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Over 130 billion pounds of food is lost or wasted every year in the US. Image: © Getty Images / Daisy-Daisy

Could e-Commerce boost food waste vs conventional retail?

By Stephen Daniells

The ease of buying food online may diminish the sense of psychological ownership, which may ultimately make it easier for people to discard food, suggests a new analysis with implications for retailers.

FOOD VISION USA 2017: ‘You can’t create authenticity from a focus group’

Can big food still innovate?

FOOD VISION USA 2017: ‘You can’t create authenticity in a focus group’

By Elaine Watson

Will big food companies increasingly buy in innovation and serve as scale up platforms for more 'authentic' small brands they didn’t create, or can they make their legacy brands resonate with new generations of consumers? Here’s what we learned...

GUEST ARTICLE: Is plant-based the new gluten-free?

GUEST ARTICLE: Is plant-based the new gluten-free?

By William Dowling, research manager, CircleUp

The plant-based movement is easier to understand when considering it alongside another trend that proved to be a financial boon for brands: gluten-free.

Hershey Ice Breakers Ice Cubes a standout player in declining market. ©GettyImages/ludypro1

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Spit out: Gum declines continue in the US

By Oliver Nieburg

Chewing gum sales in the US have continued to fall in the first half of 2017, according to data from IRI, but Hershey is bucking the trend.

Hispanic shoppers emerge as heavy natural, organic buyer in the US

Hispanic shoppers emerge as heavy natural, organic buyers in the US

By Elizabeth Crawford

Hispanic shoppers buy significantly more natural, organic and better-for-you items than the overall US population, which suggests manufacturers in the space could generate even higher sales by targeting the demographic, according to new research from...

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