Wednesday, February 26, 2020
A new report confirms that consumers are demanding more and more transparency when it comes to food products. For its 2016 Food Revolution Study, Label Insight surveyed more than 1,500 consumers “to determine how they make food choices, shop,...
Agricultural producers are feeling pretty good about the future, according to the December 2016 results of the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer, released today. The barometer shows optimism among ag producers rising for the second month in a row, hitting its...
Somewhere around 20,000 new food and beverage products are introduced each year. Not all of them make it (remember purple ketchup?), but this number illustrates the highly competitive environment in which food and beverage companies operate. What can you do...
Vermont's new GMO labeling law and general consumer demand for transparency are two big reasons to get to know and learn to catalog your product data now, says Label Insight's Dagan Xavier. Xavier urges food brands to waste no more time....
Millennial demand for transparency in food may be one driver of innovation in today's thermal processing and packaging. According to Food Engineering, canning processes of the past produced mushy, oversalted, and flavorless - albeit, safe - food. Today's sensors, controls,...
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...
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...
A recent report, The Food Retail Industry Speaks, What Are They Saying?, issued by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) looks at the biggest concerns and areas for growth and optimism of food retailers. The information is based on the...
PACK EXPO International's 2016 conference happens in Chicago November 6-9. Anticipated topics revolve around automation developments in food packaging. This year, innovation takes center stage. A robotics showcase sponsored by B&R Industrial Automation will feature remote monitoring, smart machines, and...
According to a Bloomberg report, Nestle scientists have discovered a new method to reduce sugar in chocolate by up to 40%. Chief Technology Officer Stefan Catsicas told Bloomberg that the company has developed a way to alter the structure...

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