You've heard of the 'health halo'... well here's a new and similar term, the 'produce halo', the added shine given to packaged foods if they are situated close to fruits and vegetables in grocery stores.
Food Trends 2014
DSM reports that the appeal of yoghurt is on the rise around the world. It has published results of a survey carried out in countries as varied as China, US, Brazil and Turkey, in a Global Insight paper, and which has found a growing demand for yoghurt as health-conscious consumers make it a regular habit.
In many ways, Millennial tastes and behaviours foreshadow what's coming in consumer consumption. A new report from The Hartman Group, Outlook on the Millennial Consumer 2014, takes an in-depth look at what they're doing and how food manufacturers and retailers can take part in this trend.
Despite the apparently inexorable rise of convenience foods and the "cash-rich, time-poor" consumer, some parts of the world have maintained a high level of interest in home baking from scratch. Other countries, such as the US and the UK, had definitely moved away from home baking, preferring to buy prepared cakes in a ready-to-eat format, tending to lose interest even in bakery mixes, let alone baking from scratch.
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