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‘US consumers will stop buying Coca-Cola’: 7 Key Trends report

‘US consumers will stop buying Coca-Cola’: 7 Key Trends report

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The US beverage industry must accept seven key changes in the near future, including a slump in traditional soda sales and touch sensitive labeling, according to a white paper penned by five analysts on behalf of the forthcoming Healthy Beverage Expo...

Food recalls hit 2-year high in fourth quarter

Food recalls hit 2-year high in fourth quarter

Food recalls in the US hit a two year high in the fourth quarter, according to a report released by a consulting firm.  That comes to an average of six recalls a day, affecting  about 18.4 million products.

The number of new product reports in Datamonitor’s Product Launch Analytics database featuring the word ‘diet’ in the brand or product name continues to drop

Special edition: New trends in weight management

Datamonitor: ‘Marketers are avoiding the word ‘diet’ like the plague’

By Elaine WATSON

While obesity in America has reached epidemic proportions, manufacturers seeking to help us battle the bulge are avoiding the word ‘diet’ like the plague; cutting sugar, fat and salt by stealth; and instead promoting more positive messages about food...

Bloomberg said styrofoam was 'impossible to recycle'

NYC mayor declares war on packaging waste

By Rod Addy

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has vowed to clean up the streets of his city in more ways than one – proposing to slash food waste and ban Styrofoam packaging.

NCA provides a taste of what to expect at its Sweet & Snacks Expo in May

Sweet & Snacks Expo Preview

Affordable gourmet confectionery flourishes at NCA’s Sweet & Snacks Expo

By Oliver Nieburg

Affordable gourmet confectionery is on the rise in the US, according to the National Confectioners Association (NCA) which has seen a hike in demand from exhibitors wanting to showcase products in the Gourmet Marketplace at the 16th Sweet & Snacks...

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