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It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
David Henry Thoreau

 
Leading Off  
When Celebrities Talk Science
Undark Magazine - The actress and singer Zooey Deschanel has a message for Americans too poor to buy organic food: Stop eating apples, avoid fresh tomatoes, and give up on grapes, peppers, potatoes, and other items that appear among the so-called "Dirty Dozen," a list of fruits and vegetables that, when farmed and harvested using standard industrial methods, tend to carry more pesticide residues..... The problem: While this appears to be a piece of safety advice, it's hard to find any scientific support to back it up. And it's not the only questionable claim that Deschanel shares in the series... Read.


Companies
& Brands on Twitter
   
7--Eleven
AB InBev
Amys Kitchen
Annies Homegrown
Applegate
Arbys
Azteca Foods
Baked by Melissa
Barry Callebaut
Ben & Jerrys
Betty Crocker
Beyond Meat
Blakes All Natural
Blue Bell
Blue Bunny
Bolthouse Farms
Bosco
Brown-Forman
Burger King
Campbell soup Co. 

Cheesecake Factory
Chick-fil-A
Chipotle
Chiquita Brands
Chobani
Churchs Chicken
Coca-Cola Co. 
Coffee-mate
ConAgra Foods
Cott Beverages
CowWow Cereal Milk
Dairy Queen
Dannon Co. 
Dasani
Dean Foods
Dennys
Diageo
Diamond Foods
Dr Pepper snapple
Dunkin Donuts
EVOL Foods
Fage UsA
Fatburger
Five Guys
Flowers Foods
Foster Farms
Frito-Lay
Garden Fresh
   Gourment
General Mills
Good Humor
Gortons
Goya Foods
Hain Celestial
Hampton Creek
Happy Egg Co.
Healthy Choice

Hershey Co. 
Hersheys Kisses
Hillshire Brands
Honest Tea
Hormel Foods
Hostess Brands
Hostess snacks
Hot Pockets
Jack Links Jerky
Jimmy Dean
JM smucker

Johnsonville
Just Born Inc. 
Kashi Foods
Kellogg Co. 
KFC
Kona Red
Kraft Heinz Co. 
Kroger
M&M Brands
McCormick spices
McDonalds
Michael Foods
Mondelez Intl
Moosehead Breweries
Mountain Dew
Nestle
Nestle UsA
Noodles & Co. 
Oreo
Orville Redenbacher
Panera Bread
PEEPs Brand
Pepperidge Farm
Pepsi
PepsiCo
Pilgrims Pride
Pillsbury
Pinnacle Foods
Pizza Hut
POM Wonderful
Popeyes Chicken
Reddi-wip
Reeses PB Cups
Republic of Tea
Rudis Organic
     Bakery
sABMiller
safeway
sams Club
schwans
shake shack
smithfield Foods
sonic Drive-In
soupure
starbucks Coffee
subway
Taco Bell
Talking Rain
Target stores
Tofurky
Twix
Tyson Foods
Unilever
Walmart

Walmart Labs
Wegmans
Wendys
Whataburger
White Castle
WhiteWave Foods
Whole Foods
YUM Brands

Twitter--
Informational


Ad Age
Beef Magazine
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Beverage Industry
BevNet
Candy & snack
     Today
Candy UsA
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Cornell Food Lab
Dataessential
Euromonitor
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Food Dive
Food Genius
Food in Canada
Food Industry
     Today
Food Insight
Food Institute
Food Navigator UsA
Food Processing
Food safety News
Food Tank
GMA
Grocery HQ
Hartman Group
HuffPost Food
Ipsos Marketing
Medical News Today
Mintel
MsN Lifestyle
National Restaurant
    
Assn
New Food Magazine
Nielsen
NPD
NPR Food
Packaged Facts
Packaging Digest
Pew Research
Pew Hispanic
QsR Magazine
Restaurant News

