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Baby boomers driving clean label trend

Millennials may get the lion's share of the headlines, but baby boomers are leading the clean label trend. The demographic's purchasing power, combined with an interest in...  more »

Ten trends at Expo East 2017

All eyes are on the natural and organic marketplace, where several landmark deals have occurred in the past year. In particular, plant-based food and beverage brands are capturing...  more »

Innovation percolates in coffee and tea

The influx of premium innovations to the ever-evolving retail beverage category makes it possible to avoid coffeehouse lines and still enjoy a cup or glass of your favorite brew....  more »

Which health claims are shoppers really seeking?

While organic and non-G.M.O. claims are becoming more important to today's consumer, calories and fat content remain the primary drivers of better-for-you snack purchases,...  more »

Generation X may be key to restaurant traffic growth

With restaurant traffic growth stalled for the last few years, restaurant operators are looking to increase their traffic share, and a focus on Generation X, who represent 20% of...  more »

Seven trends at Sweets & Snacks 2017

by Monica Watrous CHICAGO - Mushroom chips, champagne truffles and a curry cashew chocolate bar are among new products debuting at the Sweets & Snacks Expo, held May 23-25 in...  more »

Trends driving the free-from phenomenon

Once a descriptor used mostly with macronutrients like fat and sugar on foods designed for special diets and weight-loss plans, "free" is now one of the most used words among food...  more »

The power of meat protein

by Steve Kay KANSAS CITY - The U.S. meat and poultry industry faces a blockbuster protein year, which means that consumer demand at home and abroad will be more important than...  more »

Seasonal innovation driving chocolate product launches

by Monica Watrous CHICAGO - Seasonal items accounted for a quarter of global chocolate new product launches in 2016, representing the biggest area of new product development in the...  more »

snacking anytime and anywhere appeals to millennial consumers - snacks, chips, snack seasonings

Snacking anytime, anywhere

by Nico Roesler SAVANNAH, GA. - Consumers around the world don't always have time to stop in a supermarket to load up on snacks, so manufacturers are finding new ways to get in...  more »

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