Barnana, Caulipower, Chameleon Cold Brew, Little Secrets, Perkey Jerkey, and Kodiak Cakes were mentioned in the Forbes article, “VC Firm Boulder Food Group Raises $100 million To Invest In Early-Stage Food And Beverage Companies.” The Specialty Food Association Winter Fancy Food also was featured. “Some of trends we saw at Fancy Food Show are lower sugar, gluten- and grain-free. Those attributes added with things like portability and the convenience of snacking are usually here for the long haul,” says Dayton Miller, managing partner at Boulder Food Group.
In Food Business News’ piece on “Navigating natural sweetener solutions in beverages,” both Petal and Teatulia are cited as examples of companies successfully utilizing natural sources of sweetener in their beverages.
Denise Purcell, director of content at the Specialty Food Association, weighs in trends in olive oil and on the state of the specialty food industry as a whole in Mercacei’s article, “Perspectives and evolution of gourmet foods and EVOO in the US.”