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Mintel: coronavirus spurred French consumer toward local and functional foods

Mintel: coronavirus spurred French consumer toward local and functional foods

25 May 2020

After two months of strict confinement in France, market insights firm Mintel discovered that French consumer preferences have shifted to favor both local products and functional foods in a more pronounced manner than before the government enacted quar...

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Sustainable palm oil: Tackling the consumer awareness challenge

Sustainable palm oil: Tackling the consumer awareness challenge

24 May 2020

Palm oil has some major image problems, but its production is essential to the livelihoods of many smallholders and processors in Southeast Asia and elsewhere. How can western consumers be convinced that sustainably produced palm oil is an ingredient w...

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Upcycling opportunities in a post-pandemic world

Upcycling opportunities in a post-pandemic world

23 May 2020

The food industry has made strides in reducing food waste in recent years – and a growing number of consumers has embraced a ‘zero waste’ goal – but it has re-emerged as a major problem during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 may permanently change how we buy alcohol

COVID-19 may permanently change how we buy alcohol

21 May 2020

Online sales of alcohol are skyrocketing due to restrictions on movement that inhibit consumers from enjoying their favorite cocktails outside the confines of their house and deter in-person trips to the supermarket. According to data from Nielsen, e-c...

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U.S. online grocery sales surge 37% in April

U.S. online grocery sales surge 37% in April

21 May 2020

April was another record-breaking month for online grocery sales with shoppers surpassing March’s record-breaking $4 billion in sales to spend $5.3 billion for grocery delivery and pickup. This is a 37% increase over March, according to data from Brick...

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Report: Frozen Food sales to remain strong post-COVID 19

Report: Frozen Food sales to remain strong post-COVID 19

21 May 2020

March represented the peak for all frozen food sales in the U.S. with dollar figures rocketing 94% above the levels for the same time last year. However, things cooled off in April where volume sales were 30% to 35% above the same period last year. Ove...

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Ethanol shortages may affect the shelf life of packaged foods

Ethanol shortages may affect the shelf life of packaged foods

20 May 2020

As demand for fuel has collapsed during the pandemic, so too has ethanol production – which is blended into gasoline – and its byproduct CO2. Due to CO2’s integral role in food production, fears about a shortage of carbon dioxide have spurred predicti...

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Innovative Grinding Systems for the Food Industry

Innovative Grinding Systems for the Food Industry

20 May 2020

The area of fine-grinding has a special role within the process chain in food production, as here the product determines the technology to be used as in no other processing step. 

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Protein Shifting and Enrichment with the use of Dry Grinding and Classifying

Protein Shifting and Enrichment with the use of Dry Grinding and Classifying

19 May 2020

Fine grinding - Fracturing of united cell structures with the aim of separating the starch granules from the proteins. The result are singular starch and protein granules as well as cell fragments gained from protein granules that partially contain sta...

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Stakeholders send letter to European Commission asking for standardized labeling across Europe

Stakeholders send letter to European Commission asking for standardized labeling across Europe

19 May 2020

A coalition of nearly 40 food and beverage industry titans sent a letter to the European Commission’s Commissioner for Health and Food Safety on April 27 calling for mandatory EU-wide adoption of consistent front of package labeling to combat the risin...

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Hong Kong compostable food packaging startup lands $6 million funding round

Hong Kong compostable food packaging startup lands $6 million funding round

18 May 2020

Hong Kong startup Ecoinno received US$6 million in Series A funding from the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund to help stand up its manufacturing facilities as well as increase its overall production of its biodegradable packaging. This is the startup’s secon...

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Exploring different approaches to lactose-free dairy

Exploring different approaches to lactose-free dairy

17 May 2020

Demand for lactose-free dairy is on the rise around the world, and manufacturers have several options available to them to tap into this growing trend.

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