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Maplewood Brewery & Distillery gears up for fall brewing season with new flavors and updated packaging

Maplewood Brewery & Distillery preps for fall brewing season

Over the two years that Chicago-based Maplewood Brewery & Distillery has been in business, its approach to brewing and distilling has been constantly evolving, creating a full line up of craft beers and three whiskey varieties to fit seasonal and perennial palates.

Published: 22-Sep-2016

What does sustainability mean to you?

Sustainability and farming: SVZ Ingredients

Successful sustainability initiatives need to consider how farmers work and think, and involve co-operation between all parties, says SVZ International.

Published: 21-Sep-2016

Enova Foods collagen tea claims to reduce wrinkles in 4 weeks

Enova Foods collagen tea claims to reduce wrinkles in 4 weeks

Enova Foods is targeting the health and wellness sector by expanding its protein snack bars and launching a collagen tea.

Published: 29-Aug-2016

Vox Pop: Consumers had this to say about GMO labeling...

Vox Pop: Consumers had this to say about GMO labeling...

On the heels of President Barack Obama signing into law a federal bill requiring the disclosure of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on packaged food and beverage products, we at Beverage Daily and FoodNavigator-USA asked consumers at a downtown Chicago farmers market what they thought of GMOs.

Published: 10-Aug-2016

IFT 2016: Simplicity and transparency in beverage packaging are here to stay

IFT 2016: Simplicity & transparency in beverage packaging

Andy Dratt, executive vice president of Imbibe, and Jeff Hilton, co-founder and CMO of BrandHive, sat down with BeverageDaily following their presentation at IFT in Chicago to talk about the best practices in beverage packaging.

Published: 08-Aug-2016

From 'good sugar' to reformulation R&D: The companies that welcome sugar taxes

From 'good sugar' to reformulation R&D: The companies that welcome sugar taxes

A sugar tax might be bad news for some manufacturers but for others it's an opportunity. We spoke to a stevia manufacturer, a low GI sugar company and a reformulation R&D firm to see how they view such policies.

Published: 05-Aug-2016

What’s hot in functional beverages? Omega-3s, prebiotics and probiotics

What’s hot in functional beverages? Omega-3s, prebiotics and probiotics

Interest in probiotics is skyrocketing and the friendly bugs are increasingly turning up in functional beverages. But what are the challenges of this delivery system and what are the solutions?

Published: 02-Aug-2016

It's time to put whey and casein back together, exec says

It's time to put whey and casein back together, exec says

Cutting milk proteins apart has been all the rage in recent years. But Benoit Turpin of Milk Specialities Global said the market is now starting to come around to the idea that Mother Nature did a pretty good job with the original protein and using it in its whole form makes a lot of sense.

Published: 27-Jul-2016

Lycored survey says consumers will pay more for natural colors

Lycored survey says consumers will pay more for natural colors

Christiane Lippert

Head of marketing (food) - Lycored

Consumers are willing to pay a premium of nearly 50% for food and drink formulated with natural ingredients, according to a new survey commissioned by Lycored.

Published: 20-Jul-2016

Boosting productivity at Coca-Cola’s Wakefield factory

Coca-Cola factory boss talks staff engagement

Trevor Newman

Supply chain operations director - Coca-Cola European Partners

Boosting productivity by improving employee engagement is a four-step process at Coca-Cola European Partners’ (CCEP) Wakefield factory.

Published: 05-Jul-2016

Numi Organic Tea rides rising wave of turmeric’s & matcha’s popularity

Numi Organic Tea rides rising wave of turmeric’s & matcha’s popularity

Matcha and turmeric continue to rise in popularity as consumers and manufacturers embrace the ancient ingredients for their health benefits, unique flavor profiles and brilliant colors. 

Published: 05-Jul-2016

Packaged cold brew coffee is gaining traction, & still has plenty of room for additional players

Packaged cold brew coffee gains traction, has room for more players

Cold brew coffee is creating quiet the buzz in the US with new brands streaming into the market and retail sales growing exponentially in the past five years. 

Published: 27-May-2016

Vox Pop: The truth about Millennials, revealed by Millennials

Vox Pop: The truth about Millennials, revealed by Millennials

Serial snackers, addicted to new products and ‘emotionally connected’ to coffee? Marketers are obsessed with Millennials—generally defined as adults between the age of 18 to 34—so we thought it would be fun to head into the streets of Chicago and find out what real-life Millennials think about food.

