grocery briefs

News from industry food companies.

supplier briefs

News and notes from industry suppliers.

The aisles of Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center were crowded as 21,500 food industry professionals attended the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting and Food Expo in mid-July.

Once every two years, researchers from around the world convene at the Conference of the International Coenzyme Q10 Association to discuss the latest science on coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), including its mitochondrial, metabolic and neurological effects.

Bob's Red Mill

Bob Moore, founder and president of Bob’s Red Mill presented naturopathic medical students with $15,000 in scholarships, for expressing their take on a particular grain of their choosing on youTube. Students from seven accredited naturopathic programs in the united States and Canada were called to submit videos featuring the health benefits of grains on the popular site.

private labeling

Rockville, MD—According to the Private Label Food and Beverage in the U.S. report by market research publisher Packaged Facts, private-label food and beverage sales totaled $87 billion in 2009, to account for 17% of total food and beverage retail sales in the united States. Dollar sales rose 6% over the 2008 level of $82 billion, driven primarily by a 7% increase in the food market.

grocery briefs

News from industry food companies.

Washington, D.C.—The Natural Products Foundation (NPF) encouraged industry companies to get involved in its Truth in Advertising program by donating $100 per month to help “clean up advertising practices in an industry-wide effort.”

Expo East

Boulder, CO—Show organizers have announced that Natural Products Expo East will return to Baltimore next year.