Rising demand from foodservice establishments will also support growth.
October 17, 2018
U.S. demand for processed food is forecast to grow 1.8% annually in nominal terms through 2022, according to “Processed Food: United States,” a report released by Freedonia Focus Reports, Cleveland, Ohio.
. The highest consumers are kids ages 9-13 who get 57% of their calories from energy-dense, nutritionally-lacking products.
February 9, 2018
New research commissioned by Heart & Stroke, a Canadian charity dedicated to advocacy, education and the funding of research surrounding heart disease and stroke, shows that ultra-processed food consumption in Canada continues to increase and is alarmingly high, accounting for almost half of the daily calorie intake.
Previous studies showed a link between purchasing frozen dinners and the desire to save time, but researchers also found a link between parents working more hours per week and choosing to purchase pre-packaged, processed meals.
January 16, 2017
Researchers from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and Duke University, Durham, N.C., examined reasons why parents purchase pre-packaged, processed foods.
Food Marketing Institute (FMI), Arlington, Va., and Chicago-based Technomic, a research and consulting firm in the foodservice industry, formed a strategic business alliance to offer food retailers concrete information on the growth opportunities for the fresh prepared food area of retail stores.
InstantLabs, Baltimore, Md., developed an Equine Food Verification Test Kit that allows food processors and importers to quickly test for horse meat (and related species such as donkey) at the point-of-need.
Refrigerated & Frozen Foods’ editor-in-chief Marina Mayer reviewed all of the new retail products published in print and online at www.RFFmag.com from July 2018 to February 2019. From the hundreds of products, she nominated 26 refrigerated and frozen foods and beverages to be named Refrigerated & Frozen Foods’ Top 5 Best New Retail Product of 2019.
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