In retrospect, 2007 proved to be a challenging year for the industry with safety issues, higher prices and loss of consumer confidence. But there was some good news as well. Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo was chosen one of 2007's winners by AOL.
Saying it is necessary to trim the city's waistline, Gavin Newsom, the mayor of San Francisco, proposed charging big stores a fee when they sell sugar-sweet soda, reports The San Francisco Chronicle. The proposal would put an as yet-to-be-defined surcharge on all drinks with high-fructose corn syrup, which is an...
Santa, the patron saint of Christmas is at the top of anti-fat fanatic Meme Roth's "naughty" list, reports Fox News. She wants America to "second guess its time-honored traditions," and ask Santa to go on a diet.
The once ubiquitous cupcake, iced to perfection and colorfully sprinkled, may be slowly fading from the school landscape nationwide, reports the Chicago Tribune. To fight rising rates of childhood obesity and a surge in allergies, school districts last year were required to come up with strict wellness policies in school...
Demography is dead, according to the third annual trends survey conducted by J. Walter Thompson (JWT), the largest advertising agency in the U.S. and the fourth largest in the world. As life expectancy increases, marriage as a lifelong commitment will be a different proposition in 2010 than it was in 1960.
Although the press is all aflutter about natural and organic products, as well as dwelling on environmental issues, consumer attitudes are decidedly mixed, according to Parade magazine's 2007 "What America Eats" survey. Only 8 percent of the 2,001 respondents say it is "very important" for a product to be organic,...
Getting ready for holiday baking, I checked out my spice rack for supplies. Woe and behold, I found a 15-year old can of McCormick cinnamon (I really liked the little can, so I hung on to it). Hmmm, just for fun, I'll check the aroma, I thought.
What's hot on the dining scene? According to celebrity Chef Cat Cora, it is stronger flavors across the board, reports USA Today. Stronger aromas, more crispiness, crunch and freshness are key, as well as flavored salts and vinegars with more body and flavor.
Lifestyle and lack of exercise, not diet, is the main cause of obesity, according to "Small Choices, Big Bodies: How Countless Daily Decisions Contribute to America's Burgeoning Waistline," a report by Washington-based the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF).
New product developments promise better health and happier taste buds in 2008, according to Datamonitor's Productscan Online. Probiotics, organics for kids, fresh foods, greening, superfruits, African ingredients, the crunch factor, bold flavor, caffeine for energy and foods that help you sleep are some of the trends to watch in new products.