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Food Companies Taking Bite Out of Ripe Meal Kit Delivery Market

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The meal kit market is ripe for the picking, and food companies are making big moves. In the last two months alone, Nestlé, Campbell, and Unilever have invested millions of dollars in meal kit companies. Meal kit companies deliver fresh ingredients and recipes, or sometimes an entirely prepped meal, direct to consumer door steps. This market is expected to hit …

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The Millennial Love List: Healthy Snacks, One-Stop Shopping, and Authentic Brands

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Millennials want healthy snacks, one-stop shopping trips, and brand ethos, according to the Condé Nast and Goldman Sachs 2017 Love List. This is the first time the study included food. The survey showed that Millennials want healthy snacks. Out of the snack brands that made the list, 75% are health focused, including Angie’s and Noosa Yoghurt. Millennials are also one-stop …

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Food Prices Continue to Rise in May: CPI Data

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Food prices rose for the fifth consecutive month in May, according to the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) data. In April, fresh veggies — specifically lettuce — were to blame for high food prices. In May, the cost of fresh fruits and veggie went down, but food prices at home and away from home inched up, resulting in an overall …

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How Automation, Robots, and the IIoT Shift the Food Manufacturing Job Landscape

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The food industry is slowly integrating new technologies to make food safer and processing more efficient. But how will automation, robots, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) impact the workforce? There’s been concern from many corners that technology will steal jobs and put people out of work. But what we’re seeing instead is that the available jobs are changing. …

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What Millennials Want From Snack Foods: Report

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When it comes to snack foods, Millennials want products that not only taste good but are healthy and convenient, according to The Snacking Trends Report 2017. Welch’s Global Ingredients Group surveyed 300 Millennial snackers throughout the United States to find out where, when, and why they snack. Here’s what Millennials want. Tasty, nutritious, and convenient snacks Millennials cite taste as …

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6 Ways the Food Industry is Changing to Appeal to Millennials

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There’s no doubt about it: Millennials are a force to be reckoned with. This group now makes up the largest living generation — and they harness an annual spending power topping $200 billion. That’s a lot of people — and a lot of cash! For the food industry, Millennials represent a challenge and an opportunity because they have different demands …

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The Future of Sweets and Snacks

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“Snacking is a behavior, not a category,” said Lynn Dornblaser, Mintel’s director of innovation and insights, during the Sweets & Snacks Expo earlier this month, according to Food Business News. In a presentation, she discussed trends in sweets and snacks and where the industry segment is currently headed. Here are the highlights: Any food can be a snack. This allows …

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Gluten-Free Products Market Size Worth $33.05 Billion by 2025: Grand View Research, Inc.

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The global gluten-free products market is expected to reach USD 33.05 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The market is expected to witness substantial growth over the forecast period mainly on account of the rising incidences of celiac disease, diabetes as well as obesity across the developed economies. …

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Food Companies Pump Up Investment in Plant-Based Products

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Tofu and almond milk aren’t just for vegans anymore. Before you say “eww.” chew on this: in 2016, the U.S. plant-based market topped $5 billion in sales. Leading the charge is plant-based “milk.” Dairy alternatives alone are expected to grow globally from $8.2 billion in 2014 to $19.5 billion in 2020, says the Plant Based Foods Association.   Add that nearly …

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Robust Organic Sector Stays on Upward Climb, Posts New Records in U.S. Sales

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WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The robust American organic sector stayed on its upward trajectory in 2016, gaining new market share and shattering records, as consumers across the United States ate and used more organic products than ever before, according to the Organic Trade Association’s (OTA’s) 2017 Organic Industry Survey released Wednesday at OTA’s Annual Policy Conference. Organic sales in …