Articles by Lori Sichtermann

Channel blurring increases grocery’s competition

Consumers’ quest for value has grocery catching up
June 20, 2011

The grocery store segment consists of equal parts of decline and optimism. According to a grocery store retailing study published in July 2010 by Chicago-based Mintel International Group, the grocery products market grew by just 0.6 percent in food, drug and mass merchandise outlets. This market includes bakery, dairy, deli, edible, frozen foods and drinks, general merchandise, health and beauty items, and non-edible products, but excluding alcohol beverages.


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Demand for flavors, customization brew in coffee

Market for coffee and coffee flavors remains strong
June 20, 2011

Throughout the world, coffee is consumed for its caffeinated benefits, for its social connotations and because it offers rich and delicious flavors. While the reasons for drinking coffee have remained the same through the years, coffee itself has experienced quite an evolution. Today, consumers enjoy their blends bottled, canned, decaffeinated, instant or even in their favorite dessert.


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Up Close With... NextFoods

March 7, 2011
The American College of Gastroenterology reports that 95 million people in the United States suffer from at least one type of digestive problem - that’s nearly one-third of the total population.
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Vegetable juices get creative

February 7, 2011
Health and wellness beverage trends increase vegetable juice demand.
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Blueberry returns as 'it' ingredient

January 7, 2011
Blueberry re-emerges as fashionable beverage ingredient.
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International Pineapple Day at Bahama Breeze

In celebration of International Pineapple Day on April 2, Bahama Breeze locations across the country invited the media and consumers to celebrate with cocktails that feature the tropical flavor of the pineapple. (Photos by Liz Parker and Jennifer Haderspeck)

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Ditch the weighting agents: A cost effective solution for delivering flavors and actives

Available On Demand Learn how to reduce costs and energy use by enabling high oil load emulsions, eliminating the need for weighting agents like brominated vegetable oil (BVO).

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