Articles Tagged with ''consumer trends''

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Women see little role for federal government in guiding product choices or healthy decisions

New survey reveals women feel negatively about government attempts to encourage healthy eating.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Distrust of the media is even more prevalent than distrust of the government.


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As consumers seek to buy local, specialty foods markets grow

Demand for geographic and other information about fresh foods hasn’t decreased in a down economy.
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Unless they know exactly where it was grown, many consumers turn their nose up at a fresh fruit or vegetable.https://admin-foodengineeringmag.epublishing.com/admin/article/general/load?articleId=90940#
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Large firms best positioned to improve profit margins

As US consumers become more health conscious, large companies are able to offer new products at increased prices.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Smaller competitors often lack the consumer recognition that allows premium pricing.


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Biodegradable packaging

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Ampac BioFlex Pack packaging is a fully biodegradable laminate for dry product packaging applications including dry cereal or grains, tea and coffee products, and powders or tablets.


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New survey provides insight on grocery purchasing decisions

A third of consumers use grocery store websites to research purchasing choices.
By Shane O'Halloran
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A third of consumers use grocery store websites to research purchasing choices.
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Tetra Pak predicts flavored milk as high growth area

Flavored milk is expected to grow at more than double the rate of white milk between 2012 and 2015.
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Flavored milk is expected to grow at more than double the rate of white milk between 2012 and 2015.


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Separating winners from losers in consumer packaged goods

A new report says different-sized companies are using different methods to create growth.
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Researchers looked at changes in dollar sales percent, volume sales percent and dollar share point.


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Grocery Manufacturers Association says industry self-regulation working on marketing to children

Food and beverage companies have worked with the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative to implement changes in the marketing landscape.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Food and beverage companies have worked with the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative to implement changes in the marketing landscape


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Grocery Manufacturers Association applauds sodium intake report

The report says there is insufficient evidence to support loweing daily sodium intake to 1,500 milligrams.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The report says there is insufficient evidence to support loweing daily sodium intake to 1,500 milligrams.
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Food Packaging

Mobile portion control

Flexible packaging delivers on-the-go convenience and single-serving calorie counts.
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As more consumers snack more often, brand owners provide products in portable, single-serving packs to appeal to these grab-and-go consumers and the retail outlets they frequent.


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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.

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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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The August 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how your operation could be doing more to create a culture of employee engagement. Also, read more on how your business and insurance partners must know the basics of your business and its nuances as well.

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