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Each day at 5 p.m. we collect the five top food and supplement headlines of the day, making it easy for you to catch up on today's most important natural products industry news.

A persistent CEO, a meat buyer and a gamble—how fake meat finally made it to the beef aisle

The idea of a plant-based burger being marketed in the meat aisle marks an inflection point for the new world of food. The first shipment of Beyond Meat burgers placed in a Colorado Whole Foods store in May of 2016 sold out in a day, which led to an expansion of the product into other locations and regions. Then, just last month, Beyond Meat signed a deal that would bring its burgers into the conventional chain Safeway. Read more at Quartz...

 

Danone looks to ride healthy food revolution wave

In line with its $12.5 purchase of WhiteWave, the world's largest yogurt maker has its sights set on becoming a leader in healthy food. The acquisition gives Danone a stronger foothold in the U.S. and more organic market share. "Small brands communicate on their intentions, they are activists. It is key that big brands also state their intentions," CEO Emmanuel Faber recently said. Read more at The New York Times...

 

Survey probes millennials' favorite food, retail brands

This year, Conde Nast and Goldman Sachs expanded their annual Love List research to include food and food retailers. Among millennials' top 20 favorite brands are Angie's, Noosa, Justin's Nut Butters and Clif. The survey enforced the healthy snacking and brand authenticity trends. Read more at Media Post...

 

Amazon granted a patent that prevents in-store shoppers from online price checking

A patent filed in 2012 but just recently approved explains a mechanism by which retailers can intercept URLs and search terms that happen on their Wi-Fi network and perform one of various control actions. Read more at The Verge...

 

Wonky veg box scheme plans to expand

Oddbox is a delivery box that brings ugly produce to homes in south London. Now it's looking to expand to cover all of London, and later to other cities. Read more at Fresh Produce Journal...

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