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Blake's Lotaburger partnered with Hatch Chile farmers to create a proprietary green chile. The chile is grown and roasted expressly for Blake's and will be featured on Green Chile Cheese Lotaburgers and Itsaburgers at all locations. Full Story
Dunkin' will open a location in Derby, KS, reported The Wichita Eagle. Full Story
Shack Shack will open a location in Palo Alto, CA, reported Food & Wine. Full Story
Plant-based foods, cannabis, and responsible packaging will be some of the top trends of 2019, according to the Specialty Food Association's Trendspotter panel. Other forecasted trends include a shift in interest to regional foods from Africa, South Asia, and Latin America; cassava; and fermented functional beverages. Full Storyread more
Upper Saddle River, NJ (October 17, 2018) – As we come upon the one year mark from the January 1, 2020 updated Nutrition Facts labeling deadline, and as consumers become more interested in label transparency and company trust, it is more important than ever for food industry executives to make sure their company is labeling their products correctly.
Sales for Kellogg’s U.S. morning foods unit declined 1.3% in its fiscal third quarter, reported CNBC (Oct. 31). Despite the decline, company officials see improvements on the horizon.read more
Food continues to be teens’ top spending category, remaining at its 24% peak, according Piper Jaffray Companies’ semi-annual Taking Stock With Teens survey. Chick-fil-A is the No. 1 restaurant among the age group, followed By Starbucks, which remains the only publicly traded brand with double-digit mindshare,.read more
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