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5@5: Chicago's 'flourishing wholesale market' | Will consumers be sweet on new sugar substitute?

5@5: Chicago's 'flourishing wholesale market' | Will consumers be sweet on new sugar substitute?

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

A tale of resale: How big chains' rejected produce ends up in local grocery stores

The infrastructure and wholesale market in Chicago make it possible for produce diverted or rejected by popular national grocery stores to make their way to smaller local and regional stores. Read more at WBEZ...


For Cargill, a breakthrough ingredient presents a marketing challenge

The company's new zero-calorie sweetener, EverSweet, achieved GRAS status in June. The challenge? It's produced in a lab, but it mirrors a plant molecule. Will consumers, who are increasingly looking for "natural" and clean-label products, embrace it? Read more at Star Tribune...


Obama signs bill requiring labeling of GMO foods

As expected, the president signed the legislation, which Congress passed two weeks ago. The USDA has two years to write rules for food companies that use genetically modified ingredients in their products. Read more at The Washington Post...


Whole Foods breaks ground on Chicago distribution center

The new 15,000-square-foot facility will serve up to 70 Whole Foods Market locations in the Midwest. Read more at Commercial Property Executive...


The millennials behind dessert disruptor start-up Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt

Meet Amanda Klane and Drew Harrington, kindergarten friends who set out in 2009 to make a low-calorie dessert with nutritional benefits. Their frozen desserts are now in more than 15,000 stores and bring in more than $50 million in annual revenue. Read more at Forbes...

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