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Still Do Your Own Grocery Shopping? That is so Last Year

March 4, 2015 3:45 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Supermarket chains are doing a good job in their respective cities, but there are two services to watch if you are short on time and cash: Amazon Fresh and Instacart. 

BonBon Jovi, Pork Floyd Among #FoodieBandNames on Twitter

March 4, 2015 2:35 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

I love a good pun, so I can't help but laugh at the #FoodieBandNames hashtag that has taken over...

Technology is Raising a High Bar For High-End Mixology

March 4, 2015 2:00 pm | by MICHELLE LOCKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Want that cocktail shaken, not stirred? How about centrifuged? These days, it's possible as high...

Ben & Jerry's Open to Making Weed-Infused Ice Cream

March 4, 2015 11:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The famous ice cream kings Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry's declared in an...

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Popeyes CEO on Rivals, Why Deep-Fried Wins on Menus

March 3, 2015 1:30 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Popeyes CEO Cheryl Bachelder addresses a number of topics about her company and the fast-food industry in a wide-ranging Q&A with The Associated Press.

Photo of the Day: Food-Inspired Fashion Becoming Growing Trend

March 3, 2015 10:27 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Just when you thought you'd seen it all with Lady Gaga's dress made of raw meat, TV reality star Lucy Watson is jumping in on the action of food-inspired outfits. Watson's couture dress is part of a growing trend on catwalks and showbiz events.

Enjoy a Good Tearjerker? Study Says Sad Movies Can Make You Fat

March 3, 2015 8:20 am | by Cornell Food & Brand Lab | News | Comments

A new study shows that movie-goers watching tearjerkers ate between 28 to 55 percent more popcorn both in the lab and in a mall theater. But research also says sad movies lead people to eat more of any healthy food that's in front of them.

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Will Kellogg's Cereal Sales Ever Return to Normal?

March 2, 2015 2:35 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Wall Street doesn't believe that cereal sales will ever return to what they once were. That's a big problem when you're the world's biggest cereal company. Bloomberg Businessweek's Devin Leonard reports on the changes of the American breakfast and the impact on cereal sales.

Holidays Present Big Opportunities For Food Companies

March 2, 2015 8:40 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

It is said that nostalgia plays a major role in limited-time holiday flavors. One of the most notorious holiday foods this time of year is, of course, the McDonald's Shamrock Shake.

As Tastes Change, Big Food Makers Turn to Hipster Offerings

February 27, 2015 11:45 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Major companies are testing whether it would pay to tuck away their world famous logos in favor of more hipster guises: PepsiCo, for instance, introduced a craft soda called Caleb's last year.

VIDEO: Why Some Foods Can Cause a Drug-Like Addiction

February 27, 2015 10:20 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Two new studies explore how some of us may be "addicted" to food. The research suggests certain types of food may attract people the same way as heroin and cocaine. 

When Consumers Trump Science: Food Dyes Become the Front Line For 'All Natural'

February 27, 2015 8:25 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.info | Blogs | Comments

There’s certainly an “ick” factor to artificial additives, even though they enhance flavor and color, helping us “taste the rainbow” in our favorite sweets. Controversy has swirled around the potential health risks of synthetic dyes since studies began linking them to ADHD and other behavioral problems.

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VIDEO: Is the Craft Beer Market Getting Too Crowded?

February 26, 2015 2:05 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Chris Gallant, co-founder of The Bronx Brewery, discusses the beer business with Bloomberg's Pimm Fox on "Taking Stock."

First Lady: US Experiencing 'Culture Change' Around Food

February 26, 2015 1:10 pm | by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Michelle Obama says the U.S. has seen a "culture change" in the five years since she started raising awareness about childhood obesity. The first lady says food companies are "racing like never before" to create and sell more nutritious food.

VIDEO: Why Gin is Becoming the Latest Tonic of Choice

February 26, 2015 11:10 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Gin has been Britain's drink of choice since the 1700s, but with a nickname like "mother's ruin," the spirit's reputation has taken some knocks. Thanks to some crafty distillers, a new gin craze is buzzing across the pond.

American Food Trends 'Heat Up' Via Social Food Sharing

February 26, 2015 10:25 am | by National Pork Board | News | Comments

Based on social media posts shared by Americans across all 50 states, a new study revealed that nearly half of socially shared food content included smoked, hot and spicy flavors paired with popular proteins, while the most common ethnic flavor was Cajun.

