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Study: Consumers Willing to Pay a Premium for Fair Trade

Study: Consumers Willing to Pay a Premium for Fair Trade

Consumers are attracted to products featuring the Fair Trade logo, according to new research conducted at the University of Bonn. The study found that participants(...)
Hot Sauce Finds Mainstream Success

Hot Sauce Finds Mainstream Success

Sales of hot sauce increased by 150 percent since 2000, more than all other condiments combined. Part of the category's growth is due to the emergence of foreign(...)
Jim Beam Wins "Handcrafted" Lawsuit

Jim Beam Wins "Handcrafted" Lawsuit

A court ruled in favor of Beam Suntory in a lawsuit claiming its labeling was misleading. A consumer, Scott Welk, launched the suit in February saying Beam(...)
Cage-Free Measure Introduced in MA

Cage-Free Measure Introduced in MA

A ballot measure in Massachusetts seeks to ban the practice of caging chickens, pigs, and calves. The measure would establish standards by 2022 including that(...)
Restaurant Value Means More Than Price: Study

Restaurant Value Means More Than Price: Study

Price may not be the most important factor for restaurant customers, according to a report by Technomic. More than half of consumers listed other attributes(...)
NLRB Says Staffing Agency is Joint Employer

NLRB Says Staffing Agency is Joint Employer

A National Labor Relations Board ruling could make it easier for unions to represent workers at franchised fast-food chains. In its decision, the NLRB said(...)
New Techniques Help Small Brewers Produce Sour Beer

New Techniques Help Small Brewers Produce Sour Beer

Sour beer production is on the rise in the U.S., bolstered by new methods that greatly cut the amount of time the brews must age before being sold. Traditional(...)
E.& J. Gallo Winery Acquires Talbott Vineyards

E.& J. Gallo Winery Acquires Talbott Vineyards

E.& J. Gallo Winery acquired Talbott Vineyards in Monterey County, California. The deal includes the Talbott brand, including its winery in Santa Lucia Highlands,(...)
Handmade Denotes High Quality Poll

Handmade Denotes High Quality Poll

Six in ten adults agree that "handmade/handcrafted" denotes a product that is high quality, according to Harris Poll. "Artisan/artisanal" and "custom" are the(...)
Specialty Brands Aid Bottled Water Growth

Specialty Brands Aid Bottled Water Growth

U.S. bottled water volume grew 7 percent in 2014, putting it on track to outsell soda by 2017, according to forecasts by Beverage Marketing Corp. Between 2000(...)
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