Rudd Center
Technomic
The Packer
TrendHunter
UsDA Food safety
ZenithOptimedia

Company & Name--Brand
Websites   

7-Eleven stores
AB InBev
Active Health Foods
American Crystal
   sugar
Aquafina
Amys Kitchen
Azteca Foods
Ben & Jerrys
Bimbo Bakeries UsA
Borden Dairy
Bosco Products
Brown--Forman Corp
Burger King Corp. 
Campbell soup
Cheesecake Factory
Chick-fil-A
Chiquita Brands
Churchs Chicken
Circle K
Coca--Cola Co. 
ConAgra Foods
ConAgra Mills
Cott Corp
CowWow Cereal Milk
Crystal Farms
Dairy Queen
Dannon Co. 
Darden Restaurants
Darigold
Dasani
Dean Foods
Decas Cranberry
   Products

Del Monte Foods
Diamond Foods
Dole Food Co. 
Dominos Pizza
Dr Pepper
Dr Pepper snapple
   Group
El Pollo Loco
Farbest
Flowers Foods
Fortune Brands
Foster Farms
Freebird Chicken
Fresh Express
Frito-Lay
Fuddruckers
General Mills
Gerber Products
Gortons Inc. 
Goya Foods
H. J. Heinz Co. 
Hain-Celestial Grp
Healthy Choice
Hershey Co. 
Hillshire Farms
Honest Tea
Hormel Foods
Hostess Foods
HP Hood
Imperial sugar
Ito En N. America
J. M. smucker Co. 
J.R. simplot
J&J snack Foods
Jamba Juice
Jelly Belly Candy Co
Jimmy Dean
Jones soda Co
Just Born Inc
Kashi Co. 
Kellogg Co. 
Keystone Foods
KFC
Kona Red
Kraft Foods
Kroger Co. 
Land OLakes
Lays Brand
Leprino Foods
Little Caesars
Long Horn
   steakhouse
Long John silvers
McCain Foods
McCormick & Co. 
McDonalds Corp
McKee Foods
Malt-O-Meal
Maple Leaf Foods
Mars Inc. 
Meals to Heal
Michael Foods
Miller Lite
MillerCoors
Moes southwest
   Grill
Mom Brands
Monster Energy
Mountain Dew
Nabisco World
National Chicken
   Council
National Restaurant
   Assn. 
Nestle sA
Nestle UsA
Ocean spray
Ole Mexican Foods
Oreo
Original soupMan
Orville
    
Redenbachers

Parmalat Canada
PepsiCo
Perdue Farms
Perkins Restaurants
Pilgrims Pride Corp. 
Pinnacle Foods
Post Foods
Pringles
Ralcorp Holdings
Ralphs Grocery
Red Bull UsA
Red Lobster
Rich Products Corp
Ruiz Foods
safeway Inc. 
sanderson Farms
saputo Inc. 
sargento Foods
schreiber Foods
schwan Food Co
seneca Foods
skippy Peanut
     
Butter

smart Baking Co. 
smithfield Foods
snyders-Lance Inc
soBe Beverages
starbucks Coffee Co
subway Restaurants
sunkist Growers
sunny Delight
   Beverage Co. 
Tootsie Roll Indus
Trader Joes
TreeHouse Foods
Tropicana Products
Tyson Foods
Unilever UsA
Vitaminwater
Walmart stores
Wegmans
Welchs
Wells Enterprises
Wendys Intl
WhiteWave Foods
Whole Foods
Yoplait
YUM! Brands

Flavors & Ingredients
suppliers
  

Agilex Flavors &
   
Fragrances

Allen Flavors
Aromatech Intl
Bell Flavors &
   
Fragrances

Bickford Flavors
Blue Pacific Flavors
Blue star Flavors
Carmi Flavor and
   
Fragrance Co. 

