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Men’s Personal Care

June 13, 2018

As Father’s Day (June 17) approaches, it seems that many American dads would welcome a way to hold onto their youth as new research from Mintel reveals that one third (34%) of American dads* who use personal care products say they care about preventing the signs of aging, compared to one quarter (26%) of male… Read more »

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Sweeteners

June 13, 2018

A variety of sweetener options allows formulators to achieve balance between sweetness and health. Full story

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Goat Milk

June 13, 2018

Dairy goat milk and goat cheese (chèvre) continue to see slow, steady growth trends in the United States. Much of this is attributed to the higher protein and lower cholesterol levels found in the products, as well as the fact that sensitive stomachs find it easier to digest. Full story

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Bottled Water

June 6, 2018

Bottled water is the No.1 beverage product in the US (by volume) for the second year running, while carbonated soft drinks sales continue to decline, according to new figures from the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) and Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC). Full story

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Sweets & Snacks

May 30, 2018

Dark chocolate, artisan salt, spicy flavors, protein from plants and animals, mini sizes, sharing portions and flavor mashups were all among the trends in evidence at the latest Sweets & Snacks Expo. Full story

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Carbonated Beverages

May 30, 2018

US retail sales of carbonated soft drinks – which have been on a downward trajectory in recent years – are rebounding, with the latest Nielsen data showing a 3% jump in the four weeks to May 19 vs the same period a year ago and a 0.1% increase in the 12 weeks to May 19,… Read more »

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Organics

May 23, 2018

Organic food sales in the U.S. totaled a record $45.2 billion in 2017, up 6.4% from the previous year, according to the Organic Trade Association. Fruits and vegetables continued to be the largest organic food category, recording $16.5 billion in sales on 5.3% growth, while sales of organic dairy and eggs grew 0.9% to $6.5… Read more »

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Oils & Fats

May 23, 2018

Ghee – a ‘clarified butter’ produced by boiling butter and pouring off the butterfat, leaving milk sugar and protein behind – is very high in saturated fat, but it’s gaining traction among shoppers looking for something new in the butters and spreads aisle. Full story

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Look at the Changing Beauty Landscape

May 17, 2018

Summer is right around the corner in the U.S. And many of us will likely be spending some time in the beauty and personal care aisles this season, whether we’re searching for a foundation that includes sunscreen in its formula or a new deodorant to help beat the heat. Full story Click here to listen… Read more »

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