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Coors Light Continues its Commitment to Historically Black Colleges

August 29, 2014 2:00 pm | by Coors Brewing Company | News | Comments

Supporting the HBCU Classics for more than 25 years, Coors Light maintains its commitment as a community leader that supports higher education, civic leadership and economic empowerment. This year, Coors Light is awarding each participating school $10,000 in scholarships.

Consumer Trends: What Would Entice Americans to Try New Foods?

August 28, 2014 2:20 pm | by Mintel Group | News | Comments

What truly drives consumers to choose healthy items over the potentially more enticing, yet...

Godiva Takes Chocolate Lovers Around the World in 6 Bites

August 28, 2014 12:30 pm | by GODIVA Chocolatier | News | Comments

GODIVA Chocolatier launched its new Chef Inspirations- Flavors of the World limited...

Are South Korea's Dog-Eating Days Over?

August 28, 2014 12:00 pm | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The long tradition of eating dog meat in South Korea is such that a respected 17th century book...

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Infographic: Lunch-Time Trends

August 27, 2014 2:14 pm | by Technomic | News | Comments

Convenience and speed of service are key needs when it comes to lunch. However, today's consumers are also calling for higher-quality fare (80 percent, up from 70 percent in 2011) and unique and innovative lunch items.          

Consumer Trends: 10 Signs You May Be a Foodie Groupie

August 27, 2014 12:00 pm | by Urbanspoon | News | Comments

Urbanspoon, a restaurant discovery app that aggregates reviews from professional critics and bloggers, released the top 10 signs of the food obsessed super fan. This list highlights common activities of super foodies.        

Photo: Driving the Mustard Trend

August 27, 2014 9:20 am | by Maille | News | Comments

French brand Mallie is spreading the mustard love across America with its Mallie Mustard Mobile National Tasting Tour. This eye-catching mustard-bar-on-wheels will tour the West Coast for three weeks and then head to the Midwest.      

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Consumer Trends: Latino Shoppers Mirror Habits of US Consumers Overall

August 26, 2014 2:00 pm | by Packaged Facts | News | Comments

A report by Packaged Facts shows that there are wide differences in the food preferences of various national groups of Hispanic food shoppers. Most, however, reflect local U.S. eating habits.                

Urban Tours Offer Fun for Foodies

August 26, 2014 2:00 pm | by The GO Group, LLC | News | Comments

From the LA Cycle Taco Tour to the Yummy Walks Seafood and Chowda Tour in Boston, foodies of varying preferences can enjoy a new way to explore the city. Take one of these tours selected by the travel experts at The GO Group and eat your way through town.

The Chemistry Behind BBQ

August 26, 2014 12:30 pm | by Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) | News | Comments

With tailgating season not far ahead, many people are firing up the grill to make some barbecued food. With only one goal in mind, most consumers aren't thinking about the science behind the barbecue. An IFT spokesperson provides some insight.

Where the Original Buffalo Chicken Wing Got its Start

August 26, 2014 12:00 pm | by CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Visitors often flock to Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York for some homemade chicken wings. But, these aren't just any wings. This is the home of the original Buffalo chicken wings. The dish was developed in 1964, and 50 years later the Main Street eatery remains a must-see.

NY Sees Surge in Local Alcohol Production

August 26, 2014 9:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

New York has seen an overall uptick in the number of alcohol producers in the state, as more and more consumers turn to locally produced beer, wine and spirits. In 2011, the state was home to five hard cider-makers. Now, it boats 29.    

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North Dakota Coffee Shop Operates on Honor System

August 26, 2014 8:15 am | by DAVE KOLPACK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Vault coffee shop in North Dakota operates a little differently than most businesses. The small-town shop utilizes the honor system. This unusual setup has given customers a sense of ownership and has brought in 15 percent more money than the asking price.

Edible Insects: Thailand Leads the World in Putting Bugs on Tables

August 26, 2014 8:00 am | by DENIS D. GRAY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Averaging an annual output of 7,500 tons, Thailand leads the world in producing insects. Although a decade ago insect eating was largely a gimmick, experts say a recent increase in interest in the West is being driven by health and environmental concerns.

Auburn University Offers Beer Brewing Course

August 25, 2014 1:00 pm | by RUSS COREY, TimesDaily | News | Comments

Interested in learning about brewing beer? Now there is a graduate-level course at Auburn University in Alabama for just that. The Brewing Science and Operations program began a few years ago as craft brew enthusiasts pushed for home brewing in the state.  

Infographics: What Happens When Baby Boomers Retire?

August 25, 2014 9:34 am | by Adecco | News | Comments

Baby boomers occupy the majority of skilled trade positions, while younger workers are mostly employed in other professions. So while baby boomers are aging out of the manufacturing industries, what will happen to the once booming industry?

