Post Categories: August 2013

Global Industry News

Revealed at the 2013 Fancy Foods Show, the newest specialty food trends to watch for include reinvented frozen treats (like kale popsicles), whole grains in new places (such as chocolate bars), ethnic meal starters (such as Thai simmer sauces), retro treats done anew (like gourmet ice cream sandwiches) and innovations in cocktail creations (lavender martini, anyone?). –Gourmet Retailer
Breakfast is becoming big business in India, with breakfast cereals having seen 38 percent growth in the past year. Oats lead the way, representing 26 percent of the $120 million market. –Nielsen
When it comes to label claims, a recent survey shows “whole grain” reigns supreme in shoppers’ minds, with 48 percent saying they are more likely to buy items advertised as such. Other label claims that reel consumers in at higher rates include “multi-grain,” “low fat” and “low sodium.” –Food Marketing Institute