April 20th, 2016
The global fresh food market grew by 2 percent in 2015, reaching 2.2 billion tonnes. Home cooking made a return in Western Europe and North America which led to more consumers buying fresher ingredients. Three categories in fresh food performed particularly well in 2015: pulses, fish and seafood and eggs. Conversely, meat continues to […]
April 20th, 2016
Since the Russian government imposed its import embargo on a great number of food products from the EU, North America, Australia and a handful of other markets, the country’s fresh food sales have been severely affected
April 11th, 2016
Euromonitor International’s recently published figures look encouraging for the Fresh Food industry. Global sales remain strong, posting 2% volume growth to reach 2.2 billion tonnes in 2015.
April 2nd, 2016
The EU is about to inject some more cash into healthy school food programmes, and while this may be good news in terms of stimulating falling dairy and produce sales, the limitations of promoting healthy choices in order to combat childhood obesity are becoming ever more clear.
March 31st, 2016
There is currently a strong and highly publicized movement against antibiotic use in meat and poultry in the United States, with more and more producers pledging to forego the use of antibiotics in some capacity.
March 13th, 2016
The United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service (USDA ERS) recently released a report measuring the rates of food security among Americans by household for 2014.
February 26th, 2016
China may be the world’s biggest lettuce producer, but the concept of tucking into a bowl of crispy green leaves is still somewhat of a novelty for Chinese consumers, who are used to eating their lettuce cooked rather than raw. However, the rapid expansion of Western-style restaurants across the country is starting to change this.
February 7th, 2016
Policy analysts estimate that between 500,000 and 1 million Americans will lose eligibility for participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamps Program, over the course of 2016. The prompt change in coverage for 2016 is due to federal implementation of a 1996 welfare law which limits childless, non-disabled […]
February 2nd, 2016
The issue of food loss, food waste, and the environmental cost of food production edged closer to the forefront of the US public consciousness in 2015. US consumers are becoming increasingly concerned with and aware of the environmental cost of food production, and have begun taking steps to combat waste and lessen the environmental footprint […]
December 29th, 2015
The global grapefruit market is decidedly sluggish. A closer look reveals that it is industrialised markets that are seeing sales suffer the most. The ravages of the, thus far, incurable citrus greening disease is no doubt part of the reason, but it is far from the whole story.