As Americans tentatively emerge from lockdown, the industry is likely to face a very different consumer landscape. How might tighter household budgets change consumer priorities and behaviors? Will ‘Big Food’ really stage a comeback? Will habits (stress...
John Foraker, president of General Mills’ organic foods unit Annie’s, announced on LinkedIn late last week he is leaving at the end of August, but denies it’s due to the food giant’s embittered sales results.
CEOs of organic candy and snack brands, including Pure Growth Organic, iWon Organics and Torie & Howard, have voiced their opinions on whether hydroponically-grown foods should be certified as organic.
Wessanen has consolidated its position in Europe's sustainable, organic food market with the acquisition of Spanish firm Biogran. Does this mean the Dutch firm itself is looking increasingly attractive to investors?
Company's president Sabrina Peterson: Hydroponics would create a larger supply of organic ingredients, which, in turn, would lower the cost and make organic more accessible.
The US House of Representatives has voted to pass a federal GMO labeling bill (306:117 votes) that would pre-empt and nullify all state-led GMO labeling laws including the one that has just come into effect in Vermont.
Will Dave's Killer Bread retain its edgy appeal without its co-founder and namesake? FoodNavigator-USA (FNU) caught up with CEO John Tucker after bakery giant Flowers Foods coughed up a cool $275m in cash to buy the organic baker from the founding...
An increasing number of commercial organic operations could be contributing to higher levels of greenhouse gases coming from each acre of farm land, say researchers who warn that organic food production needs to take the right direction on emissions.
Long before “gluten-free,” “sustainable” and “organic” held the marketing sway they do now, Liz Ward wanted to channel her passion for organic agriculture and social justice into a naturally nutritionally dense food product by creating BumbleBar, an all...
The founders of Canadian bakery products manufacturer One Degree Organic Foods think the current packaged food landscape has distanced consumers far too much from Mother Nature. They’re looking to narrow the gap between food producers and the end consumer...
In 2012, Late July’s revenues were a modest $18.6m. In 2014, founder and CEO Nicole Dawes says the brand is "currently at a $60M run rate", primarily due to explosive growth in sales of organic snack chips. Not bad going considering she’s vying...
Tetra Pak has launched a next generation heat exchanger that can process thick and sticky products such as puddings, purees or soups and products that contain solids such, as casseroles, baby food and ready meals.
Organic logos and claims generally have positive effects on consumers, but even the most positive supporter has negative inferences towards organic products when they are judged on functional health benefits, suggest researchers.
Sales of UK organics dropped by 3.7% in 2011 amid a global market upturn, exasperated by difficult trading conditions but caused by a lack of investment and innovation in this sector, according to a report by the Soil Association.
Frutarom USA has received organic certification from certification body Secal Israel for its Origanox ingredient, designed to combat lipid oxidation in foods – allowing it to market the ingredient in the United States and around the world.
Proposals to prevent bakers from calling their wares organic if they use standard baker’s yeast could “dramatically impact availability in the organic bakery product category”, the American Association of Bakers (ABA) has warned.
Consumers may consider organic cookies, yogurt and potato chips to be tastier, healthier and lower in calories because they carry an organic label, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Cornell.
Sonneveld says the launch of its new organic release agent and cutting oils follows consultation with the UK organic body, the Soil Association, regarding the development of processing standard, organic versions of these type of production aids.
Are organic foods healthier? The sad truth is that nearly 100,000 studies later, we just don't know. Meanwhile, this lack of certainty presents major business opportunities for the organic food industry.
A new review of studies on the nutritional content of organic and conventional produce has broadly concluded that there are no differences – but the investigators raise big concerns over standard of the science.
Organic food was once seen as a niche market but now major multinationals are offering organic products. In fact it has been one of the biggest trends in the food sector in recent years but do organics have staying power, or will consumers lose interest...