Trends and Statistics
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While the stigma against GMOs is strong in specialty foods, mainstream producers are starting, quietly, to test the waters by shifting ingredients.
The mantra "think different" has entered the lexicon of the fast-casual restaurant, with a number of franchises aiming big with unique offerings.
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 ...
The American craft beer movement is booming domestically and beginning to gain traction internationally.
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 ingredients like garlic, onions, carrots, and saffron are invading the jam category.
A new study shows raising beef causes more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs, or dairy.
Sweet and salty dessert trends are growing all over the U.S., especially in ice cream.
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.
Changing temperatures are forcing wine regions around the world to adapt, either planting different grapes or changing locations entirely.
After a harsh winter, vineyards in Minnesota are feeling the effects.
Caviar is gaining in popularity, despite its often steep prices.
Mainstream shoppers are ending up in the kosher and halal section at the supermarket as they seek safer and more ethical foods.
California's drought will cost $2.2 billion in losses and added expenses this year for the state, according to a report by the Center for Watershed Sciences at the University of California, Davis.
Roasted nuts and peanut butter are growing in value.
New takes on nut butters, meaty snacks, and smoky infusions are among the top trends spotted at the largest Fancy Food Show ever, which took place June 29–July 1 at Javits Center in New York City.
While environmental conscientiousness is driving many Americans' purchasing decisions, millennials are leading the charge.
Kroger is showing an increased confidence in future growth, according to a report (PDF) from BMO Capital Markets.
Moving cereal away from the breakfast table may give producers a boost.
S'mores are taking over New York City, from sweet and salty french fries to decadent desserts.
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