Global information company the NPD Group recently released the results of its Kitchen Audit, a study that asks consumers to report on what appliances, cookware, and utensils they own, food ingredients they have on hand and what recipes they use.
A rise in gluten sensitivity and the perceived health benefits of a gluten-free diet have forced an explosion of gluten-free products onto store shelves. Because of this, sales of gluten-free food is projected to reach $8.8 billion in 2014, representing an increase of 63 percent from 2012-2014, according to consumer research group Mintel.
A new study analyzing just how much added sugar US consumers ingest has found American adults increased their consumption of added sugar by 30 percent—228 calories per day in 1977 to 300 calories in 2009-2010—over the past three decades.
A new gluten-free cereal option has made a breakthrough in the UK market by becoming the first gluten-free option to appear alongside other well-known cereal brands, according to Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW).
In 2015, the beverage packaging industry in North America is expected to reach $26.3 billion in sales, with plastic bottles leading the way in popularity, according to the study Beverage Packaging—An Industry Assessment by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.