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Welcome to Batory Foods' Market Watch, which presents bite-sized news, opinion and research from the food industry. For professionals in the seven markets we serve--including bakery, beverage, candy, dairy, health and nutrition, meat and sauces and condiments--Market Watch offers easy access to need-to-know trends of the day.


Market Watch is part of Batory Foods' committment to providing our customers with high-quality ingredients as well as marketplace insights and inspiration.    


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Weird Eating Habits in U.S. Challenge Food Industry | USA Today

Weird Eating Habits in U.S. Challenge Food Industry | USA Today | Batory Foods: Market Watch | Scoop.it

Every company that makes or serves food in America has had to digest the same reality: We've become a nation of really weird eaters.


We eat what we want, when we want. No more of this breakfast, lunch and dinner stuff. We snack all day. We casually skip meals. And we want to customize everything we cram into our mouths.


It's as if our social-media habits are going right to our stomachs.  [More.]

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Local food demand growing faster than infrastructure, USDA finds | Food Navigator USA

Local food demand growing faster than infrastructure, USDA finds | Food Navigator USA | Batory Foods: Market Watch | Scoop.it

Local food infrastructure needs to deepen to ensure production can grow in line with consumer demand, which may be greater than previously thought, according to a new report from the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS). [More.]

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Why Food Industry Pros Should Keep Tabs on Grant Achatz | Food Product Design

Why Food Industry Pros Should Keep Tabs on Grant Achatz | Food Product Design | Batory Foods: Market Watch | Scoop.it

As soon as I heard that Chef Grant Achatz was tackling childhood food memories for his new menu at Next, I immediately flashed to that scene near the end of 'Ratatouille' when Anton Ego, upon first bite of Little Chef's ratatouille creation, finds himself mentally transported back to a point as a young boy when he's standing in an open door, knee scraped and a sniffle, crashed bike in a heap in the background. He sits at the table, and his mother, with a gentle touch and a smile, places a warm dish of ratatouille in front of him. [More.]

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The one thing you need to succeed in natural products industry | New Hope 360

The one thing you need to succeed in natural products industry | New Hope 360 | Batory Foods: Market Watch | Scoop.it

Are you a natural products industry entrepreneur? Whether you're just starting up or already established, here's the one thing you need to know to succeed in this business. [More.]


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Sorting Fat from Fiction | Prepared Foods

First, there was the transition from animal-based to plant-based oils and fats. Next, it was the reduction of tropical oils such as palm, palm kernel and coconut to reduce the level of saturated fats. Now, the trend is to remove or reduce the level of trans fatty acids. Trans fatty acids occur naturally in products such as meat, dairy and some baked goods; but, hydrogenated oils contribute the majority of trans fatty acids to our diet.


Partial hydrogenation originally was developed to improve oil stability and change liquid oils into semi-solids so that fats and oils could be used over a broader range of applications. As the understanding of the medical implications of trans fats evolves, what does it mean to those who develop food products? [More.]


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'Fast casual' replaces 'fast food' | Opinion from FoodBev.com

'Fast casual' replaces 'fast food' | Opinion from FoodBev.com | Batory Foods: Market Watch | Scoop.it

Food businesses are having to become savvy in order to cater for the range of specified dietary requirements and choices at a time when little disposable income is available.


Gluten-free, lactose-free, low-fat and lighter options are all becoming a standard trademark for many pubs, restaurants and takeaways. A South London bar has even installed the world’s first hands-free video games for urinals in order to get people through the door.


A real sign of the times was the decision made by McDonald’s restaurants to display nutritional information on its menus; a decision embraced by health advocates, yet condemned by others. Pizza Hut has followed suit with the aim of appealing to those who may have been put off since the fast food demise. Consumers are now requiring quick, convenient and healthy, all at a price that would be considered good value. [More.] 

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Drink Your Grains | Wellness Foods

Drink Your Grains | Wellness Foods | Batory Foods: Market Watch | Scoop.it

Grain-based (and similar) nutritional beverages command more space in the grocery store than ever before, thanks to the growing awareness by consumers of the health benefit of whole grain foods.

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Food+ Beverage Trends: 2012 | Food Product Design

Consumer concerns about health and wellness, coupled with a continued uncertain economic future, will set the stage for ongoing food and beverage trends to be stretched to their full potential in 2012 as both industry and consumers tighten their belts on spending and investments, according to new market research from Leatherhead Food Research. [More.]


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Making Functional Foods Successful | Prepared Foods

Making Functional Foods Successful | Prepared Foods | Batory Foods: Market Watch | Scoop.it

"Functional foods have become the cornerstone of food innovation in the past few years. All big food companies are investing in functional foods because the mega trends in society seem to require healthy food with added benefits to improve the health, wellness and quality of life of people," scientists writing in the International Dairy Journal report. [More.]


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A Functional Foods Feast | Food Product Design

It’s difficult to pinpoint the exact size of the functional-foods market. While we can call functional foods and beverages “products that promote optimal health and wellness and reduce the risk of chronic disease,” there are difficulties in defining exactly what does or doesn’t qualify.


Is a pomegranate-blueberry beverage marketed as a potential anti-aging product on the basis of its antioxidant content a functional beverage? If so, does that mean that regular blueberries and pomegranates from the produce section that contain the same antioxidants are functional foods? [More.]

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Food safety law gets $39m funding for 2012 | Food Production Daily

The majority of a $50m increase in Food and Drug Administration (FDA) funding for fiscal 2012 will go toward implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act, after a lobbying group backed by several food industry trade associations played a key role in influencing negotiations. [More.]

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Processed Meats: Center of Attention | Prepared Foods

Processed Meats: Center of Attention | Prepared Foods | Batory Foods: Market Watch | Scoop.it

A wealth of new products designed as meals for the time-starved consumer hit the market over the past year. In addition, more shelf-stable items launched, targeting consumers in need of a solid lunch but lacking a refrigerator. Not that the fridge—or freezer— was left totally out of the loop, frozen pizzas continued to be refined—with rising crusts and more upscale ingredients. [More.]

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