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Craft Beer Hits Record Double-Digit Market Share in 2014

For the first time ever, craft beer grabbed double-digit volume share of the marketplace in 2014, according to the Brewers Association’s latest industry report. Las(...)

Small CPG Producers Grab Market Share from Food Giants

As the consumer packaged foods industry saw moderate growth in 2014, small and medium-size businesses are the biggest benefactors as they continue to steal(...)
Private Label Continues Growing Faster than National Brands

Private Label Continues Growing Faster than National Brands

Private label growth is outpacing national brands, reaching $115.3 billion in 2014, part of a $5.5 billion increase over the past three years, according to(...)
Niche Beverages Driving Strong Growth for Liquid Refreshment Market

Niche Beverages Driving Strong Growth for Liquid Refreshment Market

The beverage market rebounded in 2014, driven by bottled water and niche segments such as energy drinks and ready-to-drink coffee. The U.S. liquid refreshment(...)
Alligator Farmers Push Meat to Mass Market with Climbing Profits

Alligator Farmers Push Meat to Mass Market with Climbing Profits

As insects and worms clamor for a share of the alternative protein market, another exotic meat may be gaining ground: alligator. Sales of alligator meat are(...)
Juice Drives Fruit Consumption Decline as Consumers Cut Back

Juice Drives Fruit Consumption Decline as Consumers Cut Back

The decline of fruit juice is driving the drop in fruit and vegetable consumption, according to the "State of the Plate 2015" (PDF) report by Produce for Better(...)
Varied Consumer Food Preferences Demand Localized Focus: Study

Varied Consumer Food Preferences Demand Localized Focus: Study

Despites ideas about national food and dining trends, one size does not fit all. Consumer tastes vary widely in different markets across the country, according(...)
Coffee Consumption Habits Shifting with New Tech, Trends

Coffee Consumption Habits Shifting with New Tech, Trends

Coffee is still America's favorite beverage, right next to water. More than three in four Americans said they drink coffee, according to the National Coffee(...)
Pecan's Local Appeal Gives Nut a Boost in the South

Pecan's Local Appeal Gives Nut a Boost in the South

While already the third-most-popular nut, behind peanuts and almonds, the pecan is gaining new life thanks to the rise of the local movement, especially in(...)
Venison Drives Sales, Interest in Game Meats in UK

Venison Drives Sales, Interest in Game Meats in UK

U.K. residents are acquiring a taste for meats beyond the typical beef, pork, lamb, and poultry. Consumers are looking to broaden their palates with a host(...)
Americans Return to Eating Out at Pre-Recession Levels

Americans Return to Eating Out at Pre-Recession Levels

As the American economy improves, so does its appetite for eating out. Spending at both fast-food chains and full-scale restaurants climbed over the past five(...)
Health, Wellness Programs Gain Priority for Food Retailers

Health, Wellness Programs Gain Priority for Food Retailers

Food retailers are ramping up their efforts to become health and wellness destinations. That increased focus on providing products and programs that support(...)
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