Organic foods were a big draw for US consumers in 2014 as sales of organic products jumped up 11 percent to $39 billion, a record for the industry, according to the annual Organic Trade Association (OTA) survey.
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.