March 2006 Issue
Multi-dimensional marketing provides the healthiest fit.
'Fresh,' organic and other consumer trends are elbowing out some traditional technologies. But there are new techniques to keep food safe and salable.
Schwans Red Baron Gold Edition frozen pizza focuses on familiar but premium ingredients, not the crust and succeeds in delivering an upscale experience.
Glycemic Index either will be the next big fad or will fizzle under its own conflicting character. More research is needed before processors should jump in (but that didnt stop the Atkins frenzy).
Newman's Own Organics, Kettle Foods and Naked Juice are in sync with their customers in ways envied by mega competitors.
Chicken has been a consistent 5% annual growth vehicle for most processors.
Sometimes the solution is not a solution, but rather steam, gas or a silver bullet.
Processors gravitate to glass packaging for branding, premium positioning and product protection.
This line-up of the latest in freezing and refrigeration equipment won't leave you cold.
Editor in Chief Dave Fusaro urges food processors to tell the FDA to finish the job and define what are 'good' and 'excellent' sources of whole grains.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest assumes incorrectly there is no room in a healthy diet for enjoyable foods.
This quartet of ingredients brings both classical and jazzy elements to savory-flavored foods.
With raw material and energy costs up, analysts hear 2006 looks like a difficult year.
Consultant Bill Bishop emphasizes, Manufacturers and suppliers of food and consumables need to understand the implications of this trend. It is critical for them to build trade plans and strategies to address their shifting retail customer base.