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In this episode, Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief, INSIDER, and Judie Bizzozero, editor, Food Insider Journal, a new brand that explores macro issues impacting the food and beverage industry, diving into how issues like clean label, functional ingredients and labeling considerations are connected to desired market outcomes.

Informa’s Global Health & Nutrition Network, publisher of Natural Products INSIDER, recently launched Food Insider Journal, a new brand focused on clean label strategy and formulation, and how the shift to simple and natural is affecting the food and beverage market. Each month, a new digital journal will explore macro issues impacting the food and beverage industry, diving into how issues like clean label, functional ingredients and labeling considerations are connected to desired market outcomes.

In this episode, Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief, INSIDER, and Judie Bizzozero, editor, Food Insider Journal discuss:

  • The hot topic of non-GMO, including its relation to organic.

  • The market opportunity for organic and non-GMO products in the fast-growing dairy segment.

  • Case studies that illustrate how companies have found an underserved niche in their categories, and the lessons learned.

Links and Resources:

Food Insider Journal

Video: Market Impact of Organic and Non-GMO

Slide Show: Category Insight: Demand Growing for Organic and Non-GMO Dairy

Consumers Know More About GMOs, Still Have Concerns

Got feedback? Email Judie Bizzozero at [email protected] or tweet to @NatProdINSIDER or @FoodInsiderJrnl using the hashtag #InsiderPodcast

About the Author(s)

Sandy Almendarez

editor in chief, Informa

Sandy Almendarez entered the natural products industry in 2009 when she joined Virgo Publishing (now Informa Exhibitions) as an assistant editor. Since then, she's worked her way up to editor in chief where she writes, edits and manages content for INSIDER. Under Sandy’s direction, INSIDER has won editorial awards from Folio: every year since 2014, including B2B Editorial Team of the Year in 2015.

Judie Bizzozero

Content Director, Informa Markets Health & Nutrition

Judie Bizzozero oversees food and beverage content strategy and development for the Health & Nutrition group at Informa Markets (which acquired VIRGO in 2014), including the Food & Beverage Insider, Natural Products Insider and SupplySide/Food ingredients North America brands. She reports on market trends, science-based ingredients, and challenges and solutions in the development of healthy foods and beverages. Bizzozero graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

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