Bacon cupcakes, bacon candy, bacon hot sauce, bacon coffee, bacon jerky, chocolate covered bacon strips... bacon, it appears, is one ingredient that the American consumer cannot do without. It's been around since the beginning of time, but never been applied to so many food products as today.
South Africa's flavoured alcoholic beverage market recovered lost ground during 2010 following a loss in volumes in 2009. The 2009 global economic meltdown saw a decline in consumer disposable income and, with this, spending on luxury items was curtailed in favour of essentials. The FAB market was one of the casualties of this and volumes declined during 2009 (1.6%), reports BMI Research in its annual market quantification.
They are born into a world of fast communication and instant gratification - but it looks like they need a little extra help to get through their frenzied days. Indeed, according to latest UK research from Mintel, energy drinks are a huge factor in keeping the so-called ‘Generation Z’ (those born in the last decade of the Millennium) going, with the majority (73%) of them drinking energy drinks, compared to only three in 10 (31%) of 55+ year-olds.
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