Comax Flavors
D.D. Williamson
David Michael & Co
Edlong Dairy
   
Technologies

Farbest
Firmenich
Flavor Dynamics
Flavor Infusion
Flavor systems Intl
Flavorchem
Fleurchem
FONA International
Fontana Flavors
Frutarom
Gamay Flavors
Givaudan Flavors
GLCC Flavors
Gold Coast
   
Ingredients

Gum Technology
H.B. Taylor Co
Hagelin Flavor
   
Technologies

Innova Flavors
Intl Flavors &
   
Fragrances (IFF)

International Food
   Products (IFPC)
Kalsec Inc
Kikkoman UsA
McCormick & Co. 
Mane Inc. 
Mission Flavors &
   
Fragrances

Monsanto Co. 
Mother Murphys

National Flavors
National Fruit Flavor
Natural Flavors Inc

Newly Weds Foods

Nu-Tek Food
   science

Ottens Flavors
Penford Corp. 
Prinova UsA
Proliant Meat
   
Ingredients

Rhodia
Robertet
sargento Food
   
Ingredients

senomyx
sensient Colors
sensient Flavors
Sethness Co.
solazyme
summit Hill Flavors
symrise
synergy Flavors
T. Hasegawa UsA
Takasago
Target Flavors
Treatt
Ungerer & Co. 
Virginia Dare

Watson Inc.

Weber Flavors

WILD Flavors

 
Nestle Selling US Candy Unit to Nutella Maker Ferrero for $2.8 Billion
Syracuse.com - Nestle agreed to sell its U.S. confectionery unit to Ferrero, the Italian maker of Nutella, in the first substantial step away from the candy industry by the company that invented milk chocolate. The $2.8 billion sale of the unit, which includes the Butterfinger, Crunch and Baby Ruth brands, is also the first major divestment by the Swiss food giant since Chief Executive Officer Mark Schneider took the helm last year. Nestle plans to focus on healthier and faster-growing categories like coffee, pet food and water as the food industry grapples with a drop in demand for sugary products ..... The U.S. chocolate industry is in tumult. Hershey Co. has been cutting 15 percent of its workforce and Lindt & Spruengli AG on Tuesday reported its weakest organic sales growth since 2009 amid sluggish demand in North America. Read.

Cannabis, Booze, and Branding: 10 Macro Trends Driving Food Innovation
By Barb Stuckey at Forbes - Each year Mattson identifies a number of macro trends. Our goal is to think beyond "the next kale." We choose lifestyle trends that have the power to influence food and beverage purchases, behavior, beliefs and, of course, innovation -- the business we're in. The reason to track trends is, ultimately, to translate them into viable business opportunities. Here are our 2018 picks.
1. Cannabis Craze
For most of my life marijuana was an illegal drug. Smoking it was risky and looked upon with suspicion. And smoking was -- if not the only -- the most common way it was consumed. Increasingly, marijuana is seen as a functional food, with purported health benefits far outnumbering what consumers can get from kale, turmeric or kombucha... Read.
 
Around the Net    
 
The New Whole Foods Adopts One Of Old Grocery's Most Condemned Practices
Forbes - Among the many criticisms leveled against grocery stores that rely on slotting allowances and other supplier fees to operate their businesses is that these charges result in higher prices to consumers and a degree of sameness -- a sort of dumbing down of merchandising creativity -- across locations. That's what makes a recent Washington Post article, which suggests Whole Foods is moving to a similar system to operate its business, a head scratcher. Read.
 
Chicken abuse video in Florida facility has people seeking alternatives
WTSP 10 News - A viral video showing what appears to be animal abuse and filthy conditions inside a Florida egg farm is now prompting some people to look for healthier and more ethical alternatives to traditional egg production..... Lakeland-based Tampa Bay Organics is one of the local companies filling the void and providing consumers with an alternative. Read.
 
- Amazon accounted for 18% of US online grocery sales in 2017
 
Beverage Industry News & Trends       
 
Sparkling water is still the hottest beverage among millennials
Allentown Morning Call - This year, you can expect to see a lot more sparkling drink options in stores, bars, and restaurants. The steady rise of carbonated water brands like LaCroix can be attributed to their target demographic: health-conscious millennials who are nixing soft drinks in favor of sugar-free sparkling waters. Read.
 
