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War on Sugar to Intensify as a Result of COVID-19

FMCG Gurus forecasts there will be an increased focus on sugar reduction as consumers look to improve health after the long lockdown, writes Will Cowling, marketing manager of the...  more »

Soft Drink Sugar Drops by 29% in the UK

Published in BMC Medicine, the study notes that there has been considerable pressure on the industry to reduce sugar in soft drinks - including the introduction of a sugar tax (the...  more »

Health-Minded Consumers Seek Sugar-Reduced Juices

However, as traditional juices have a high sugar content, the complete breakfast of today is looking for lower-sugar options, causing juice to fall out of favor with the...  more »

Much Ado About Dates

Dates, often used as a behind-the-scenes binder or sweetener in snacks, spreads and sauces, have emerged front and center as a featured flavor profile in products on display at the...  more »

Navigating Natural Sweetener Solutions in Beverages

Grocery Shopping Trends 2018 survey from The Food Marketing Institute, Arlington, Va., and The Hartman Group, Bellevue, Wash. To help them make smart choices, shoppers are seeking...  more »

9 Beverage Industry Trends For 2019 And Beyond

Consumers are moving away from sugary, caffeine-laden drinks and looking for healthy alternatives that are both healthy and environmentally friendly. Increasingly, start-ups are...  more »

Learn How This Entrepreneur Created the Opportunity to Launch Her Chocolate Company at the Perfect Time

Cynthia Tice's Lily's Sweets debuted as the anti-sugar movement was gaining prominence, and its chocolate bars are now sold in more than 5,000 stores. In this ongoing column, The...  more »

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 »

Bringing beverage innovation to food service

Consumers are seeking unique beverage experiences, and operators are responding. [more...] more »

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