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  • Specialty Food Ingredients Market to Reach $80B by 2018
    Fueled by the increasing number of health-conscious consumers and their changing food preferences, the global specialty food ingredients market is estimated to reach $80.3 billion by 2018, up from $57 billion in 2012, according to a new report from MarketsandMarkets. In ...More
    Yesterday Posted in News, Bakery / Cereal, Colors, Flavor, Nutraceuticals
  • Moderate Wine Consumption Benefits Kidney Health
    In addition to wine's heart health benefits, moderate wine consumption may help consumers maintain healthy kidneys and protect the hearts of those who suffer from kidney disease, according to new findings presented at the National Kidney Foundation's 2014 Spring Clinical ...More
    Yesterday Posted in News
  • South American Foods Drive New Industry Trends
    Indigenous foods from South America may hold the key to new opportunities in the food industry, according to research from Packaged Facts, which opens a whole realm of unique food items to pique consumer interest. ...More
    April 23, 2014 Posted in News, Sauces / Gravies / Soup
  • Rice Ingredients Provide Health, Functional Benefits
    Rice's popularity as both a food ingredient and as a trendy culinary selection of many restaurant menus is on the rise, serving as the go-to solution for consumers looking for gluten-and allergen-free choices rich in nutrients, according to a new article published in IFT's ...More
  • Edible Flowers May Prevent Chronic Disease
    Transitioning from table decorations to functional ingredients, flowers could soon become the next trend in the food and beverage industry. Due to some flowers' phenolics and antioxidant capacities, new research published in the Journal of Food Science indicates food and ...More
    April 21, 2014 Posted in News
  • 10 Functional Food Trends of 2014
    Functional Food Trends For 2014
    A heightened interest in natural products and an emphasis on protein make up a couple of the major trends impacting how consumers today shop and purchase their food products. New insights from the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), gathered from a variety of industry ...More
    April 21, 2014 Posted in News
  • Kid-Friendly, Mom-Approved Beverages
    Kid-Friendly, Mom-Approved Beverages
    In the novel, The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini writes, “Children aren’t coloring books. You don’t get to fill them with your favorite colors.” The same is true for beverages. Parents may try to fill their kids with healthy drinks, but if kids ...More
    April 21, 2014 Posted in Content Library, Colors
  • Coca-Cola, Pom Wonderful Tussle Before Supreme Court
    WASHINGTON—Coca-Cola Company and Pom Wonderful LLC will trade blows today before the nation's highest court. This is an important case for the food industry and has much wider implications than the more narrow factual dispute over whether Coca-Cola mislead consumers ...More
    April 21, 2014 Posted in Blog
  • Post Inks $2.45B Deal to Buy Michaels Foods
    Post Holdings, Inc., has agreed to pay $2.45 billion to acquire Michael Foods from affiliates of GS Capital Partners, affiliates of Thomas H. Lee Partners and other owners. The transaction, Post’s largest to date, is expected to be complete by second quarter 2014. ...More
    April 17, 2014 Posted in News, Bakery / Cereal
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