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Slowdown in natural claims ‘inevitable’, say market researchers

Slowdown in natural claims ‘inevitable’, say market researchers | Trends In Food | Scoop.it
Natural claims on food and beverage products appear to be leveling off, according to recent product launch data from market research firms Datamonitor and Mintel. 
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Special edition - Nutrition Facts revamp: Radical overhaul or a missed opportunity?

Special edition - Nutrition Facts revamp: Radical overhaul or a missed opportunity? | Trends In Food | Scoop.it
Significant changes to the Nutrition Facts panel on foods & beverages have been proposed in the US and Canada, with the plan to include ‘added sugars’ and update the reference values used to calculate percent DVs of nutrients proving the most controversial.
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Safeway shareholders reject GMO labeling proposal; board says it would cost $15m+ and provide zero consumer benefits

Safeway shareholders reject GMO labeling proposal; board says it would cost $15m+ and provide zero consumer benefits | Trends In Food | Scoop.it
Shareholders at Safeway have rejected a proposal from the Green Century Equity Fund calling for mandatory GMO labeling on its store brands, which company bosses claim would cost $15m+ to implement, while providing zero consumer benefits.
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Cocoa flavanol health claim milk drinks 'could soon be on the market': Barry Callebaut

Cocoa flavanol health claim milk drinks 'could soon be on the market': Barry Callebaut | Trends In Food | Scoop.it
Chocolate and cocoa firm Barry Callebaut has identified the flavored milk market as one of the best opportunities for use of its cocoa flavanol EU health claim.
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FDA honey guidance: a response to labeling litigation?

FDA honey guidance: a response to labeling litigation? | Trends In Food | Scoop.it
Honey mixed with other sweeteners must be labeled as a blend, rather than just “honey”, according to a draft guidance issued by the US Food and Drug Administration last week. So what’s the most interesting part about the guidance? 
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Diabetes expert: 'Juices are the worst, you might as well drink Coke...'

Diabetes expert: 'Juices are the worst, you might as well drink Coke...' | Trends In Food | Scoop.it
Rates of type two diabetes have rocketed in recent years, with poor diet and a lack of exercise largely to blame. But as dietary guidelines for people with diabetes are the same as for the general population, and the FDA doesn't think diabetics need 'medical foods
', how should the food industry respond?
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Mars Chocolate head to lead whole organization

Mars Chocolate head to lead whole organization | Trends In Food | Scoop.it
Global president of Mars Chocolate Grant F. Reid will become president of Mars, Incorporated as Paul Michaels announces his retirement.
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Omega-3 content sets walnuts apart from other tree nuts

Omega-3 content sets walnuts apart from other tree nuts | Trends In Food | Scoop.it
Now that the mania about fat in the diet is mostly over the story has become that some fats are good. And as far as fat-rich tree nuts go, the story is: They’re all good. But walnuts have a leg up on their tree nut competitors in that they are the only source among tree nuts of the very best of fats: omega 3s.
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NPD insights: You must know what existing product your new one will replace

NPD insights: You must know what existing product your new one will replace | Trends In Food | Scoop.it
In a world where retail shelves are already overflowing with options, food manufacturers must already know which products consumers will be giving up before buying their new offering, says David Howlett of MMR Research.
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Reformulation of carbonated drinks could slash more than 6,000 calories per year

Reformulation of carbonated drinks could slash more than 6,000 calories per year | Trends In Food | Scoop.it
Using stevia to reformulate just 20% of carbonated soft drinks could slash more than 6,000 calories per year from the diet of consumers, says Diana Cowland of Euromonitor International.
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US diets improving? Study finds calorie intake declining despite economy, food prices

US diets improving? Study finds calorie intake declining despite economy, food prices | Trends In Food | Scoop.it
The past decade in the US has seen declining calorie intake and a leveling off of obesity rates, which a new study says may be due to a longer term shift in Americans’ dietary and health behavior, independent of recent economic turbulence.
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56% of US shoppers say they are cutting back on white bread, says Packaged Facts

56% of US shoppers say they are cutting back on white bread, says Packaged Facts | Trends In Food | Scoop.it
More than half (56%) of US shoppers say they are cutting back on white bread - but not necessarily because wheat or gluten are the enemy, says Packaged Facts.
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Sun Valley Fest Shows Off Idaho Harvest, Touts Food Trends - Twin Falls Times-News

Sun Valley Fest Shows Off Idaho Harvest, Touts Food Trends - Twin Falls Times-News | Trends In Food | Scoop.it
Sun Valley Fest Shows Off Idaho Harvest, Touts Food Trends Twin Falls Times-News One of the recipes that Tina Ruggiero, who just released “the Truly Healthy Family Cookbook,” plans to demonstrate during her demonstration, “Morning Glory: Wake Up...
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Don’t underestimate Millennials’ influence on the consumer landscape

