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Clean Eating Pushed Avocados Centrestage For Consumers In 2016
Wednesday March 22 2017 04:29
Gluten-Free Report Technavio Reiterates Enormous ‘Worried Well’ Opportunity
Thursday March 09 2017 03:34
UK Grocery Market Grows As Price Rises Continue
Wednesday March 08 2017 10:06
Kefir Formats Flourish In Fermented Dairy Drinks
Wednesday March 08 2017 05:00
IEA Report Shows That People Prepared To Pay For Convenience Of Food
Thursday March 02 2017 18:04
Ready-to-Eat Food Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026
Thursday February 23 2017 05:39
Great British Chefs Unveils Uk’s Most Comprehensive Foodie Survey
Friday February 17 2017 11:08
Microwavable Foods - Quantitative Techniques & Analytics, 2016 Global Strategic Business Report
Monday February 13 2017 04:03
Aldi Becomes UK’s Fifth Largest Grocer
Friday February 10 2017 04:41
Checkouts Ring Up A Record Christmas As Grocery Market Waves Goodbye To Deflation
Tuesday January 10 2017 09:12
Health, Convenience and Choice Drive Fruit Snacks NPD
Monday January 09 2017 04:44
Christmas Comes Early For Premium Own Label Lines
Tuesday December 13 2016 06:51
Rise in Consumer Health and Sustainability Concerns Drives Food and Beverage Trends
Monday December 12 2016 04:39
Microwavable Foods - Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
Monday November 28 2016 04:32
Food Comes First When Celebrating Birthdays
Tuesday November 15 2016 02:50
Upsurge in Demand for Ready-To-Use Drinkable Therapeutic Food in the Market
Tuesday November 15 2016 02:46
Are You A Blower, A Mugger Or A Spooner?
Tuesday October 25 2016 06:25
Microwavable Foods - Quantitative Techniques & Analytics, 2016 Global Strategic Business Report
Friday October 21 2016 01:35
Tesco Wins Market Share For First Time In Five Years
Tuesday October 18 2016 05:09
Millennials Lead the Online Grocery Shopping Revolution in Europe
Tuesday September 27 2016 02:51
Brits Toast Sporting Success As Grocery Sales Grow
Wednesday September 21 2016 02:29
Global Frozen Ready Meals market 2016-2020
Monday September 19 2016 02:29
Food Industry “Social Media At Work” Survey 2016 Launches
Thursday September 15 2016 02:30
Grocery Market Heats Up While Promotions Cool
Wednesday August 24 2016 03:21
Many Millennials Shun Practice of Eating Three Regular Meals a Day
Friday August 19 2016 04:16
Grocery Market Fails To Feel Impact Of Brexit On Prices Or Volume Sales
Tuesday July 26 2016 06:56
DSM Concludes Only One Fifth Of Global Population Gets Sufficient Vitamin E
Monday July 18 2016 07:46
Big Four Supermarkets Retain Shoppers Despite Strong Growth From Competitors
Thursday June 02 2016 05:33
10 Reasons Why We Love Sarnies
Wednesday May 11 2016 03:44
DSM Unveils New Data On Consumers’ Top Health Concerns
Tuesday May 10 2016 12:13
Super Growth for 'Super' Foods: New Product Development Shoots Up 202% Globally Over the Past Five Years
Friday May 06 2016 03:09
Consumers Reap The Rewards Of Cheaper Goods
Wednesday May 04 2016 05:40
Forecast Growth For Global Ready Meals
Wednesday April 20 2016 04:48
Wheyhey Calls for Supermarkets to Take Action Against Sugary Snacks
Tuesday April 12 2016 05:34
Reasons To Be Cheerful As Early Easter Boosts Supermarket Sales
Tuesday April 05 2016 09:11
Annual Food Industry Social Media Report – Food Businesses Still At Risk
Wednesday March 16 2016 08:11
Seaweed-Flavoured Food and Drink Launches Increased by 147%
Friday March 11 2016 03:50
Over A Third Of Brits Don’t Know How Many Calories They Consume On A Typical Day
Thursday March 10 2016 05:09
Supermarkets Witness Fastest Growth In Five Months
