Snacks

Doubling of pistachio harvest will increase nut’s use as an ingredient

Special edition: Nuts, pulses and legumes

Doubling of pistachio harvest will increase nut’s use as an ingredient

By Stephen DANIELLS

Pistachios – most associated with snacking in the consumer’s mind – could be finding their way into many a food product as an ingredient over the next few years, says the executive director of the American Pistachio Growers, as production is set to double...

“The snacking territory in the universe right now is probably some of the most exciting that we’ve seen given all the opportunities,

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IRI on snacks 2014: ‘Consider this your transition year’

By Kacey CULLINEY

Snack firms should brace for a transition year shaped by new competition but brimming with opportunities in digital brand building and expansion, says a leading sector analyst.

Should dietary guidelines about saturated fat be changed?

Should dietary guidelines about saturated fat be changed?

By Elaine WATSON

UPDATED* - A high-profile study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine last week has re-opened the debate about whether saturated fat has been unfairly cast in the role of nutritional bogeyman. But how should policymakers respond?

US organic retail sales valued at $35bn in 2013, says USDA

US organic retail sales worth $35bn in 2013, says USDA

By Elaine WATSON

US retail sales of organic products were worth $35bn in 2013, according to new data from USDA, which says it helped an additional 763 producers become certified organic in 2013, up 4.2% from the previous year. 

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