Kraft and General Mills have both announced the launch of dozens of new products for the New Year, with Kraft’s line-up including a strong focus on customizable foods, and General Mills emphasizing the growing influence of multicultural consumers.
There is an overriding trend within the world soft drinks market towards an overlap between categories, while economic unrest is expected to consolidate a trend towards cheaper products, according to Leatherhead Food Research.
Consumer perception of fats is undergoing a transformation, opening myriad opportunities for new product development, according to a new trend report from the Center for Culinary Development (CCD) and market research organization Packaged Facts.
Boxed chocolate buyers are more likely to be women from the Midwest or South – and are more likely to be watching their weight than the average American, according to new data from market research organization Roy Morgan.
‘Tis the season for gazing into our crystal balls and foretelling what the year ahead has in store – but how well did we do with last year’s predictions? FoodNavigator-USA looks back on its forecast for the top industry influences of 2011.