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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...

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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).

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?

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