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Does 'natural' amount to more than just a list of acceptable or unacceptable ingredients on a food label? What other cues are consumers looking for when deciding if a product is natural and wholesome? Find out on June 26 at Natural & Clean Label Trends 2013

Natural & Clean Label Trends 2013

Where do your products sit in the clean label hierarchy?

By Elaine WATSON

If it sounds like a ‘chemical’, or isn’t in the kitchen cupboard, shoppers may regard it with suspicion. But which ingredients are 'acceptable' to today's consumers, which are to be avoided, and who decides? 

Restaurant goers are looking at calories - but not much else...

What nutrition information are restaurant goers looking for?

By Elaine Watson

While four out of 10 consumers say they are trying to avoid or reduce intakes of certain fats and oils, cholesterol, sodium and sugar, only one in 10 actually looks for this kind of information on menus when dining out, according to NPD Group.  

Cold cuts: This is one of the only areas of the market where the percentage of USA households consuming meat and poultry products has increased in the past five years, according to Packaged Facts

Is the decline in US meat consumption terminal?

By Elaine WATSON

At 270.7lbs, Americans eat more meat per capita* than any other nation (with the exception of the carnivorous folk of Luxembourg, who get through a whopping 301.4lbs). But they are eating less than they used to, says market researcher Packaged Facts.

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