Specialty Food Insights
At the rate consumers are gravitating to a health-conscious diet, it is more important than ever for foodservice professionals and suppliers to recognize this and cater to the demand. That’s exactly what yogurt company Chobani® has been doing through its recipe gallery for the foodservice industry.
Tyson Foods CEO Tom Hayes appeared on “Mad Money” where he discussed the problems he sees in the industry and what the major food producers have to do to combat them. Hayes, who was appointed as CEO of Tysonin June 2016, thinks that big companies set the example for the rest of the industry.
This October, Fatburger, the California hamburger fast casual brand, announced it will begin serving the Impossible Burger in Southern California. Meanwhile, Beyond Burger recently made a deal with Sysco, the largest food distributor to thousands of restaurants, schools, hospitals and other outlets.
Ripple, a startup backed by $44 million from Google and venture capitalists from Silicon Valley is selling alternative milk that not only has a clean taste, but also has just as much protein as that made from cows, reports “Bloomberg.” It’s perfect timing since there may be a milk shortage or at least a milk price hike, due to globalization.
The food startup Hampton Creek has been plagued with scandal recently.In mid-August, Target Corp. offered some insight to why it no longer sells the food startup Hampton Creek’s products. The company pulled Hampton’s products in June after receiving “specific and serious food safety allegations about Hampton Creek products.”
Charcuterie and cheese boards have long been staples for wine lovers looking for a tasty, complimentary snack, but when lung doctor Nick Proia started thinking about the different effects these snacks were having on his arteries, it didn’t make sense to him. Watchto learn more about chocolate specially formulated for wine!
By Carissa Chesanek, Foodable editor
The Foodable Network recently partnered with the Specialty Food Association, a trade organization for members and the producer of the Summer Fancy Food Show, a massive trade event geared toward the specialty food industry professionals and the largest of its kind in North America.
“The Specialty Food Association is steadfast in our commitment to the success of those who bring the emotional experience of specialty foods to the consumer,” states the company’s website. It offers a community for innovators in the field to make connections, find support, showcase their skills, and reach out to the public.
The new partnership will allow Foodable to set and produce an exciting media stage to help feature a wide range of innovations at the upcoming Fancy Food Show this summer. Foodable and Specialty Foods Association have also partnered to provide special video episodes, called SFATV LIVE, which will help reach a larger audience.