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Burger King Japan's Black Burger is Back

September 19, 2014 10:45 am | by HARUKA NUGA, Associated Press | News | Comments

The fast-food chain added black cheese and deepened the color of the other ingredients in the special burger duo added to menus Friday. Marketing Manager Kana Ienega said Burger King Japan wants people to try the burger and find it tasty even though it may look unappetizing at first.

Marijuana Edibles: Sweet Business is Budding

September 18, 2014 2:22 pm | by Holly Henschen, Contributor | Articles | Comments

Denver-based Dixie Elixirs expands its facility to produce THC-infused edibles with a focus on...

5 Things Small Businesses Need to Know This Fall

September 18, 2014 1:00 pm | by Joyce M. Rosenberg , AP Business Writer | News | Comments

What do small business owners need to pay...

7 Supermarket Trends Now and in the Future

September 18, 2014 12:35 pm | by Institute of Food Technologists | News | Comments

Institute of Food Technologists Executive Editor Mary Ellen Kuhn writes about the changing...

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Photo: Quaker Oats Man Gets a Makeover

September 18, 2014 12:26 pm | by MilkPEP | News | Comments

For the first time since 1877, the Quaker Oats Man, affectionately known as Larry, is donning a new accessory — the iconic Milk Mustache.                                   

Study: Gut Bacteria May Induce Metabolic Changes From Artificial Sweeteners

September 18, 2014 12:00 pm | by Weizmann Institute of Science | News | Comments

For years researchers have been puzzling over the fact that non-caloric artificial sweeteners do not seem to assist in weight loss, and some studies have suggested they may even have an opposite effect.             

Colbert: The Battle Over Olive Garden's Breadsticks

September 18, 2014 10:00 am | by The Colbert Report | Videos | Comments

Host Stephen Colbert of "The Colbert Report" talks about a major investor's attempts to take over a restaurant chain, but their corporate tactics may incite a populist uprising.                     

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Infographic: Look Who's Buying Organic

September 18, 2014 9:46 am | by Hartman Group | News | Comments

As consumer understanding of organic and natural foods evolves, people gain more awareness of and knowledge about these topics than ever before. This infographic shows which generation groups are buying organic.           

Look What's Coming to Dinner

September 18, 2014 8:50 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, Wireless Design & Development | Blogs | Comments

Recently, I went to lunch with a friend and noticed a kiosk at our table. The restaurant’s failed attempt of being more convenient to the consumer reminded me how aloof our society continues to be. And I question if interactive technology in restaurants really needs to be the next big thing.

Pretzel Logic: How Pretzels Took America by Storm

September 17, 2014 2:47 pm | by Darren Tristano | Blogs | Comments

Why have pretzels become so popular in today’s chain and independent restaurants? The trend and popularity are evident in the growth phase of the “Flavor Lifecycle.”                      

Folgers Unveils Portable Coffee Enhancers

September 17, 2014 2:31 pm | by J.M. Smucker Company | News | Comments

The makers of Folgers coffee have introduced a new Folgers Flavors line of flavored coffee enhancers that make it easy to personalize a perfect cup of coffee. Flavors include vanilla, hazelnut, caramel and mocha.           

Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants in America

September 17, 2014 2:20 pm | by OpenTable | News | Comments

OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, has released the 2014 Diner's Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants in America. Winning restaurants span 29 states.         

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Food Industry Leaders Together Sell 6.4 Trillion Fewer Calories

September 17, 2014 2:12 pm | by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation | News | Comments

Sixteen major food and beverage companies, including ConAgra Foods and Unilever, sold 6.4 trillion fewer calories in the U.S. in 2012 than they did in 2007, according to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.   

Study: Artificial Sweeteners May Promote Diabetes

September 17, 2014 1:58 pm | by MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

The work suggests the sweeteners change the composition of normal, beneficial bacteria in the gut. That appears to hamper how well the body handles sugar in the diet, which in turn can result in higher blood sugar levels.        

'90s Kids Rejoice: Coca-Cola's Surge is Back!

September 17, 2014 8:00 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Ready for a totally awesome ‘90s flashback? The Mountain Dew-like, citrus-flavored soda, Surge, is back! The blast from the past is only being sold online via Amazon.com.                  

