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VIDEO: McDonald's Looks to Win Over Millennials

September 30, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Lempert Report | Videos | Comments

Fortune recently cited data indicating that since 2011, the number of U.S. consumers ages 19 to 21 that ate at McDonald’s at least once a month was down 13%.              

'Convenient,' 'Healthy' and 'Creative/New' the Trends in Refrigerated Meals and Meat Market

September 30, 2014 11:15 am | by Packaged Facts | News | Comments

Major trends in the category of branded refrigerated meals and meats products are centered on...

Food Companies Should Pay Attention to Gen. Z

September 30, 2014 9:00 am | by Kelly Weikel, Senior Consumer Research Manager, Technomic, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

If you think Gen Z isn’t worth your time yet due...

Group Makes 1,126-Pound Bowl of Hawaiian Rice Dish

September 30, 2014 8:25 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Hawaii's Fifth Annual Rice Festival is claiming a world record for a popular Hawaii dish, after...

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Research Shows Consumers Are Spending More on Specialty Food

September 29, 2014 2:40 pm | by Specialty Food Association | News | Comments

Shoppers say they are spending one in four of their food dollars on specialty food, up from one in five in 2013. Their top picks? Chocolate, olive oil and cheese are purchased most but tea is gaining, making it into the top 10 specialty foods consumers report buying this year.

Survey: Consumers Would Rather Give Up Booze Than Coffee

September 29, 2014 1:45 pm | by Cumberland Farms | News | Comments

Cumberland Farms' recent survey asked consumers what they would be willing to do or give up in order to get their daily coffee fix. The surprising results include giving up booze rather than giving up coffee.           

Futurists Forecast What Consumers Will be Eating in 2050

September 29, 2014 1:00 pm | by Institute of Food Technologists | News | Comments

Leading futurists from the Institute of Food Technologists believe that in the year 2050, the food on consumers' plates will be tailored to meet their specific health needs.                      

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Infographic: The Story Inside Your Cup

September 29, 2014 10:07 am | by Rainforest Alliance | News | Comments

In honor of National Coffee Day, many restaurants, such as Dunkin' Donuts, are giving away free cups of joe! Check out this infographic from Rainforest Alliance to learn the story behind that steaming hot drink in your mug.       

VIDEO: Introducing Gluten-Free Foodbanks

September 29, 2014 8:18 am | by The Lempert Report | Videos | Comments

With the recently enforced food labeling guidelines on gluten, finding gluten-free food options can be tough. Two organizations are now working to change all that by reaching out to food pantries to help them better serve gluten-free clients by supplying better options.

Groups Launch Oregon Campaigns on GMO Labeling

September 29, 2014 8:00 am | by GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Pres | News | Comments

If adopted, the initiative by Oregon GMO Right to Know would require manufacturers, retailers and suppliers to label raw and packaged foods produced entirely or partially by genetic engineering. It would be effective January 2016.  

VIDEO: Is it Safe to Eat at Food Trucks?

September 26, 2014 8:45 am | by WIBV | Videos | Comments

In the last few years, mobile food trucks have hit the streets in record numbers. They require far less start-up capital than restaurants, but are they safe to eat from?                        

The History and Future of the Mobile Food Industry

September 26, 2014 8:15 am | by Anthony Fellows, Chief POP Officer, HipPOP's Gelato Bars | Articles | Comments

The mobile food industry allows aspiring entrepreneurs to conduct sufficient market research before investing in an actual location. With this market research, they often come out with some key tips on staying afloat in this industry.    

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VIDEO: New WakeUp Drink Offsets Post-Lunch Fatigue

September 25, 2014 2:58 pm | by Inno-Bev Ltd. | News | Comments

Backed by research at the Rambam Health Care Campus and the Technion medical faculty in Haifa, Israel, the new "WakeUp® post-lunch waker" daily beverage helps alleviate after-lunch fatigue.              

What Food Makers Should Know About Protein Selection

September 25, 2014 2:44 pm | by Megan DeStefano, Global Strategic Marketing, DuPont Nutrition & Health | Articles | Comments

Seniors believe that they should consume more protein and prefer to get their daily recommended intake from functional foods and beverages instead of supplements. This opens the door for food manufacturers to create tasty protein fortification applications to meet this growing demand and stay relevant.

Brands Cater to Healthier Kids' Snacking Trends

September 25, 2014 1:45 pm | by Janet Forgrieve, Freelance Writer, SmartBlogs | Blogs | Comments

Companies including Bolthouse Farms, Stonyfield Farms and Chobani are feeding kids’ snacking trends with products designed to appeal to childrens' tastes and also appease parents’ worries about nutrition and weight. 

