Thinking about counterfeit goods, clothing and accessories are usually the first things that come to mind. However, the food and beverage industry is also concerned and fake food scandals have drawn attention to this problem. Those recent scandals are not limited to one region; in fact counterfeiting is a global issue:Read More
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What are the 5 biggest global trends in the food and drink industry for 2018? Based on an exclusive consumers’ research and experts’ analysis, Mintel has recently launched its 2018 trends study around the food and drink industry.
Review the full report here.Read More
When we talk about globalization and politics we often think of the impacts they have on our direct lives, concerning our jobs, education and direct future. But we often forget to think about some other impacts they have such as on our energy consumption, the news we hear and on industries, that are chosen to be highlighted over others such as choosing solar over coal. But today we are going to talk about an industry that impacts our everyday lives typically three times a day, the food industry.
The cosmetics industry is known for its innovative and “thinking outside the box” products. Latest in the cosmetics industry world has been the use of activated charcoal for whiter teeth and clearer skin, but what are the regulations on these products? What makes activated charcoal the new miracle for skin and dental health?
Although some trends show an increasing drive towards new and evolved products, other trends show the benefits of going back to foods used in the past. According to the National Restaurant Association’s 2017 Culinary Forecast, ancient grains are one of the most sought after items in the pantry. Although these have been popular for the past several seasons, the trend is becoming even more popular the rise in health and artisanal orientated diners.
Shopping has become a social activity, with it becoming increasingly common to go shopping with friends and family. They also look for creativity in food items as well as other products and are more inclined to trying something new unless convinced otherwise. This generation wants child friendly and eco-friendly as well as exotic and creative.
“Made in France” has been associated with quality and luxury for decades. And this is no exception for the cosmetics industry who represents a large amount of France’s exports. But what are the hard and fast facts supporting this claim? Why is France still conquering abroad market with the “Made in France” label?