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The Christmas Chocolate Wars Are Well Underway And Ever So Posh

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Chocolate companies are gearing up for one of the biggest confectionary showdowns of the year. The “chocolate season” begins just before Halloween, taking in Christmas (which accounts for about a quarter of total annual sales in both the U.S and the U.K.), Valentines Day and ending in the consumption of Easter eggs (the busiest time of year for chocolate consumption)…. Read more »

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Pizza trends to watch

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Middle Eastern cuisines are on the rise on restaurant menus, and emerging foods and flavors include za’atar and zhoug, according to foodservice trend experts Nancy Kruse, president of The Kruse Co., and Lizzy Freier, managing editor at Technomic, Inc., who presented trends and insights on May 19 at the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago. Toum, a Lebanese… Read more »

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America’s Favorite Ice Cream Flavor

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According to the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), in a report on ice cream sales and trends in the U.S., America’s favorite ice cream flavor is vanilla, followed (in this order) by chocolate, cookies n’ cream, mint chocolate chip, chocolate chip cookie dough, buttered pecan, cookie dough, strawberry, Moose Tracks, and neapolitan. (Moose Tracks is a branded flavor made by… Read more »

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Frozen Bread Market Is Expected to See Growth Rate of 4.38%

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Frozen Bread Comprehensive Study by Type (Freezing Pastries, Cold Pizza Crust, Frigid Cake, Frigid Bread, Other Products), Distribution Channel (Convenience Stores, Hypermarkets & Supermarkets, Artisans Bakers, Hotels, Restaurants, Bakery Chains), Baking Type (Ready-To-Prove, Ready-To-Bake, Fully Baked) Players and Region – Global Market Outlook to 2024 The global population is suffering from a hectic lifestyle which has led to increased consumption… Read more »

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Europeans Care about Their Food

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Two in five Europeans take a personal interest in food safety and only one in five say it is their main concern when choosing food. For most Europeans, it is one of several factors – together with price, taste, nutrition and food origin – that influence their eating habits and food choices. The most important factors for Europeans when buying… Read more »

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The Future of Desserts

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Desserts have long since left the boundaries of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry and cake, pie, or ice cream. Modern desserts include such ingredients as florals, figs, vinegars, alcohol reductions, and even normally savory or pungent elements like tahini and lemongrass. Among the top food trends recently noted by research group Mintel are “less sweet” desserts featuring ingredients such as olive… Read more »

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Combining modernity and tradition

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China’s health and wellness market: Combining modernity and tradition Many Chinese consumers are returning to their roots after two decades of intense western influence in the nation’s food and drink culture, while others are looking to modern solutions for modern health issues. What trends are emerging in China’s health and natural ingredients market? Due to growing disposable incomes and increased… Read more »

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Combining modernity and tradition

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Many Chinese consumers are returning to their roots after two decades of intense western influence in the nation’s food and drink culture, while others are looking to modern solutions for modern health issues. What trends are emerging in China’s health and natural ingredients market? Due to growing disposable incomes and increased urbanisation, many Chinese consumers have become increasingly health conscious,… Read more »

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Consumer holiday spending to increase from last year

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According to the National Retail Federation, consumers will spend an average of $1,007.24 during the holiday season this year, up 4.1 percent from the $967.13 they said they would spend last year. A recent survey of consumers, paired with NRF’s annual holiday spending forecast, shows that holiday retail sales in November and December will rise. Holiday shoppers are expected to… Read more »

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Two nutrients invigorating bakery products

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Consumers are turning to functional foods to support their health and wellness, and digestive and immune health support are among the top fortified benefits they seek. For example, global food and beverage launches with digestive health-related claims grew 25% annually between 2012 and 2016, according to Innova Market Insights. Research by Global Data in 2015 also shows that improving immune… Read more »

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