PARSIPPANY, N.J.--B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the spices and seasonings business of ACH Food Companies, Inc., a leading supplier of spices and seasonings to retail and food service customers, for...
Results of a new paper in Mayo Clinic Proceedings show that between 2009 and 2014, more people went gluten-free, even though the rate of celiac disease remained stable. In addition, the rate of undiagnosed celiac disease dropped significantly. Here...
This week, the Institute for Supply Management released its latest forecast showing continued economic growth across both manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors. Here's what manufacturing executives expect for the rest of this year, focusing on food: Revenue. Nearly two-thirds of respondents...
FDA food recalls declined 11% in Q3 and USDA recalls decreased 49%, according to Stericycle Recall Index. But it's not all good news. While the number of recalls fell, the number of recalled units grew 19%. That suggests that...
Food trend predictions proliferate at this time of the year. How much do the 2019 forecasts agree? We looked at predictions from the Specialty Food Association (SFA), Innova Marketing Insights, Mintel, Whole Foods, Kroger, and FreshDirect to find six mega trends for 2019. 1. Consumers adopt...
By Andrew Dickow, a managing director and partner at Greenwich Capital Group I recently attended the 35th annual Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore, Maryland, which is the industry’s largest event on the east coast hosting over 29,000 attendees and...
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...
Before the pandemic, I ate out a couple of times a week. For the past year, except for occasionally ordering out, I’ve mostly cooked at home. I’m excited to visit my favorite restaurants again when the crisis is over,...
Twenty-five percent of  shoppers seek local products on grocery shelves. According to Food Marketing Institute data, this number is up from 13 percent since 2007. In a New York Times article this week, the research firm Packaged Facts predicts...
A Mintel report released earlier this year shows 80% of consumers agree that reducing food waste is as important as reducing packaging waste. Transparent, resealable, and portion-controlled packaging top the average food shopper's list, with over half (54%) of those...