Popcorn – long dismissed as a mature and rather boring packaged food category with minimal growth potential – has burst back to life. The American resurgence [and elsewhere] is not in the mainstream microwave popcorn market or movie bucket sector, but in the pre-popped, ready-to-eat (RTE) segment, according to Rabobank in its January 2015 industry report "The Popcorn Blockbuster."
What food trends will be big in 2015? It's that time of year again when magazines are filled with personal horoscopes and predictions on what the New Year will hold. But predicting future trends can sometimes feel as precise as throwing darts at a dartboard. the world's leading customer science company, believes it doesn't have to be this way.
With "fresh" and "healthy" emerging as food industry buzz words, it's easy to wonder if frozen foods — which almost inherently fail to conjure up associations with either fresh or healthy products — still appeal to the majority of American consumers. They do, says a new report from Packaged Facts.
After learning that the pork it was serving did not meet its animal welfare guidelines, fast-track, fast-casual Mexican restaurant chain, Chipotle, has temporarily stopped serving pork-based carnitas at 600 stores around the nation. Why is this potentially self-harming move interesting and pertinent?
The end/start of a year always brings voluminous trend insights and predictions — from research companies, newspapers, chefs, flavour-makers, food companies, bloggers... Here are a multitude of great stories and links on what 2015 may hold for the wonderful world of food and drinks.
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