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5@5: Packaged salads lead Americans to eat more greens | Food deals keep flowing

5@5: Packaged salads lead Americans to eat more greens | Food deals keep flowing

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.

As bagged salad kits boom, Americans eat more greens

One way to get Americans to eat more veggies? Make it super convenient. Sales of fresh iceberg lettuce are half of what they were 25 years ago, but packaged salads are growing at a clip of 6.5 percent a year, according to Nielsen. And overall, consumption of leaf lettuce today is three times what it was 30 years ago. Read more at NPR...


Food giants set their sights on organic, natural companies

So far, deals in the food and beverage space have totaled more than $43 billion this year, according to WSJ's calculations. That's lower than last year's total up to this point, but higher than any other year since 2008. Read more at The Wall Street Journal...

Brooklyn farm-to-table tech startup Farmigo shutting down

Less than a year after raising $16 million and moving from San Francisco to Brooklyn, the tech company, which let consumers shop for farm fresh produce online and pick it up at local schools and businesses, is closing its doors. Read more at DNA Info...


Nestle to offer start-ups the chance to 'bid' for brand briefs with the launch of innovation center

The food company will turn to open innovation to solve some its challenges when it opens an innovation center in San Francisco this month. Read more at The Drum...


Canada vitamin maker Jamieson Labs said to scrap $1 billion sale

Sources say CCMP Capital Advisors, which owns the vitamin company, was seeking as much as $1 billion to sell the company. Two Chinese supplement makers were reported to be interested. Read more at Bloomberg...

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