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Keto-friendly Food Development

Keto-friendly Food Development

DAVID PLANK, A SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW at the University of Minnesota and Managing Principal of WRSS Food and Nutrition Insights, offered valuable insights into developing keto-friendly food products in his presentation titled “Product Challenges in the Development of...

Sales Data on Plant and Animal Proteins

Sales Data on Plant and Animal Proteins

Sales Data on Plant and Animal Proteins HIGH-PROTEIN DIETS mean different things to different people. So stated Kasey Farrell, Data Product Manager, Product Intelligence Team SPINS, while setting the stage for her talk “The Age of Protein: Emerging Opportunity for...

Food Development, Marketing and Distribution

Food Development, Marketing and Distribution

Food Development, Marketing and Distribution “CHANGE HAS NEVER HAPPENED THIS FAST, and it will never be this slow again.” Andria Long, Growth Advisor, drew upon her years of innovation experience working with consumer-packaged goods (CPG) companies to lay out...

Disruption Impact on Future of Food Presentation

Disruption Impact on Future of Food Presentation

Advancing technologies continue to have broad implications for the food landscape. Consumer expectations are being driven to higher levels that impact where, when and how they obtain food. Their increased access to data has propelled the need for greater transparency...

Non GMO Certification Presentation

Non GMO Certification Presentation

Hard to believe that what started as a consumer driven movement over 11 years ago is now one of the strongest crusades in the natural products industry. According to Nielsen, sales of food labeled “non-GMO” grew more than $8 billion from 2012 to 2016, reaching nearly...

Expected to Achieve Non-GMO Project Verification?

Expected to Achieve Non-GMO Project Verification?

July 20, 2016— Expected to achieve non-GMO project verification?  There are many things you need to know if you’re going to pursue non-GMO Project verification, including definitions, retail and consumer perception, the legislation surrounding them and the background...

High on Protein: Insights into Consumers’ Search for Health

High on Protein: Insights into Consumers’ Search for Health

:June 7, 2016 -  While the Consumer Confidence Index climbed to 96 in March 2016, other household financial statistics weren’t as hopeful. “Consumers are getting more confident,” said Andrew Mandzy, Director of Strategic Insights, Nielsen, “but there’re some...

The Quest for Protein: Challenges & Opportunities

The Quest for Protein: Challenges & Opportunities

February 17, 2016—Factors that shape animal protein production and consumption trends can be placed into three buckets: disease, competitiveness and trade, said William Sawyer, MSA, Vice President, FAR Animal Protein, Rabobank, in his presentation "The Quest for...

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