Tuesday March 08 2016 18:07
Sales Of Crisps Lose Their Crunch
Wednesday February 24 2016 07:03
Brits Losing Connections With Food They Eat Says FSA Report
Friday February 19 2016 07:46
Future Food Trends And Invisible Commerce
Thursday February 18 2016 06:22
Organic Meat Is Better For You And Pasture-Fed Even Better Still
Wednesday February 17 2016 03:26
Gluten-Free Pizza Launches Soar 58% Globally Between 2012 And 2015
Wednesday February 10 2016 06:00
New Year Health Drives Mean Growth For Grocery Market
Tuesday February 09 2016 07:24
The Future Of Food In Focus At 2016 City Food Lecture
Wednesday January 27 2016 04:22
hungryhouse.co.uk reveals what Brits will be eating in 2016
Monday January 25 2016 07:23
Top 10 Global Trens For Consumer 2016 White Paper
Thursday January 21 2016 05:55
Influential Food eVangelists May Be Emerging as the New Core Food Consumer
Thursday January 14 2016 06:50
Deflation Spoils The Christmas Party For Grocery Market
Wednesday January 13 2016 08:21
One In Six People Eating More Fish Than A Year Ago
Friday January 08 2016 08:08
Back to Basics Approach Creates New Paleo Diet Opportunity
Wednesday December 16 2015 04:15
Sainsbury’s Stands Out In Grocery Market Run Up To Christmas
Tuesday December 15 2015 07:23
Is Revitalised Demand for Hot Cereals & Extensive Premiumisation Enough to Ward Off Potential Cereal Killers?
Friday December 04 2015 03:55
Top Ten Trends for 2016: Back To Basics
Wednesday November 18 2015 04:17
Discounters Grow To Grab 10% Share Of British Grocery Market
Tuesday November 17 2015 06:34
US Leads Surge In GMO-Free Labeling
Wednesday October 21 2015 07:52
Consumers Reap The Benefits Of Ongoing Grocery Price War
Tuesday October 20 2015 07:27
Research Reveals Nearly 20% Of Food And Drink Businesses Lack Product Recall Plans
Tuesday October 13 2015 11:18
How the Nation's Favourite Dishes Are 'Stacking Up'
Tuesday October 13 2015 10:35
Survey Shows A Third Of Vegetarians Turn To Meat When Drunk
Tuesday October 06 2015 06:59
IRI and Kantar Worldpanel Launch Joint Solution To Offer The Most Accurate Discounter Data
Friday October 02 2015 08:02
Aldi Grab A Further 16% Growth As The Big Four Supermarkets Stand Still
Tuesday September 22 2015 09:21
Science Group Buys Leatherhead Food Research Assets From Administration
Wednesday September 16 2015 09:37
Yogurts and Dairy Beverages Lead Protein NPD Boom
Tuesday September 15 2015 05:00
Birmingham Revealed Canned Food Capital of the UK
Friday September 11 2015 07:37
Slow Retailer Growth Continues As Prices Continue To Fall
Wednesday August 26 2015 08:00
More Than 90% Of Americans Don't Eat Enough Vitamin E
Friday August 21 2015 05:28
Protein Positioning Helps Meat Snacks Maintain Momentum
Tuesday August 11 2015 09:16
Regular Consumption Of Spicy Foods Linked To Lower Risk Of Death
Friday August 07 2015 08:01
Co-Operative Back In Growth Ahead Of Overall Grocery Market
Tuesday July 28 2015 06:59
Red Tape Adds £6.4 Billion Onto The Cost Of Distribution In The UK
Tuesday July 21 2015 04:24
It’s Back To The Future As Consumers Shun The Big Shop
Friday July 17 2015 04:03
Britons Put On Weight After Skipping Meals Survey Reveals
Thursday July 16 2015 04:32
Gluten Free Leads “Free From” Surge Into Mainstream
Tuesday July 14 2015 05:15
Nearly Half Of Consumers Doubt Ready Meal Meat And Fish Authenticity
Friday July 10 2015 09:47
Supermarkets Continue To Fall Apart From Morrisons And Discounters
Tuesday June 30 2015 09:48
Foodtrending.com Launched For Market Intelligence At Your Fingertips
Thursday June 25 2015 08:15
Paper Is Better Than Plastic According To New Environmental Study
Wednesday June 17 2015 05:15
