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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...
In "The Birth of a New Food or Beverage Product," we explored the process behind creating and bringing new products to market. And whether this is by a start-up with its first product or a multinational company adding to...
On April 15, we published an article speculating about whether the plant-based food trend would survive COVID-19. At that time, meat sales had been spiking and a few analysts had predicted that shopping during the pandemic would focus on...
How has COVID-19 changed consumer response to social media posts by food brands? To find out, ListenFirst, a social media analytics platform, measured the volume of reactions, comments, shares, retweets, and likes for new posts on Instagram, Facebook, and...
As consumers stock up on grocery items and prepare more food at home, one category is experiencing sales far above the rest. Long shelf-life and easy preparation have driven up sales of frozen foods like pizzas, meats, and vegetables...

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...

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

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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...