Trends and Statistics
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The Specialty Food Association has released the results of a survey revealing top trends in specialty food holiday gifts.
Foraging for fungi and other wild edibles has grown in popularity in the U.S. and abroad in recent years, fueled by hype from chefs, guidebooks and further internet buzz.
The concept of a product being "innovative" is growing in use and, some say, overuse.
Chocolate demand in the Asia-Pacific region will grow more than 5 percent faster than the U.S. and European Union Markets, according to Cargill.
Chiles, compact cooking and Mexican flavors are some of the trends in McCormick's Flavor Forecast 2014.
Sophisticated sweets, savory yogurt and bolder burgers are just three of the inspirational food trends to watch for in 2014 as identified by Campbell's Culinary & Baking Institute (CCBI), a global network of highly-trained chefs, bakers and culinary professionals at Campbell Soup Company.
Robusta coffee prices advanced the most since 2011 as investors closed out bets on lower prices due to low stockpiles and falling exports from Vietnam.
Organic Trade Association estimates from 2012 show that about 81 percent of families are purchasing organic food at least sometimes.
Higher-priced spirits and beer categories are growing in restaurants and bars, although the channel is slowing overall.
Though New Orleans has fewer people than it did before Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, the city has 70 percent more restaurants.
Jinro Soju has topped Drinks International's annual list of best-selling global spirits for years.
Twenty years since its founding, the 2013 Chefs Collaborative Sustainable Food Summit had many victories to celebrate with fellow sustainable-food advocates.
The Specialty Food Association is sponsoring the popular weekly Twitter chat, #FoodieChats, on the topic of specialty food gifting trends for the holidays.
Cocoa prices climbed to the highest level in more than two years.
Virginia has seen an explosion in new vineyards, in just the last five years.
Chile will see increased potential for a number of agricultural and value-added products.
In recent years, the alcohol content of many popular beverages increased across the country, according to the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association.
A number of food industry mergers and acquisitions as well as retailer initial public offerings (IPOs) this year have been influenced by a drive for more healthy foods.
The market for high-end Kentucky bourbon has exploded in recent years, with sales at the upper reaches of the market surpassing even those of the questionably flavored bourbons.
Onsite sales for the three-day Kabul International AgFair held Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2013 totaled approximately $1 million according to a USDA report.
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