A new survey claims to show that British home cooks are more adventurous than a generation ago. The Birmingham Food Fest has released the results of a survey it commissioned, claiming it shatters the myth that British "mums" (somewhat sexist to limit it to that demographic, but they questioned 1 000 mums) only serve up fast food and ready meals to their families. In fact, it says, today’s mums know 25 per cent more recipes than mums of the seventies and eighties.
Innova Market Insights reports that confectionery was the leading food and drinks sector in terms of global launch activity in the first half of 2011. This occurred despite the industry having a rough ride in 2010, as a result of rising prices in the wake of increasing raw material costs, particularly for cocoa and sugar.
Food ingredient manufacturers and suppliers are constantly under pressure to find the best ways to keep up with changing consumer trends – which starts with knowing what the trends are and how they play out in the local market. Sharon Bolel of ingredient supplier Sharon Bolel Chemical Marketing (SBCM) believes that technology is a vital factor in the success of this ongoing goal.
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