Published: 26-May-2016

Banana water is 'lighter and fresher than coconut water,' says Steuben Foods

Banana water tastes better than coconut water,' Steuben Foods

Banana water from Elmhurst Naturals – which combines water, banana juice concentrate and natural banana flavor (70 cals per 12oz bottle) – is now available in HEB, Jewel, Sprouts, Albertsons, Amazon and other big name grocers, and hits Kroger in the fall.

Published: 23-May-2016

'It's still an attractive market': How are companies overcoming political instability in Turkey?

'It's still an attractive market': How are companies overcoming political instability in Turkey?

At the crossroads of east and west, Turkey offers huge promise but given the current political and economic situation, there are also challenges. FoodNavigator spoke to both Turkish and global companies at Food Ingredients in Istanbul this month to get their tips for doing business in the region.

Published: 18-May-2016

‘Our product is quite polarizing – and therefore engages people more’: Chili-infused drink Caliente

‘Our product is quite polarizing – and therefore engages people more’: Chili-infused drink Caliente

The kick of chili may not be for everyone: but chili-infused beverages can offer a real alternative to boring or unhealthy soft drinks, says Swedish start-up Caliente. 

Published: 04-May-2016

The ‘next generation’ of digestive health drinks? Rhythm tunes into consumer trends

The ‘next generation’ of digestive health drinks? Rhythm tunes into consumer trends

Rhythm Health believes its coconut-based kefir beverages and snacks can be the ‘natural successor’ to the current drinks for digestive health on shelves, because its products also tap into consumer demands such as dairy-free, gluten-free and no added sugar. 

Published: 03-May-2016

CideRoad: Switchel meets demand for bolder flavors

CideRoad: Switchel meets demand for bolder flavors

The sweet but tart taste of switchel can be polarizing, says Cide Road founder Kevin Duffy. But it meets a growing demand for bolder, more sophisticated, flavors that has helped to drive sales of products such as kombucha, adds Duffy, who has now secured listings for Cide Road in almost 2,000 stores.

Published: 29-Mar-2016

What is emotional marketing and how can social media help you get it right?

What is emotional marketing and how can social media help you get it right?

Social media has transformed the way food manufacturers can engage in emotional marketing and foster brand love among consumers – but tread carefully because it also magnifies errors if you get it wrong, warns one digital marketer.

Published: 17-Mar-2016

Start-ups are inventing the future & big business needs to partner now: Unilever Foundry creator

Start-ups are inventing the future & big business needs to partner now: Unilever Foundry creator

Start-ups are changing the food industry from trailblazing new ideas to providing new growth models, and both big businesses and small start-ups need to collaborate to innovate. The benefits are mutual, says Jeremy Basset, founder of Unilever’s incubator scheme.

Published: 08-Mar-2016

Upcoming EU sports nutrition law revamp – a win for industry?

Upcoming EU sports nutrition law revamp – a win for industry?

Craig Simpson

EU food law expert - Steptoe & Johnson

The way sports foods are regulated in the EU is set to change. But how? Craig Simpson, EU food law expert with Steptoe & Johnson in the UK, gives his view likely outcomes and industry impacts.

Published: 13-Jan-2016

Smart combinations: Juices blend fruit and vegetable ingredients for nutritional punch and flavor appeal

Smart combinations: Juices blend fruit and vegetable ingredients for nutritional punch and flavor appeal

Vegetable ingredients may boost the nutritional content of beverages: but when it comes to taste, it’s the fruit flavor that continues to appeal to a mass audience.

Published: 12-Jan-2016

Refreshment and nutrition drive demand for vegetable ingredients

Refreshment and nutrition drive demand for vegetable ingredients

Vegetable ingredients are winning favor with consumers who value them as a healthy part of their diet, but how will the category evolve in 2016 and beyond?

Published: 08-Jan-2016

Eat with your eyes: Making sense of multi-sensory food

Eat with your eyes: Making sense of multi-sensory food

Food should taste and smell good but what else should and can it do when ‘visually stimulated’ consumers like millennials engage in eating occasions? Touch, sight and sound are increasingly in the mix and driving multi-sensory NPD as FoodNavigator discovered at Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) in Paris recently. Black water anyone?

Published: 14-Dec-2015

Sugar alternatives evolve but some consumers still want the real thing

Sugar alternatives evolve but some consumers still want the real thing

In recent years, sugar has replaced fat and sodium as public enemy No. 1 in the nation’s fight against obesity and diabetes – prompting consumers to shun the ingredient and manufacturers to seek alternative sweeteners.

Published: 21-Oct-2015

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