Food Business News - August 16, 2011 - (Page 13)

Consumers taking active role in beverage trends CHICAGO — Do-it-yourself flavor and debate over what beverages should be given to children top The Food Channel’s “Top Ten Beverage Trends for 2011” list. The trend list was developed by the Food Channel along with CultureWaves, the International Food Futurists and Mintel International. The top beverage trends are: 1) Do-it-yourself flavor — Many consumers are taking flavor into their own hands, adding floral or citrus flavors to water and leaving out most of the sugar. 2) Parental discretion advised — With the Los Angeles school district banning chocolate and strawberry milk from the cafeteria, restaurant chains are working to offer healthier options for children, including 1% milk and fruit juices instead of soda. 3) Iced coffee is scalding hot — Consumers have increased consumption of cold caffeinated beverages in restaurants by 20% during the past five years. 4) For medicinal purposes only — Enhanced waters are growing in popularity and offer added vitamins and nutrition for different ailments. 5) Sipping seasonally and simply — Beverages are no exception to consumers choosing foods that are in season and local. 6) Fast food beyond the fizz — Beverage options at fast-food restaurants are expanding beyond just fountain drinks. 7) Craft beers: The buzz is back — Overall beer sales are flat, but sales of craft beers are growing at double-digit rates. 8) Bourbon booming — Bourbon is popular again, and $150 million has been spent on new construction at Kentucky distilleries, where 95% of the world’s bourbon is produced. 9) Show biz — Presentation f beverages i b i of b is becoming more i important at food service with tableside prep of freshly squeezed lemonade in the summer and tableside prep of apple cider in the fall coming into vogue. 10) Drinking ourselves thin — While consumers are enjoying all types of beverages, they want to do so with the least amount of calories. This has led to “Northern Lites” drinks at Caribou Coffee and “38 Smoothies Under 300 Calories” at Smoothie King. FBN August 16, 2011 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® 13

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Food Business News - August 16, 2011
Ralcorp to buy Sara Lee refrigerated dough business
Whey protein’s emerging mass appeal
Gluten-free labeling in the spotlight
Web Contents
Editorial - Search for insights in P.&G.’s farewell to food
Nestle profi t down in fi rst half of year
Sara Lee income up sharply in year
Pilgrim’s Pride’s second-quarter earnings plunge
Snyder’s-Lance swings to loss in quarter
Consumers taking active role in beverage trends
Cargill recalls 36 million lbs of ground turkey
Consumers more concerned with fat, calories than HFCS
Investment group partnering with Kettle Cuisine
Smart Balance purchases gluten-free food company
Sunsweet acquires Function Drinks
Kraft's big Split
Additional amicable separations
Ralcorp to buy Sara Lee refrigerated dough business
Ralcorp net down on impairment charge
F.D.A. warns Lazy Larry brownies are unsafe
Cott income climbs 19% in second quarter
Lower salad volumes contribute to loss at Chiquita
Restaurant Performance Index above 100 in June
Cost and taste remain barriers for functional foods
Sugar prices strong as supplies tighten
Gluten-free labeling in the spotlight
Health and wellness remains at the heart of oil innovations
Inside the guar gum bubble
Use hydrocolloids to save on costs
Dairy Business News
Conditions remain diffi cult for Dean Foods
Dean Foods suffers loss after litigation charge
Whey protein’s emerging mass appeal
Adding ethical value
Dannon adds Greek Oikos to portfolio
Caribou adds ‘Grown-up Grilled Cheese’ to menu
Beech-Nut to co-brand baby food with Mott’s
Earth’s Best expands Sesame Street line
Popchips introduces jalapeño variety
Kettle Brand launches reduced-fat chip line
Tropical fl avor line extends beyond familiar
SunOpta completes purchase of juice company
Spicetec names director of marketing
Carton protects fragile products
GPC hires scientist, sales representative
F.D.A. has no objection to krill oil’s GRAS status
Birko to buy maker of washing, pasteurizing systems
Ingredient Markets
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - August 16, 2011