Consumer Behaviour
A consumer behaviour study by Packaged Facts revealed that on-the-go breakfast preferences are changing for more protein-laden options.
The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) stated that despite environmental concerns, the convenience of plastic packaging will win out over cost.
Market research firm Packaged Facts states that the trend towards more “exotic” tea blends such as matcha and sencha are gaining popularity, due to perceived health benefits.
Researchers at the University of Missouri (MU) have found that the cleanliness of restaurant employees is vital to customer perceptions of food safety, equally as important as a clean environment and hygienic food preparation.
New study by food and agribusiness financial service provider Rabobank states that millenials’ current beverage habits will change the way coffee will be sold within a decade from now.
Front-of-Pack labels were found most effective when they included a graphic warning of the dangers of diet-related diseases.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO,) tea consumption is on the rise. 
Confection company Nielsen reported that the two weeks leading up to Easter of 2016 generated 20% more sales than Halloween. In total Easter candy generated over $1.1 billion U.S. Confectionery News reports.
Sports bloopers often about preventable errors that favor the other team. The classic is when players score against their own side. In the world of business, there are similar blunders - particularly during buying conversations with potential customers - that end up favouring the competition. As I explain in my seminars for sales teams, it's not always a shortfall in your company's product, price, or service that ruins a potential sale. Often it's inadvertent comments that put customers off just enough for them to choose your competitor. Unfortunately, sales reps are usually unaware they commit these offences so they keep repeating them. See if you or your team members ever make these top six selling gaffs.
David Furman has upped his single shot of espresso to a double shot.
Better hydration and fun experience in beverage drinking are at the core of consumer demand for soft drinks in Canada, according to a February 2017 report from international research firm Euromonitor.
With warmer weather just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about which refreshing beverages will help your customers survive the dog days of summer. And while it’s hard to go wrong with a good, old-fashioned pitcher of iced tea or lemonade, the increasing diversity of cold beverage options in Canada should give both consumers and vending operators something to think about when it comes to choosing their beverages this summer.
Atlantic Canada – When the skies turn grey and the wind howls along the eastern coastline, shoppers head to supermarkets and convenience stores, to stock up on the essentials. But in the Atlantic provinces, there’s a new bad-weather staple: storm chips. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
London, Ont. – Breakfast is front and centre in McCormick & Company's 2017 Flavour Forecast, which highlights adventurous breakfast options, versatile eggs, and peppery foods as food trends to watch.
Chicago – Demand for natural beverages will grow as Canadians become more health-conscious, according to a new report from Technomic Inc.
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