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In the heyday of a booming post-World War II economy in the U.S, many food and beverage manufacturers focused on meeting the rather predictable needs of a population mostly concerned with calorie intake and satiety. During this epoch, Americans ate mostly traditional, meat-and-potatoes meals, and were largely happy with this. Eating differently didn’t confer social status, and dietary change was not seen as a serious tool for healthy living.[…] Continue Reading »
Consuming is an intimate experience, especially when it comes to the food and beverage space. While in other industries consumers simply come in contact with products, in the food and beverage industry they literally consume them. So it is important for food and beverage companies to establish brand intimacy with today’s consumers at every possible chance.
MBLM took a look at how companies rank when it comes to establishing intimacy with consumers, and the list of the top 20 included companies from the apparel and technology industries to retail and consumer packaged goods.[…] Continue Reading »
Coffee prices fluctuate with supply, but a severe drought in Brazil and a fungus called coffee rust in Central America have taken a toll on crop yields, sending coffee bean costs soaring this year with the expectation that they’ll go even higher in 2015.
A report earlier this year from the International Center for Tropical Agriculture in Colombia predicts that climate change will bring more of the same in the future.[…] Continue Reading »