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Natural, Non-GMO, and Organic Sweeteners Keep Trending Up

Manufacturers have rushed to reformulate to qualify for, no added sugar or _% less sugar claims. Yet replacing nutritive sweeteners with artificial sweeteners conflicts with...  more »

03/14/2018

Sweet Talk

Tags: Dairy, Food TrendsSource: Prepared Foods

2018 Dairy Trends: Keep it Moo-ving

Consumers are demanding more from their dairy product favoritesas in more clean labels, value-added ingredients, portability and sugar reduction. Its fascinating then, to see these...  more »

2018 Bakery Trends: Oven Lovin'

Perhaps its just how the cookie crumbles. But when it comes to food trends, there are few food categories like bakery foods that illustrate the large gap between what consumers...  more »

2017 Bakery Trends: Flavor and Function

Bakery food innovation in 2016 was a study in opposites with new product action focused at two extremes. There are indulgent products focused on taste as well as and healthful...  more »

Latin Chocolate, Mango, Churro

Chuao Chocolatier Latin-Inspired Chocolate Bars

Chuao Chocolatier launched two Latin-inspired chocolate bars this year at the 42nd Winter Fancy Food Show. Totally Tangy Mango and Cheeky Cheeky Churro join an existing roster of...  more »

2016 Candy & Snack Trends

The National Confectioners Association has officially unwrapped the latest candy and snack industry trends of 2016 as the Sweets & Snacks Expo kicks off in Chicago from May 24...  more »

Sweet Snack Trends

Want to talk about the chocolates, sugar confections and gum market? Think of it like a sweet-and-sour candy. Here's the sour patch. Other snacks now present greater competition....  more »

Top Snack Food Trends in 2015

Change and challenge describe the state of affairs in the 2014 confectionery market. It was a year when candy makers placed big bets on new products to drive growth. Innovation in...  more »

03/17/2014

Sweet Talk

Tags: Bars, CerealSource: www.preparedfoods.com

A Healthy Start with Cereals and Bars

The fog that has enveloped the ready-to-eat (RTE) breakfast cereal category in recent years lifted somewhat in 2013, as breakfast cereal makers saw glimpses of something that had...  more »

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