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If it says ‘coconut’, it sells: Trailblazer Foods

Trendspotter: coconut inclusions

If it says ‘coconut’, it sells: Trailblazer Foods

By Maggie Hennessy

As it ramps up flaked and shredded coconut production in anticipation of another holiday season, private label and branded grocery products manufacturer Trailblazer Foods says the growing popularity of coconut has resulted in a 12% increase in the amount...

Almond intake may lower heart disease chance in high-risk groups

Almond intake may lower heart disease chance in high-risk groups

By Maggie Hennessy

Eating a handful of almonds may help lower risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in populations with abnormally high fat concentration in the blood (hyperlipidaemia), according to a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

Snacks are eaten alone more than 70% of the time, which is unsurprising given that between-meal eating typically occurs when consumers are away from home or on the go, NPD Group says.

We eat alone half the time, says NPD Group

By Maggie Hennessy

More than half of eating and drinking occasions now occur when consumers are alone, as US consumption behavior has become more individualized compared to previous generations, according to market research firm The NPD Group. 

Bejo Seeds' Jeff Trickett: When the kale trend took off a few years ago, seed supplies were tight as we were also dealing with a competitive seed shortage. For this coming season, we should be in

Kale shortage? Not likely, supplier says

By Maggie Hennessy

Once best known to consumers as a curly green garnish on restaurant dinner plates, nutrition powerhouse kale took the US market by storm in recent years. Can supply of this leafy green cousin to cauliflower and cabbage keep up? And can anything overtake...

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