Articles Tagged with ''consumer trends''

Too bad cappuccino, wasabi ginger takes Lay’s ‘Do Us a Flavor’ contest

After three months of competition, Lay’s Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger was announced as the winner of the 2014 “Do Us a Flavor” PepsiCo contest.


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Study: Consumers confused on olive oil benefits, terminology

A new study conducted by the North American Olive Oil Association says (NAOOA) half of olive oil consumers are confused when it comes to choosing the right product because they are unsure of what is important.


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Industry survey reveals thousands of healthier product choices

The results of a recent study by the Grocery Manufacturers Association reveal that in the past decade more than 30,000 healthier products—food and beverage choices with less calories, fats, sugars and sodium—flooded the market.


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Private label brands market makes healthy eating more affordable

Consumers searching their grocery store aisles for healthier food options often fear eating healthy will come at too high of a cost, but a new study from Packaged Facts says manufacturers and retailers are addressing these wellness and nutrition concerns by offering more affordable healthy food options.


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McDonald’s social media campaign answers questions about its food

Do McDonald’s burgers contain lean finely textured beef? wood pulp? No way says the fast-food juggernaut. These are just a few of the many questions the company is responding to through social media as part of a new Q&A campaign the company hopes will change the image of its food.


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Natural and organic acquisitions heighten profitability

Industry leaders are investing in natural and organic brands to diversify their portfolios

US retail sales of natural and organic foods and beverages experienced a 53 percent sales growth over five years.


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Animal protein still best bet for half of US consumers

New research from the NPD Group indicates 50 percent of US consumers feel animal protein is still the best source of protein

Beef and chicken lead consumer preferences


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Rising demand for natural sweeteners

Researchers at Canadean say obesity and health issues, in addition to taxes on sugary beverages, have caused countries to look toward natural sweeteners

Soft drink manufacturers are cashing in on the trend with approximately 20 percent of new non-caloric soft drinks using natural sweeteners in 2013.


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Fats for a healthy diet

The Institute of Food Technologists identify nine fats consumers can include as part of their diets

The fats include fish oil, flaxseed oil and Omega-3 fatty acids, as well as newcomers like hemp oil.


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Market growth for ready-to-drink coffee

Though fresh brewed iced coffee is the cold coffee beverage of choice, a growing number of consumers in the market for cold coffee are grabbing ready-to-drink (RTD) canned or bottled coffee, according to a recent study from Multi-sponsor Surveys.


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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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The October 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores companies that have successfully grappled with "the new business reality" and are coming to terms with it being here to stay. Also, read about the work going on behind the scenes to keep FSMA on track.

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