Coffee Lover? Cookie Fanatic? Now You Can Have Both in One!

February 26, 2015 9:50 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

KFC restaurants in Britain are soon rolling out the Scoff-ee Cup, an edible coffee cup made from a cookie. The chain will debut the wafer-coated, sugar-papered white chocolate cups around the same time the it plans to introduce Seattle's Best Coffee.

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Sizing Up Success: Consumers Crave Packaging Size Variety

February 26, 2015 8:50 am | by Suley Muratoglu, Vice President for Marketing and Product Management, Tetra Pak | Articles | Comments

Suley Muratoglu, vice president, Marketing & Product Management, Tetra Pak Inc., explains the forces shaping packaging size variety, including why and how brands and retailers should take this into account when conceptualizing products.

Agriculture Secretary: Smartphones Could End Debate Over GMO Labeling

February 26, 2015 8:05 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he has an idea: use your smartphone.

Campbell Soup's 2Q Profit Falls on Weak Soup Sales

February 25, 2015 11:10 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The company, whose brands also include V8 juice, Pepperidge Farm cookies and Prego pasta sauce, has been struggling as American's change tastes and shift away from processed foods and preservatives. 

Study Reveals Growing Influence of Male Shopper

February 25, 2015 8:00 am | by MSLGROUP | News | Comments

According to the new study "Food Shopping in America 2014," men now compose 43 percent of primary shoppers and make just as many monthly visits as women. Food and beverage marketers can use the findings to better understand and attract the male food shopper.

Infographic: Consumer Perspectives on Sustainability

February 24, 2015 10:25 am | by Hartman Group | News | Comments

How consumers perceive companies and their products in terms of sustainability can be divided into four zones: personal, social, environmental and economic. 

Eating Alone: Market Opportunity — And a Step Toward Obesity?

February 24, 2015 9:15 am | by The Hartman Group | Blogs | Comments

The act of eating together  helps regulate food portioning and consumption. It also reinforces social bonds, gives families a reliable time to communicate and ideally reinforces the social structure of the group through division of labor involved in cooking, serving and cleaning up meals.

Study: Power of Meat Remains Strong at Retail

February 24, 2015 8:35 am | by FMI, NAMI | News | Comments

Meat and poultry products remain among the top choices for shoppers at retail, but the tenth annual Power of Meat study published by the Food Marketing Institute and North American Meat Institute highlights several trends in the way consumers are changing their purchasing behavior.

Goat Farmers, Producers Try to Secure Enough Milk as Demand Rises

February 23, 2015 10:35 am | by KOURTNEY LIEPELT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Americans' growing taste for more unusual fare has contributed to a steady increase in demand for goat products in recent years, and producers across the country are trying to determine how to secure enough milk to give consumers what they want.

Helping Stock Food Banks With Milk

February 23, 2015 9:57 am | by Suley Muratoglu, Vice President for Marketing and Product Management, Tetra Pak | Articles | Comments

Milk is one of the food bank items most in demand by Americans living in food-insecure households. Suley Muratoglu, vice president of Tetra Pak, examines how shelf-safe milk can help fill in the gaps for food banks, while providing supply chain and environmental benefits for manufacturers.

Bugs Crawl Onto the Menu at Le Cordon Bleu

February 20, 2015 1:20 pm | by JOCELYN GECKER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Bugs in a gourmet kitchen are usually something to be squashed or swatted. But at Le Cordon Bleu, the esteemed French cooking school, chefs and food scientists spent a week simmering, sauteing and grilling insects to extract innovative flavors.

Photo of the Day: Doctors Say Health Apps Boost Care

February 20, 2015 12:45 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

A decade ago, who would have thought that an application on your smart phone could be the trick to keep you healthy? Allowing your doctors access to your fitness trackers and health apps can provide them with the day-to-day information they need.

Healthier Options Are No Match For the Appetite of Junk Foods, Says Study

February 19, 2015 12:50 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

In a new study, researchers looked at the eating habits of consumers in nearly 190 countries. The results showed that although consumers are eating more healthy foods, the appetite for junk food has shown an even bigger jump in numbers.

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