Opinion on Food in United States

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Atkins Nutritionals: slimmed down but ready for shake-up

Atkins Nutritionals has instigated Chapter 11 proceedings to seal a company restructuring that will see it downsize its operations. Although the move is driven largely by the pressure of competition in the 'low-carb' market, switching to focus on general health concerns should give Atkins Nutritionals a sustainable long-term focus on broader consumer trends.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Aug 2005
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Australia: two of the country's largest grocery retailers found guilty of "local washing"

Woolworths and Coles, the "big two" in Australian grocery retailing, have been named, shamed, and fined for incorrectly labeling imported produce as "local." While Australians are generally keen to support their local community, violations such as these threaten to weaken the local movement. At a time when rising food prices are already putting pressure on local offerings, authenticity is key.

Published By Datamonitor
18 May 2011
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Battle of the Euro grocery giants goes global

According to press speculation, Tesco could overtake Carrefour within the next four years to become Europe's largest retailer and second largest globally after the US giant Wal-Mart. This prediction rests on the assumption that Tesco will continue to grow sales faster than Carrefour as its burgeoning international divisions transform the UK retailer into a truly global player.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Dec 2008
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Ben & Jerry's: organic growth

Ben & Jerry's new line of organic ice cream will be test marketed in two major US cities. Vermont farmers met the news with cautious optimism even though the company promised to use as much organic milk as they can provide. However, it is almost certain that the move to organic dairy farming will prove to be lucrative.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Jun 2003
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Bimbo: brighter than you might expect

Published By Datamonitor
12 Dec 2000
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Bimbo: time to decide between North and South

Published By Datamonitor
20 Mar 2001
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Bolder is better: food makers bring on the flavor

Bolder is better. That's the word on the flavor front as food manufacturers strive to create new food products that American consumers will flock to. From Buffalo-flavored French fries, snack dip and shrimp to chipotle-flavored black bean soup and dark chocolate sauce, food makers are adding spice and flavor to a wide range of foods.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jul 2005
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Brazil set to be the next Mexico for food and beverage makers

Americans are already very familiar with Mexican foods and beverages. Salsa, tortillas and tacos for example have become woven into the fabric of America. But the quest for exotic ethnic food is one that thrives on novelty. Given the familiarity with Mexican products, flavors and tastes, is there an opening for other types of ethnic food?

Published By Datamonitor
16 May 2005
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Brits top the polls for impulse snacking

It is now well recognized that consumers are snacking more. However, British snackers are becoming increasingly difficult to please as their demand for healthy and 'guilt free indulgence' snacks increases. Datamonitor's Daniel Bone explains that the key to success lies in recognizing the core trends that are having the most profound effect on consumer preferences and buying behavior...

Published By Datamonitor
07 May 2004
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Burger King/eBay: forging electronic loyalty

The pact should complement Burger King's earlier deal with AOL Time Warner. Both are aimed at resuscitating flagging sales among today's tech savvy American youth. Yet while these efforts will raise the fast food chain's online profile, it is far more important that Burger King meets consumer demands for increased variety and healthier foods.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Nov 2001

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