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Emotional insights could aid product development

Emotional insights could aid product development

By Nathan Gray

Understanding how products' sensory characteristics and packaging both individually and synergistically provoke emotions in consumers can help manufacturers to design and optimise products, say researchers.

Increased snacking reshapes marketing strategies

Increased snacking reshapes marketing strategies

By Elizabeth Crawford

Consumers’ shifting preference for snacks as meals are changing how retailers, restaurants and packaged food manufacturers market food, according to data from Packaged Facts and Dupont Nutrition & Health.

Chia is here to stay, thanks to long-term planning by The Chia Co.

Chia is here to stay, thanks to long-term planning by The Chia Co.

By Elizabeth Crawford

A few years ago, chia seeds were virtually unheard of in the U.S., but now they are available across food categories and retail channels in a plethora of finished consumer goods and as an ingredient, thanks largely to long-range planning by The Chia Co.

5 street foods influencing restaurants, CPG products

By Elizabeth Crawford

Authentic street foods with international roots that were traditionally eaten outside as make shift meals by laborers are coming inside and appealing to a wider variety of people as more consumers favor fast food over home cooking, according to Packaged...

Private label products such as Simple Truth accounted for 26% of dollar sales at Kroger in the latest quarter (excluding  fuel and pharmacy)

Two-year time frame 'would almost certainly drive an increase in food prices'

Switching to new Nutrition Facts label in two years is not feasible, says Kroger

By Elaine Watson

The two-year time frame in which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expects the food industry to switch to new-look Nutrition Facts labels is unrealistic, and “would almost certainly drive an increase in prices of food products”, claims Kroger.

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