Food trends, packaging claims, economic outlook...with that headline, I’ve set a high bar, so I’m just going to dive in and give you a download on some of the latest marketing insights that crossed my desk.
If the news coming out of Chicago from the IFT FIRST annual meeting & expo is any indication, demand for plant-based foods remains strong...READ MORE
The numbers are in from Sundale Research showing 2021 was another record year for spending on American pets. According to these industry observers, the forces driving this bullish market will continue through 2026 – despite the negative economic pressures. If history is any guide, people would rather cut spending in other areas of their lives than on pet care and food for their fur babies...READ MORE
When manufacturing foods, one aspect that must never be overlooked is the addition, purposeful or not, of allergenic materials into the food. As a manufacturer, we are required to control for allergens and label our products appropriately. Allergens that are undeclared on the product label account for nearly half, 48% of all recalls, FDA or manufacture initiated...READ MORE
Stone fruit in California has been affected by a few adverse weather events this year. The earliest varieties for the fresh market are just starting to packed. Demand for the fruit should be good from the fresh and processed markets this season.
The California pear looks to be in good shape for the most part this year. Timing of the crop is close to seasonal averages with an expected start around the middle of July.