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Euromonitor outlines top food trends for 2021

Euromonitor outlines top food trends for 2021

1 Mar 2021

The pandemic unquestionably altered consumer behavior, and going into 2021, Euromonitor International released a report detailing just how different those behaviors will be in a world that is acclimatizing to the realities of a COVID-present world and ...

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Givaudan invests in AI for future flavor development

Givaudan invests in AI for future flavor development

26 Feb 2021

Swiss flavor and fragrance company Givaudan revealed its newest artificial intelligence-driven tool that it has integrated into its flavors division, Givaudan Taste & Wellness. In a release, the company called the technology “game-changing,” saying tha...

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Lawsuits launched over heavy metals found in baby food

Lawsuits launched over heavy metals found in baby food

12 Feb 2021

Major US baby food manufacturers are facing class action lawsuits in the wake of a government report that alleged “dangerously high levels” levels of heavy metals, such as lead, arsenic and cadmium in their products.

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Food and beverage e-commerce could hit $109B in 2021

Food and beverage e-commerce could hit $109B in 2021

11 Feb 2021

This year, U.S. online sales of packaged food and beverages are forecast to reach between $90 billion and $109 billion, according to recent research from the Food Industry Association (FMI) and NielsenIQ. The final dollar figure will be contingent on t...

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Cooking at home to remain popular in 2021

Cooking at home to remain popular in 2021

4 Feb 2021

Nine months after the world found itself contending with the coronavirus, consumers have adapted to many of the restrictions and demands necessitated for safety. However, as vaccine rollouts slowly inch forward, manufacturers have begun to wonder which...

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Pandemic drives an increase in meat consumption across UK

Pandemic drives an increase in meat consumption across UK

2 Feb 2021

After years of growth, the movement of consumers away from meat has slowed in the UK, according to new data from Mintel. Over the course of 2020, the percentage of Brits reducing their meat consumption dropped from 51% in 2019 to only 41% in 2020.

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Chickpeas poised to be top ingredient for 2021

Chickpeas poised to be top ingredient for 2021

11 Jan 2021

Plant-based foods are continuing to top the list of trends in the food and beverage space with chickpeas, global flavors, meat alternatives, non-allergen foods and organic products set to be top priorities for consumers in 2021, according to EHL Ingred...

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Frozen food remains a hot commodity as pandemic endures

Frozen food remains a hot commodity as pandemic endures

6 Jan 2021

Frozen food sales continue to outpace the growth of all food items in the grocery store, according to data from IRI and the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA). Total sales of frozen products rose 17.4% from November 2019 to November 20...

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The Cocoa Barometer report shows few improvements in cocoa industry

The Cocoa Barometer report shows few improvements in cocoa industry

17 Dec 2020

Despite 20 years of rhetoric from companies promising to undertake initiatives that will increase the standard of living for farmers in cocoa-producing countries as well as mitigate the environmental impacts associated with cocoa production in regions ...

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Report: Food and Beverage spending anticipated to rise during holidays

Report: Food and Beverage spending anticipated to rise during holidays

4 Dec 2020

The Consumer Brands Association releases a report stating that spending in the food and beverage sector will be up 9.5-11.5% for the season. This forecast jump in spending is in line with CPG sales over three of the last four months which were reported...

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Avian Flu reaches Britain, quarantine measures set

Avian Flu reaches Britain, quarantine measures set

3 Dec 2020

In November, the first cases of avian flu were detected in the UK prompting the government to set up biosecure prevention zones across England, Scotland and Wales. Since then, the number of cases has continued to increase in both domestic and wild popu...

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Despite warnings, aspartame remains an authorized additive in the UK

Despite warnings, aspartame remains an authorized additive in the UK

2 Dec 2020

When the UK exits the European Union come the new year, there will not be any change to the list of authorized food additives. This post-transition list will continue to permit aspartame as a food additive despite studies suggesting that its consumptio...

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