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SSW 2017 Recap: Proteins, Sugars and Clean Label Reign Supreme

October 12, 2017 | News

Clean Label made a big appearance on the expo floor, alongside Alternative Protein and Sugar Reduction. Innovation in marine-based and collagen boosted products were a new trend showcased by suppliers.

Eimear Robertson Named Irish Professional Woman of the Year

August 11, 2017 | News

The Professional Irish Women of Chicago (PIWOC) recently held their inaugural awards luncheon in celebration of Irish heritage and female leadership. Created by the Chicago Rose of Tralee Center, this event recognizes entrepreneurial women across nine different categories including Volunteer of the Year, Professional in Marketing & Events, and New Business of the Year.

Kerry and Ginkgo Bioworks Announce New Technology Partnership

August 2, 2017 | News

Kerry and Ginkgo Bioworks have announced a new technology partnership, working together to develop innovative ways to produce speciality enzymes for the food and beverage industry.

IFT17 Recap: Indulgence is Back in a Big Way

July 19, 2017 | News

While clean label can be classified as a “consumer health trend,” manufacturers are cognizant of the fact that consumers do not want to compromise on taste. As discussed in consumer insight presentations by market research firms like Mintel and Innova Market Insights, what consumers say they want and what they actually do are often at odds.

IFT17 Recap: Clean Label Everywhere

July 18, 2017 | News

If the featured sessions served to inspire attendees to look beyond consumer sentiment, the exhibitors on the show floor were prime examples of consumer trends in action. A walk through the IFT expo floor seemed to buoy the idea that the non-GMO movement is a passing fad (or at least a trend with a ceiling). The amount of booths dedicated toward non-GMO products and sourcing were demonstrably less than last year. That said, if non-GMO was the trend du jour of previous years, clean label took that mantle for 2017.