Articles Tagged with ''consumer trends''

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Consumers still seeking out value

A new report on consumer packaged goods says buyers remain frugal.

Energy drinks and nutritional supplements had the strongest growth.


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Packaging

Shake your bottle

Old ideas that clicked are tailor made for recycling, provided they have a contemporary twist.


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Price less important for meat consumers

Consumers are increasingly concerned with convenience in addition to price.
Consumers are increasingly concerned with convenience in addition to price.
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Caffeine regulation efforts complicated by lack of information, differing tolerance

Regulatory efforts are hampered by industry resistance and differing consumer reactions.

FDA limits on caffeine are different for energy drinks than other beverages.


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Nanomaterials: Promising technology, potential controversy

A lack of transparency surrounds the versatile new technology.

Some are calling for more information from food companies on nanomaterial use.


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Growing consumer support for local food

A study shows US consumers value local over other factors.

Big box retailers and national supermarkets will have to overcome low trust in their ability to deliver local foods.


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Graphical shape, orientation and alignment: What do customers want?

If you’re not paying attention to packaging preferences, you could be leaving profits on the shelf.

Research into consumer preference shows inclinations toward certain graphical elements.


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Distilled spirits gain market share in 2012

Industry groups point to regulatory modernization.
Industry groups point to regulatory modernization.
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Can cozies up to bottles

Brick Brewing offers a bonus beer can in 12 packs.

Cajuns call it lagniappe: a little something extra, added for good measure. Donut makers do it with a baker’s dozen.


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Rice-A-Roni in a cup

The San Francisco treat's first new product in half a century is on shelves.

It took half a century, but the San Francisco treat’s first truly new product hit national distribution in late 2012 when PepsiCo’s Quaker division rolled out microwavable instant rice in single-serve cups.


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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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2014 December

In the December 2014 issue of Food Engineering read about our Fabulous Food Plant feature on the Chelten House, a new facility in Las Vegas.

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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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