Food & Global Food Market

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Surprising Calcium Sources for Shoppers Avoiding Dairy

Calcium is a very necessary mineral, but when most of us hear calcium we automatically think milk – well think again because there are a plethora of calcium rich foods that are actually dairy free! Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body; it helps to maintain strong, healthy bones and teeth, supports our blood vessels, muscle function, nerve conduction and more.

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Food Safety

The big picture behind food safety

Food Safety – A panel discussion at the Global Food Safety Conference that took place Feb. 28 and featured the chief executive officers of some of the largest food and beverage companies quickly shifted away from the topic at hand to consumer trust and what’s at stake if the wave of nationalism and protectionism sweeping many federal governments in developed countries . . .

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Revamped Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions will be top of mind for shoppers as they browse the store—leading them right to the produce department.

Old habits die hard, but a new year provides a fresh start for people resolved to break the pattern of the habits they would like to change or improve upon. Nearly half of consumers will make a New Year’s resolution, yet less than 10 percent will succeed in achieving their goals, according to some estimates.

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Food Safety & human element

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BENTONVILLE, ARK. — Recently, everything from Listeria to E. coli to Campylobacter has given American consumers good reason to worry about the safety of their food. The industry has responded and is making every effort to improve the safety of food by utilizing science-based testing and sampling practices, detection technologies, food safety training and education, and multiple interventions.

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Grocery Shopper analysis

From the Store to the Stove

From the Store to the Stove, Acosta Research Shows Grocery Shopper Behavior Influenced by Engagement with Food

Today’s shoppers are seeking positive culinary experiences, making deliberate decisions from the store to the stove, including wanting to feel good about the foods they eat, have pride in the brands they buy and share their cooking journeys online. Ahead of the new year, research released today in the 13th edition of The Why? Behind The Buy™ from Acosta — a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry — details the choices and behaviors of grocery shoppers as they look to enhance how they purchase and consume food.

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The Top 10 Healthy Foods in Your Grocery Store

Imagine a choice of foods that were tasty, nutritious and good for your health – i.e. they helped you maintain a healthy body weight, improved your overall mood, and reduced your risk of developing diseases.
This article provides details on the top ten foods considered to be the most healthy, according to surveys and sources across North America and Western Europe.

1 – Apples
Apples are an excellent source of antioxidants, which combat free radicals. Free radicals are damaging substances generated in the body that cause undesirable changes and are involved in the aging process and some diseases.
Some animal studies have found that an antioxidant found in apples (polyphenols) might extend lifespans.
Researchers at The Florida State University said that apples are a “miracle fruit”.

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Americans Set to Enjoy Candy in Moderation this Holiday Season

This holiday season, Americans will share and gift candy, enjoying their favorite wintertime treats in moderation. John Downs, president and CEO of the National Confectioners Association, offers insight on the role that chocolate, candy, gum, and mints can play in holiday traditions and celebrations.

How many Americans will celebrate the winter holidays by gifting chocolate and candy?

Downs: Eighty-five percent of Americans say they will likely give someone the gift of sweet treats this holiday season. Candy plays a special role in important holiday traditions. Candy canes, gumdrop-adorned gingerbread houses and chocolate coins are all synonymous with the holiday season. We are proud to be part of these time-honored celebrations and deliver all kinds of festive treats to consumers during this special time of year.

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Acceptable additives for processed meats

Additives play an important role in food processing, with many assisting in the production of affordable, quality and safe food. Though numerous meat and poultry processors are currently trying to eliminate chemical-sounding ingredients from product formulations, it is important to understand that some products, based on use, positioning and price point in the market, cannot be formulated to be so called “clean label.”

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Millennials are eating more vegetables

Millennials and Gen Zs are driving growth in vegetable consumption, but their parents – who likely taught them to eat their vegetables – don’t seem to be following their own advice.

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How Groceries Get to Supermarkets

Groceries account for close to half of all retail sales in the UK market, but how do they get from suppliers to display counters at supermarkets and stores? There’s a lot going on behind the scenes when it comes to grocery logistics, especially for large-scale chains and individual stores that stock a wide range of foods.

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