US Consumers Embrace Carbonated Water

September 16, 2014 1:43 pm | by Canadean | News | Comments

The U.S. is predicted to have one of the highest growth rates of 12 percent in carbonated packaged water consumption in 2014, compared to an average global growth of 1 percent.                  

Infographic: Around the World in Various Meats

September 16, 2014 1:34 pm | by MeatLust | News | Comments

Call yourself a meat lover? A real meat lover knows all anyone could ever know about meat. Did you know that Australia is the only country that eats its national emblem? This infographic gives you meatlicious facts from around the globe.  

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Consumer Trends: Beverage Promotes Healthy Sleep

September 16, 2014 12:37 pm | by Scientific Nutrition Products, Inc. | News | Comments

The Center for Disease Control reports that 50 to 70 million people in the U.S. suffer from disorders of sleep or wakefulness. Most Americans who suffer from poor sleep are too overworked to easily fall asleep at night.       

Diageo Welcomes Visitors to Historic Distillery

September 16, 2014 12:00 pm | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Liquor giant Diageo PLC said it is opening a visitors' center at Stitzel-Weller, part of a $10 million investment that includes a new bottling line and a small batch craft still that will bring whiskey production back to the distillery southwest of downtown Louisville.

Infographic: The Great Wheel of Food Mashups

September 16, 2014 10:11 am | by Co. Design | News | Comments

If you want to make your culinary creation go viral, make it a hybrid. Take a look at this hybrid food landscape, and all the ways chefs have found to combine our favorite foods, in whimsical (Ansel's milk-and-cookie shot), unexpected (an eggocado) and occassionaly monstrous ways. 

Meat-Eaters Commence: National Cheeseburger Day Awaits

September 15, 2014 2:22 pm | by WingHouse | News | Comments

Thursday, September 18 is National Cheeseburger Day, and WingHouse restaurant CEO and NFL alumnus, Crawford Ker, is providing the inside scoop on creating a cheeseburger masterpiece.                  

Infographic: Manufacturers Notice Consumer Sweetener Indifference

September 15, 2014 2:20 pm | by Mintel | News | Comments

Mintel's team hit the supermarket aisles to better understand new food and beverage product introductions in the U.S. market, paying particular attention to: "No HFCS" claims, other health-related claims and product introductions switching back to formulations with high fructose corn syrup. 

How Sustainable Design is Good For Your Business, Brand

September 15, 2014 1:15 pm | by Julia Russell, Editor, SmartBlogs | Blogs | Comments

From a business standpoint, incorporating things like sustainable design makes sense because it helps the bottom line. But having a strong message of sustainability associated with a business is also advantageous in the food and beverage industry from a branding perspective.

Infographic: Drinking Up the Fastest Growing Beverage Flavors

September 15, 2014 12:20 pm | by Technomic | News | Comments

A fifth of today's consumers say that beverages play an important role in deciding which restaurants to visit for meals. This increase is primarily driven by consumers who tend to use beverages for a wide variety of occasions, including snacks and social visits.

Challenges With Sugared Beverages Being Ignored

September 15, 2014 12:00 pm | by Nestlé Waters Canada | News | Comments

A recent survey on behalf of Nestle Waters Canada reveals that, on average, mothers are consuming between three to four soft drinks per week.                               

VIDEO: A Historic Change for Godiva's Golden Brand

September 15, 2014 10:43 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Godiva, the Belgian chocolatier known for gold packaging and high-end products, is now consciously becoming a little less fancy.                                  

Consumers Can Now Make Direct Investments into Food Companies

September 15, 2014 10:20 am | by LISA RATHKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

A national movement called Slow Money, which links investors with farmers and small food producers, is allowing consumers to make direct investments big or small into local food businesses.              

Craft Brewers Placing Greater Emphasis on Quality

September 15, 2014 10:12 am | by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Craft brewers increasingly are turning to employees of much larger shops like Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors to tap their experience in creating beer with a consistent flavor and quality time after time on a large scale.          

Coconut Water Still a Niche Product

September 12, 2014 1:00 pm | by Canadean | News | Comments

A recent survey by Canadean shows that out of 2,000 adults, only one in ten consumers, or 7 percent, have purchased coconut water in the last twelve months.                         

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