VIDEO: Can 3D Printing Improve Airplane Food?

September 25, 2014 11:38 am | by The Ninjas | Videos | Comments

Does 3D printing make it possible to improve the food on flights? Check out this video and see for yourself.                                    

Photo: World's First Sports Performance Jelly Beans Add 2 New Flavors

September 25, 2014 10:39 am | by Jelly Belly Candy Company | News | Comments

Sport Beans Energizing Jelly Beans adds two new flavors to their line-up: Juicy Pear and Green Apple. The additions expand the flavor offering of the world's first sports performance jelly beans designed for the endurance athlete.   

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USA #1? Not When it Comes to Drinking Beer

September 25, 2014 9:54 am | by Retale | News | Comments

When you think of beer, which countries come to mind? With Oktoberfest drawing near, Retale decided to take a closer look. Enjoy an interactive spin around the globe to see the top 50 beer-drinking countries.           

Insects as Ingredients Could be $350M Business Within 10 Years

September 25, 2014 9:45 am | by New Nutrition Business | News | Comments

Entrepreneurial companies are already making snacks and ingredients from bugs, presenting them in attractive and convenient ways by targeting lifestyle consumers — the niche of people who kick off new trends that often eventually become mass-market.

Sugar: The Curious Ingredient Hiding in Plain Sight

September 25, 2014 9:31 am | by TED-Ed | Videos | Comments

While sugar is easy to spot in candy, soft drinks and ice cream, it also hides out in foods you might not expect. Robert Lustig decodes confusing labels and sugar's many aliases to help determine just how much of that sweet carbohydrate makes its way into our diets.

Brew U? University Launches Beer-Making Program

September 25, 2014 9:16 am | by DAVID N. GOODMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Michigan university has plans to launch a new program trained to teach students "fermentation science." Behind the growth in demand for high-end beer is a long-running fascination with the brewing process, one of the oldest forms of human food processing. 

Man Who Raised $55K to Make Potato Salad is Throwing Party

September 25, 2014 9:04 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An Ohio man, Zack Brown, who jokingly asked for $10 on Kickstarter for his first attempt to make potato salad, ended up raising $55,000. Now, he is making good on his promise and throwing a huge party: PotatoStock 2014.        

Wahlberg Brothers to Open 3 Restaurants in Las Vegas

September 24, 2014 3:03 pm | by Wahlburgers | News | Comments

Mark, Donnie and Paul Wahlberg announced a three-restaurant franchise agreement with Vegas American Hopsitality Inc. to debut in Las Vegas in early 2015 with the opening of the first restaurant at a location soon to be disclosed.      

Orbit Gives Away 1M Pieces of Gum in Honor of National Coffee Day

September 24, 2014 2:41 pm | by Wrigley | News | Comments

To celebrate National Coffee Day, Orbit gum has teamed up with one of comedy's rising stars, Jay Pharoah, to deliver one million pieces of sugar-free gum nationwide on September 29.                        

Photo: Eco-Friendly Product Allows Produce to Grow From Fish

September 24, 2014 10:28 am | by Sphereness | News | Comments

Most people want to live healthier, and the Vegua offers an opportunity for people to grow organic produce effortlessly in their own home. The core concept of the Vegua is to raise awareness about food production and the importance of a sustainable society. 

Consumer Trends: Smirnoff Packs Punch With New Sour Vodkas

September 24, 2014 10:20 am | by SMIRNOFF Vodka | News | Comments

SMIRNOFF Vodka is introducing the first of its kind: sour vodka! The Sours are packed with a flavorful punch into every shot that is sure to awaken taste buds. Flavors come in Green Apple, Watermelon and Fruit Punch.        

Big Soda Makers Agree to Cut Drink Calories by 20 Percent

September 24, 2014 10:10 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The makers of Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Dr Pepper agreed to work on ways to reduce the calories that consumers get from beverages by up to 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller bottles.          

Infographic: A Guide to Fall Food

September 24, 2014 9:43 am | by Health Central | News | Comments

While we'll miss the exciting flavors of Summer, we're stoked to see Autumn produce hitting the local groceries. From squashes to pomegranates, take a look at this list of Fall favorites along with their incredible health benefits.      

VIDEO: Celeb Butcher's 5 Favorite Cuts of Meat

September 24, 2014 9:32 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

If you love a finely crafted steak, chances are you’ve heard of Pat LaFrieda. The butcher, author and third-generation owner of Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors supplies meat to restaurants from Eleven Madison Park to ShakeShack. Pat tells Bloomberg Pursuits his five all-time favorite cuts of meat.

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