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Top Trends at the 2015 Winter Fancy Food Show

On January 29, 2015, in Uncategorized, by admin
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San Francisco was home to the largest Winter Fancy Food Show in the Show’s 40-year history. The 2015 exhibit hall abounded with 80,000 specialty food and beverage products, 1,400 exhibitors and 18,000 attendees. A panel* of food experts selected the top five food trends seen at the Show: Cheese please – cheese offerings in extreme […]

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Menu Trends for 2015

On January 29, 2015, in Uncategorized, by admin
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Survey results of close to 1,300 chefs from the American Culinary Federation, as part of the National Restaurant Association’s (NRA’s) annual “What’s Hot Culinary Forecast,” predicted little change in menu trends for 2015. Locally-sourced proteins and produce remain Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, for the third year in a row. Environmental sustainability and healthful kids’ […]

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Final FDA Labeling Regulations – Vending Machines

On December 6, 2014, in Uncategorized, by admin
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the long awaited regulations for calorie labeling on November 25, 2014. The two rules apply to specified eating establishments (see Final Menu Labeling Regulations – Restaurants) and vending machines. The basics: Vending Operators Applies to certain food from vending machines run by a person owning or operating […]

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Final FDA Labeling Regulations – Restaurants

On December 6, 2014, in Uncategorized, by admin
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the long awaited regulations for calorie labeling on November 25, 2014. The two rules apply to specified eating establishments and vending machines (see Final Menu Labeling Regulations – Vending Machines.) The basics: Eating Establishments Applies to restaurants and similar retail food operations with 20 or more locations […]

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Traditional Supermarkets Losing Market Share

On December 6, 2014, in Uncategorized, by admin
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Alternative retailers are garnering market share from traditional grocery stores according to industry experts looking at sales revenue trends (Willard Bishop 2014). Consumers are tending to use their purchasing power at either value oriented or specialty food stores (Goldman Sachs). Since the 2008 recession, many consumers are hesitant to pay full price. This trend coincides […]

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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2014 Journal Photo Contest

On November 11, 2014, in Uncategorized, by admin
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Nett Nutrition’s Annette Schottenfeld, MBA, RD, CDN was once again a contender in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ (AND) 2014 Journal Photo Contest. Select entrants’ photos were placed in a photo gallery on the Journal’s website for educational use. http://www.andjrnl.org/content/photocontest2014   Carrot Kaleidoscope Submitted by: Annette Schottenfeld, MBA, RD, CDN Carrots in a rainbow […]

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Snack On This

On September 29, 2014, in Uncategorized, by admin
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Snacking has become part of US consumers’ daily regimen. According to the “Snacking in America” report from The NPD Group, 53 percent of Americans snack two to three times each day. Sales of more than $64 billion dollars highlight the expanse of snacking products in the market. To be successful, snacks must fit into consumers’ […]

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Gourmet Trends at the 2014 Summer Fancy Food Show

On August 2, 2014, in Uncategorized, by admin
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The 60th annual Specialty Food Association’s (SFA) Summer Fancy Food Show at the Javits Center in New York City was bursting with decadent offerings. More than 2,700 exhibitors displayed over 180,000 products in an effort to grab a piece of this growing market. Gourmet food industry sales were up 18.4% to $88.3 billion between 2011 […]

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