No one wants their food to be ‘manufactured’ – and unsurprisingly that’s a challenge for those in the food manufacturing business - so comments Waitrose executive development chef, Jonathan Moore, in an interview with FoodNavigator.com.
One of the most notable shifts in in recent years has been an increasing interest in play, adventure and exploration. People strive to make their meals and snacks into experiences, not just fueling times, and a major boost in their quest to discover new flavours and cuisines is the on their laptops and in their smartphones. This article is by Laurie Demeritt, CEO of The Hartman Group.
Five or ten years ago, Hershey's recent announcement that it will acquire a maker of jerky snacks might have seemed a little odd, if not downright weird. But as America is in the midst of a dried-meat explosion, buying Krave Pure Foods might be the best possible move the struggling Hershey could make.
Breakfast cereals have traditionally had a fairly healthy image, despite the proliferation of relatively high-sugar products in some parts of the market. Three-quarters of the breakfast cereal launches recorded by Innova Market Insights over the 12 months to the end of October 2014 had a health positioning of some kind. This did vary regionally, however, rising to over 94% in Australia and falling to 64% in Asia.
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