Change is coming to America's trillion-dollar food retail industry. According to Fortune, the top 25 U.S. food and beverage companies lost the equivalent of $18B in market share since 2009. Organic food sales increased 11% in 2014, and there's more market than ever before for products made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. It's a time for original ideas, a revamping of the way we think about food.

If you're like us, you couldn't be more excited for what the future holds for the industry in Boston, a hotbed of food product innovation. On May 5th, Branchfood hosted Amplify, an event aimed at showcasing the city's best emerging food companies and connecting them with media and retailers. Here are some of the notable up-and-comers. Special thanks to Carly Brilliant from "A Noted Life" for sharing her great photos!

Eat Your Coffee is a health conscious food company bringing you the Eat Your Coffee Bar: an organic, vegan, and gluten-free energy bar infused with a full cup of fair trade coffee.

Perfectly Free Frozen Treats created by the team at Incredible Innovations are bite sized, non-dairy delicacies with a creamy vanilla core. They come in cherry, blueberry, rich cocoa, and caramel flavors.

Gutsey Bars are small batch, all natural nutrition bars that ignite confidence and New England state pride and passion. Living a “Gutsey Life” is about living with courage, determination and spirit.

EHChocolatier chocolates are handmade in small batches & infused with natural flavors from herbs, fruits & spices with ingredients sourced locally whenever possible.

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