Portion-control packaged snacks, functional foods and convenience in the supermarket and quickserve businesses will be the top food trends of 2007, predicts Harry Balzer of the consumer marketing company NPD Group.
More than half of American households eat frozen dinners, according to Packaged Facts. To meet the demand, 300 food companies market frozen food in the U.S., launching roughly 400 new products every year.
Tesco partnered with Cadbury Schweppes and Coca Cola to lead a coalition of 24 food companies and retailers in debuting a food labeling program. The new system features guideline daily amounts on food packages, rather than using the Food Standard Agency's recommended "traffic light" labeling system.