Guess Who’s Going Meatless in 2014?

Guess Who’s Going Meatless in 2014?

Are you eating less meat today than you were 5 or 10 years ago? Can you imagine yourself a full time vegetarian? Or vegan? These questions would seem outlandish only a few years ago, but it turns out that there … Continue reading

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America’s Protein Addiction

America’s Protein Addiction

According to Mintel, a marketing research firm, introductions of food and beverages with a high-protein claim are 3 times higher in the U.S. than anywhere else in the world. Snacks are a big part of the trend. According to Mintel … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! 2011 Food and Nutrition Trends

Happy New Year! 2011 Food and Nutrition Trends

Hi everyone, great to see we all made it to 2011! 2010 was full of interesting developments in the food and nutrition space. The First Lady launched Let’s Move, to stop childhood obesity. The FDA and the FTC went with … Continue reading

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Stevi-huh?

Stevi-huh?

Heard of stevia? if not, don’t fret, you’re in good company. 70% of Americans are not familiar with this relatively new sweetener, according to a new study by Mintel, a consumer research company. Over the years, the quest for a … Continue reading

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Sodium is the New Trans-Fat

Sodium is the New Trans-Fat

Sodium is the new trans-Fat, according to market research firm Mintel. Here are some insights from a recently published survey: * 115% growth in sodium reduced product claims since 2005. * 52% of consumers are paying attention to their sodium … Continue reading

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Which Foods Fare Better During A Recession?

Which Foods Fare Better During A Recession?

In the past year, consumers have cut back on dining out. They are clipping coupons. Shoppers are careful when spending on extras at the supermarket. And retailers are feeling the pain. There are, however, some products that are actually experiencing … Continue reading

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Good News/Bad News – Changes in America’s Soft Drink Consumption Habits

Good News/Bad News – Changes in America’s Soft Drink Consumption Habits

Image by Getty Images via Daylife A bit of good news this week. 16 million less Americans are drinking sugary soft drinks now compared to 6 years ago (68% of adults vs 76%). This, from a report published by Mintel, … Continue reading

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