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10 Trends in Raw Materials

Since WholeFoods’ last supplier roundup, consumer trends have codified and become more pronounced. We’ve spent the year reporting on them, and keeping our readers...

The Evolution of Contract Manufacturing

Whether you want to do something new and innovative, take something you do now to the next level, or just remove some of the...

Natural Flavor Update: Making good-for-you taste oh-so-good

“No villains”—according to a research report from Kerry titled “Beyond the Label: The Clean Food Revolution,” 41% of consumers consider artificial ingredients, flavors, colors...

The Sustainability Shift in Packaging

Not so long ago, most consumers were drawn to a package because it looked good. Today they are drawn to a package because it...

The Power of Branded Ingredients

In the crowded retail space, everyone is looking for that boost that will help them stand out. Enter branded ingredients. “Working with a branded...

Why Private Label Is Your Destiny

If you don’t have a private label brand, you’re dead in the water, according to Daymon’s Private Brand Intelligence Report. Currently, 81% of shoppers...

Packaging for the Greater Good

At this year’s IFT Food Disruption Challenge in Chicago, Greg Clark, co-founder and CEO of Inductive Intelligence, LLC, took the stage to demonstrate a...

The Contract Manufacturing/ Innovation Connection

Innovation is what keeps a brand owner in the race, and your choice of contract manufacturer is a make or break decision. The right...

From the Ground Up: Standardization, Regulation, Innovation

It’s time to go back to the beginning, all the way to the raw materials. First, there’s the all-consuming issue of tariffs, of what...

Keeping Your Ear to the Ground

Raw materials determine the quality of any finished product. This is something responsible manufacturers of dietary supplements, food and cosmetics understand and therefore strive...

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