January 2007 Issue

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  • Capitalizing on new meal consumption patterns

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner occasions share many similarities. All are increasingly being consumed away from home and all are hugely affected by time pressures. As a result, informality is a trend that characterizes each occasion. Meal occasions are also becoming lighter too a phenomenon influenced by a desire to eat more healthily throughout the day and to simply grab a quick bite. Access a broad range of data including consumption frequencies by daypart, relevant market data and consumer survey insight and learn how to tailor your product portfolios and marketing campaigns to effectively target consumers' changing eating patterns with this report from Datamonitor.

  • Barilla Tops Among World's Most Respected Companies

    Italy-based pasta maker Barilla Holding was No. 1, Kraft was the only U.S. firm to make the top 10 and a handful of international food firms were among the top scorers in the Reputation Institute’s annual ranking of corporate reputations.

  • Consumers Less Uneasy About Biotech Food

    It’s been 10 years since genetically engineered crops were planted commercially in the U.S., and still the majority of consumers claim to not know much about biotech food. Maybe that’s OK, as their opposition to biofoods is at an all-time low, according to the fifth annual survey on the topic.

  • Ethanol Makers Could Suffer from Industry Consumption

    A new report warns the popularity of ethanol could have a greater impact on the food supply than previously predicted. The environmental group Earth Policy Institute said 79 new biorefineries are being built, but a key industry count lists only 62, causing experts to underestimate the amount of grain that would be needed for ethanol. The report also says ethanol production could push corn prices so high that some ethanol producers would merely break even, if they do not lose money.