Articles Tagged with ''consumer trends''

Court will not reinstate NYC large soda ban

The New York Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that it would not reinstate New York City’s portion cap rule, passed in 2012 that sought to limit the sale of sugar-sweetened drinks, like soda, to no more than 16 ounces.


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The top 10 natural and organic food trends

Group examines the latest trends which could soon be a part of consumers’ diets

Lentils top the list, but consumers are showing growing concern for gut and digestive health.


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Top 10 trends to selling food products online

As the digital age continues to push consumers’ dependence on technology, researchers say the online grocery shopping is likely to grow.


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US love affair with bacon continues

The lust for bacon is growing among foodies and everyday consumers alike, though pork will have to share some of the spotlight.


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Survey reveals a ‘new normal’ when it comes to post recession shopping

Results of the survey reveal companies need to adopt a new approach.

Deloitte’s American Pantry Study says consumers aren’t ready to forget the past, and their conservative shopping habits prove it.


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Majority of Americans report dietary restrictions

With an emphasis on staying healthy, results of a recent study revealed 60 percent of Americans say they monitor or restrict the consumption of at least one nutritional component in their diet.


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Beef still protein leader in food service

A survey of protein purchasers in food service revealed beef continues to be a frontrunner in the industry in terms of volume, market share and dollars it brings to operations.


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Consumers support voluntary labeling for GMO

A new consumer survey issued by the international Food Information Council Foundation reveled a majority of American’s support FDA’s current policy of voluntary labeling for foods containing genetically modified ingredients.


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Food companies respond to consumer groups advocating removal of HFCS

A growing number of food and beverage manufacturers are listening to consumers who support the removal of high fructose corn syrup by changing recipes to remove the sweetener.


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Manufacturers meet the demand for new product varieties without sacrificing quality

To do this successfully, they must maximize line flexibility, producing a wider range of products in smaller volumes

Madinah Allen of Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. talks trends and innovations within the baking and snack industry.


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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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In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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