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Food Manufacturing: The Week in Review

April 24, 2015 3:16 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Stay on top of the biggest stories in the news and find out what is trending by taking a look at the most-viewed content of the past week from the Food Manufacturing website.

Diet Pepsi Ditching Aspartame on Customer Concerns

April 24, 2015 9:40 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer feedback and...

Photo of the Day: A $100 Donut Made From 24-Carat Gold

April 24, 2015 9:10 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

If your idea of a delicious donut is a cream-filled Long John covered in chocolate frosting and...

Food Babe Blogger Taking Heat Over Health Science

April 23, 2015 11:30 am | by LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food Babe blogger has led numerous successful online petitions to persuade food industry...

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Consumers Are Loving Their Smartphones

April 23, 2015 10:50 am | Videos | Comments

Consumers are using their smartphones more than ever. According to a recent study, mobile is the fastest growing method of shopping around the world. About 67 percent of shoppers now use their mobile devices to enhance their shopping experience.

Hawaii Gets its Own Flavor of Spam

April 22, 2015 1:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

To thank Hawaii for being the country's number one consumer of Spam, the brand will add a new flavor to the rainbow of canned meat options available in the state's grocery store aisles.

Food Trends: Here’s A Look At What’s In & What's Out for 2015

April 21, 2015 11:35 am | by Laurel Mintz, CEO, Elevate My Brand | Articles | Comments

Trends in the food industry come and go just as quickly as trends in fashion, and failing to keep up means losing customers. Chefs and restaurateurs are constantly hustling to update their menus, reinvent classic dishes, and adapt to the latest fads and tastes. Already in 2015 we are seeing some big shifts in what people want.

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Why McDonald's is Still a Powerhouse, Despite Recent Troubles

April 21, 2015 8:55 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

McDonald's sales have been sputtering for more than two years and the company seems trapped in a cycle of bad headlines that likely won't end soon. But don't write the obituary just yet. McDonald's has many strengths that the rivals biting at its heels can only envy.

Some Farmers Look to Capitalize on Non-GMO Market

April 21, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Amid record harvests of corn and soybeans last year, some farmers are turning to an unlikely source to increase their bottom lines: non-GMO seeds.

More Schools Are Offering Breakfast in the Classroom

April 20, 2015 11:25 am | by CHRISTINE ARMARIO, Associated Press | News | Comments

In an effort to increase the number of children eating breakfast, more schools are serving it in the classroom. A national survey by the Food Research and Action Center found that 50 of 62 districts polled offered breakfast in class or had outside carts with food items that children could bring into the classroom.

Heinz, French's Each Target the Other's Condiment Dominance

April 17, 2015 4:15 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Although ketchup and mustard often accompany one another on hot dogs, Americans for decades have largely bought different brands of each condiment. Ketchup-maker Heinz and mustard-maker French's, however, recently set their sights on the other's flagship product.

Shoppers Look For Health, Except When They Snack

April 17, 2015 3:00 pm | by The Lempert Report | Videos | Comments

Consumers may say they want healthy foods, but does this translate to snack time? Shoppers may seek out healthy food, but when they want to snack its the unhealthy options that seem to get the attention.

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From Beef Tongue to Beef on Weck, Menus Tell Culinary Story

April 17, 2015 12:03 pm | by CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

An array of restaurant menus amassed by the Buffalo History Museum offers a taste of the city's culinary story — from yesterday's mock turtle soup and creme de menthe cocktails to today's mesclun greens and fried calamari.

Heaven in Four Words: Salted Brownie Caramel Beer

April 17, 2015 11:00 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

When you think of the classic food pairings, the old friends of peanut butter and jelly or bacon and eggs probably come to mind. What about beer and ice cream? Ben & Jerry's is teaming up with Colorado's New Belgium Brewery to bring us Salted Caramel Brownie Beer.

Coke vs. Pepsi: Battle of the Tea

April 17, 2015 9:40 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

As the soda market flattens, CNNMoney's Cristina Alesci explains why Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are trying to attract health-conscience millennials with ready-to-drink teas.

