As time pressed workers try to cut costs and eat healthier, brown-bagging is becoming increasingly popular in the American workplace, according to a new study ‘ What’s in the Bag and Why Is It in There?’ from Rosemont, Ill.-based The NPD Group.
Despite rising food costs, low consumer confidence and grocers' mass-marketing push to attract economic stimulus spenders, approximately 84 percent of U.S. consumers in a nationwide survey said they did not use the check they received from the federal government to purchase groceries.
Nine in 10 Americans describe themselves as Conscious Consumers, and have a stronger preference for labels touting specific ecological benefits than they do for the USDA’s organic label, according to New York City-based branding and marketing agency BBMG.
Americans, who are expected to spend more than $64 billion in the seemingly endless quest to lose weight, will be happy to hear that a major study published on July 17th in the New England Journal of Medicine might just have the answer to longer lasting results.
More than a month after a nationwide alert connecting certain raw tomatoes to a rare form of salmonella, it's OK to eat all kinds of tomatoes again, according to the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reports Associated Press. But there’s a caution – hot peppers.
Americans really do scream for real ice cream, according to new research from Mintel. In fact, nine in 10 consumers (89 percent) enjoyed a cool, creamy scoop in the past year. In comparison, only 59 percent ate novelties such as ice cream sandwiches or bars, 37 percent consumed sherbet and...
Rumors have been circulating for weeks, and now Anheuser-Busch, which controls more than 48 percent of the American beer market, will no longer be American owned. Brussels, Belgium based InBev SA, the maker of Stella Artois and Beck's, said today it will buy U.S.
The next few years mark a critical time for the U.S. beverage industry, executives and experts said at the recent Beverage Digest Wall Street Smarts conference, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. From 2003 to 2006, U.S. beverage sales grew some 4 percent annually, slowed to 2 percent growth last year and...
Even with the number of major recalls in recent years, many U.S. consumers remain confident in domestically produced food, including fresh produce, but more than 50 percent are wary of imported food and unsure about our food inspection system, according to a recent study, reports The Packer.
Forty percent of Americans taking "staycations" this summer say they will grill outdoors more as part of their plans, according to the latest Weber GrillWatch Pulse of 1,094 adults from Palatine, Ill.-based Weber-Stephen Products Co. "Staycation" is relatively new term, but 15 percent of respondents recognized it as "a vacation...