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Gluten-Free Health Halo Spurs Concerns

Gluten-free foods have a health halo, and suppliers are rushing to cash in. A new Consumer Reports study found 63 percent of consumers believe a gluten-free(...)
US Wine Exports Fall Short of 2013 Record

US Wine Exports Fall Short of 2013 Record

U.S. exports of wine reached $1.49 billion in revenue in 2014 as emerging Asian markets grew, California wines made up about 90 percent of exports. The E.U.(...)
Groceries Top Other Retail Categories in Mobile Purchases

Groceries Top Other Retail Categories in Mobile Purchases

Online shopping is a growing force in food retail, but mobile shopping is where the grocery sector really shines. New data from PriceWaterhouseCoopers shows(...)
Cities, West Coast Drive Organic Food Interest

Cities, West Coast Drive Organic Food Interest

Organic eating is often perceived as a prototypical California "hippie" diet, but the trend towards eating organic is expanding throughout major cities across(...)
Alternative Formats Take on Traditional Retail Stores

Alternative Formats Take on Traditional Retail Stores

Non-traditional food retailers are looking to take a bigger share of the market this year, increasing competition for traditional grocery stores. According(...)
Sriracha Opens Doors for Other Asian Condiments, Spices

Sriracha Opens Doors for Other Asian Condiments, Spices

Sriracha first reached American markets in 1980 when Huy Fong Foods began distributing the condiment from its Los Angeles headquarters, and it quickly began(...)
Cultural Norms Not So Normal Among Younger Food Shoppers

Cultural Norms Not So Normal Among Younger Food Shoppers

Consumers are more multicultural than ever, and misconceptions about cultural norms may be losing food retailers potential profits. Marketers may be holding(...)
Foodservice Opportunities for Healthy Cereal Category

Foodservice Opportunities for Healthy Cereal Category

Cereals are hot again, as the category's appeal extends beyond breakfast and new and revamped products give the stale category a refreshing new image as a convenient(...)
Beer, Wine, Spirits See Shift Toward Smaller Brands, Categories

Beer, Wine, Spirits See Shift Toward Smaller Brands, Categories

Smaller brands in the alcohol industry are gaining ground. A Technomic analysis of 2014 year-end results shows long-leading brands and categories across wine,(...)
The 3 Game-Changers of Retail in 2015

The 3 Game-Changers of Retail in 2015

Three game-changing trends should be on retailers' radar in 2015: digital first, hyper-localization, and in-store/on-shelf. In a presentation by Nielsen at(...)
Farmers Boost Local Food Sales with Rising Demand

Farmers Boost Local Food Sales with Rising Demand

The demand for locally grown food continues to increase in the U.S., according to the latest Trends in U.S. Local and Regional Food Systems (PDF) report to(...)
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