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The Consumers Gradual Shift Towards More Sustainable Eating

Posted: Dec 07, 2018

Whilst browsing around the vast choice of delicious food options in today’s supermarkets, it’s probably fair to say that most of us don’t think about where the food has come from and how it got to the store.

A few generations ago, exotic foods like avocados and mangos for example, hadn’t even been heard of let alone winning a space in our fruit bowls. Nowadays, these foods are so readily available, we take it for granted that we can buy them when and where we want.

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Superfoods- a passing trend or here to stay?

Posted: Nov 22, 2018

For some years now, superfoods have been marketed as the secret to optimum health. 

Health gurus and marketers across the globe are preaching the benefits of ‘superfoods’ and, more recently, ‘supergrains’ and ‘superfruits’, influencing people to go out of their way to get their hands on these highly desirable, medicinal foods.

Recognising that people are more concerned with their health than ever before, savvy marketers have of course jumped on this this widespread consumer trend and used it to their advantage.

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Top Food Trends of 2018

Posted: Nov 08, 2018

When operating in the food industry, it is crucial for businesses to stay ahead of the game when it comes to the latest trends, and to include the ones that are already in high demand. 2018 has been a year of innovation and excitement within the food sector, with a number of trends picking up more traction than even the experts had anticipated. Take a look at the examples below that are likely to continue to impact the food industry throughout 2019.

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The Diet Industry- a dying or evolving market?

Posted: Oct 25, 2018

The widespread desire to be ‘body beautiful’ is by no means a new phenomenon. I’m sure for as long as most of us can remember, people have turned to various diets to trim down, partly due to the pressures of the media, which constantly showcases images of people with the ‘ideal’ slim physique.

Capitalizing on this consumer desire to shed their unwanted pounds, brands and businesses alike have developed products, which claim to do exactly that.

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What does the future look like for private label?

Posted: Oct 15, 2018

To survive in the dog-eat-dog world of retail, retailers are required to rapidly evolve and adapt to an ever-changing and competitive environment. One of the ways this has been achieved is through the introduction of private label brands.

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Eco friendly cleaning products - a growing trend

Posted: Oct 01, 2018

It was only a mere 50 years ago when people would use simple home staples like bicarbonate of soda and vinegar to clean their homes. Over time, however, manufacturers began to produce products containing a mix of unpleasant chemicals, which are said to cause damage to our health. A wealth of evidence highlights the health impact of chemicals that we use in cleaning products, which can pass through our skin as well as be breathed in[1].

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Why Private Label fashion is a growth driver for retailers

Posted: Sep 18, 2018

When we think of own brands, our minds will immediately jump to products like food, cosmetics, toiletries and cleaning items. One product category in particular that appears to have taken off in recent years, however, is fashion. As increasing numbers of retailers have experienced great success with the launch of own brand clothing ranges, it appears that Private Label apparel is beginning to capture the attention of a growing number of people.

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Environmental sustainability in the food industry

Posted: Sep 03, 2018

As the global population continues to grow in a world with limited resources, the pressure is mounting on producers and manufacturers to maximize the amount of food that can be grown on existing land. This in turn, is having a catastrophic impact on the environment.

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Capitalizing on the market growth of the health and fitness industry

Posted: Aug 14, 2018

It’s no secret that, in the last decade or so we have witnessed a global obesity crisis.

Owing to factors such as living increasingly sedentary lifestyles, larger food portions and making poor nutritional choices, (perhaps due to being bombarded with fast food and drink advertising everywhere we turn), we are now in an alarming state of global health.

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Cruelty free products to enhance consumer desirability

Posted: Jul 25, 2018

Amongst product trends such as ‘free-from,’ eco-friendly and (when it comes to food), veganism; a demand that is evidently high on the modern consumer’s agenda are products that are cruelty free.

In recent years, we have become more exposed to leaked footage and documentaries exposing what goes on behind the scenes in ‘animal testing’ labs. Much of which is shocking, gruesome and cruel.

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