New Product Development

Blue Diamond has an extensive product portfolio of almond offerings, from sliced and diced almonds, to almond flour and protein powder, to almond butter. Pic: Blue Diamond

Almonds are fast becoming a leading ‘clean’ ingredient

By Gill Hyslop

Impressive nutritional attributes continue to position almonds as a popular value-added inclusion in the clean label category, with it becoming the most used tree nut in global new product introductions in 2018, according to Innova Market Insights.

RayZyn lets grapes hang on the vine past the time they would typically be harvested for winemaking, and dries them to create a new 'superfood snack.' Pic: Getty Images/bmdesign

RayZyn draws on otherwise wasted wine grapes for a superfood snack

By Kristine Sherred

The growing snack company – a phoenix rising from the devastating California wildfires in 2017 – dries wine grapes (and sometimes coats them in chocolate) to create a fruit snack with more antioxidants than their traditional counterpart.

Food manufacturers across categories launch hundreds of new products at the annual NACS show, this year in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center.

NACS 2019

Snacks skew functional and flavorful, from brands big and small at NACS

By Kristine Sherred

Established names look to all-in-one snack packs and new categories for c-store growth, while healthier choices make a push for their place in this grab-and-go channel. Sneak a peek at what we’ve seen this week at the National Association of Convenience...

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