Food & Beverage Industry Information

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What’s Hot: Food & Beverage Menu Trends for 2011

January 10, 2011 in Food & Beverage Industry Information

 

Hyper-local sourcing.  Healthy children’s meals.  Sustainable seafood. These are just a few of the hottest trends on restaurant menus in 2011, according to the National Restaurant Association’s “What’s Hot” survey of more than1,500 professional chefs. Here are the Top 10 Menu Trends: Locally sourced meats and seafood Locally grown produce Sustainability as a culinary theme […]

 

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Food Processing Branding Trends – Challenges and Opportunities

November 8, 2010 in Food & Beverage Industry Information

 

Grant Thornton LLP recently collaborated with Food Processing magazine to study food processing branding trends.  Their survey of 114 companies examines where food and beverage manufacturers are distributing their goods, how they differentiate themselves, and which emerging trends are having the biggest impact on their businesses.  Here are a few of the study’s key findings: Balanced […]

 

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More Food Safety Education is Needed for American Consumers

October 25, 2010 in Food & Beverage Industry Information

 

Food safety is everyone’s responsibility. And according to a recent telephone survey by the not-for-profit health and safety group NSF International, many American consumers could benefit from some additional education on the subject. Here are a few key findings from the survey, which was conducted with a nationally representative sample of 1,000 respondents: In general, […]

 

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Tips for Capturing the Rapidly-Growing Hispanic Market

August 23, 2010 in Food & Beverage Industry Information

 

According to projections made by the non-partisan Pew Research Center, Hispanics will comprise approximately 29% of the U.S. population by 2050. The question is, how will your organization capture its share of this rapidly-growing market? Over the past few years, research from a number of different organizations, including the Unilever Corporation a TNS study entitled the Hispanic […]

 

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Two Key Reasons to Follow the BLS Monthly Situation

August 16, 2010 in Food & Beverage Industry Information, HR Best Practices

 

Ever feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information coming at you each day? With the barrage of data pouring in from newspapers, TV, the internet, social media, RSS feeds, e-mails, voicemails and good-old-fashioned face-to-face meetings, finding the critical information you need amidst all the “white noise” can be exhausting. Take the BLS Monthly Employment […]

 

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How Dietary Guidelines Will Impact The Food & Beverage Industry

July 13, 2010 in Food & Beverage Industry Information

 

This fall, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) will jointly publish new Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  The guidelines are revised every five years by a panel of scientific experts and serve as the basis for federal food and nutrition programs.  Additionally, they are considered “authoritative advice” for Americans […]

 

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2010 Food and Beverage Industry Salary Survey Shows Across-the-Board Reductions

June 8, 2010 in Food & Beverage Industry Information, HR Best Practices

 

The results are in for FoodProcessing.com’s Fourth Annual Salary & Job Satisfaction Survey of over 1,600 professionals in the food and beverage industry. Here are some of the survey’s key findings: The average pay in the food & beverage industry declined by 6.3% over the past 12 months to $93,537 – the lowest average since the survey […]

 

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