Increasing population and a trend towards healthier lifestyles has given birth to a sustained gluten-free products market which is projected to be worth nearly $6.84 billion by 2019, according to the market researcher MarketsandMarkets in the recent report “Gluten-Free Products Market by Type (Bakery & Confectionery, Snacks, Breakfast Cereals, Baking Mixes & Flour, and Meat & Poultry Products), Sales Channel (Natural & Conventional) & Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019”
Mergers and acquisitions within the $28 billion pet food market have become common in recent years, but the companies doing the buying are not those known to the category with more companies known for producing human food entering the pet food market.
When it comes to snack and nutrition bars, convenience and taste rank high among what consumers crave, according to a recent article published in Food Technology magazine by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).
While children may love them, sugary soft drinks have been removed from the kids’ menu at Burger King in a move that follows similar decisions recently made by McDonald’s and Wendy’s in order to promote healthier options.
A new study from the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut shows that children are eating healthier food at schools and throwing away less since meal standards took effect in 2012, according to USDA.
As part of a global commitment to address consumer expectations and preferences, McDonald’s announced it will begin to only source chicken raised without antibiotics that are important to human medicine.