Articles Tagged with ''consumer trends''

Study highlights 5-year growth of cocoa, chocolate

In five years the global cocoa market is projected to be worth $2.1 billion while the market for chocolate will reach $131.7 billion in 2019 according to a new report from researchers MarketsandMarkets.

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Study reports consumers often treat themselves to food gifts

While food gifting is typically reserved for holidays and special celebrations, consumers who purchase food gifts are finding more occasions to purchase the products and are rewarding themselves nearly as much as they do others.

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Protein tops consumer trends

62 percent of consumers agree they are making a point to get enough protein, according to a new report

A new study says highlights within the protein trend include nuts, yogurt and exotic meats.

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Less salt? Researchers say not so fast

A recent study challenges the perception that US consumers desire products with less sodium.

US consumers still eat more sodium than they should each day, and the number cutting back on salt continues to decrease.

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Winery lets consumers create wine with virtual vineyard

Based in Washington, Columbia Crest winery has created a new experience that will allow their online community to be part of a crowdsourced cabernet sauvignon from the beginning stages at the vineyard, all the way to bottling.

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Gluten-free labeling regulations go into effect

As of Tuesday, foods bearing a “gluten-free” label must fall in line with national regulations that stipulate what is, and is not considered a gluten-free food.

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Growth of wine industry dependent on consumer-centric approach

The growth of mainstream demand for wine is shifting towards new markets and consumers. In part, this means more wine for millennials who are consuming more of the beverage than previous generations, according to a new report from Rabobank.

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Stonyfield reveals Greek yogurt alternative

As consumer trends come and go, protein-packed Greek yogurt has staying power among its cultured counterparts. But for those not into it, Stonyfield is hoping to capture the protein trend with a new alternative known as Petite Crème.

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The latest food packaging trends

Chris Cornyn, president of DINE marketing, discusses the ways consumers are driving innovations in the packaging industry

Experts say consumers are now the chief packaging officer, demanding packaging fulfill their personal needs.

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Food waste, a growing concern for consumers

With approximately 1.3 billion tons of food wasted each year, FutureFood 2050 seeks end to food waste

Experts share their innovative solutions to the world’s food waste crisis.

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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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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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