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The World Health Assembly unanimously adopted recommendations on the marketing of foods and soft drinks for children, in 2010, but a follow-up report revealed that implementation of WHO’s recommendations were inconsistent.
Health Warrior, an American healthy food to-go company has launched a product that indulges those who want the comfort of a mug cake, but the nutritional content of a muffin.
The international automatic distribution showcase, Venditialia, will discuss balancing the trend towards healthier food choices, while meeting the need for snackified, hand-held convenience.
Health Canada wants to add industrially produced partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) to its “List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances in Foods,” a move that would effectively ban their use in Canada by the summer of 2018.
Toronto – Produce companies have been paying increasing attention to first impressions and convenience, focusing on kid-friendly packaging and sizing to draw children and parents towards snack-ready fruits and vegetables. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Framingham, MA – Two new studies linking both regular and diet soft drinks to brain changes, stroke and dementia could make those who love the drinks rethink their hydration choices. CTV News reports. | READ MORE
Mintel reports that 19 per cent of new coffee launches around the world were iced and ready-to-drink (RTD) products.
Global market research company, Mintel, outlined the latest trends in chocolate and candy.
One Click Retail, revealed the market leaders for six of the best selling breakfast cereals in the U.S.
Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S. announced their 2019 confection aisle shelving guidelines for c-store retailers, based on consumer research, to increase total category growth of confectionary.
A Mintel report indicated that consumers are buying more fermented drinks, such as kombucha. Kombucha is a lightly fermented tea that is made from a yeast culture and yields a slightly fizzy, often fruity but acidic taste.
 Marketing intelligence firm, Mintel stated that Ketogenic diets, or “Keto” diets have gone from niche to fad: But how can the vending industry gain from this market?
The Canadian flagship location of  The PizzaForno™, automated pizza oven will open for business at 1235 Bay Street, on Friday, December 14, serving patrons 24/7 with made fresh artisan pizzas ready in under three minutes.
Canadian Tire announced new eCommerce vending solutions that put customer convenience at the heart of online shopping.
The Anomaly Ad Agency believes that there is always at least one Halloween item that is more of a trick than a treat.
The technology behind once too-good-to-be-true tools like facial recognition and 3D printing has advanced by leaps and bounds. Many of us own or pine for “smart” devices and use dozens of apps a day for personal purposes. So what about business?
Competition for creating sustainable containers and cutlery to reduce plastic waste is heating up. Makers of the Loliware line of edible cups, announced their hyper-compostable, edible drinking straws, the Lolistraw.
Häagen-Dazs now caters to those who want instant gratification when it comes to ice cream.

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