According to a recent Sparta Systems survey, a majority of food and beverage companies (61%) feel ready to meet the stricter requirements of the first food reform laws the U.S. has seen in 70 years. We've broken down the free...
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...
Fluctuating supply prices are difficult for business. Examining the practice of futures trading in food, Food Processing Managing Editor Kevin T. Higgins suggests that better methods may be emerging. Rather than relying on market forecasts for commodities like wheat, coffee,...
Consumers around the world find food labels, nutritional information, and food production confusing, according to a new survey by Kynetec, commissioned by The Enough Movement. The results show that 80% of consumers look at food labels and food claims. But...
Following months of stagnation, ag producer sentiment got a boost in July, as reported in the latest Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The overall ag producer sentiment barometer hit 139 last month -- the second highest level since...
Health is consumers’ top priority for breakfast foods, according to a new study by health, nutrition, and materials company DSM. More than three-quarters of the respondents from seven countries said they're conscious of the health aspects of foods they...
“Everyday food and beverages have become the first stop to health management for baby boomers as well as millennials,” according to Proactive Health: Consumer Demand For Functional Benefits from Kerry. In the company’s study of 1,001 U.S. consumers, 66%...
Better for you, better for the environment, and a better selection of plant-based alternatives — these culinary trends are leading the way into 2020, according to this year’s “What’s Hot” report.  The National Restaurant Association surveyed over 600 American Culinary...
A recent survey shows that food and beverage companies plan to focus a lot of energy on data analytics in the next two years. It also reveals some gaps between what food and drink consumers want, and what executives...
Minnesota State Fair food and beverage sales topped $50 million over a 12-day run, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported yesterday. According to average attendance, the fair is "the single largest attraction in the English-speaking world," said fair general manager Jerry Hammer. Total...

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