Did Cook County's failed soda tax cause sales taxes to fizzle, too?
Chicago Daily Herald - Cook County's short-lived penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages not only failed to bring in as much revenue as projected, but it might also have cost the county millions in sales tax revenue as consumers crossed county and state lines to buy their groceries. Read.
 
- This popular beverage is hurting your muscles
 
Category Snapshot: Condiments    
 
Food industry benefits from creating new condiments
Born2Invest - Understanding both the versatility and the potential in condiments is a surprisingly effective marketing strategy. New sauces are often created by accident, but the right market and advertisements can make them famous, like a new version of Sriracha. Sauce and condiment sales topped $25 billion in the US in 2016. You probably never considered how much your regular purchases of salad dressings contributed to the overall industry! Here's why condiments benefit business... Read.
 
Companies, Categories  & Brands    
 
Ben & Jerry's Launches Two New Vegan Ice Cream Flavors
Plant Based News - Ice-cream brand Ben & Jerry's has added two new vegan flavors to its non-dairy line. The two new flavors take the [line]up to a total of nine... The dairy-free ice-cream options are made with an almond milk base and certified vegan. The new flavors include Peanut Butter Half Baked, which features chocolate and peanut butter ice-cream with fudge brownies and gobs of peanut butter cookie dough. Read.
 
Cali'flour Foods' Latest Creation: The Collagen Wrap
PR Newswire (press release) - The food industry is booming with the world's cleverest healthy replacement products and Cali'flour Foods may have just changed the deli industry for good. Since the dawn of the gluten-free revolution, consumers have been changing the marketplace by demanding alternatives to the simple breads that have been a staple for years. However, it's been no easy task to reconfigure wheat-less versions of our favorite sandwiches. Lettuce wraps are a good start, but lacking. Read.
 
General Mills invests in Urban Remedy plant-based firm
Baking Business - Urban Remedy, a maker of plant-based ready-to-eat meals, snacks and beverages, announced the close of a $17 million series B fundraising round led by 301 INC, the business development and venturing arm of General Mills, Inc. John Foraker, formerly president of Annie's, has joined the board of directors. Read.
 
- Coca-Cola retains 'pouring rights' with NASCAR
 
Foodservice Industry /News & Trends    
 
City Girl Coffee Only Sources Its Coffee from Women-Led Farms
Food & Wine - Bohbot explains that sourcing her coffee from these farms means that the revenue goes straight back to the women who run the operation, and in her experience, that means the surrounding community reaps the benefits of a boosted economy, too. "When women have access to education and resources, they take that and put it back into their communities, [and create] more sustainable industries around them," she says. Read.
 
The rise of the ethnic independent
Supermarket News - Ethnic and mainstream foods have increasingly converged as consumers of all backgrounds become more exposed to the cuisines of the world through cooking shows, social media and the growing presence of globally influenced foodservice offerings. The appeal of these foods is further bolstered by the growth of ethnic populations in the U.S., which is outpacing that of the Caucasian population. Read.
 
- Papa John's Announces Departure of CFO
 
Grocery Industry News & Trends    
 
7-Eleven introduces healthier products
Bend Bulletin - Like thousands of U.S. convenience stores, many 7-Eleven stores cram rows of snacks between a wall of chilled sodas and a bank of churning Slurpee machines. But starting this month, 7-Eleven will also begin selling cold-pressed juice. It's organic, vegan, fair trade, non-GMO, gluten-­free -- and designed to appeal to an entirely new type of convenience-store consumer. Read.
 
World Report    
 
UK: 70% of consumers want British-made food
MorningAdvertiser.co.uk - Almost three quarters (70%) of consumers would choose British-made products if given the choice, according to new research. The survey of 2,000 people, which was commissioned by Young's Seafood, revealed a growing trend towards the importance of buying British. The research also highlighted that six in 10 would say British cuisine was 'the best in the world', while nearly half of respondents said eating British food reminds them of their childhood. Read.
 
- Ireland: Guinness goes non-alcoholic with new lager
- Israel: Veganism is the hottest food trend in Israel

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