The progressing “snack landscape” has led to changing expectations for these eating occasions. People want snacks to supply nutritional benefits rather than just empty calories. Energy, satiety, focus, etc. is what the research firm IRI calls ‘lifestyle ingredients.’ Healthy snacks that fuel the body for an on-the-go lifestyle. Click title to read more...
It’s that wonderful time of year again—all the trendologists are peering into the future and serving up a bounty of food and beverage predictions for the new year. Naturally, I enjoy reading the back stories behind their predictions, and this year’s anticipated trends reinforce that innovation and creativity are alive and well in our industry.... Click title to read more...
One of my colleagues told me she was impressed when she heard the founder of The Female Farmer Project, Audra Mulkern, speak at a recent conference about women in agriculture. Because I often interact with our Tree Top farmers—both men and women—I was intrigued enough to poke around a bit and find out more about the project... Click title to read more.
Last month Tree Top participated in a community event supporting the Yakima, Wash., Police Department K-9 unit. It was a great opportunity to mix and mingle with our neighbors and four-footed friends. While the event was focused on raising funds to replace one of the K9 dog retirees, it got me thinking about feeding man's best friend... Click title to read more.
New product trends and highlights from Natural Products Expo West. Read about what's going on in the natural, organic, better-for-you food and beverage space... Click title to read more.