Thursday, February 27, 2020
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.
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...
Each year, the Center for Food Integrity explores ways that food companies can build consumer trust. This year's particular research reveals "policies, practices, and information that consumers equate with transparency that earns trust." This infographic summarizes six key areas where consumers expect...
A recent Nielsen survey conducted by The Harris Poll sheds light on which alcoholic beverages Americans are reaching for this summer. Here are some of the highlights. Americans are drinking outside this summer A full 90% of regular drinkers say they’ll...
A Hispanic, family-owned refrigerated food company will receive a large private equity investment, Food Engineering recently reported. Del Real Foods was founded in 2002 by the Cardenas family, first-generation Mexican-American heat-and-serve manufacturers. The investment they receive from Palladium, a firm managing...
Apples and bananas? More like pita chips and french fries! A recent Datassential study found that almost half of consumers eat a salty snack every day. Out of sweet, salty, natural, and entrée snack options, salty snacks topped the...
We Gen Xers have been forgotten for a long time. As a generation, we’re smaller than both the Baby Boomers and the Millennials. That means we’re frequently neglected by the people who design new technologies, make TV shows and...
A report from flavor producer Fona International says the food industry might be phasing out the use of “natural” claims sooner rather than later because the lack of a formal, FDA-approved definition of the word is causing more problems...
An annual survey by American Pet Products Association (APPA) found that dogs are still America’s favorite pet — half of U.S. homes include at least one dog. APPA analysts gathered responses from nearly 3,500 pet owners and balanced it...
There’s no denying the impact that the younger generations are having on the food industry. Companies only recently started to get a handle on what Millennials want, and then Gen Z came along and pushed the industry even farther...

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