New Study Reveals Low-income Households Need To Spend A Third Of Weekly Income To Eat Healthily
Thursday June 11 2015 08:34
Research Reveals Summer BBQs Responsible for Briton’s Weight Gain
Wednesday June 10 2015 04:18
Morrisons Returns To Growth And Lidl Reaches New Share High
Tuesday June 02 2015 10:22
Eating Insects: Cultural And Individual Experiences Affect Perception And Acceptance
Wednesday May 20 2015 04:28
Sugar And Carbs Behind Surge In Obesity Say Experts
Wednesday April 29 2015 09:16
Aldi Steps Up To 6th Biggest Supermarket
Tuesday April 14 2015 06:52
How Health-Related Claims And Symbols Impact Consumer Behaviour
Wednesday March 25 2015 09:33
Brits Skip Traditional Breakfast And Scoff Leftover Takeaway: Research Reveals Brits' Bad Breakfast Habits
Wednesday March 25 2015 05:08
Price War Drives Grocery Deflation To Record Low
Tuesday March 10 2015 09:03
Grocery market Grows At Fastest Rate Since Last Summer
Wednesday February 11 2015 10:08
Contrast Is King To Hit The Sweet Spot For Generation Z Food Tastes
Monday February 02 2015 07:51
Growth in UK Chilled Foods Market Driven by Demand for Health, Quality and Convenience
Wednesday January 14 2015 11:08
Flurry Of Christmas Sales Brings Good Cheer To Supermarkets
Tuesday January 13 2015 09:47
Major Brands in UK Market for Fast-Food and Home-Delivery Outlets Consolidate Their Dominance
Wednesday January 07 2015 10:49
FSA Food And You Survey Findings
Monday January 05 2015 05:00
Shelf Life Savviness’ Will Aid Chilled Ready-To-Eat Foods Waste Reduction
Tuesday December 09 2014 09:46
Low Consumer Trust Influencing Buyer Behaviour in Recovering UK Ready Meals Market
Monday November 24 2014 09:31
Grocery Market Contracts In Historic Dip Into Decline
Tuesday November 18 2014 05:53
FMCG In Emerging Markets Comes Off The Boil To Slump $8bn
Thursday October 30 2014 06:38
Asda A Big Four Winner As Grocery Market Pushed Into Deflation
Tuesday October 21 2014 07:05
Food Addiction? Professor Mercer Gives Some Of The Answers
Thursday October 16 2014 05:12
Most US Mums Say Food & Happiness Go Together
Wednesday October 15 2014 11:08
Careless Eating Costs Lives Findings Show Immediate Action Needed As Obesity Bigger Than Thought
Tuesday October 14 2014 06:29
15 Minute Dash Dinners The Norm For Multi-tasking Brits
Friday October 10 2014 09:24
Who Ate All The Meat?
Wednesday October 08 2014 08:29
A World Of Ready Meals Research Ideal For Easy Digestion
Tuesday September 30 2014 10:50
National Diet and Nutrition Survey Report for Scotland
Thursday September 25 2014 17:59
Grocery Market Slows To Record Low As Inflation Disappears
Tuesday September 23 2014 11:20
Ready Meals in the US - Competitive Environment, Major Players And Leading Brands, 2014
Thursday September 18 2014 07:12
Food and You Waves 1 and 2: 'Eating Safe And Well' Report Published
Thursday September 18 2014 06:50
Could Scottish Independence Derail UK Businesses?
Thursday September 04 2014 04:22
Consumers Becoming Deaf To Organic Message?
Wednesday September 03 2014 08:06
Research Reveals Consumers Demand For Clearer Food Labelling
Monday September 01 2014 06:01
Three Out Of Big Four Suffer As Supermarket Price Wars Push Grocery Inflation To Rock Bottom
Friday August 29 2014 04:58
New Research Shows Food Not To Blame For Nation's Obesity
Friday August 22 2014 07:15
CASH Survey Finds Ready-To-Eat Healthy Salads Have Unhealthy Levels Of Salt
Thursday July 31 2014 07:09
Grocery Market Falls To Another Record Low
Tuesday July 29 2014 06:51
Grocery Market Growth Bounces Back As Food Inflation Hits 0.8%
Tuesday July 01 2014 06:20
New Opportunities For Prepared Meals Through Understanding Changing Lifestyles
