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5@5: Jam-packed juice market | What's with all the class action lawsuits?

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.

Juice's identity crisis hasn't stopped entrepreneurs from making it

It's a crowded, fragmented category. And while sales of mass-market juices have tanked, single-serve, premium cold-pressed juices have enjoyed massive success. It's a tough market to crack, and even tougher to scale. But consumers are still drinking it up, and new trends are still evolving. What's on tap? Less sugar, home juicing/mixers and exotic ingredients. Read more at The New Food Economy...


Why are consumers unhappy with their food and drink filing class action lawsuits?

Class-action lawsuits brought against food and beverage companies have increased more than six-fold since 2008, by one firm's count. A Supreme Court decision in 2011 contributed to the influx, and the FDA's minimalist approach to regulating terms like "natural" has also made the food industry a prime target. Read more at Forbes...


Health-food restaurant chain Freshii said to be seeking $100 million in Canadian IPO

Founded in 2005, the fast-casual chain now operates more than 240 locations in 15 countries and plans to open 150 more next year. Read more at Financial Post...


Good news for organic producers, handlers

Next year, food producers will be able to apply for federal reimbursement to help with the cost of transitioning to organic at more than 2,100 Farm Service Agency offices around the country. Historically, state agriculture departments have administered the cost share programs. Read more at Ag Week...


General Mills sees mixed results in cereal

Sales of cereal were down in the company's second quarter, compared to last year, but company leaders say the removal of artificial ingredients and a gluten-free label on Cheerios is driving growth. Read more at Food Business News...

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