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Photo: Craft Beers Tap Into Trends by Region

July 28, 2014 9:26 am | by Mintel | News | Comments

New research from Mintel says over half of craft beer drinkers like to share their knowledge of beer with others, which has helped thrust many small brewers into the limelight, as word of mouth is often their strongest ally. So, what is each region saying about the trend?

Consumers Say Beer Brands Reflect Sense of Individual Style

July 25, 2014 2:58 pm | by Mintel | News | Comments

When it comes to craft beer, consumers like bold flavors. But they also place importance on what...

Infographic: Foodservice Needs, Behaviors Show Generation Gap

July 25, 2014 12:41 pm | by Technomic | News | Comments

Generation Z, the first true digital generation, prioritizes speed of service, technology and...

Premiumization is Key to Increased Distilled Spirits Consumption

July 25, 2014 9:31 am | by Beverage Information & Insights Group | News | Comments

According to the Beverage Information & Insights Group's 2014 Liquor Handbook,...

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VIDEO: As Cereals Crumble, a Battle Over Breakfast Items Begin

July 25, 2014 9:11 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

What are consumers eating for breakfast? Studies show morning eating habits are changing because of concerns of carbohydrates. Breakfast eaters are calling out for protein, instead. Consumers want frozen or fast food egg sandwiches and yogurt.

Infographic: How Useful is Nutritional Information?

July 25, 2014 8:42 am | by Hartman Group | News | Comments

The Hartman Group's report How America Eats explores the intersections of food cultures, eating behaviors and consumer perceptions of healthy eating and weight management. How useful do the different generation gaps find nutritional information?

Consumer Trends: Income Does Not Determine Shoppers' Label Preference

July 24, 2014 1:00 pm | by The Integer Group | News | Comments

In a new study, research shows that while income groups differ slightly on their perception about private labels, their behaviors are very similar. Most shoppers across income groups say they routinely compare prices between private labels and national brands.

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Alcohol Deliveries Drive a Trend in Denver

July 24, 2014 12:30 pm | by Drizly | News | Comments

Denver joins Chicago and New York City as cities experiencing the magic of Drizly alcohol delivery. Beginning today, Denverites can get their favorite beer, wine and liquor delivered in just 20-40 minutes, for the same price that they pay for products in the store.

Infographic: Snacking Trends Then and Now

July 24, 2014 9:26 am | by The Food Institute | News | Comments

When it comes to snacking, which Americans love, what are the trends today versus five years ago? According to a study by the Food Institute, yogurt, especially Greek-strained, has strengthened significantly compared to other snacks. The reason: on-the-go convenience.

Consumer Trends: Where are the Top 10 Ice Cream Shops in the US?

July 23, 2014 11:45 am | by TripAdvisor | News | Comments

With Summer in full swing, it's no secret that ice cream is a favorite sweet indulgence. The East Coast is home to seven of the 10 sweetest ice cream parlors in the U.S., according to a recent TripAdvisor survey. Did your home state make the list?

Infographic: Food Label Breakdown

July 23, 2014 10:14 am | by MarketingWeek | News | Comments

The impact of food labeling has been cause of much debate over the past year as healthy lifestyles has moved up the public agenda. More than half of food companies believe they could make product information simpler for consumers to understand.

'Exotic' Makeover: V8 Gets Trendy With Ingredient List

July 23, 2014 8:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Campbell Soup Company's beverage brand, V8 Juice, is hoping to spark a turnaround in the struggling beverage by hitching it to the growing popularity of new brands that mix more exotic ingredients like coconut water, kale and ginger and tout their freshness.

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Consumer Trends: Pizza Hut Turns to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Special Delivery

July 22, 2014 12:59 pm | by Pizza Hut | News | Comments

Pizza Hut unveils an enormous live-action Pizza Thrower for comic enthusiasts and diehard Ninja Turtle fans worldwide. Standing at more than 12 feet tall, the Pizza Thrower boasts a 180-degree rotating tower with a turret-mounted seat to trigger the pizzas.

Changing Eating Habits Causes McDonald's Sales to Slip

July 22, 2014 12:09 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's largest hamburger chain, McDonald's, is struggling to boost its sales due to changing eating habits and the persistent financial struggles of lower-income customers. Sales fell approximately 1.5 percent for the second quarter.

Campbell's Turns to Organic Soup to Boost Struggling Sales

July 22, 2014 8:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Campbell Soup Co., based in Camden, New Jersey, is turning to organic ready-to-eat soups in rectangular cartons to help falling soup sales. It's one of the many moves the 145-year-old company is planning in hopes of driving sales in its flagship unit.

