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Diet Industry, Low-Calorie Foods Show Struggling Sales

Consumers are reporting dieting less, which in turn is lowering sales of foods with low-calorie claims. According to a recent consumer survey, nearly 80 percent(...)

Rising Consumer Confidence Boosts Spending

Consumer confidence is looking up in early 2015. As views about the economy were up globally, Americans in particular are seeing their recessionary sentiment(...)

Fruits, Breakfast Inspiration Trending in Sweets, Snacks

Sophisticated fruits and breakfast inspiration were among the top trends at the National Confectioners Association's 2015 Sweets & Snacks Expo, which took place(...)
Tequila Poised To Dominate International Spirits Market

Tequila Poised To Dominate International Spirits Market

Tequila is outpacing the popularity of whiskey and vodka in the U.S. and overseas, with brands that include the U.S. based Casa Dragones and Casamigos, and(...)
Liquid Meal Sales Surge Among Busy Techies

Liquid Meal Sales Surge Among Busy Techies

Silicon Valley techies who are striving to squeeze every possible working minute out of the day are forgoing meals for high-protein liquid alternatives, with(...)
Specialty Products Steal Shelf Space from Food Giants

Specialty Products Steal Shelf Space from Food Giants

Small, specialty food producers are gaining shelf space as big retail chains increase their selection of specialty products to compete against natural and gourmet(...)
Majority of Americans Seek Transparency, Clean Labels

Majority of Americans Seek Transparency, Clean Labels

Transparency and clean ingredient labels continue to influence increasing numbers of consumers. According to new research from Packaged Facts, two out of three(...)
Protein, Global Flavors, Ingredient Swaps Top Trend List

Protein, Global Flavors, Ingredient Swaps Top Trend List

Ingredient alternatives, protein boosters, and global flavors are among the nine top natural and organic food trends identified by Sterling-Rice Group to be(...)
Organic Labeling Stirs Consumer Skepticism

Organic Labeling Stirs Consumer Skepticism

Sales of organic products may be on the rise, but actual consumer penetration appears to have plateaued. According to a new report by Mintel, major grocery(...)
Vodka Sales Revive with Smaller, Newer Brands

Vodka Sales Revive with Smaller, Newer Brands

Whiskey's success was vodka's slump in recent years, but the clear spirit may enjoy a resurgence in 2015, with sales projected to increase this year, according(...)
France Leads Yogurt Innovation with Goat, Sheep's Milk

France Leads Yogurt Innovation with Goat, Sheep's Milk

France is turning to goat, ewe, and sheep milk to revamp its yogurt and chilled dessert offerings. The nation accounted for more than a fifth of all alternative-milk(...)
Kangaroo: Australia's Sustainable, Profitable Alternative Meat

Kangaroo: Australia's Sustainable, Profitable Alternative Meat

Kangaroo meat could be the next big alternative meat. Long seen as a sustainable meat in Australia, the marsupial is now appearing on menus in cities like New(...)
Bacon Back in Full Force as Retail Prices Plummet

Bacon Back in Full Force as Retail Prices Plummet

Cheap bacon has flooded the market, bringing the perennial trend back into the spotlight. Even vegetarian restaurants are jumping on the bandwagon. Prices(...)
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