Infographic: How America Eats Fruit and Yogurt

April 16, 2015 2:10 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

To honor the upcoming Fruit 'n Yogurt Day holiday, the Welch's Fruit Snacks team conducted a survey to find out how consumers eat their fruit and yogurt. 

Survey Says Grilled Cheese Lovers Have More Sex, Are More Generous

April 16, 2015 10:35 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Did you know 88 percent of grilled cheese lovers define themselves as adventurous? Read on to learn some more strange findings from a new survey by Skout.

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Rising Popularity of Green Tea Jolt in US

April 16, 2015 9:15 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Tea sales in the U.S. have increased five-fold in 25 years to more than $10 billion a year. The trendy import from ancient Japan is poised to break through, thanks to its caffeine kick and health benefits. Vinita Nair reports on the specialty brew.

'Entopreneurs' Feed Growing Appetite For Edible Insects

April 15, 2015 10:00 am | by TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press | News | Comments

They hop. They crawl. They squirm. And they could be coming to a dinner plate near you. An increasing number of "entopreneurs" are launching businesses to feed a growing appetite for crickets, mealworms and other edible insects.

The Cronut's Unexpected Success Story

April 15, 2015 8:25 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

At Dominique Ansel Bakery in downtown Manhattan, bakers work to all hours of the night to keep up with demand. In the first installment of the Eureka! series, Bloomberg takes you behind the creation of Ansel's most desired pastry: the Cronut.

Energy Bars Hit Americans' Sweet Spot

April 14, 2015 11:05 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

KIND's founder and CEO Daniel Lubetzky says his company has roughly doubled in size every year for a decade, a period during which Americans gobbled up more than one billion of its bars.

How Did Single-Serve Coffee Become the 'In' Thing?

April 14, 2015 10:20 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Kevin Sullivan, chief technology officer at Keurig Green Mountain, maker of single-serve coffee machines, got his start in aerospace and defense. He talks to Susan Spencer about the high-tech challenge, and how coffee pods are now used in a third of all U.S. homes.

Breaking Down the Organic Shopper

April 14, 2015 10:00 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Nearly 70 percent of consumers purchase some sort of organic product today. "Going organic" is a trend that has been moving steadily upward for the past nine years, but did you know that 38 percent of all organic shoppers are new consumers in the industry?

VIDEO: The Kind Bar Strategy

April 13, 2015 3:35 pm | Videos | Comments

Snack foods are a $374 billion market and Kind thinks it has found a way to raise the bar. Kind can be found in more than 150,000 retail stores and sales have nearly doubled in the last year. CEO Daniel Lubetzky discusses the company's snack products.

Veggies Take Center Plate as Healthy Fast Food Chains Expand

April 13, 2015 2:20 pm | by KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press | News | Comments

They want it fresh. They want it cheap. They want it fast. And most importantly, they don't want it to taste like it's good for them.

The Power of the Brand: Store Owners Rely on Big Names to Spur Profits

April 13, 2015 10:15 am | by LA Top Distributor | News | Comments

There's a reason convenience stores that carry alcohol don't simply advertise that they have "beer". Those stores put up large advertisements proudly displaying that they carry specific beers like Budweiser and Coors. 

International Space Station About to Get Caffeine High

April 13, 2015 8:35 am | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

The next space station grocery run will carry caffeine to a whole new level: Aboard the SpaceX supply ship is an authentic espresso machine straight from Italy.

Is Obesity Inevitable?

April 9, 2015 2:00 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Most Americans believe they eat a well-balanced diet. But Dr. Ian White, an intensive care specialist, says he finds that laughable. "We eat when we feel like it because food is always available," White said.

Mountain Dew Brings Back 'Baja Blast' and Introduces New 'Sangrita Blast'

April 9, 2015 12:20 pm | by Mountain Dew | News | Comments

You begged for it, you dyed your hair blue for it, you even bathed in it – and Mountain Dew heard you loud and clear. The tropical lime flavored beverage — which was introduced 11 years ago exclusively at Taco Bell — will hit shelves nationwide starting on April 20.

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