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? To Get to Your Plate

July 21, 2014 3:05 pm | by National Chicken Council | News | Comments

The National Chicken Council says more consumers are choosing chicken. In a study, the average number of meals or snacks that contained chicken eaten by survey respondents in the two weeks prior to the survey was 6.1, up 17 percent from 2012 findings.

Report: Russia Lacks Dairy Products Aimed Towards Elders

July 21, 2014 1:00 pm | by Canadean | News | Comments

Currently, the Russian dairy market offers many products targeted at younger generation; at the same time, there is lack of products specifically targeting those aged 55+, who consume dairy due to the habit rather than health and age-aligned reasons.

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Thirsty for Growth: US Craft Brewers Flourish Overseas

July 21, 2014 12:30 pm | by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. craft beer scene is so fresh and dynamic, Europeans are becoming as excited about it as Americans. Many large American craft breweries are setting up businesses in Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom in hopes to make the industry grow.

VIDEO: Which Country is the Top Player in Food Innovation?

July 21, 2014 8:00 am | by Sanderson Group | Videos | Comments

Which country claims the most food and beverage manufacturing innovations? A quick look at the food and drink sector reveals why the United Kingdom and the United States are at the top of the class in innovation. Is it the frozen dinner or the microwave that takes the prize?

9 Emerging Pet Food Trends for Man's Best Friend

July 18, 2014 11:45 am | by Institute of Food Technologists | News | Comments

Did you know 51 percent of dog owners believe that pet food made in the U.S. is the most important factor in their purchasing decisions? Consumers who consider their pet a member of the family should read on to find out the nine emerging trends in gourmet pet food.

Munch on This: Pot Edibles Give Rise to Booming Industry

July 18, 2014 9:15 am | by LISA RATHKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Edibles and infused products such as snack bars, olive oils and tinctures popular with medical marijuana users have flourished into a gourmet market as Colorado and Washington legalized the recreational use of marijuana in the past year.

Infographic: 3 Reasons to Choose Organic

July 18, 2014 8:05 am | by The Organic Center | News | Comments

Analyzing 343 studies in what was the largest research effort of its kind, an international team of experts led by Newcastle University found that organic crops are up to 60 percent higher in a number of key antioxidants than conventionally grown crops.

What's Trending: Summer Fancy Food Show Spots 5 Novelties

July 17, 2014 2:51 pm | by Specialty Food Association | News | Comments

This year's Summer Fancy Food Show was the largest since the trade-only event made its debut in 1955. The exhibit's trendsetters spotted the latest products in food, including oatmeal cookie butter, bourbon smoked sugar and wild salmon jerky. 

Ancient Farming Method Makes a Comeback

July 17, 2014 12:10 pm | by The Lempert Report | News | Comments

Urban Organics, a Minnesota-based company, is taking an ancient farming method and making it trendy. Aquaponics, a technique that grows vegetables in water and uses fish waste for nourishment, is featured in this week's segment of "The Lempert Report" Innovation Series.

The Snack Italians Are Nutty For

July 17, 2014 9:36 am | by Canadean | News | Comments

A new report by Canadean says Italian consumers choose savoury snacks to accompany their moments of relaxation, with nuts and seeds being their top choice. The demand for on-the-go packaging will rise as consumers turn to this popular snacking option.

VIDEO: 40 Percent of All Food is Thrown Away

July 17, 2014 8:00 am | by Sealed Air | Videos | Comments

Fifty million tons of food is wasted every year in the United States alone. A recent study, however, shows that American consumers are more concerned about food waste in the U.S. than air pollution, water shortages, climate change and genetically modified foods.

Americans More Concerned About Food Waste Than GMOs

July 16, 2014 1:00 pm | by Sealed Air | News | Comments

As populations skyrocket, global demand for food has never been higher. But in the U.S., more than one-third of the food produced is never eaten and a new survey shows that food waste is near the top of the list of consumers' environmental concerns.

Infographic: What's the Buzz in #Food Trends on Social Media?

July 16, 2014 12:00 pm | by Microsoft Social Listening | News | Comments

When it comes to food, everything from on-the-go to here-and-gourmet is on the table. What was popular last week might not be the cool item next week. Social media is always abuzz with what's on the world's menu. So what's trending now?

Consumer Trends: Top 30 Barbecue Restaurants in America

July 16, 2014 12:00 pm | by OpenTable, Inc. | News | Comments

OpenTable honors our nation's longstanding love affair with barbecuing by announcing the top 30 best barbecue restaurants in America. These awards reflect the opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews. From Maryland to California, what beats your eats?

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