Don’t underestimate Millennials’ influence on the consumer landscape | Trends In Food | Scoop.it
As the largest generation since the Baby Boomers, Millennials are no doubt leaving their mark on the way we as a society shop for and consume food. 
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Protein: the bridge to fitness for the rest of us

Protein: the bridge to fitness for the rest of us | Trends In Food | Scoop.it
We have become a nation of fitness and nutrition go-getters, as evidenced by the skyrocketing number of fitness and nutrition apps and the mainstreaming of the sports nutrition market. 
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Mars Chocolate North America follows Nestlé and Hershey with price hike

Mars Chocolate North America follows Nestlé and Hershey with price hike | Trends In Food | Scoop.it
Mars Chocolate North America has become the latest to introduce wholesale price increases after similar moves from Nestlé and Hershey.
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Analyst ‘increasingly concerned’ at Coke’s ability to realize 2020 vision

Analyst ‘increasingly concerned’ at Coke’s ability to realize 2020 vision | Trends In Food | Scoop.it
US beverage analyst Bonnie Herzog says she is ‘increasingly concerned’ about The Coca-Cola Company’s ability to reach its 2020 vision due to a US soda slowdown and global instability.
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Quirky, cult-like, aspirational, but affordable: The rise and rise of Trader Joe’s

Quirky, cult-like, aspirational, but affordable: The rise and rise of Trader Joe’s | Trends In Food | Scoop.it
If you want to see what success looks like in US grocery retailing, look no further than Trader Joe’s. Its unique combination of affordable prices, innovative private label items and gourmet, organic, and natural foods have helped drive sales per square foot to a jaw-dropping $1,723 versus an industry average of $521 (even Whole Foods can only manage $973), according to Packaged Facts estimates.
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Juice Products Association: Yes, fruit juice contains sugar… but let’s stop comparing it with soda

Juice Products Association: Yes, fruit juice contains sugar…  but let’s stop comparing it with soda | Trends In Food | Scoop.it
As the focus has switched from fat to sugar as public enemy #1 in the battle against obesity and diabetes, juice - once promoted as a healthy alternative to soda - has been unfairly caught in the crossfire, claim manufacturers.
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Almonds are on fire, says Blue Diamond CEO as meteoric growth rates continue

Almonds are on fire, says Blue Diamond CEO as meteoric growth rates continue | Trends In Food | Scoop.it
Sales of Blue Diamond Grower’s retail products -  from Almond Breeze to Almond Nut Thins - have surged dramatically over the past five years and now account for nearly $500m in annual revenues, says its CEO.
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Don’t tax my soda! Study shows consumers put choice first

Don’t tax my soda! Study shows consumers put choice first | Trends In Food | Scoop.it
First Lady Michelle Obama has called it “liquid sugar” and the World Health Organization warns that much of our sugar intake is “hidden” in processed food and beverages such as soda (a 12-ounce can contains 10 teaspoons). As public health officials continue to target consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages as a contributing factor to the obesity epidemic, policymakers have attempted to restrict consumption through a series of (unsuccessful) SSB excise tax proposals. 
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Beauty and the Beast: US consumers ditch Pepsi, marry Monster

Beauty and the Beast: US consumers ditch Pepsi, marry Monster | Trends In Food | Scoop.it
PepsiCo was the biggest loser in US carbonated soft drinks in 2013, according to Beverage Digest, with worrying volume and market share loss data contrasting sharply with Monster’s stellar sales.
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Kids' preferences for sweet and salty foods are linked: Monell study

Kids' preferences for sweet and salty foods are linked: Monell study | Trends In Food | Scoop.it
Children who most prefer high levels of sweet tastes also most prefer high levels of salt taste, according to new research that suggests such a link may be behind high childhood consumption of sugar and salt.
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Euromonitor: All eyes now on Kellogg as Gen Mills and Post Foods throw down Non-GMO gauntlet

Euromonitor:  All eyes now on Kellogg as Gen Mills and Post Foods throw down Non-GMO gauntlet | Trends In Food | Scoop.it
Many big brands are “playing a waiting game” right now to see whether moves by General Mills
and Post Foods
to axe GMOs from iconic brands (Cheerios and Grape Nuts) will have a domino effect, say analysts at Euromonitor International.
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FDA to update nutrition labels; RDs, GMA say ‘calories from fat’ should go away

FDA to update nutrition labels; RDs, GMA say ‘calories from fat’ should go away | Trends In Food | Scoop.it
The US Food and Drug Administration has unofficially announced that it will revise the nutrition facts label for the first time in 20 years. Unsurprisingly, the nutritional community and food industry offered a few suggestions—from serving size vagaries to unnecessary designations—it hopes the agency will address in the nutrition label update.
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