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Fat, fiber & whole grains among attributes that drive consumption, while sugar remains a turn-off

"We definitely do not consider fats the way we used to,"​ when fat-free foods were "really big,"​ but "fat is something that consumers continue to shy away from," ​ Darren Seifer,...  more »

Emerging ice cream trends reveal sophistication, portion control and allergy-friendly

As the summer days heat up, so is the market for frozen desserts, including dairy- and nut-free options, high-protein ice creams, ice cream sandwiches, ice pops and indulgent...  more »

Good Karma CEO eyes $600m opportunity in plant-based yogurt category

In the natural channel, says Good Karma CEO Doug Radi, plant-based options account for 25% of dollar sales of fluid 'milk,' but just 8% of yogurt sales. In the conventional...  more »

Are Americans eating more candy?

Are Americans eating more candy? Well they're certainly spending a bit more - Nielsen data shows US retail dollar sales rose a modest 2.4% in the 52 weeks to May 28, although unit...  more »

Dollar stores the fastest growing retail channel for U.S. candy - IRI

Dollar stores were the fastest growing sales outlet for candy in the U.S. The channel, which includes stores such as Dollar General and Family Dollar, accounted for just 3% of U.S....  more »

Driving consumer demands for chocolate includes nuts, dried fruit

Chocolate marketers likely will gain more traction if they appeal to consumers emotionally and emphasize the health benefits of inclusions, such as nuts and dried fruit, suggest...  more »

Yogurt makers expand when and who eats yogurt with different product platforms

Yogurt manufacturers are rolling out a wide variety of new products to drive consumer interest in and consumption of the dairy product in an attempt to boost sales, which have...  more »

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Greek yogurt's biggest guns explore creative ways to address acid whey challenge

A series of patent applications from General Mills reveals it has been exploring novel ways to 'neutralize' acid whey - a byproduct of some Greek yogurt production - and use it in...  more »

Slowdown in natural claims 'inevitable', say market researchers

Natural claims on food and beverage products appear to be leveling off, according to recent product launch data from market research firms Datamonitor and Mintel. As marketers...  more »

New products gallery: Stonyfield Petite Creme not Greek or even yogurt, Jimmy Dean does dinner, Rosy Grey Poupon

However, if you would like to share the information in this article, you may use the headline, summary and link below: New products gallery: Stonyfield Petite Crème not Greek or...  more »

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