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Find news items and extensive articles detailing up-and-coming trends, from top-selling flavor combinations to food movements gaining traction. Find recurring Specialty Food Magazine columns such as Buyers’ Picks and Research Spotlight.

Many Factory-Made Whiskeys Claim "Craft" Label Many Factory-Made Whiskeys Claim "Craft" Label

As small-scale distilleries crop up at a rapid pace across the country, more and more have an unfortunate secret: though their labels may claim "craft," "artisanal," or "small-batch" production, many brands are actually getting their product from an Indiana distillery.

Fast Food Goes Healthy, Local, Ethical Fast Food Goes Healthy, Local, Ethical

A new generation of small-scale fast-casual chains is following in Chipotle Mexican Grill's green footsteps.

Business Travelers in NYC Skip Restaurants for Seamless Business Travelers in NYC Skip Restaurants for Seamless

Business travelers in New York City are beginning to abandon traditional restaurant chains to use Seamless, a food delivery app.

Pets Getting More Specialty Foods Pets Getting More Specialty Foods

Perceived quality is driving the trend toward specialty foods, and it doesn't stop at feeding ourselves and our families.

Craft Breweries Work to Balance Success with Soul Craft Breweries Work to Balance Success with Soul

A few years ago, the U.S. craft and microbrew landscape was minute, and pioneers had to convice consumers they matched the quality of their European counterparts.

Hershey, Mars Raise Prices as Chocolate Costs Soar Hershey, Mars Raise Prices as Chocolate Costs Soar

While food in general is becoming increasingly expensive, chocolate is in the fast lane.

Coconut Trend Goes Beyond Water, Fitting into Many Diets Coconut Trend Goes Beyond Water, Fitting into Many Diets

The coconut product trend is expanding as many people are finding out the benefits of adding coconut into their everyday diets.

Chasing Fraud in Organic Product Labeling Chasing Fraud in Organic Product Labeling

With the growing popularity of organic foods, some imported and domestic items alike have been brought under scrutiny.

Meat, Seafood, Egg Prices Rising Faster than Vegetables Meat, Seafood, Egg Prices Rising Faster than Vegetables

Good news for vegan and vegetarian advocates: the price for proteins like meat, pork, fish, and eggs keep rising faster than the rate of vegetables prices.

Larger Companies Quietly Begin Shift to Non-GMO Ingredients Larger Companies Quietly Begin Shift to Non-GMO Ingredients

While the stigma against GMOs is strong in specialty foods, mainstream producers are starting, quietly, to test the waters by shifting ingredients.

Restaurant Franchises Have High Hopes with Unique Offerings Restaurant Franchises Have High Hopes with Unique Offerings

The mantra "think different" has entered the lexicon of the fast-casual restaurant, with a number of franchises aiming big with unique offerings.

Maple Syrup Consumption at Record High as Production Drops Maple Syrup Consumption at Record High as Production Drops

While a 10 percent drop in maple syrup production is expected to negatively impact U.S. consumption this year, U.S. households used a record-high 7.6 ounces of maple syrup in 2013, up 33 percent from 2012 and 29 percent more than the average usage of 5.9 ...

American Craft Beers Find Fans in Europe American Craft Beers Find Fans in Europe

The American craft beer movement is booming domestically and beginning to gain traction internationally.

Delmarva Coast Becomes Craft Beer Destination Delmarva Coast Becomes Craft Beer Destination

Since Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Rehoboth Beach, Del., started making beer 20 years ago, the coast of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, known regionally as "Delmarva," has been transformed from a summer escape into a year-round tourist destination.

Savory Meets Sweet in New Generation of Jams Savory Meets Sweet in New Generation of Jams

Savory ingredients like garlic, onions, carrots, and saffron are invading the jam category.

Beef May Be Worst Protein for Environment Beef May Be Worst Protein for Environment

A new study shows raising beef causes more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs, or dairy.

Specialty Brands Drive Ice Cream's Comeback Specialty Brands Drive Ice Cream's Comeback

Sweet and salty dessert trends are growing all over the U.S., especially in ice cream.

Coffee, Tea Sales Climbing as New Manufacturers Flood Market Coffee, Tea Sales Climbing as New Manufacturers Flood Market

The number of coffee and tea manufacturers in the U.S. increased 23 percent between 2012 and 2007 to 414, operating 24 percent more facilities, according to Food Institute analysis of just released data from the 2012 Economic Census from the the Census Department.

Wine Producers Adapt Globally to Climate Change Wine Producers Adapt Globally to Climate Change

Changing temperatures are forcing wine regions around the world to adapt, either planting different grapes or changing locations entirely.

Winter Damage Causes MN Wine Grape Shortage Winter Damage Causes MN Wine Grape Shortage

After a harsh winter, vineyards in Minnesota are feeling the effects.

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