For product launches, business innovations and a look at the rising stars in specialty foods, this is your supplier news resource. Read spotlights on the strategies of successful brands; keep up on who won top honors at major award events; and discover trending flavors and categories. Also find key regulatory news that can have an impact on your business, and don’t miss education and networking opportunities to boost your bottom line.
1-800-Flowers.com, Inc., is buying Harry & David for $142.5 million, including Harry & David Holdings, Inc.'s brands, websites, 47 retail stores, some plants, orchards, and its headquarters in Medford, Ore.
Ruth Klahsen of Monforte Dairy is launching a program to help young farmers get started in the industry.
In the food dispute of the decade, one fact is clear: consumers are growing more aware—and wary—of genetically modified foods. Here, specialty retailers and producers across the country explain why you should craft your own GMO strategy for the sake of sales, trust, and transparency.
New ingredients, unique flavor combinations, and an artisanal approach are propelling creativity and interest in this mature category, but some classics still reign supreme.
Beef and pork are two to three times more sensitive to price increases than in 2011, but chicken remains relatively stable, according to Nielsen.
Brazil's declining coffee production will continue to impact supply for at least another two years.
Protein-rich yogurt and granola bars are among the new leaders of what consumers still see as the most important meal of the day.
Nine percent of people believe that a menu item that includes a “gluten-free” mention denotes a healthy choice, down from 10 percent in 2013, according to research from Mintel.
What began as a you-pick-’em raspberry farm has grown into a multimillion-dollar business with products sold in specialty stores around the world.
Creating an age-old product that’s just hitting its mainstream stride, Acme knows smoked fish. A tour of its factory sheds light on this prosperous company’s humble beginnings, its commitment to high quality, and a taste of things still to come.
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An abundance of innovative, creative people, several key cheese organizations, and a huge consumer market nearby have helped this small state make an international name for its artisanal American cheeses.
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