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Recession-induced comfort eating produces weight loss market boom

Recession-induced comfort eating produces weight loss market boom

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The US weight loss products industry is expected to grow 4.5% in 2012 to $65bn, as an increasingly overweight population looks to shift some of the extra pounds gained through recession comfort eating, according to market research organization Marketdata...

Global nutraceutical ingredient market worth €18.5bn in 2015

Global nutraceutical ingredient market worth €18.5bn in 2015

Demand for nutraceutical ingredients like botanicals, vitamins, minerals and omega-3s will grow 7.2% annually until at least 2015 to be worth €18.5 billion with newer markets like Mexico and South Korea helping drive growth in the sector, according to...

One of the recalled products

Canadian listeria cheese warnings reiterated in US

By Mark Astley

US health authorities have issued a warning in relation to a variety of cheese and dairy products potentially contaminated with listeria monocytogenes – weeks after Canadian officials recalled the same products.

Naturally-positioned sweeteners to lead market growth: Report

Naturally-positioned sweeteners to lead market growth: Report

The US alternative sweeteners market will grow by 3.3% a year to reach about $1.4bn in 2015 – and naturally positioned sweeteners like stevia and agave nectar will lead the way, claims a new report from market research organization Freedonia.

US dairy sector beat fiscal doldrums in 2010, IDFA

US dairy sector beat fiscal doldrums in 2010, IDFA

By Ben Bouckley

2010 world dairy market prices recovered from lows caused by the world financial crisis the year before, according to a new report from the US-based International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA).

Special edition: The year in review

Special edition: The year in review

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

As the year draws to a close, FoodNavigator-USA looks back at some of the top stories of the year and the biggest deals across the industry – and why not test your knowledge with our 2011 food quiz?

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