Monday June 16 2014 08:46
Be Careful With That World Cup promotion - Most People Will Not Be Impressed
Monday June 16 2014 08:45
Food Industry At Dawn Of Online Retailing Revolution
Thursday June 12 2014 07:00
Food A Likely Winner As Football Fans Stay At Home For World Cup Matches
Tuesday June 10 2014 07:19
Lidl Accelerates Despite Grocery Markets Slowing To Lowest Levels For 11 Years
Tuesday June 03 2014 05:41
BNF Survey Reveals Worrying Gaps In Children's Food Knowledge
Monday June 02 2014 09:09
Distrustful Shoppers Want More Information On Their Food
Wednesday May 28 2014 04:42
Which? Research Reveals Ready Meals With More Sugar Than A Chocolate Bar
Monday May 19 2014 08:05
Posh Gents Are Biggest Sandwich Scoffers
Friday May 16 2014 08:48
Global Ready Meals market Forecast To Grow By Over 4%
Friday May 16 2014 04:12
Figures For Coeliac Disease In UK Rise Fourfold
Thursday May 15 2014 07:22
Leading Food Manufacturers Awash With Cash
Thursday May 15 2014 04:37
Price Wars Drive Down Grocery Market Growth As Strategies Change
Wednesday May 07 2014 07:11
Calories Confusion Feeding UK Obesity
Tuesday May 06 2014 13:30
Birdseye View Of How Britain Eats
Tuesday May 06 2014 05:50
Mums Distrust Food Industry Survey Reveals
Wednesday April 30 2014 06:34
Healthy Meals Sidelined By Ready Meal Generation
Monday April 28 2014 07:51
Packaging Impact And Optimisation Assessment Tool Launched
Thursday April 24 2014 07:52
Easter And Market Slowdown Hit Big Four Sales
Tuesday April 08 2014 10:43
Kids Meal Portions Could Be Linked to Parent Consumption
Friday April 04 2014 07:16
No Cause For Concern From Takeaway Transfats In Deprived Scotland
Monday March 31 2014 12:34
Ready Meals Forecast Growth In China
Monday March 31 2014 04:03
Shoppers Widen Their supermarket Horizons
Tuesday March 25 2014 09:51
Brits Spend 113 Days Of their Lives Snacking
Thursday March 20 2014 10:14
FSA Study On Eating Out With Food Allergies
Thursday March 20 2014 09:00
Foodie Shops Reclaim The High Street
Tuesday March 18 2014 11:12
Organic Growth For First Time In Four Years
Thursday March 13 2014 08:21
Birds Eye Suggest More Meal Planning As Report Shows Food Waste Underestimated
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:39
Lashings Of Health & Spice Heats Up Sauce Market
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:39
Grocery Market Growth Fuelled By Food Inflation
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:39
Pros And Cons Of Using Temporary Agency Workers
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:39
Eat Fish Young To Form Liking For Healthy Life
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:39
Asda Takes Its Biggest Slice Of Grocery Market Yet
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:39
Petrol Price Rises Prompts Rethink On Shopping Trips
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:39
Tesco Market Share Drops To Lowest Since 2005
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:39
Shoppers Begin To Look On The Bright Side
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:39
Shoppers Planning Their Supermarket Trips More
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:39
Tesco Market Share Continues Fall While Iceland Sun Waxes
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:39
Brits Turn To French Pastries For Breakfast
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:39
Green Shoots In Frozen Food Industry As Economic Storm Starts To Lift
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:39
Britons Search For Comfort Food In Tough Times
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:39
 
