Post Categories: December 2013

Global Industry News

Fruit may be helping U.S. consumers keep their weight in check. Fruit’s rise to become the second most popular food item over the last decade—surpassing milk and soda—has corresponded to a leveling in American obesity levels for the first time in more than a decade . –The NPD Group
The use of healthier, plant-based fats is on the rise around the globe. Consumers in China favor vegetable and seed-based oils, while those in Spain, Italy, Algeria and Australia lead the way in olive oil consumption. –Euromonitor International
In a step away from the more exotic fruit flavors of the last few years, lemon is predicted to be the “it” flavor of 2014. Shoppers can expect to see an explosion of juices, yogurts, preserves and pastries featuring the bright citrus flavor. –Sterling-Rice Group