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R&D challenge: Developing texture-modified foods for the elderly

R&D challenge: Developing texture-modified foods for the elderly

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Texture-modified foods for the elderly are likely to become an important area for R&D in the coming years as the population ages – but there are many challenges to producing foods that provide all the nutrition elderly people need that are still palatable...

What do the most successful CPG companies have in common?

What do the most successful CPG companies have in common?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Investment in emerging channels, the Hispanic market, and employee development are among the strategies that set the most profitable consumer packaged goods firms apart from their peers, finds a new report.

Are nutrition products meeting the needs of greying populations?

Longer lifespans create new elderly nutrition concepts

By Shane Starling

As average lifespans push beyond 80 years, demand is growing for products that meet the particular nutritional needs of the elderly such as cognitive performance and bone health. But is it a generation that buys into nutrition-led disease prevention over...

The fight against obesity: A new investment megatrend?

The fight against obesity: A new investment megatrend?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Obesity is a ‘global sustainability megatrend’ likely to take decades to address – but it could also provide opportunities for investors looking to support those industries aiming to be part of the solution, including parts of the food industry, according...

Loblaw's released its Black Label range in October 2011

Canadian private label makers target affordable luxury: Euromonitor

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The Canadian private label sector is no longer confined to cheap, lower quality alternatives to branded products, as Canadian retailers look to appeal to those seeking affordable luxury, according to a new analysis from Euromonitor International.

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).

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