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Hartman Group: Pleasure & distinction bigger drivers than health for premium products

The premium food opportunity: When are US consumers most likely to trade up?

While more premium brands from KRAVE to Noosa are being snapped up by big food companies and private equity firms, not every CPG category has the potential to be driven – or revitalized - by premium brands, according to a new analysis by Hartman Group.   

“Don’t forget about baby boomers” when marketing foods, IRI analyst cautions

Food marketers increasingly are training their crosshairs on millennials whose purchasing power is growing quickly, but they should not overlook baby boomers, who spend the most of any generation on snacks and sweets, according to analysis of sales data by IRI Worldwide.

MAY 2015 NEWS QUIZ: Are you up to speed with the latest food & beverage industry news?

Do you know what Panera plans to oust from its menus, or which food & beverage giants just snapped up Blake's and Applegate? And what do we know about Millennials (apart from the fact they are glued to their smartphones and would rather text than talk)?

Five modern twists on brittle

Five startups showcasing at the Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago hope to rekindle Americans’ love affair with the iconic sugar candy brittle by updating the old fashioned confection with bold new flavors and textures that will appeal to a broader audience. 

Tate & Lyle profits plunge amid restructuring

Tate & Lyle has reported a 30% drop in pre-tax profits, as it undergoes a major restructuring project.

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