Food Tech


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    How Coca-Cola bottled the vibrancy of Africa for its latest creation

    With a name inspired by the isiZulu term for “come here,” Wozzaah looks to embody the culture of and invite consumers to the continent.

    By Chris Kelly • May 23, 2024
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    Meatable appoints beef industry veteran as CEO

    Jeff "Trip" Tripician spent years leading companies with ties to Big Ag and is now part of the cultivated meat company's mission to expand in the U.S.

    By May 22, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from Food Dive

    The food and beverage industry is changing rapidly and the actions companies take this year are likely to play a major role in defining their future. 

    By Food Dive staff
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    Are you ready to answer the U.S. FDA call for traceability?

    Leading manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, retailers and foodservice operators are already answering the call for traceability within the food and pharmaceutical supply chains—and you can too!

    May 20, 2024
  • GOOD Meat's cultivated chicken product, GOOD Meat 3
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    Eat Just’s Good Meat becomes first cultivated item on retail shelves

    The offering, which is available in Singapore, uses 3% of cultivated chicken cells. It allows the company to lower production costs and sell the product at a competitive price.

    By May 17, 2024
  • An end display in Target's grocery section features boxes of Pop-Tarts with a sign saying "Sale! Kellogg's Pop-Tarts frosted pastries 12-ct; When you buy 2; 2/$6"
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    CPG promotional activity unevenly impacts packaging suppliers

    Boxboard producers stand to benefit the most as consumer packaged goods companies shift away from their recent “value over volume” strategy, according to a Truist Securities analyst.

    By Katie Pyzyk • May 17, 2024
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    Ingredients in Focus: Supplier uses tomatoes to boost flavor and simplify ingredients list

    Lycored is harvesting the juicy red fruit to improve the eating experience for consumers in savory and sweet ways.

    By May 16, 2024
  • A view from a silver catwalk of Upside Foods' bioreactors in its EPIC facility and the stairs and walkway for people to access the tops of the machines.
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    Cultivated meat becomes part of the culture wars in the US

    Two separate bills signed in Alabama and Florida this month make it unlawful to manufacture, sell and distribute products made from animal cells.

    By May 15, 2024
  • Protein bars made with Sweegen's brazzein sweetener.
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    Ingredients in Focus: Sweegen launches flavor tool to compete with sugar

    As sweet protein products rise in popularity, more flavor innovators are looking to develop products to create better-for-you food products.

    By May 9, 2024
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    4 startups taking the cocoa out of chocolate

    With cocoa prices rising and sourcing scarce, companies are looking to alternatives and raising more than $110 million in equity funding, according to a recent report.

    By S.L. Fuller • May 8, 2024
  • A hand holds a bundle of herbs above a fiery double-decker grill with Meati Steaks and Cutlets with grill marks on the bottom left, asparagus on the bottom right, and a frying pan of stir fry and corn
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    Meati bucks trend and gets $100M funding boost

    While the alternative meat sector has been struggling to raise funds, the company is on its way to its goal of becoming a household name.

    By May 8, 2024
  • A stack of uncooked Impossible Burger patties separated by wax paper on a yellow background
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    Impossible Foods CEO on the importance of first impressions

    With headlines circulating around the declining sales in the plant-based category, Peter McGuinness believes it’s “ill-defined.”

    By May 7, 2024
  • Air fryer wings sold by Perdue Farms
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    Surging air fryer popularity leads Nestlé, other CPG giants to rethink food

    Once a novelty, the gadget’s presence in nearly two-thirds of U.S. homes has forced manufacturers to play catch-up and flood the market with compatible products.

    By May 7, 2024
  • A selection of no- and low- calorie sweeteners.
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    Consumers seeking better-for-you options to drive the food ingredients market: report

    More food companies are investing in developing innovative solutions through technology to manufacture “next-generation alternative proteins” and other ingredients.

    By May 2, 2024
  • Ingredion stevia sweetener
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    Ingredients in Focus: Ingredion’s PureCircle launches a ‘first of its kind’ drop-in stevia sweetener

    The solution is considered a natural origin sweetener that mimics sugar without additives and can be used in beverages, syrups and sauces, according to the company.

    By May 2, 2024
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    AI for shopper research? Consider these 3 key questions

    Predictive AI can help brands anticipate shopper preferences and drive sustainable growth. But AI is only as good as the data that power it.

    April 29, 2024
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    Ingredients in Focus: Honey truffle sweetener

    The rare tuber variety from Hungary could be a “game-changing alternative to sugar” due to its unique taste and intense sweetness, according to MycoTechnology.

    By April 25, 2024
  • Chips ahoy, cookies, mondelez
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    Mondelēz seeks to work with tech startups focused on ingredients, packaging and sustainability

    The snacking giant said the companies it partners with as part of its incubator program will provide early access to new capabilities to develop breakthrough products and platforms.

    By April 24, 2024
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    How Heineken is using AI to gain a competitive advantage

    The Dutch brewer is among the first companies to utilize Stravito's new artificial intelligence chatbot that helps enhance its market research capabilities.

    By April 23, 2024
  • Sixty Kroger stores tested sales of plant-based meat in the meat section in early 2020, in connection with the Plant Based Foods Association.
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    Plant-based food sales fall to $8.1B as consumers demand lower prices and higher quality

    Though the space has made strides to reach more people, only 15% of U.S. households purchased its alternative protein products in 2023, compared to 19% in 2022.

    By April 22, 2024
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    Why Sprite is heating up its lifestyle pitch with new Chill soda

    Coming on the tails of the brand resurrecting “Obey Your Thirst,” Sprite Chill aims to be a springboard for a bigger platform as Coke ramps up flavor experimentation.

    By Peter Adams • April 22, 2024
  • Beyond Meat new Beyond IV recipe
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    Beyond Meat’s revamped burger hits shelves

    As the category continues to try to reinvent itself, the company’s new generation of product is now available for consumers to try.

    By April 18, 2024
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    Daring’s new CEO sees the company as a ‘bright spot’ in a contracting category

    The plant-based chicken producer is focusing on profitability while bringing a clean ingredient product to the masses.

    By Updated April 15, 2024
  • Cargill sea salt flour
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    Kerry cuts sodium with Tastesense Salt

    The breakthrough allows formulators to use 60% less sodium in snacking products like chips, according to the company. 

    By April 11, 2024
  • Johnsonville grilling sausage infused with Leinenkugel’s beer.
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    The Weekly Sip: Leinenkugel gets into Johnsonville brats | Woody Harrelson’s spirit brand infuses superfoods

    The Summer Shandy Beer Brat combines two Wisconsin favorites, and Mingle Mocktails debuts a zero-proof sparkling rosé ahead of summer.

    By Food Dive staff • April 4, 2024
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    Tech tool Yuka gives transparency to complicated ingredient lists

    The app aims to help consumers decipher food product labels, empowering them to make informed shopping decisions and hold CPGs accountable for their "healthy" claims.

    By April 3, 2024