Playing with portions and price: Manufacturers need to 'downsize smartly', says researcher

Playing with portions and price: Manufacturers need to ‘downsize smartly’, says researcher

For consumers, higher prices are fair game but smaller portions are not, says one food marketing researcher who is urging manufacturers to downsize smartly: “Some food companies act as if they are in the energy business, selling always larger volume of calories. They should move from product volume to customer value.”


Source: Playing with portions and price: Manufacturers need to ‘downsize smartly’, says researcher

Mondelēz union workers’ leader praises Trump’s TPP decision, remains silent on job loss by automation

Mondelēz union workers’ leader praises Trump’s TPP decision, remains silent on job loss by automation

The president of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Miller’s International Union (BCTGM), David Durkee, has praised US President Donald Trump’s signing of an executive order to withdraw the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).


Source: Mondelēz union workers’ leader praises Trump’s TPP decision, remains silent on job loss by automation

Exercise labels are more effective than standard nutrition info for healthy eating, say researchers

Exercise labels are more effective than standard nutrition info for healthy eating, say researchers

‘Exericise labels’ that say how much physical activity is needed to burn off the calories in food are significantly more effective in encouraging healthy eating than standard nutrition information, according to a new study.


Source: Exercise labels are more effective than standard nutrition info for healthy eating, say researchers

Gum in developed markets needs a boost, Mintel analyst warns

Gum in developed markets needs a boost, Mintel analyst warns

As gum manufacturers are battling the sluggish category growth by developing new and bold flavors, some makers have gone in the other direction: Innovating the texture, according to a recent blog post penned by Mintel’s director of insight on food and drink, Marcia Mogelonsky.


Source: Gum in developed markets needs a boost, Mintel analyst warns