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How will consumers eat and shop in 2022?

How will consumers eat and shop in 2022?

Analyzing consumer survey data collected throughout 2021, Acosta compiled its top findings and predictions for consumer shopping behavior for 2022. “2021 has been another year marked by COVID-19, which has triggered changes in consumers’ shopping habits and revolutionized the industry.”Colin Stewart, vice president of business intelligence at Acosta, said he sat down with the rest …

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NightFood founder says a new playbook is needed to create a new category

NightFood founder says a new playbook is needed to create a new category

When NightFood launched in 2010 with the mission of helping nighttime snacks satisfy their cravings with healthier, sleep-friendly options, it followed the same path as many food startups, securing distribution through traditional supermarkets. NightFood CEO Sean Folkson says that while invaluable for far-reaching and direct-consumer relationships, a new partnership with a hotel chain in the …

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From fun confetti and sparkles to balanced nutrition for people and the planet

From fun confetti and sparkles to balanced nutrition for people and the planet

During the pandemic, when a safe supply of staple foods such as yeast and bread is difficult, many Americans have turned to sourdough as a way to feed and have fun at home. To begin with, the ritual of care and gradual proofing and shaping of sourdough baked goods provided much-needed parameters at a time …

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In September, food prices continued to increase twice as fast as all other items and rose to 4.6% on an annual basis.

In September, food prices continued to increase twice as fast as all other items and rose to 4.6% on an annual basis.

The Consumer Price Index, which measures economy-wide inflation for whole food, rose 0.8% from August to September – more than double the CPI for all items – with an annual increase of 4.6% for all food in September. The month-to-month increase is only 0.1% lower than the 0.9% increase for all food recorded for the …

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Upcycling innovations open door to achieve sustainability goals, increase profits

Upcycling innovations open door to achieve sustainability goals, increase profits

According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted annually worldwide, including 6 billion pounds of produce that is not harvested or sold for aesthetic reasons in the United States alone. In the US, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that we waste more food than any other country, at …

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Special Food Association examines 5 food trends for 2022

Special Food Association examines 5 food trends for 2022

The SFA Trendspotter Panel, which includes market analysts, food researchers, professional chefs and culinary arts professors, converged almost throughout the three digital SFA demonstrations to research thousands of specialty food and beverage products from around the world. After analyzing the data and the group’s findings, five clear trends emerged, said Denise Purcell, SFA’s vice president …

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Plantish unveils prototype of whole-cut, plant-based salmon

Plantish unveils prototype of whole-cut, plant-based salmon

“Salmon is the most popular fish, and it’s a good place to start because people in the US market especially want it.”​ ​ HerbCo-founder and CEO Ofek Ron, PhD, told FoodNavigator-USA. “It’s also a fish with a very high chance of extinction.” said. Seafood consumption per capita in the US reached 19.2lb in 2019, up …

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