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    Juice industry regulations to concentrate on

    Published on December 12, 2018

    Manufacturers of packaged juice need state licensing, production in a commercial kitchen, correct labeling and most likely a food safety plan along with a Process Authority Review to sell their product in Michigan.

  • Tea trends

    Published on December 11, 2018

    Tea holds a large consumer consumption rate and future sales point to interest in healthy and premium options for expanded sales and prices.

  • Nuts, seeds and trail mix trends

    Published on November 27, 2018

    Price leads consumer decisions when purchasing nuts, seeds and trail mix. Due to the fact that main consumption occasion for these products is snacking, expanding the times and occasions that they are consumed will lead to increased sales.

  • Nut spread trends

    Published on November 27, 2018

    Peanut Butter takes the lead in taste, flavor and price among spreads, but has some work to do to be considered a snack item.

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