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The Pendulum Swings 2016 Food Trends for Industry Processors

By Karen D. Crowdis The food manufacturing industry will see many 2015 themes hang over into 2016 as the food trend pendulum continues to hover over them. Trendy 2015 ideas will be solidified as staple expectations with consumers. That will influence reformulating top performers and how new products are created …

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Four Ways to Ring Up More Jingle Online and On Mobile

‘Tis the season: Lines, lines everywhere. But shoppers are getting better at putting that down time to good use, studies show, by shopping online with their phones. SocialCentiv, whose software helps companies find customers on Twitter, has some holiday marketing tips to help marketers maximize their e-commerce and mobile campaigns; …

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Gluten Free Brings in Customers

Retail managers constantly juggle consumer demand for variety, shelf space, and profits. Gluten free products can seem like another demand. Instead, it is a growing segment. When managed properly, a gluten free section can build consumer loyalty and profits. Excluding non-medical shoppers, seven of 100 shoppers are looking for gluten …

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Let the Good Times Flow

Changes to B.C.’s liquor policy could mean a windfall for grocers. It may be only one store in a pilot project, and the only product available so far is local VQA wine; but the long-standing dream of brewers and distillers to sell to grocers in B.C. has finally made the jump to reality. And even …

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Modern Convenience

Last September, an Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) article, Today’s Supermarket Special: Transforming the Store, indicated that, while convenience is still a priority for shoppers, the definition has changed. “Convenience isn’t just about getting in and out of the store quickly or going to the store nearest to you,” says Laurie Demeritt, CEO of The Hartman Group, which partnered …

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