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Could private label be losing its luster?

Could private label be losing its luster?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Sales of private label foods and beverages have been on the rise for more than a decade, but consumers are beginning to lose enthusiasm, suggests a new report from market research organization The NPD Group.

Mango and coconut will trump acai and pomegranate this year, predicts Sloan Trends

Special edition: FoodNavigator-USA 2012 trendspotter

By Elaine Watson

What’s on the menu for 2012? Traditional fruits, Thai and Indian cuisine, freshness, different varieties of chili, plant proteins, smoke flavors, more part-prepared foods and Asian and Latin American flavors, predict trendwatchers…

US cholesterol levels drop over past decade

US cholesterol levels drop over past decade

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The proportion of US adults with high cholesterol dropped by about five percentage points over the past decade, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), even as waistlines have expanded.

Global food prices on the rise again, says World Bank

Global food prices on the rise again, says World Bank

Higher oil prices, adverse weather, and Asian demand drove global food prices up 8% in the first three months of 2012, impacting most major commodity ingredients, according to a new report from the World Bank.

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