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Food Gal: Rind It Up

Did you know that rinds are gold — containing more fiber and a higher concentration of nutrients than the flesh of the fruits themselves? Matt Weiss knows, as did his great-grandmother who had her own health food store in Michigan back in the 1920s that sold bulk natural foods. Following in her footsteps, Weiss has come up with RIND, dried fruit with skins intact. The fruit snack is just that — simply fruit, with no added sugar, sulfites or additives. RIND comes in three varieties: California Kiwi, Tropical Blend, and Orchard Blend. I had a chance to try samples recently. The...

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Business Insider: Specialty Food Association Summer Fancy Food Show Trends Emphasize Innovation Across the Industry

NEW YORK, July 19, 2018 /PRNewswire -- Over 200,000 products awaited the Specialty Food Association Trendspotter Panel at the 64th Annual Summer Fancy Food Show. Held June 30 to July 2 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, the show encompassed six football fields worth of specialty food and beverages. Members of the panel were armed with predictions from earlier in the year as they tasted their way through the show, confirming some current, and identifying new and emerging trends. "The specialty food industry has grown to over $140 billion. Innovation is a key growth driver, and we definitely saw that at the Summer Fancy Food...

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Forbes: Family Travel Essentials For A Stress-Free Summer

Caroline Tell |  JUL 6, 2018  The passage of July 4 marks the onset of summer travel season. One scroll on Instagram and you'll find smiling families in locations ranging from Positano, to Zion National Park to Nantucket. What's not pictured? The flight delays, bathroom lines, hours of traffic and other unmentionables that make traveling with children feel impossible. My husband and I don't shy away from aggressive family travel. After all, what's nine heinous hours on a plane compared to a week of gelato and Aperol spritzes on the Southern Med? The best parent travelers are the prepared ones, and that doesn't mean a hundred coloring books, a mountain...

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SmartBrief: New fancy food brands marry nutritious, delicious

Janet Forgrieve | July 2, 2018 Healthy and indulgent met in a slew of new products at the Specialty Food Association’sSummer Fancy Food Show in New York City over the weekend, from veggie-packed ice cream to chocolate with healing powers. Millennials are the biggest buyers of specialty foods and consumers age 18-to-23 are catching up fast, according to data from the Specialty Food Association and Mintel. Both groups stress quality and transparency about nutritional and ingredient information as key when deciding on a specialty food. Many of the entrepreneurs who created some of this year’s new brands were consumers themselves, in search...

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