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Over Half a Million Americans Expected to Lose Eligibility for Food Aid in 2016

by February 7th, 2016
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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 […]

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Three Factors Influencing the Coffee Market in Ukraine

by February 6th, 2016
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The coffee market in Ukraine is being influenced mainly by the 2016 agreement between the Ukraine and the European Union. This agreement means that imports between the two parties are no longer subject to import tax. While this may increase rivalry between European brands and local coffee producers, Ukrainian consumers are notoriously patriotic and consciously […]

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Clean Labeling in Consumer Foodservice

by February 5th, 2016
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Consumers are demanding food from operators that are free from additives, and in the industry today its expected of operators to make an effort toward clean labeling. This action is widespread in the industry currently, but there will be a point where consumers will see chains that haven’t taken steps towards clean labeling as inherently […]

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Fashion Friday: The Impact of Selfie Culture and Utilizing Social Engagement

by January 29th, 2016
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Fashion brands continue to seek new ways in which they can harness the power of social media. With connected consumers driving the so called “selfie-culture” yet hesitant to engage with their favorite companies and brands outside of “liking” a brand’s Facebook or Twitter account, companies must expand outside of trending hashtags and create lucrative sales […]

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McDonald’s Turnaround on the Right Track

by January 25th, 2016
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McDonald’s just released its fourth-quarter results, and the results are relatively positive considering what the industry was expecting. McDonald’s is attributing these results to the all-day breakfast launch that came in October 2015. For the upcoming year, McDonald’s will stick to its strategy of trimming back menu items, focusing on speed and efficiency and emphasizing […]

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Nippon Paper To Pursue China’s Diaper Market

by January 25th, 2016
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In January of 2016 Nippon Paper announced its plans to enter China’s diaper market as an original equipment manufacturer. Given China’s significant consumer base and consumer preference for quality Japanese diaper brands, the move is not without its merits. However, a number of factors need to be considered with respect to China’s future diaper demand. […]

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Carbonates Take a Global Hit, But Soft Drinks Remain Stable

by January 22nd, 2016
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Euromonitor recently released new data for soft drinks and the results are showing 2015 as the slowest year for global carbonates growth in all of our historic data set. Microeconomic factors are definitely to blame, but there is also a heightened global sense of health and wellness that is turning consumers away from carbonated drinks. […]

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Latest Trends in Global Hot Drinks

by January 18th, 2016
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Three key trends are impacting global hot drinks: premiumisation, growth in specialist coffee shops and tea boutiques, and a health positioning. In the podcast Euromonitor International’s Senior Beverages Analyst Virginia Lee discusses how growing consumer sophistication is leading to growth in handcrafted coffee and tea drinks and premium teas in “third wave” coffee shops and […]

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Norsk suksess for sukkerfri saft

by January 16th, 2016
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Skandinavia er på verdenstoppen når det gjelder forbruk av saft, med en sterkere vekst i sukkerfri saft enn i de fleste andre markeder. I Norge er det spesielt to merker som driver veksten i retning av sukkerfri saft; Fun Light og ZerOH!. Med en solid posisjonering rettet mot unge kvinner, en voksende demografisk gruppe i […]

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Can McDonald’s Restore Faith in its Brand?

by January 15th, 2016
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McDonald’s, facing increasing competition from fast-casual operators and changing consumer preferences, was able to post some positive results in the third quarter of 2014. The chain recently simplified its menu, lowering operating costs and catering to the specialist trend in fast food. Now that the chain has simplified the menu, focusing on the quality and […]