Ice Cream: Now With More...Okra?

August 22, 2014 1:00 pm | by Institute of Food Technologists | News | Comments

A study by the Institute of Food Technologists shows how okra extracts can be used as a stabilizer in ice cream. Scientists found that water extracts of okra fiber can be used to maintain ice cream quality during storage — thereby extending the shelf life.

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Jif Introduces On-the-Go Snack Dippers

August 22, 2014 11:45 am | by The J.M. Smucker Company | News | Comments

Jif To Go Dippers are the latest addition to the brand's Jif To Go line of convenient snack solutions which currently includes four varieties of peanut butter packaged in portable 1.5 oz cups. The snack is available in creamy peanut butter or chocolate silk peanut butter.

Jell-O Can't Stop Slippery Slide

August 22, 2014 11:30 am | by Candace Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Jell-O sales have tumbled 19 percent in the past four years, with alternatives such as Greek yogurt surging in popularity. Executives at Kraft Foods, which owns Jell-O, say they're confident they can revitalize the brand. But their efforts so far have been a disappointment.

Keurig Coffee Strikes a Deal With Kraft Foods

August 22, 2014 11:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Keurig Green Mountain, the maker of the popular at-home brewing machines that let people make cups of coffee one serving at a time, says it struck a deal to make Kraft's branded coffees, such as Maxwell House and Gevalia, for its single-serve brewing systems.

Infographic: Gen X, the Overlooked Generation When it Comes to Food

August 22, 2014 9:00 am | by The Hartman Group | News | Comments

Sandwiched between Millennials and Baby Boomers, Generation X seems barely a whisper in marketing circles. But, the generation has far more influence on the marketplace than we may think. Here are a few snippets of their views on food and beverages.

Noodles: Friend or Foe? S. Koreans Defend Their Diet

August 21, 2014 1:00 pm | by FOSTER KLUG, JUNG-YOON CHOI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Instant noodles carry a broke college student aura in America, but they are an essential part of life for many in South Korea and across Asia. Hence the emotional heartburn caused by a U.S. study that linked instant noodles consumption as a risk for heart disease.

Consumer Trends: 7 Food Opportunities For Businesses

August 21, 2014 12:20 pm | by Packaged Facts | News | Comments

Regional preparations of fermented foods, like craft pickles and small-batch whiskey, are being elevated in the preferences of consumers looking for artisan foods. Packaged Facts survey data in 2014 finds that 53 percent of consumers seek out bolder flavors.

How Much Does Fantasy Football, Other Timewasters Cost Employers?

August 21, 2014 11:35 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor, Industrial Distribution | Blogs | Comments

With the majority of the 26 million fantasy footballers congregating in person or online for their league draft, now is a good time to re-examine the impact that fantasy sports, as well as social media timewasters, have on the workplace.   

VIDEO: Are Food Trucks Disrupting the Restaurant Industry?

August 21, 2014 9:20 am | by CBS Evening News | Videos | Comments

A growing number of American streets are starting to accumulate food trucks. According to a study, 4,100 food trucks are now open for business in nearly 289 cities. For older and less mobile establishments, those numbers are hard to swallow.

A Close Look at Energy Drinks From LA Top Distributor

August 21, 2014 8:00 am | by LA Top Distributor | News | Comments

Energy drinks are becoming the go-to choice for people on the go and the convenience stores that keep them supplied. LA Top Distributor, a leader in offering retailers the best in wholesale convenience store supplies, takes a deeper look into the energy drink phenomenon.

#FeelingSick: Can Twitter Help Better Identify Foodborne Illness Cases?

August 20, 2014 2:43 pm | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

What if Twitter could be used to track foodborne illness cases and more quickly identify the source of the problem? New research by Washington University in St. Louis’ Brown School shows that new technology might better allow health departments to engage with the public.

Report: Packaged Produce Means Less Time, Waste

August 20, 2014 1:00 pm | by Packaged Facts | News | Comments

According to a new report by Packaged Facts, more than 70 percent of U.S. households consume bagged/packaged salads. The hectic pace of the average American's daily routine has become a key factor as to why the reliance on convenience and ready-to-eat foods has spiked.

EPICA Wines Introduces Malbec to Millennial Groups

August 20, 2014 12:00 pm | by VSPT Wine Group | News | Comments

The newest addition to Chilean repertoire targets growing U.S. millennial wine enthusiasts. EPICA Wines introduces Malbec, which has dominant notes of ripe plums, strawberries and violets, to its portfolio. The wine will be sold nationwide for those that wish for an "epic lifestyle."

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