Reality TV has sparked resurgence in competition programming. Whether it’s dating shows, cooking challenges, sing-offs or physical/mental challenges, viewers aren’t at a loss to satiate their competitive appetites. And now, this kind of intense competition has reached a new platform.
Using body language, people can express themselves in a variety of ways without saying a word. Likewise, packaging offers its own form of “body language” to attract shoppers upon first glance. New York-based 4sight Inc. refers to this as “form language.”
During May, the medical and dietary communities recognize Celiac Awareness Month, shedding light on the gluten-related autoimmune disease that impacts approximately 3 million Americans, according to the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center.
Celebrity-centric blog spots have led to a proliferation of rumors — whether true or not — surrounding those in the public eye. Although this sort of proliferation usually is met with disdain and resistance, SKU proliferation within the consumer packaged goods (CPG) market is fueling a marketplace full of choices.
When it comes to beverage delivery, safety is a top concern. However, drivers also are interested in delivering more product in less time, says Kari Michalski, channel manager for Magline Inc., Standish, Mich.
Although some people might use the word “vanilla” to describe events, people and objects that are ordinary or boring, researchers have found that people who like vanilla flavor actually are the life of the party.
New sweetner line enables optimum sweetness at high use levels
May 16, 2014
Cargill introduced its ViaTech line of stevia-based sweeteners. The new sweetener line enables beverage-makers to achieve optimal sweet taste at high use levels, which has been a limitation with previous stevia-based products, the company says.
Beverage ingredient companies invest to expand product offerings
May 16, 2014
Frutarom Switzerland Ltd.’s Health Business Unit announced its expansion into the omega-3 market with a line of high-quality and deodorized DHA and EPA marine-sourced omega-3 ingredients designed for a variety of food and beverage applications and dietary supplements.
Annual meeting and food expo to feature new Innovation Center
May 16, 2014
In honor of its 75th anniversary, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) will feature special celebratory events at its Annual Meeting & Food Expo, June 21-24 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center.
Although consuming something that’s alive might sound like a challenge from NBC’s “Fear Factor” TV show, probiotic beverages introduce consumers’ digestive systems to beneficial live cultures in a more appetizing way.
Why do shoppers choose to buy one drink instead of another in a supermarket? Is it the design, the brand, the label, the package material or the drink itself? For most consumers, the reality is that the final decision often is the result of several considerations.
In February, The Coca-Cola Co. and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc., now known as Keurig Green Mountain, announced plans to develop a new at-home beverage system called the Keurig Cold that would enable consumers to make their own Coca-Cola branded drinks at home.
As we’re approaching the lazy days of summer, I’m sure many of you catch yourselves daydreaming here and there about kicking up your feet and enjoying your favorite food and beverages with family and friends. For the consuming public, it looks as though more and more are finding refreshment of the craft variety.