Sunday, April 22, 2018
This Lempert Report video breaks down research findings from the Watershed Group on what communicates authenticity in food to a millennial consumer generation. Millennials, the video reports, are "highly engaged and always questioning" consumers. They make up their minds about brands...
A new report from market analyst Packaged Facts reveals children wield a fair amount of purchasing power, even when they don't wield the wallet. Twenty-five percent of parents reported learning about new products from their kids. The trend is most...
The diversity of Michigan's agricultural produce is second only to California's in the U.S., making it a great choice for growing food processing opportunities in the state. Michigan's also in a prime location, with the number-one border crossing in North...
A recent Nielsen survey conducted by The Harris Poll sheds light on which alcoholic beverages Americans are reaching for this summer. Here are some of the highlights. Americans are drinking outside this summer A full 90% of regular drinkers say they’ll...
A study published in February in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease treated 44 adults ages 50-75 and showed omega-3 fatty acids to "exert positive effects on memory functions." Sleep deprivation contributes to lower cognition levels, and sleep deficits are on...
A Mintel report released earlier this year shows 80% of consumers agree that reducing food waste is as important as reducing packaging waste. Transparent, resealable, and portion-controlled packaging top the average food shopper's list, with over half (54%) of those...
According to a recent report, consumers are trying to make healthy food choices, and are considering media representations of food issues more and more. For its 2016 Food & Health Survey, the International Food Information Council Foundation surveyed more than...
Food safety may be more at the top of consumers' minds than ever before. But even with the safest facilities, training, and equipment, accidents still happen. Frank Yiannas, vice-president of food safety for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., has theorized that the...
When consumers look at your ingredients lists, what do they see? Hopefully five items or less, says Eliseo Barcas, Sales and Marketing VP at TetraPak USA. Today's consumers are driven to purchase the cleanest, simplest foods, says Barcas. At the same time,...
The inevitable labor shortage looming over the food industry encompasses more than an absence of workers. There’s a rising absence of skills as well. Because the 21st-century food industry requires 21st-century skills, employees who don’t retire in the next...