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Why Does the U.S. Import Soy When It Creates So Much of It?

The United States is one of the world's largest producers of soybeans, with Brazil as its main competition in the field. The U.S. grows some $40 billion worth(...)

Japan Wine Market Offers Growth Potential

Japan may be becoming one of Asia’s most sophisticated wine markets. In 2014, Japan consumed 40.3 million cases of wine, an increase of 4.9 percent from the(...)

Study Explores Feeding Livestock with Insects

The European Commission is studying whether insects would be a viable alternative to animal feed. About 30 percent of farmland is used for growing crops that(...)

Veggies Replace Pasta, Meat on Menus; Poke, Acai on the Rise

In 2016, vegetables, poke, and acai bowls will be in, while pasta increasingly goes out of fashion, according to a report on food trends from foodservice consulting(...)
Product Roundup: Chickpeas

Product Roundup: Chickpeas

Chickpeas: they’re not just for hummus anymore. As such, many of the chickpea products available today go above and beyond the typical creamy spread; although,(...)
Category Spotlight: Coconut Products

Category Spotlight: Coconut Products

The tropical superfood has reached celebrity status, making appearances in everything from hummus to vinegar to butter to chips. Coconut has definitely made(...)
Product Roundup: Immunity-Boosting Snacks and Beverages

Product Roundup: Immunity-Boosting Snacks and Beverages

A healthy body is key to a healthy mind, and vice versa. While most immune-system–enhancing products that show up on vitamin store shelves are full of uncommon(...)
Product Roundup: Jams, Jellies, and Spreads

Product Roundup: Jams, Jellies, and Spreads

Jams, jellies, and spreads of all consistencies and sizes make their way onto store shelves to ultimately end up slathered on toast or a warm muffin, or as(...)
Buyers’ Picks: Cookie Cravings

Buyers’ Picks: Cookie Cravings

Shortbread, macaroons, cream-filled options, and organic and gluten-free are just some of the cookie varieties flying off retailer shelves to satisfy customers’(...)
Category Spotlight: Better Baking Out of the Box

Category Spotlight: Better Baking Out of the Box

While conventional baking mixes are on the decline, new offerings with alternative flours and improved packaging may help boost a category ripe for reinvention. It’(...)
Buyers’ Picks: New Year’s Eve Party Foods

Buyers’ Picks: New Year’s Eve Party Foods

From imported European cheeses to Southern Hoppin’ John, here are retailer favorites from around the country.  Tim Bucciarelli, Formaggio Kitchen, Cambridge,(...)
Removing Fat from Chocolate

Removing Fat from Chocolate

Electricity may be the newest trick for removing up to 20 percent of fat from chocolate. Researchers at Philadelphia’s Temple University made the discovery(...)
AC/DC Launches Tequila Brand

AC/DC Launches Tequila Brand

AC/DC still draws massive crowds at concerts, but it’s the band’s launch into the beverage market that makes news. Thunderstruck Tequila, a collaboration between(...)
Hawaii’s Healthful Mamaki Leaf Tea Debuts

Hawaii’s Healthful Mamaki Leaf Tea Debuts

With a health profile that reads like a superfood, māmaki leaf tea is making waves outside of Hawaii after centuries of being an island-only product. Previously(...)
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