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Reduced packaging equals reduced waste for processors seeking sustainability
Food Processing
Designing an environmentally friendly package can be complex, but in some cases the direct route is best — just use less packaging. This may mean eliminating package components, using less packaging material or switching to lighter-weight materials.
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Are food marketers missing a trick? (Boomers like yogurt and protein bars, too)
Food Navigator-USA
The number of Americans aged 65-plus will double in the next 25 years. But manufacturers of products that could have strong appeal to this demographic (Greek yogurt, protein bars) are not doing enough to target them, says IRI.
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Franchise trade group still opposes minimum wage boost
MSNBC
The International Franchise Association, which represents roughly 12,500 franchise operators and 1,275 franchisors globally, has made clear that it still considers defeating proposed wage hikes to be a top priority.
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Private label groceries growing in popularity
Food & Beverage Packaging
More shoppers are purchasing private label (store brand) products this year compared to last year, according to a recent study of more than 6,200 consumers by Market Force Information, a worldwide leader in customer intelligence solutions.
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How we eat: Is the gluten-free craze healthy?
The Wall Street Journal (subscriber story)
Gluten-free products are booming, but health experts question their benefits for all but a small minority.
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Progress on PHOs and why saturated fat is still bad: Bunge
Food Navigator-USA
The packaged food industry has removed roughly three-quarters of the 8 billion pounds of partially hydrogenated oils that abounded in the marketplace at the heyday of trans fats in 2004-05, though a few problem areas and holdouts remain — particularly in the bakery segment amid concerns about viable, sustainable replacements, says Bunge.
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