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Childhood reminders drive confectionery consumption

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Consumers are feeling busier than ever, but at the same time disposable incomes are rising. This means that consumers are able to treat themselves more regularly with nostalgic products, Canadean finds. According to a global survey conducted by the research company in 2015, six out of 10 respondents find products which remind them of their childhood and simpler times either… Read more »

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South East Asian bakery consumers place strong value on quality and safety

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This quarter, Mintel looks at the latest areas of growth and development in the South-East Asian bakery market. Mintel’s research finds that despite low existing per capita consumption levels for bakery in the region, the market will see continued strong growth in coming years as consumers seek out better-quality products.

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Consumers concerned yet confused about GMOs

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More than half of U.S. consumers say they are concerned about bioengineered ingredients or genetically modified organisms (GMOs), but many are unable to define them, according to The NPD Group. The research firm asked shoppers to describe GMOs in their own words, and the answers varied from “genetically altered” to “not natural,” with many respondents indicating “don’t know.”

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Fad for low carbohydrate diets sees supermarket bread sales plunge faster than any other product

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Sales of bread are falling faster than those of any other supermarket product, as more and more shoppers move towards low-carbohydrate diets. Supermarket bread sales fell by 8.9 per cent on last year, with the traditional staple food increasingly being seen as fuelling weight gain. Yesterday the Mail reported that this same trend for high-protein, low-carb diets has triggered a fall… Read more »

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