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'Shazam For Food' Is Real

Pinterest's new feature might be the change the recipe world needs.

Pinterest has announced a new recipe-finding feature that makes use of computer vision to tell you about a dish when you point your smartphone camera at it reports The Verge.…

June 23, 2017 Watch Video


The Milk War Continues

As plant-based milks grow in popularity, the research on what type of milk is better still proves little.

There has been an ongoing fight in the dairy department between supporters of cow’s milk against those who prefer plant-based alternatives. So far no study has been able to prove the benefits of cow’s milk, and consumers’ insecurities have been reflected in the

June 22, 2017 Read More

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Big Brands Buying Small Brands

It's not for their products, but for their brains.

Reuters reports that the world's biggest food players, Hain Celestial, Tyson, Pernod-Ricard, Danone, General Mills, Campbell Soup and…

June 22, 2017 Watch Video

Product Reviews

Phil's Food Reviews for Wednesday June 21st, 2017

This week Phil reviews: Cocolab Cocofloss Fresh Coconuts, Organic Valley Organic Fuel Whey Protein Powder Vanilla, mediterra Savory Bar Kale, apple, quinoa and almonds

Individual Review links with nutrition information and product breakdown are listed below:  

June 21, 2017 Watch Video


Time To Evaluate What Household Products That Are On The Shelves

Studies suggest that a group of chemicals in various household products could be harmful for young girls thyroid function.

Your store manager and department heads might be getting questions about a new study published in the journal Environmental International, where certain phthalates…

June 20, 2017 Read More

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Yup! Organics Are Mainstream

One more reason Whole Foods was in trouble

The Organic Trade Association said sales of organic food and goods grew more than 8 percent last year. Sales topped $47 billion in 2016, with organic food accounting for $43 billion of the total market and now accounts for just over 5 percent of the nation’s total food sales. Impressive considering…

June 20, 2017 Watch Video

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Think of This as a “Seed Meal Kit”

These should be in every supermarket produce department.

This is so cool. Seedsheets are made of weed-blocking fabric, a thick layer of soil and four or eight dissolvable pods with different crops in each pod. So you can grow the kind of fruits or vegetables that you would consume or cook in the same…

June 19, 2017 Watch Video

Product Reviews

Phil's Food Reviews for Thursday June 15th, 2017

This week Phil reviews: Bobo's Nut Butter Stuff'd Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Chip Oat Bar, Saffron Road Thai Mango Simmer Sauce, Foster Farms Original Baked Chicken Breast Nuggets

Individual Review links with nutrition information and product breakdown are listed below:  

June 15, 2017 Watch Video


Personalized Products Connect with Consumers

The Nutella Unica campaign is another example of why your brand should be thinking about personalization.

Today’s shoppers are empowered by their social networks and technology that most consumers already know what they want, when and where they want something. Specifically millennials show less interest for mainstream offerings and are instead and more intrigued by customized…

June 15, 2017 Read More


Nutrition Facts Panel Changes Delayed with No Specific Date

Changes to the Nutrition Facts panel will not be required as of June 2018.

On Tuesday this week the FDA made an announcement that the expected Nutrition Facts changes will be delayed, without any specification for how long. It’s been a little over a year ago, that under the Obama Administration the new guidelines were announced - changes that were expected to…

June 14, 2017 Read More

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