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General Mills rolls out subscription snacks by mail

January 3, 2014

Those craving General Mills Inc. snacks could go out to the grocery store to get them, but one day, those snacks could arrive via subscription service. The company is testing a way to ship snacks directly to consumers.


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Top 10 food and beverage trends of 2014

January 3, 2014

Cutting waste and improving trust in food are the top two of 10 key food and drink industry trends that will dominate 2014, predicts Innova Market Insights.


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APC, Paramount Pictures partner for National Pie Day promotion

December 16, 2013

Paramount Pictures and the American Pie Council partner to promote the Paramount film Labor Day on National Pie Day, Jan. 23.


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Food traceability technologies market 2014-2024

December 13, 2013

What does the future hold for food traceability technologies? A new report shows you potential revenues to 2024, assessing data, trends, opportunities and prospects there.


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Top 10 supermarket trends in 2014

December 12, 2013

With a growing array of healthy snacks, store brands, recipe apps and international flavors, supermarkets will evolve in 2014 to better meet consumers' desires to save money and time, eat healthfully and enjoy their food while doing it, the ‘Supermarket Guru,’ a supermarket expert, predicts.


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Converted flexible packaging demand to approach $19 billion in 2017

December 12, 2013

Demand for converted flexible packaging in the U.S. is projected to grow 3% annually, to $18.8 billion in 2017. The market for converted flexible packaging will benefit from the inherent advantages of lightweight bags and pouches and the convenience they offer. Further market penetration will be influenced by features dedicated to enhancing the consumer experience, leading to higher retail volumes, says a new study.


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Wheat farmers harvest record crop

December 12, 2013

Wheat farmers are harvesting a record crop for the fourth time in six years, adding to a global grain glut and cutting costs for food makers. Inventories of wheat and feed grains, including corn, will climb to a four-year high of 379 million tons before the start of the 2014 harvest, 12% more than this year.


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Chips aplenty

December 9, 2013

Stale chips? Think again. Manufacturers are finding interesting ways of keeping  the chips category fresh. And flavors are really getting wild, like chocolate and coconut. Just don’t fill the bag half way.


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U.S. Organic Food trend forecasted for growth through 2018

December 5, 2013

The increasing use of pesticides, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and antibiotics in food products is raising health concerns in the U.S. Estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2013 show that some 1.1 billion lb. of pesticides’ active ingredients are used each year and more than 20,000 pesticide products are marketed annually, adversely impacting the health of consumers and the environment.


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Mrs. Smith’s launches new pie line

December 4, 2013

Just in time for the holidays, Schwan’s Consumer Brands Inc., Bloomington, Minn., introduces Mrs. Smith’s Original Flaky Crust, an unbaked pie made with real butter. Consumers can choose from six flavors.


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