Articles Tagged with ''consumer trends''

Food Packaging

Seal the snack

Making consumers’ lives better. That is what UK-based Essentra Packaging set out to do when it developed Re:Close tape, a sealer aimed at maintaining product freshness.

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Top 100 Food & Beverage Companies

The World's Top 100 Food & Beverage Companies - 2014: Recalibrating strategies for shifting markets

According to multiple financial studies, China is on track to become the world’s largest economy, taking over the US’s number one slot for consumer spending.

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Food manufacturers go forward, evolve and innovate

There is rarely a dull day in the global food and beverage manufacturing business.

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Food Packaging

A thirst for package design

Competitive factors make the beverage category fascinating to watch, especially as iconic brands go head to head with smaller brands competing for a piece of the consumer’s dollar.
Of all the aisles in the grocery store, the beverage aisle has probably seen the most changes in the past several years.

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Consumers want more omega-3

With 98 percent of consumers aware of omega-3 oils, an increasing amount of people are more likely to purchase products containing ALA, EPA or DHA, according to Cargill’s recent Fatitudes research.

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Trick or treat, what’s America’s favorite sweet

With Halloween creeping right around the corner, consumers are stocking up on chocolate and candy for trick-or-treaters. But what is America’s favorite candy? According to a recent survey by The Hershey Company, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups ranked as the overall favorite for US consumers.

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Mars brings back the crunch with return of M&M’s Crispy

After a 10-year hiatus, Mars Chocolate North America has decided to bring back M&M’s Crispy Milk Chocolate Candies, a favorite for some who were never ready to say goodbye.

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Rising global demand for dairy will require balancing act

The global demand for milk is expected to surge by 36 percent in the next decade, overtaking supply which will require producers in developed and emerging dairy markets to take on a balancing act to ensure sustainable success, according to the 7th Dairy Index released by Tetra Pak.

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Study: Millennials reaching for more specialty foods

Consumers of specialty foods are spending more money on products this year, but the millennial generation is leading growth as younger consumers are dropping more money for specialty snacks and on-the-go meals, according to new research from the Specialty Food Association.

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Rising baking & snack consumption offers opportunities for manufacturers

Zeroing in on critical trends to turn industry growth into sales growth

Baking and snack brand owners must update their processing and packaging operations with technologies that position them ahead of the curve.

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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.


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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2015 January

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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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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