Food Facts Round-Up #20

Boston Globe: At The Fancy Food Show, Vegan And Vegetarian Foods Dominate These are the things I learned at the 2019 Fancy Food Show: Plant-based is the new vegetarian food, and a vegetarian diet is the new normal. And whether you want to blame or credit the increased gluten intolerance, nut allergies, and trepidation around…

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Food Facts Round-Up #19

MSN: This Is What Best-By, Use-By, and Sell-By Dates Really Mean Confused by “best by,” “sell by,” and “use by”? You’re not alone. In fact, a Harvard University study found that more than 90 percent of Americans throw away perfectly good food due to label confusion—resulting in 398,000 tons of food waste each year. Because, as it turns out,…

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Food Facts Round-Up #18

HealthyWay: Toss Or Keep? The Truth About Expiration Dates On Food That “use-by” date on your food might not mean what you think it means. Find out what happens when we get too overzealous about expiration dates. (Read More) GreenBiz: How To Save A Shelf-life: Cutting Down On Food Waste Across Its Supply Shain Innovations…

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Food Facts Round-Up #16

Food Dive: Consumers Look Beyond Ingredients When Deciding What Product To Buy As millennials continue to develop buying power, their tendency to eat out and experience specialty foods increases. According to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, millennials spend more than any other generation — around 6% of their food budgets — eating away from…

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Food Facts Round-Up #15

Food Dive: Amazon Is Quickly — And Quietly — Developing Private Label Brands Amazon has been attempting to gain share in the grocery industry for years with the release of Amazon Fresh, Prime Now delivery, and its acquisition of Whole Foods in 2017. But the company’s private brand food offerings are slim — a major shortcoming…

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Food Facts Round-Up #14

Meat + Poultry: Understanding ‘Snackified’ Eating Snacking, now accounting for half of all eating occasions, is driven by three primary consumer needs: nourishment, optimization and pleasure. Understanding attitudes and approaches to snacking based on these drivers is critical as manufacturers and retailers navigate “the modern era of snackified eating,” said Tamara Barnett, vice president of…

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Food Facts Round-Up #13

Supermarket News: Discount Stores Not Just For Low-Income Brackets Even consumers who do not need to save money are still drawn to an opportunity to do so and this concept pokes a major hole in the aforementioned myth that discounters attract low-income shoppers. Faigen said that consumers in higher income brackets often like to think…

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Food Facts Round-Up #12

  Supermarket News: Millenials Increase Frozen Food Purchases Forty-three percent of Millennial shoppers said they have purchased more frozen foods this year than last year, according to a new report from Acosta. “Competition in the category is heating up as fast-paced Millennials, who often take greater interest in the health benefits of food than older…

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Food Facts Round-Up #11

Meat+Poultry: Ramping Up Efforts To Reduce Food Waste The food and beverage industry, from the largest companies to the smallest, is responding to address the issue of food waste. Efforts are reaching throughout the supply chain and prompting executives and entrepreneurs to pursue opportunities the reduction of food waste may present. (Read More) Food Dive: More…

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