Trends and Statistics
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Small businesses are relying more on social media promotion than traditional advertising venues, according to research firm BIA/Kelsey's annual Local Commerce Monitor report.
As Scotland prepares to vote on its independence, Modern Farmer takes a look at the country’s agricultural capabilities, noting that "a country that can supply its own food is a country with a major leg up on surviving on its own."
As craft beer options continues to expand, variety, mixed and sample packs are increasing in popularity.
The concept of farm-to-table dining is catching on in California's San Joaquin Valley.
With more schools and even some airlines banning nut products to accommodate allergic individuals, the market for nut-free products is bigger than ever.
Consumers are increasingly influenced by beverages when choosing a restaurant to visit, according to Technomic's Beverage Consumer Trend Report.
Los Angeles' Alfred Coffee & Kitchen launched an edible coffee cup made from a waffle cone dipped in chocolate.
Uganda's coffee output may see a boost of up to 3 percent, thanks to a beneficial season of rainy weather.
Kombucha is growing in popularity on the Big Island and beyond as consumers look for drinks that are functional as well as flavorful.
North Carolina is continuing to see explosive growth among the 100 breweries and brewpubs in its craft beer sector, as are South Carolina's 20 locations.
The industry is booming, but some retailers may not be harnessing the full potential of specialty foods.
Forced to adapt to a changing environment, many small businesses are struggling to turn a profit.
Americans continue to prefer red wines over whites.
The convenience trend is going beyond consumer packaged goods.
New York cheese production is on the rise.
Colorado hop growers are expecting a record crop as harvest enters its final days.
Comfort foods are no more comforting than other foods, according to a new study.
Organic product sales are about to reach $1 billion a year at national supermarket Kroger.
Europe's fruit and vegetable producers are feeling the pinch from Russia's ban of food products.
New products that feature surprising ingredients may provide only an initial sales boom at launch, but the online chatter that comes with it can be a boon for business.
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