Food Brand ON A Mission To Support RuRAl Female Farmers

According to report by Mintel Global New Products Database (GNDP) the number of food and beverage products launched around the world that features terms such as “superfood” or similar has increased by 36% by 2015. With more than 70% of European consumers believing strongly in the health benefit of food it is apparent that consumers changing demand seem to be driving the market shift. While different brands are emerging in the market with the goal of meeting the increasing consumer demands some are not stopping there.

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Understanding Factors Driving Investment decisions In The Food Industry

This interview was originally published on Forbes

According to  research reports published by PwC, the world population is expected to increase by 1 billion over a 15 year period leading to a 35% increase in food consumption. Concerns about food scarcity and interest in sustainability has led to emergence of startups adopting different approaches to tackle this issue. Sustainability is not the only factor driving change in the food industry other factors exist.

Are these changes here to stay or simply a hype that will fade with time? How are investors responding to this new wave?

To understand what the future holds for the industry, it is important to explore what drives investment decisions  and how current changes in the industry is influencing that.

Three investors: 2 of whom manage venture capital funds and an angel investor shared their insights for this article.

Jordan Gaspar is the Co-Founder at AccelFoods a venture fund that invests in high-growth packaged food and beverage companies.  The fund is currently operating out of its third fund, with $90 million assets under management  and a portfolio of 36 active companies,

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Perspectives On The Future Of Snacking

This article was originally published on Forbes by Julia Olayanju

According to the NPD Group future of snacking report, almost 386 billion snacks was consumed by Americans last year. How is the industry changing in response to consumer demand for healthier products? What does the future hold? Industry leaders and entrepreneurs share their perspectives on the future of snacking, their perspective is divided into 3 categories below.

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