product’s benefits and engendering trust in the brand.
Subscribers are given an opportunity to learn about Oaxaca’s storied mezcal culture
November 8, 2019
As the company continues to grow, Maguey Melate has now announced its official launch as it prepares to ship December subscription boxes for the Mezcalero of the Month Club. This shipment will be sent out the first week of December in time for the holidays and the company's largest to date.
Farmers, ag-retailers and manufacturers joined government officials, academics and NGOs at Tate & Lyle’s first Shared Impact Dinner
October 21, 2019
The event followed the landmark launch of Tate & Lyle’s sustainable agriculture program, which will enroll 1.5 million acres of US-grown corn in Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN’s sustainable agriculture program by the end of the 2019.
The company won its award in the “Planetary Health” category, which recognizes novel solutions that balance the need for human health and a healthy planet
September 27, 2019
The announcement of the award winners comes shortly after the UN Climate Summit in New York and Impossible Foods’ worldwide debut in grocery stores in both New York and Southern California. Creating a more sustainable food system is core to the international architecture of progress on climate change. Impossible Foods is adding a powerful tool for climate action.
Cactus-based foods, sustainable salmon and upcycling technology were some of the key trends highlighted at the event
September 23, 2019
“All of the startups we watched at FoodBytes! Chicago showcased some of the most innovative solutions we have seen yet when it comes to building a more nutritious and sustainable food supply,” said Darren Streiler, investment director, ADM Ventures, who served as a judge on the panel.
Nearly 20 million consumers, have switched to a different food or beverage brand because it had earth-friendly packaging
September 18, 2019
When making food and beverage purchase decisions based on the environment, packaging is most visible to consumers. One in 10 US adults, or roughly 20 million consumers, said that they have switched to a different food or beverage brand because it had earth-friendly packaging.