Fooddive

Halloween candy sales are up, but pandemic is changing celebrations
Halloween chocolate and candy sales are up 8.6% as of Oct. 4 compared to last year, according to IRI sales data cited by the National Confectioners Association. Halloween chocolate sales… Lire la suite >>
PepsiCo launches sleep-aid drink Driftwell
PepsiCo is launching a functional water called Driftwell aimed at combating stress and inducing relaxation, according to an emailed release. The enhanced water contains 200 grams of L-theanine, an amino… Lire la suite >>
How Caulipower seizes market opportunity
The veggie-forward company was built out of a working mother’s need for a convenient and healthy gluten-free option, and keeps growing by looking for products it can improve. Lire la suite >>
Plant-based food maker Laird Superfood files for $40M IPO
Laird Superfood, a creator of plant-based superfood products, filed for a $40 million IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In its S-1 filing, Laird said it had revenue of… Lire la suite >>
From plant-based meats to pharmaceuticals, Dippin’ Dots diversifies its use of cryogenics
While the company is best known for its flash-frozen ice cream, a push into new revenue streams has helped it financially as sales to theme parks and other venues dried… Lire la suite >>
HumanCo acquires majority stake in vegan ice cream Coconut Bliss
HumanCo, a CPG holding company, took a majority stake in plant-based frozen dessert company Coconut Bliss, which makes pints of ice cream as well as frozen sandwiches and bars. Financial… Lire la suite >>
Branching out to a new plant-based ingredient made from wood
Arbiom’s SylPro, made from fermented wood pieces, just finished a proof-of-concept test showing it can replace more traditional soy, pea and wheat proteins in meat substitutes. Lire la suite >>
Sesajal takes minority stake in Rhythm Superfoods
Mexico-based Sesajal, a producer of oils, grains and seeds, took a minority stake in plant-based snack brand Rhythm Superfoods, according to a release sent to Food Dive. Terms of the… Lire la suite >>
How Kraft Heinz converts renewed interest into new brand experiences
Through licensing deals, the foodmaker’s iconic brands are carefully extending both to merchandise and new food experiences, a company vice president told a virtual conference. Lire la suite >>
Whole Foods, King Soopers top rankings of plant-based food sellers
Whole Foods and Kroger’s King Soopers banner had the highest overall scores among plant-based food sellers in terms of product assortment, merchandising and marketing, according to a report from The… Lire la suite >>
Employee fear of coronavirus tops food industry leaders’ challenges, survey says
The biggest challenges food processors and equipment and service suppliers have had during the coronavirus pandemic include workforce issues, big changes in the way business is conducted, dealing with the… Lire la suite >>
Food and beverage is the only sector projected to grow this year, report says
Food and nonalcoholic beverage is the only sector of the economy projected to post positive growth in 2020, according to a Euromonitor analysis. A chart made by the retail analysts… Lire la suite >>