Wednesday, January 16, 2019
The diet industry has a new name, according to NPR's The Salt. That name is "health." An October Mintel report explains that "Consumers are somewhat skeptical about diet products, and instead of purchasing traditional diet-specific products, they are turning to...
According to FoodProcessing.com, five issues loom large for the food and beverage industry as 2016 begins. Here's a quick look at each of them: Dietary Guidelines Mid-January is the new expected release date for the 8th edition of the USDA and...
It’s probably fair to say that the clean eating movement is more than a trend. We’re not talking about the extreme “gluten-free, sugar-free, oil-free, grain-free, legume-free, plant-based raw vegan” type of clean eating that lately has been getting some...
Millennials’ expectations for food are changing the market, says the new report from Maru/Matchbox. Specifically, qualities previously considered “premium” -- like sustainable and locally sourced -- have become mainstream expectations. Fortunately for companies producing these products, Millennial consumers are...
Plant construction projects in the food and beverage industry grew by more than 9% in 2015, according to Food Engineering magazine’s 39th Annual Plant Construction Survey. The survey lists planned, in-process, and completed projects that are valued at more...
By David Folwell, The Growth Co. According to the results of Food Processing’s 2017 Capital Spending Survey, food manufacturers planned to spend $17.6 billion on capital projects this year. How much of that business did your company earn? Do you...
Change is afoot in the food industry. In the next decade, it’s predicted that 2 million factory jobs will be left unfilled. Besides facing a labor shortage, the nature of food industry work is also changing. Technology now permeates every aspect...
In today's on-the-go consumer lifestyles, snack foods are enjoying a revolution, and now they're younger and healthier than ever before. A Food Processing article this week says Technomic's latest Consumer Trends Report shows over half of consumers snack between meals. Snacking is...
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...
Lifestyle diets are on the rise, and as their popularity increases, the foods associated with them tend to move from niche to mainstream. We’ve been seeing that lately with vegan foods as consumers — vegan and non-vegan alike —...

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