Articles Tagged with ''consumer trends''

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Growing consumer support for local food

A study shows US consumers value local over other factors.
February 13, 2013

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.
February 13, 2013

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.
February 7, 2013
Industry groups point to regulatory modernization.
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Packaging

Can cozies up to bottles

Brick Brewing offers a bonus beer can in 12 packs.
February 6, 2013

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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Packaging

Rice-A-Roni in a cup

The San Francisco treat's first new product in half a century is on shelves.
February 6, 2013

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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New rules for healthy school snacks proposed

Healthier options will replace the usual vending machine fare.
February 1, 2013
Healthier options will replace the usual vending machine fare.
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Consumers purchasing fewer retailer prepared foods

Expectations are rising for quality, taste and nutrition.
January 31, 2013
Expectations are rising for quality, taste and nutrition.
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PepsiCo to remove controversial ingredient from Gatorade

Brominated vegeteable oil was patented as a flame retardant.
January 28, 2013
Brominated vegeteable oil was patented as a flame retardant.
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Caffeine stirs up Congressmen

Lawmakers have asked more than a dozen energy drink companies to explain their products. Are energy drinks food or nutraceuticals?
January 28, 2013
Lawmakers have asked more than a dozen energy drink companies to explain their products. Are energy drinks food or nutraceuticals?
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Should FDA demand caffeine levels on energy drink labels?

One all-natural, energy drink producer has been putting this information on the label since day one.
January 28, 2013
Why not give the consumer the information to make an informed choice?
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Fabulous Food Plant: Paramount Citrus

Learn more about this fabulous food plant in Food Engineering's article, found here.

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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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