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“Halloween celebrations are likely to be different this year, with an earlier start to the season and more geographic differences than in prior years,” said Chairman and CEO Michele Buck, The Hershey Company, during the second quarter earnings call.  Halloween...
Consumers already had an interest in functionality before the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the pandemic, 31% of consumers are taking more supplements and 29% are consuming more functional foods/beverages, according to the Functional Food & Beverage 2020 Report from...
Several months in lockdown has left more than 75% of consumers motivated to stay healthy, according to new research from Archer Daniels Midland (ADM). The pandemic spurred several shifts in consumer behavior, ADM found, and all of them relate...
“Balancing personal lives, work life, wellness, indulgence and convenience is taking a toll on consumers,” according to Food Trends: Consumer, Strategy and COVID-19 from Schieber Research. “The search for solutions for easier living — and food/supplements to mitigate stress...
Transparency is important or extremely important to 81% of shoppers both online and in store, according to Transparency Trends: Omnichannel Grocery Shopping from the Consumer Perspective, a report from FMI and Label Insights. That’s up from 69% in 2018....
When it comes to the food they buy and share, health, freshness, and convenience are among Gen Z’s priorities, and those preferences have persisted during the pandemic. This is according to a new white paper from the American Egg...
Overall, consumers trust information from brands, but they still want greater transparency, especially when it comes to food safety. This is the take-home message from the latest survey by global certification body DNV-GL. The survey asked 4,500 consumers around the...
Snack food consumption was up 8% in April, according to research from the NPD Group. For comparison, during the Great Recession of 2008-2010, snack food consumption increased just 1%. NPD suggests that the increase is due to new shopping...
Total 2019 sales for the specialty food market was $158.4  billion, a 10.7% increase since 2017, according to the new State of the Specialty Food Industry report from the Specialty Food Association (SFA). Brick-and-mortar retail accounted for 75% ($118 billion) of...
“Far from abandoning their natural lifestyle during COVID-19, natural products shoppers are widening their preferences, seeking and avoiding various ingredients, label claims and certifications,” states COVID-19 and Navigating the Path Ahead: Supporting The Natural Products Consumer, a report from...

COVID-19’s Impact on the Food Industry: Pulse Survey Results

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of our lives and many of our livelihoods. While keeping the food supply running is arguably the most...

Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities in the Food Industry

The pace of change in the food industry is faster than ever, and it keeps accelerating. Much of the pressure comes from constantly changing...

Remote Audits: Certification and Supplier Qualification at a Distance

New logistical challenges in F&B facilities make achieving compliance even tougher. COVID-19 has dramatically altered the way we work together in facilities in efforts...

Continuous License Monitoring: Myth vs. Fact

Ebook Sponsored by SuperVision Driver safety is the biggest source of fleet liability risk. Whether a business has a fleet of trucks or just one...

How to Calculate Your Overall Line Efficiency

Line Efficiency Calculator Sponsored by Garvey Do you know what the bottleneck is in your manufacturing process? The limiting factor that’s keeping you from ramping...
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3 Steps to Cleaning Compliance for Your Entire Food Plant

eBook sponsored by Nilfisk In the food manufacturing industry, cleaning is business-critical. Not only are recalls an ever-present threat, but the FDA, USDA, OSHA, and...