 
 
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Mums Distrust Food Industry Survey Reveals
Mothers distrust Britain’s £92bn-a-year food industry and want to see a crackdown on unhealthy products, according to recent research.

A national survey by baby and toddler food brand Organix found widespread suspicion among mums about the honesty of marketing claims made for children’s food.

While parents try to choose nutritious meals for their children, most said it was hard to make the right choices – and wanted clearer labelling. A third of parents struggled to understand the ingredients in products.

The survey of mothers across the UK found:

• Fewer than one in 10 (8%) surveyed say they trust the food industry to make safe healthy food.

• Three quarters (74%) say that many foods claiming to be healthy are actually high in salt, fat and sugar

• Two thirds (65%) want more regulation to ensure that food targeted at children is healthy and nutritious.

The survey, conducted by Mumpanel in April 2014, asked mums of children aged 6 months to 5 years about their eating habits and their view of the food industry.

Organix is releasing it to make the launch of the company’s ‘No Junk Challenge,’ which challenges parents to cook for their family using real ingredients for one week (28 April to 4 May). www.organix.com/nojunk.

The research shows parents desperately want to improve the quality of the food they feed their children.

Despite the food industry’s claims to have made their products healthier, nearly half of best-selling children’s brands are high in fat, salt and sugar. Some breakfast cereals aimed at children contain as much as 37g of sugar per 100g.

National surveys in England suggest about three in 10 children aged between two and 15 are overweight – and four times as many children and teenagers are admitted to
hospital for obesity-related conditions than a decade ago. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/

The Organix survey found:

• Nine out of 10 (90%) of Mums think children eat too much junk food

• Two thirds (67%) are concerned about artificial additives in food targeted at children

• Six out of 10 (60%) are shocked by the amount of sugar found in savoury foods

• More than six (62%) out of 10 think food labelling should be much clearer

• More than a third (37%) say they don't understand what half of the ingredients on the back of the packet mean.

Anna Rosier, Managing Director of Organix, said: “We know that parents want to give their children good, healthy and nutritious food - but it’s not always easy to make good
choices.

“Our children are targeted with foods that are often high in salt, fat and sugar and it feels like you need a special qualification to understand all the ingredients and E numbers.

“We’re calling for the Government and the food industry to provide stricter controls on the levels of added salt, fat and sugar and artificial additives in children’s food. We also need clear, easy to understand labelling that will help parents choose the best for their children.”

Ms Rosier, who is available for interview, added: “Parents who want to see just how much healthier their children’s meals can take part in the No Junk Challenge – and learn how to identify a Dirty Dozen ingredients.”

Organix website will have fun ctivities show parents what is in the food, and simple recipes to try out at home.

“Processed food often contains lots of additives to preserve it, unnecessary artificial
colours to make it more appealing, and/or extra salt or sugar to make cheap ingredients tastier. The amount of salt in processed food can make children's diets way higher than
the recommended maximum of 2g per day for a three-year-old,” says Dr Frankie Phillips, children's nutrition expert and dietitian.

“Snacks designed for older children and adults - even those marketed as 'healthy' - can contain far more salt and sugar than is good for a toddler. As a nutritionist and mum of
four girls, I look at labels myself and really think about what they mean, so make as much as I can from scratch and then I know exactly what I'm giving my own family is simply full of goodness.”
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Healthy Meals Sidelined By Ready Meal Generation
A ready meals generation is being raised with parents dedicating less than 30 minutes a day to cooking and meal preparation.

