• Coffee News

    Caribou Coffee announces national franchising under Panera Brands

    JAB Holding-owned Caribou Coffee announced Monday that the 718-unit coffee chain is starting a national franchising program. Previously, the brand was only available though non-traditional or licensed locations. This announcement comes on the heels of JAB Holding Co. forming Panera Brands with sister brands fast-casual Panera Bread, Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bros. Bagels all under one platform. However, Caribou Coffee will not be cobranding with Panera and Einstein Bagels as it expands to new and pre-existing markets like Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Colorado and the Southeast. Related: JAB Holding forms new Panera Brands, bringing Panera Bread, Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bros.  

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  • Trending Food

    SnackMagic’s Snack Drop offers inexpensive sampling, data analytics to help emerging brands test innovations, understand consumers

    For as little as $1,000 plus the costs of samples, brands can feature their products on Snack Drop, which is an offshoot of the build-your-own gift box platform SnackMagic​, where registered consumers deemed “SnackMagic tastemakers” can build a $60 box of goods for only $15. This creates a win-win proposition  for brands and consumers in that it is a low-barrier for testing and low-stakes for initial trial. Products that perform well on Snack Drop can go on to be featured on SnackMagic’s rotating treating menu for build-your-own snack box gifts – which not only brings expanded distribution and reach,  

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  • Healthy Food

    Hurdles holding back SNAP participants from healthy diets reveal opportunities for brands, retailers

    According to a survey​ conducted by the US Department of Agriculture published yesterday, 88% of SNAP recipients routinely face hurdles to a healthy diet with cost being the most frequently cited challenge by 61% of participants, followed by lack of time to prepare meals from scratch (30%), need for transportation or distance to the grocery store (19% and 18% respectively) and lack of knowledge about healthy foods (16%). The survey of 4,522 SNAP households and more than 100 in-depth interviews was conducted by the USDA and Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council as a first step to  

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  • Trending Food

    Trending food: Six virtual food brands for delivery and takeaway

    Coop, by modern izakaya Neon Pigeon, also offers burgers, rice and salad bowls. SINGAPORE – As dining in remains off-limits for now, some food and beverage owners have forged ahead with new virtual brands that are available only for delivery and/or takeaway. They include Dishoom, which offers contemporary Indian cuisine, and Ciao Chow, which serves pasta. Both brands are by Mr Shaun Leong, 35, and Ms Joanne Toh, 28 – the couple behind Wildfire Burgers in Bencoolen Street, which made a comeback in June last year after closing in 2019. Seafood restaurant Nude Seafood has launched Nudo Nihon (Nude Japan  

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  • Healthy Food

    10 Biggest Healthy Food Brands in the World

    In this article we will take a look at the 10 biggest healthy food brands in the world. You can skip our detailed analysis of the food industry’s outlook for 2021 and go directly to the 5 Biggest Healthy Food Brands in the World. Over the past few years, consumers have been getting more concerned about the healthiness of their food. Unlike in the past, when all eating was about was food that tastes good and fills the stomach, consumers now want healthy food, produced utilizing ethical means and that is sustainable for the environment. A 2018 survey of  

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  • Trending Food

    Trending food: Six virtual food brands for delivery and takeaway, Food News & Top Stories

    SINGAPORE – As dining in remains off-limits for now, some food and beverage owners have forged ahead with new virtual brands that are available only for delivery and/or takeaway. They include Dishoom, which offers contemporary Indian cuisine, and Ciao Chow, which serves pasta. Both brands are by Mr Shaun Leong, 35, and Ms Joanne Toh, 28 – the couple behind Wildfire Burgers in Bencoolen Street, which made a comeback in June last year after closing in 2019. Seafood restaurant Nude Seafood has launched Nudo Nihon (Nude Japan in English), featuring set menus for home dining. Chef-owner Bjorn Shen of Middle  

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