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Innovative and Disruptive Brands of 2020 in Food and Beverage

Here at the end of a disrupted and disruptive year, we’re looking back with gratitude at some of the good things of the year. Specifically, in this post and following, we’ll be examining some of our favorite discoveries of the year in each of the sectors we serve, in our second annual series on innovative and disruptive brands of… Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

A Regenerative Supply Chain

More and more, when we eat, we look for food that meets a certain profile: what we might call, following the science writer Jo Robinson, “eating on the wild side.” In a previous generation, savvy consumers looked for food produced by human intervention through modern science, food that was hygienic, safe, predictable, and nutritionally fortified. Unfortunately,… Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

Three Things Food Startups Need to Know about the Food Industry

Although the food industry has historically been dominated by entrenched major brands, startups and venture capital have begun to move aggressively into food and beverage and agriculture, rightly perceiving the industry to be both exciting and profitable. High-profile food startups like KRAVE and Blue Bottle Coffee have found success bringing an entrepreneurial, tech-centric ethos to food and… Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

Stomaching the Unfamiliar: How Food Trends Take Shape

Apple Varieties

NPR’s food blog The Salt recently reported on a pop-up restaurant in Washington, D.C., serving a menu devoted to insects. Sponsored by an exterminator and called the “Pestaurant,” the eatery features grasshoppers, crickets, mealworms, and ants. As it happens, we talked last year about whether eating bugs could be one of several new food trends,… Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

The Basics of Marketing GMOs

Food companies confront no more sensitive topic today than the debates over genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Consumers are deeply concerned, asking questions like “What are GMOs doing to our food supply,” “Are they dangerous,” and, whether they are or not, “Should they be labeled?” Many of us have strong opinions about these questions, and even… Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

Food Styling for Substance

The secret to every successful food photo Like any art, mastering food photography requires time and hands-on doing. That hands-on part is multi-layered, skill built upon skill built upon skill. From restaurant dishes to protein ingredients to pet treats to gourmet ice, food styling is a complex art, and the skill underpinning any successful photograph… Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

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