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IFT20: The keto diet keeps on trending

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KANSAS CITY — The ketogenic diet represents a significant yet challenging market opportunity for product developers, according to panelists presenting at ShIFT20, a virtual event produced by the Institute of Food Technologists, Chicago. Interest in the high-fat, low-carbohydrate lifestyle has surged as consumers seek personalized solutions for managing weight, improving......
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Campbell Soup reaches wheat sustainability goal

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CAMDEN, NJ. — The Campbell Soup Co. has reached its goal to improve fertilizer use on 70,000 acres of wheat a year ahead of schedule. In doing so, the company said it is positioned to boost farmers’ profitability, improve surrounding water quality and reduce the impact on the climate. Campbell......
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Einstein Bros. Bagels testing Beyond Breakfast Sausage sandwich

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LAKEWOOD, COLO. — Einstein Bros. Bagels has partnered with Beyond Meat to test its plant-based Beyond Breakfast Sausage on the menu of a select batch of Einstein Bros. restaurants for a limited time. Beginning July 16, three Einstein Bros. locations in the Denver area will offer the Beyond Sausage Spicy......
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Nestle launching non-dairy Starbucks creamers at retail

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SEATTLE — One year after first entering the refrigerated creamer category, Starbucks Corp. and Nestle SA are adding non-dairy varieties to the brand’s retail portfolio. The innovation comes as part of the companies’ global coffee alliance. Made with a blend of almond milk and oat milk, Starbucks Non-Dairy Creamers are......
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Bumps in the road ahead for Mars

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NEW YORK — While highly profitable, Mars, Inc. is likely to feel pressure from the coronavirus (COVID-19) in coming weeks and months, according to Moody’s Investors Service. On July 13, Moody’s issued an A1 rating for $2.5 billion of new senior unsecured notes issued by Mars in multiple tranches. Moody’s......
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Investors pour $200 million into Oatly

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MALMO, SWEDEN – Blackstone Growth, a fund managed by the investment firm Blackstone, and other investors such as former Starbucks chief executive officer Howard Schultz and Oprah Winfrey, have invested $200 million in Oatly, the maker of oat-based products. The capital will be used to expand the company’s manufacturing capacity......
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New Lay’s chips feature flavors of five US restaurant dishes

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PLANO, TEXAS — In a time where restaurant visits and travel are infrequent at best, PepsiCo, Inc.’s Frito-Lay North America business unit is allowing consumers to experience the flavors of five US restaurant dishes from the comfort of home. Lay’s is launching Flavor Icons, a new line of limited-batch potato......
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Danone debuts yogurt designed to boost children’s immunity

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WHITE PLAINS, NY. — Danone North America is catering to consumers’ heightened interest in immunity with the launch of Super Danimals, a new low-fat yogurt that claims to support the immune system. Formulated with billions of live and active probiotics plus vitamins C and D, Super Danimals contains 80 calories......
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Pandemic hits millennials the hardest, Acosta finds

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JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — Consumers are more cautious than optimistic about the future, according to Acosta’s latest round of COVID-19 grocery shopper research. The company conducted online surveys between June 12 and 17 and found 64% of shoppers are looking ahead with caution while 24% feel optimistic about the weeks and......
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Low-caloric rare sugars enter sugar reduction category

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CHICAGO — The rare sugars allulose and tagatose need to work on two areas to gain further acceptance into reduced-sugar food and beverage applications: lowering costs and increasing consumer awareness. Speakers examined the traits of the two sweeteners in a virtual webinar held as part of SHIFT20, a virtual event......
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PepsiCo second quarter buffeted by COVID-19 headwinds

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PURCHASE, NY. — Foodservice closures and a slowdown in consumer traffic to convenience stores and gas stations due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hindered PepsiCo, Inc.’s second-quarter performance. The headwinds pressured the company’s North American beverage business, in particular, which saw organic sales fall 7% and organic volume fall 10%......
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Salt of the Earth debuts Mediterranean Umami Powder

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ATLIT, ISRAEL — Salt of the Earth, Ltd. developed Mediterranean Umami Powder, a clean label sodium-reduction ingredient for snacks applications. The ingredient is based on the company’s Mediterranean Umami, which is microencapsulated onto a carrier of sea salt and native starch. It is designed as a 1:1 drop-in replacement for......
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IFT20: Research begins to match prebiotics with specific probiotics

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KANSAS CITY — Many people in the food industry are aware that prebiotic fibers feed probiotics, or “good bacteria,” in the gut to aid in digestion and provide other health benefits. Research now is looking at how each specific prebiotic may match a specific probiotic strain or strains. Not a......
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Krause named chief development officer at Focus Brands

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ATLANTA — Brian Krause has been named chief development officer at Focus Brands, parent company of Auntie Anne’s, Carvel, Cinnabon, Jamba, Moe’s Southwest Grill, McAlister’s Deli and Schlotzsky’s. He succeeds Tim Muir, who was named to the newly created role of chief sales officer. Mr. Krause joins the company from......
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Chipotle testing cauliflower rice

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NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. — Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. is piloting a new plant-based option for carb-cutting consumers. The restaurant chain’s new Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice is made with grilled cauliflower seasoned with chopped cilantro, lime juice and salt. Containing four net carbs per serving, the offering is grain-free, keto, paleo, vegan,......
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Chipotle will test cauliflower rice as consumers cut grains out of their diets

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Chipotle Mexican Grill’s Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice Source: Chipotle Mexican Grill Chipotle Mexican Grill will test cauliflower rice as more consumers cut grains out of their diet. Consumers will be able substitute cauliflower rice in place of white or brown rice at......
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IFT20: COVID-19 impacting consumer perceptions of health and wellness

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KANSAS CITY — Consumer surveys conducted by InsightsNow, Inc. in October 2019 and April 2020 show how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting consumer perceptions of health and wellness. The surveys, which were conducted in 10 global markets, including Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Turkey, the United States......
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Shortage of coins in circulation causes concerns for small businesses and consumers

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here There is a shortage of coins in circulation as many businesses are no longer accepting cash as payment. But some experts warn that the emerging trend can be harmful for smaller businesses and low-income consumers who rely on coin......

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