For product launches, business innovations and a look at the rising stars in specialty foods, this is your supplier news resource. Read spotlights on the strategies of successful brands; keep up on who won top honors at major award events; and discover trending flavors and categories. Also find key regulatory news that can have an impact on your business, and don’t miss education and networking opportunities to boost your bottom line.
Canada is threatening to add trade tariffs on U.S. meat, wine, cheese, and other exports as retaliation against the United States' meat-labeling law.
Groupon has launched a new listing tool for merchants called Pages, which allows businesses to create and manage a business profile to highlight unique features and customer ratings and tips.
Cheeses gaining attention among retailers include (top to bottom): Big Woods Blue from Shepherd’s Way; Bavarian Limburger; Rush Creek Reserve from Upland Cheese; Swiss Försterkäse; Wavreumont sheep’s milk cheese from Belgium; and Dante sheep’s milk from Sheep Dairy.
Market researcher Mintel International recently asked a sample of consumers who cook at least half of their meals at home and who use store-bought dressings and marinades if purity claims were important to them. One in four of these consumers cited claims such as “natural” ...
Prices for Italian white truffles have declined 37 percent so far this year.
Arizona will raise its minimum wage by 15 cents to $8.05 an hour starting Jan. 1, thanks to a 2006 voter initiative requiring the Industrial Commission of Arizona to keep wages in line with the Consumer Price Index.
Americans are willing to spend 31 percent more per week on responsibly produced groceries, according to the Conscious Consumer Study by Gibbs-rbb Strategic Communications.
Women will shape the future of the adult beverage industry, according to a new report from Technomic.
At the outset of the Great Depression, Rose Biggi started Beaverton Foods selling horseradish door to door. Today the company garners more than $25 million in sales every year, selling 600 SKUs of mustards, salsas, sauces, and, of course, horseradish.
What began as a you-pick-’em raspberry farm has grown into a multimillion-dollar business with products sold in specialty stores around the world.
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Whether they are crunchy or chewy, beautifully decorated or pleasingly simple, cookies continue to be a go-to treat for shoppers. Learn how innovative flavors and better-for-you ingredients are driving sales in this increasingly strong category.
The star of many holidays throughout the year, chocolates have special privileges during the winter season.