The NFL playoffs are in full swing, but for a majority of football fans, they are left waiting for next year. From now until the draft takes place at the end of April in Philadelphia, super fans will be keeping a watchful eye on mock draft predictions. Although these football analysts invest a lot of time and research into these mock drafts, prognosticating the outcomes for 32 different teams is no easy feat.
Ingredient companies highlight expansions, new studies
October 14, 2016
Geneva, Switzerland-based Firmenich announced that it is opening its first flavor facility in Lagos, Nigeria. Designed to expand the company’s footprint in all flavor business segments across the region, the new state-of-the-art facility features labs for sweet goods, beverages and savory product development, as well as offices, it says. The new facility will serve more than 200 customers across 30 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, it adds.
With natural and clean-label trends proliferating in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) market, many CPG companies are transitioning from artificial to natural ingredients. Among those in high demand are natural vanilla ingredients.
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) saw more than 23,000 attendees at IFT16: Where Science Feeds Innovation. The organization’s annual meeting and food expo, which took place July 16-19 at McCormick Place in Chicago, featured various speakers, poster presentations, scientific sessions and a sold-out expo floor that had 1,222 exhibitors.
Coffee segment’s market share increased to 4 percent
September 2, 2016
Coffee has recently seen a renaissance, both through its renewed popularity among younger consumers, as well as through exciting innovations within the coffee space — such as cold-brewed and pour-over coffee, reports Chicago-based Technomic, a Winsight company.
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) saw more than 23,000 attendees at IFT16: Where Science Feeds Innovation. The organization’s annual meeting and food expo, which took place July 16-19 at McCormick Place in Chicago, featured various speakers, poster presentations, scientific sessions and a sold-out expo floor.
According to Los Angeles-based IBISWorld’s May 2015 report titled “Energy Drink Production in the US,” 67 percent of the U.S. population is concerned about having enough energy to get through the day which, in turn, has fueled double-digit growth in the energy drinks segment during the past five years.