The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2019 Food and Health Survey show heightened interest in plant-based eating, sustainability claims’ varying impact on purchasing decisions, confusion surrounding food and nutrition terms, and more. Factors driving food purchases Survey respondents said...
For a long time, frozen food didn’t stand a chance against fresh. But according to market research company NPD Group, the frozen food aisle is getting more crowded. NPD’s The Future of Dinner Report says that last year, people...
Food companies have room to improve their diversity initiatives, given the results of this year’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity list from DiversityInc. Three food companies ended up on the list this year — The Kellogg Company, The Hershey...
Investors are flocking to the food industry’s most impressive up-and-comers: plant-based meat, egg, and dairy businesses and cell-based meat companies. According to a new report from the Good Food Institute (GFI), investors have contributed a whopping $16 billion to...
A new study published by the American Heart Association (AHA) estimates that added sugar labels could result in a savings of more than $30 billion in healthcare and more than $60 billion in societal costs over a 20-year period....
Unhealthy diets led to 11 million deaths in 2017 — brought about by health issues like cardiovascular disease, cancers, and type 2 diabetes. This makes poor diet responsible for roughly one in five deaths worldwide, which is more than...
Food labels can be confusing. Many shoppers look for specific label claims that suggest nutritious products — claims like “natural,” “no GMOs,” and “no added sugars.” But consumers may not have a clear idea of what those words mean....
With food prices and manufacturing costs on the rise, retailers and manufacturers are under pressure to keep costs down. A recent Acosta report examined the challenges food companies face as a result of these upward costs, as well as...
In a recent report, Nielsen lays out a clear picture of which food trends took hold last year — and which trends will continue to make an impact in the food industry. Transparency and sustainability Transparency has long been on...
Prompted by global climate change and shifting consumer demands, the economy is pivoting in favor of environmentally sustainable companies. According to new research from CDP, Danone and Nestlé are a step (or two) ahead in the food and beverage...