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Five steps to capturing the Hispanic market

Some say the Hispanic market may be the last true growth opportunity in food. Most U.S. firms have a major corporate goal to attract Hispanic consumers, given their tremendous demographic and economic importance. Some companies, such as McDonald’s, Budweiser and AT&T, spend significant resources to gain market share with Hispanics and are making inroads. But it’s not easy, says a Nielsen report issued last year.
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$17.3 billion in crop losses is a record-breaker

A county-by-county analysis shows the impacts in a 10-state area of the highest crop insurance losses due to extreme weather. States affected include Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Indiana, Wisconsin, Kansas and Texas.


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Hotels retool to boost weak food and drink sales

Travelers are spending less on food and drinks, but certain hotels are responding by putting an end to traditional room service.


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Perfectly portioned

Pocket-sized bakery and snack products are more readily available than ever to cater to consumers’ on-the-go lifestyles and demand for portion-controlled foods.
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Pretzels, waffles liven up fast food menus

Pretzels and waffles, two beloved comfort foods, are turning up in unexpected places—major fast food chains.


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U.S. bread-production market to be worth $39 billion by 2018

Revenue in the U.S. bread-production market dropped at an annualized rate of 1% to $36.9 billion during the five years to 2013, including a 0.8% increase in 2013.


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Plain packaging for high-calorie foods won’t work, say experts

Australian food industry experts soundly dismiss the idea that using plain packaging for high-calorie foods can solve the obesity epidemic.


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Convenience stores are top ‘go-to’ for grab-and-go snacks

Global information firm NPD Group reports that every day, 28 million people in the U.S. eat a grab-and-go snack, accounting for billions of eating occasions each year. These buy-and-eat-within-an-hour occasions are 50% more likely to be performed while traveling or in a car, which make convenience stores a primary source for grab-and-go snacks. NPD’s snacking research also indicates that c-stores represent five times their fair share of grab-and-go snacking occasions, beating out grocery stores and even discount stores.


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Research study confirms profit potential of bread ingredient innovations

Clabber Girl Corp. issues the results of an independent research study by the Kansas State University Department of Grain Science confirming that using the company’s encapsulated fumaric acid in yeast bread recipes cut the amount of calcium propionate in half and yeast reduced by 10%, which can help reduce costs.


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World food prices edged lower in June

Food prices dropped by 1% in June as declines in sugar, cereals and dairy were more than enough to offset a rise in meat prices, according to the United Nations (UN). The UN’s Foodand Agriculture Organization (FAO) stated that the food price index, which measures monthly price changes in cereals, dairy, meat, sugar and oilseeds, averaged 211.3 compared with 213.2 in May, reported the DesMoinesRegister.com.


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