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Most Americans uninformed about healthy summer eating choices

Most were unaware of recommended fiber consumption levels.
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Most were unaware of recommended fiber consumption levels.
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Are you playing by the new rules of customer engagement?

Thanks to a new model, food and beverage sales grew in 2012 while other consumer packaged goods categories were down.
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Top companies are identifying and engaging with customers and focusing on innovation that directly reaches them.


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Women see little role for federal government in guiding product choices or healthy decisions

New survey reveals women feel negatively about government attempts to encourage healthy eating.
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Distrust of the media is even more prevalent than distrust of the government.


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As consumers seek to buy local, specialty foods markets grow

Demand for geographic and other information about fresh foods hasn’t decreased in a down economy.
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Unless they know exactly where it was grown, many consumers turn their nose up at a fresh fruit or vegetable.https://admin-foodengineeringmag.epublishing.com/admin/article/general/load?articleId=90940#
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Large firms best positioned to improve profit margins

As US consumers become more health conscious, large companies are able to offer new products at increased prices.
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Smaller competitors often lack the consumer recognition that allows premium pricing.


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Biodegradable packaging

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Ampac BioFlex Pack packaging is a fully biodegradable laminate for dry product packaging applications including dry cereal or grains, tea and coffee products, and powders or tablets.


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New survey provides insight on grocery purchasing decisions

A third of consumers use grocery store websites to research purchasing choices.
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A third of consumers use grocery store websites to research purchasing choices.
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Tetra Pak predicts flavored milk as high growth area

Flavored milk is expected to grow at more than double the rate of white milk between 2012 and 2015.
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Flavored milk is expected to grow at more than double the rate of white milk between 2012 and 2015.


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Separating winners from losers in consumer packaged goods

A new report says different-sized companies are using different methods to create growth.
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Researchers looked at changes in dollar sales percent, volume sales percent and dollar share point.


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Grocery Manufacturers Association says industry self-regulation working on marketing to children

Food and beverage companies have worked with the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative to implement changes in the marketing landscape.
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Food and beverage companies have worked with the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative to implement changes in the marketing landscape


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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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