•New survey reveals worrying cooking habits of parents
• 20% of parents spend less than half an hour preparing food every day
• 14% feed their children ready meals more than once a week
•10% admit to regularly choosing calorie laden takeaways over cooking

From preparing the morning breakfast and packed lunch to making the evening dinner, a significant amount of any parents’ time is traditionally spent making sure their children are well fed.

But the increasingly busy lifestyles of modern parents means that healthy home cooked food is being sidelined in favour of processed ready meals, dinners out and takeaways.

The findings, from a new survey by kitchen company larkandlarks.co.uk in co-operation with babynames.co.uk, reveals that 20% of parents will spend less than 30 minutes in their kitchen on an average day. 58% of parents spend less than an hour on preparing meals for their families.

Only 15% of parents said they spend over 1.5 hours preparing food in the kitchen, with over half of those surveyed admitted to spending less than an hour in the most important room in the house.

Time spent in the kitchen has reduced by 50% over the past 20 years, particularly for women, who are taking an increasingly diminished role in the kitchen. However, the consequences for children’s nutrition could take a large toll.

If time isn’t spent cooking food from scratch in the kitchen, what exactly are children being fed? 14% of those polled said they fed their family more than one ready meal a week. Just over 10% said they regularly eat out at restaurants to avoid the kitchen, and 10% admitted to more than one takeaway a week.

With over half of the UK predicted to be obese by 2030, and with government research revealing that 9.3% of children in Reception (4-5 years old) were obese, increasing to 18.9% for children in year 6 (10-11 years old), the childhood obesity epidemic is reaching catastrophic heights.
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Packaging Impact And Optimisation Assessment Tool Launched
MMR Research Worldwide (MMR) is partnering with ZappiStore, the automated online market research platform, for the launch of its new Impackt Lite™ packaging research service.

Brandowners, packaging designers and packaging manufacturers can assess the impact of new packaging designs and optimise their new packs prior to launch, by conducting targeted surveys via the ZappiStore web-based service (www.zappistore.com/). This is complementary to MMR's existing suite of consumer insight tools and it is hoped that this will increase the use of research in the packaging innovation process.

The Impackt Lite™ self-service research offer has been carefully put together to MMR's specification to provide clients with a limited but scientifically robust, quantitative and accurate method for assessing likely success.

"MMR sees the offer of Impackt Lite™, via ZappiStore, as a ground-breaking addition to the suite of research options available and a response to particular client situations where budgets are tight and timelines short," says Mat Lintern, global MD of MMR Research Worldwide. "While our focus remains directed at accurate and high quality research getting to the very heart of consumer decision making, MMR is always open to embracing opportunities where advanced technology can help to make the right solutions available to a wider audience at low cost and within rapid timescales.

"We hope that the availability of Impackt Lite™ will lead to a rapid increase in early stage packaging research and help keep pack change projects on track, reduce lead times and most importantly, will help our clients use the voice of the consumer to make better decisions," concludes Lintern.

In a simple process, customers are asked to upload the packaging designs to be tested, customise an in-built advanced questionnaire, and finally choose the sample size and definition to invite the right people to participate. As soon as this is confirmed, the research starts immediately behind the scenes. The data is analysed via an automated process built to MMR's design. A comprehensive report is made available to the client via a web-based dashboard giving clear summaries of the findings that can be easily and confidently interpreted by client or agency-based marketing and research teams. At all times, the client can choose to ask for support from MMR researchers, who will then provide advice, online, by telephone, or with a more comprehensive full service approach, if required.

Impackt Lite™ is available now in UK, USA, France, Germany, China & Japan - with the possibility to extend into Australia and Canada in the future. It is available directly to ZappiStore customers as well as part of MMR's full service offer to its own clients.

The service is complementary to MMR's existing suite of services covering product, packaging, concept and retail parts of the marketing mix across all its cores sectors of food, beverage, personal & household care. All MMR's existing methods continue to be available, including face to face research, eye-tracking and facial coding techniques.
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