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Study Finds Millennials Spend Less on Food at Home, Take Fewer Trips to Grocery Store

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Millennials have the most buying power of any generation, so their food purchasing behavior has far-reaching implications for the future of the food industry. A recent study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture reveals just how much Millennials spend on food, what they buy, and how their shopping habits compare to those of older generations. The findings reveal staggering generational …

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Innovation, Marketing, Wine to Drive Growth in Organics: Technavio Report

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The global organic food and beverages market is expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 14% by 2021, according to a new market research report by Technavio. This growth will be propelled by three emerging trends: Innovation in products and new product launches Increased marketing and promotions Growing demand for organic wine On the innovation front, Technavio analyst Manjunath …

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This Year’s Top Food News Stories

In Food Safety, News, Regulatory, Trends by Hilary Smith0 Comments

For the past 15 years, Hunter Public Relations has conducted an annual survey of 1,000 American adults to see which food and beverage news stories resonated most with readers. Here are the top headlines of 2017. #1 – Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Food safety and nutrition dominated food news headlines in 2017, but Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods prevailed …

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Peel-Off Labels, Recognizable Logos, and Bright Colors: What Consumers Look for in Labels

In Research, Trends by Krista Garver0 Comments

Somewhere around 20,000 new food and beverage products are introduced each year. Not all of them make it (remember purple ketchup?), but this number illustrates the highly competitive environment in which food and beverage companies operate. What can you do to make sure your products stand out on the shelves? According to a new survey by labeling solutions provider Luminer, …

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Mintel Announces Five Global Packaging Trends for 2018

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CHICAGO — PRNewswire/ — Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency, has today (December 12, 2017) announced five trends set to impact the global packaging industry over the coming year. In 2018: Packaging will play a pivotal role in reducing global food and product waste. Online brands will reinvigorate their packaging in order to enhance the e-commerce experience. Brands who adopt clear and …

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Fort Wayne, Indiana: The Next Big Food Hub?

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When you think of American cities where the food industry flourishes, a large market like Chicago probably comes to mind. But Eric Doden, CEO of Greater Fort Wayne Inc. (GFW), is on a mission to challenge the idea that the food industry can only thrive in big cities. He wants to provide companies the tools to succeed in smaller markets …

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Everybody Snacks! Nielsen Reports Growth in Individual Snacking Category, Especially Among Healthy Options

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Almost every household in America (98%) purchases single-serve grab-and-go snacking products, pushing the individual snacking category to a value of $33 billion, according to a new report from Nielsen. Annual spending on these products increased 1.1% over last year, driven by large and busy households looking for convenience. While dairy snacks continue to take the lion’s share (22%) of the …

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Meet the New B2B Sourcing Platform Bringing Fresh, Local Food to More People’s Plates

In Industry Profiles, Technology, Trends by Krista Garver0 Comments

According to the results of just about every consumer preference survey done in the past few years, consumers want fresh, local foods. Market research publisher Packaged Facts predicts that local food and beverage sales will hit $20 billion in 2019, noting that the products are “stepping out of the shadow of their once ‘quirky niche’ designation to claim a much …

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Survey: Workers in the Food Industry are Satisfied Overall

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Food industry employees are satisfied with their jobs, according to Food Processing’s 11th annual Salary & Job Satisfaction Survey. This year’s results reveal that companies are offering more flexibility, bonuses, and other perks to keep their workforce happy. Below is a picture of the state of the industry revealed by the survey responses. Job satisfaction According to survey respondents, job …

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Mindful Choices: The Key Food Driver for 2018, Says Innova Market Insights

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ARNHEM, Netherlands, November 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – The increasingly thoughtful and mindful consumer will continue to catalyze changes in the way that companies produce, package and label their products. More conscious than ever about making responsible food choices, 4 in 10 US and UK consumers increased their consumption of “healthy foods,” 7 in 10 want to know and understand the ingredient list, 1 in …