Food, fireworks, family and fun—a few words that describe a typical Independence Day celebration in the US. As Americans begin to scrape off their grills and flock to grocery stores in preparation for the holiday this weekend, food and beverage manufacturers might be wondering which products consumers prefer to celebrate with.
General Mills Cereals announced Monday it has committed to removing all artificial flavors and colors from its entire portfolio of cereal brands that include household names such as Lucky Charms, Resee’s Puffs and Trix among others.
Whole Foods Market, Inc. announced Thursday that its new line of stores targeting millennial shoppers will be named “365 by Whole Foods Market,” a nod to the company’s existing “365 Everyday Value” house brand.
From international flavors and infusions to seafood and funky cheeses, consumers’ palates are changing in 2015. To keep everyone up to speed, The Food Channel identified the “Top Ten Sandwich and Salad Trends for 2015,” a list compiled in a collaborative effort with CultureWaves and sponsored in part by Heinz Foodservice.
As food companies continue to adapt to consumer demands for healthier food options, Nestlé USA pledged to improve the quality of its ingredients and nutritional profiles of many of its popular frozen pizza and snack brands.
According to new research from market analyst Technomic, despite $2 trillion in annual sales by 2025, the food industry is in for tough struggle for market share and must continue to innovate to grow business.
Despite all the food safety advances in sanitary machine design, sanitary plant design, product testing and inspection, and many processors reexamining their current SSOPs, HACCP plans and FSMA preparation and adherence, there is still much work to be done to protect the food supply and to inform consumers of potential problems.
The natural and organic food segment is booming and big box stores are taking notice. According to Packaged Facts, Target recently informed its top suppliers—such as Campbell Soup, General Mills, and Kellogg—that the retailer intends to deemphasize popular processed brands in favor of products more in line with consumer demands, specifically healthier foods.
As the recent trend among food companies to strip themselves of additives and excess ingredients under consumer pressure, Taco Bell has become the latest company to pledge a commitment to offering more options with simpler ingredients and fewer additives.