Health & Wellness Archive

Experts Debate Effectiveness of Artificial Sweeteners

Anyone who’s ever been on a diet remembers longing for a sweet dessert, wishing for the calorie content to disappear. That’s what makes artificial sweeteners so attractive – all the sweetness and none of the …

Defending Ultra-Processed Foods

In line with pandemic-inspired gains in snacking, Americans are eating more ultra-processed foods. Yet, the rise in consumption has been trending higher for years. Researchers at the NYU School of Global Public Health analyzed dietary …

Big Soda Departs from the Juice Market

PepsiCo has announced plans to sell Tropicana, Naked, and other juice brands across North America to private equity firm PAI Partners for about $3.3 billion. The soda giant is just the latest such company to …

Industry Report: Natural Food Colors On The Rise

As consumers grow more conscious about their health, preference for organic and natural food will increase at a robust pace. On the flip side, focus on health and wellness has caused sales of synthetic food …

Growth of Functional Beverage Market Signals Shift Towards Health

Global research firm Mintel predicts strong growth in the functional beverage market as consumers seek out products that enhance their mental and emotional well-being, reported Supermarket News (July 9). WHAT IS DRIVING DEMAND? The Food Institute …

Consumers Are Gearing Up for BBQ Season and Prioritizing Health

In preparation for the summer and warmer weather, consumers are spending big on barbecue supplies. Consumers increased purchases of barbecue-related consumer packaged goods products in April, according to NCSolutions. Nearly all barbecue categories grew faster …

How the Health and Wellness Trend Is Impacting CPGs

The Health & Wellness movement has made great strides over the past few years. And, the trend only intensified during the pandemic, although indulgent eating was a contradictory development for many consumers. CPG companies are …

Food as Medicine: A Primer on a Growing Trend

While the concept of “food as medicine” has been around for centuries, the philosophy is gaining momentum of late. So much so, in fact, that The Food Institute will highlight the concept and the growing …

COVID-19 Spurs Immunity-Boosting Food Products Market

We’ve come a long way from fighting off a cold with grandma’s chicken soup. From the healthier products touted by food and beverage companies to the renewed focus of consumers on better nutrition and wellness …

New Year, New You, New Dietary Guidelines

The U.S. government’s latest dietary guidelines keep current allowances for sugar and alcohol consumption unchanged. The decision by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services rejected recommendations by a scientific advisory committee …

Nutrition and Health Businesses Taking Center Stage

Nothing has been more impactful in 2020 than how the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way people view their lifestyles. Consumers are becoming increasingly more cognizant of the importance of health and well-being for themselves …

Bumble Bee & Nutrisystem Aim to Reestablish Brands

Many companies in the food industry are continuing their quest to refresh their images during the coronavirus pandemic. Bumble Bee Seafoods and Nutrisystem are the two latest examples. The 120-year-old Bumble Bee is trying to …