March 2015

"Life is too short to waste. Dreams are fulfilled only through action, not through endless planning to take action."

~ David J. Schwartz - Trainer and Author


This month’s edition includes stories on better-for-you foods, consumer buying habits, sauce evolution, a dive into ethnic food growth and our Recipe of the Month. Bon Appétit!

Even 'Better-for-You' Foods Appear Suspect
Food Processing | February 2015

Americans want their food to be natural and certainly not genetically improved … but they're not much interested in 12 other better-for-you label claims, including reduced sodium, reduced fat, low calorie, sugar free, light and organic, according to a new study by The NPD Group. The 29thannual Eating Patterns in America Report from NPD found that Americans are cutting back on products with these 12 claims for the sixth year in a row to the lowest level in a decade.  However, the report also found the concerns over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food hit a high, with 57% of adults linking GMOs with a “health hazard.” Learn more about the 'better-for-you' label claims that are in decline.

Getting Grocery Prepared on the Dinner Menu
Progressive Grocer | February 2015

Tyson Foods recently commisioned quantitative and qualitative research conducted by research firm Carbonview, a sister company of Progressive Grocer. The 'On-the-Go Dinner' studies provide insight into how consumers determine what's for dinner, where they buy and what's taken into consideration when making these decisions. 

Sauces Make Everything Special
Food Processing | January 2015

This article focuses on innovations in sauces, such as soy sauce.  Several ADS members are mentioned in the article.  

Diving Deeper Into Ethnic Foods
Food Processing | February 2015

How many bottles of Gochujang sauce are in your pantry? While it may not be the ketchup or even the sriracha sauce of 2015, several food processors and ingredient suppliers are working to introduce the term into the Western lexicon. It's symbolic of the deeper dive American consumers are taking in ethnic foods, looking for more adventure, more spice, more authenticity and specificity in the products they buy.

Click here to see our awesome recipe of the month: Ranch Kale and Quinoa Casserole.

A combination of garlic, salt, chopped onions, parmesean cheese and ranch highlight the kale and quinoa in this hot skillet recipe! 

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