Consumer Behaviour
Feb. 9, 2015, Chicago – Nearly half of convenience-store foodservice purchases are unplanned, says a new report from research firm Technomic.
Feb. 9, 2015, London – So to get Americans splurging again, the country’s biggest chocolate maker is investing heavily on technology that would spread its temptations far beyond the traditional checkout lines, trying to re-inspire a sweet tooth that might expand the company’s bottom line, The Guardian reports. | READ MORE
Feb. 6, 2015, Los Angeles, CA – In the United States, consumers will soon have trouble finding the "proper" Cadbury chocolate made with the British recipe. Chocolate giant Hershey has blocked the import of many British sweets because, it says, it creates "brand confusion" with Hershey's products. BBC News reports. | READ MORE
Feb. 4, 2015, Toronto – Behind the decision by Mars Inc. to shut down its Toronto Wrigley plant lies a basic fact: We’re chewing less gum in North America. The Globe and Mail explores the ripple effect of this development. | READ MORE
Jan. 20, 2015, Chicago – Comprising approximately 28 per cent of retail food service and generating $11.2 billion in sales, proprietary convenience-store foodservice has become a key area of opportunity in the United States, says a report by research firm Technomic.
Jan. 9, 2015, New York – Americans are buying fewer pre-packaged baked goods, including cakes, cookies, pies and doughnuts, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. MNT reeports. | READ MORE
Nov. 21, 2014, Toronto – Canadian consumers lag far behind citizens of other countries on mobile payments, yet attitudes suggest mobile buying will increase, suggests new research from GfK Canada.
Sept. 23, 2014, Chicago – It makes sense to use innovative drink packaging to draw consumers to your product, suggests a report from research firm Euromonitor International.
Aug. 7, 2014, Chicago – Banning vending machines from schools may not be enough to reduce soda and fast food consumption among students, according to a recent University of Illinois study. | READ MORE
Aug. 7, 2014, Chicago –  About half of U.S. consumers purchase protein-enriched foods and are willing to pay more for them, reports The NPD Group.
July 29, 2014, Chicago – Gen Zers and Millennials tend to be more optimistic about and reliant on foodservice than older generations indicates a report from research firm Technomic.
July 11, 2014, London, U.K. – Cereal products are no longer just a morning staple to be served in a bowl with milk, suggests a new U.K. survey.
July 9, 2014, New York –  A research report on global consumer fraud is questioning the confidence consumers have in their financial institutions and payment accounts.
Nov. 25, 2013, Atlanta – Coconut water maker ZICO is now a full member of the Coca-Cola family, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. |READ MORE
Nov. 22, 2013, Canada – The tea industry in Canada is boiling with big and small retailers clamouring for a share of what appears to be a growing market, reports CBC News. |READ MORE

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