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Beer: A popular choice among Hispanics

US Hispanics prefer beer over wine: Mintel

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

US Hispanics’ beverage consumption is the latest aspect of this influential group’s spending habits to enter the spotlight, in a new report from market research organization Mintel.

Consumers seek added benefits from foods: FMI research

Consumers seek added benefits from foods: FMI research

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

A desire for healthier diets and the stagnant economy have led consumers to cook at home more often, and they are increasingly seeking foods with added benefits, according to a new survey from the Food Marketing Institute (FMI).

Sowders: “This is a real step change for our business.”

Big interview: Rod Sowders, CEO and president, Synergy Flavors

Synergy Flavors plans move into new innovation facility

By Elaine WATSON

Synergy Flavors aims to move all of its product development, marketing, commercial and admin functions to a new flavor innovation and manufacturing campus less than a mile from its current facility in Wauconda, Illinois, by the end of August.

Some like it hot: But precisely how hot? asks Kalsec...

Some like it hot: But precisely how hot? asks Kalsec...

By Elaine Watson

What does ‘heat’ really mean in a flavoring system? Heat that burns at the back of the throat or tingles on the tongue?  Heat that lingers or heat that provides an intense sensation on the tip of the tongue?

IFT 2012: Day one in pictures. From Ingredion to Elvis...

IFT 2012: Day one in pictures. From Ingredion to Elvis...

By Elaine Watson

The IFT annual meeting and expo in Las Vegas started as it meant to go on, with inspirational speeches from Starbucks boss Howard Schultz and PepsiCo's R&D chief Dr Mehmood Kahn, a whole new look for Corn Products International - launching here...

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