News on Food Trends from Illinois
IRI and NPD Rebrand as Circana, the Leading Advisor on the Complexity of Consumer Behavior
March 14, 2023
Following their merger in August 2022, Information Resources, Inc. ("IRI") and The NPD Group ("NPD") unveiled a new combined company name and brand identity: Circana.
Duravant Acquires Multiscan Technologies
December 22, 2022
Duravant LLC, a global engineered equipment and automation solutions provider to the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors, has acquired Multiscan Technologies.
NPD: Consumers will continue to eat more dinners at home
July 10, 2022
Inflation and other rising costs have consumers looking to cut expenses, and eating more dinners at home is one way they do it. Out-of-necessity dinners at home peaked during the pandemic but have since normalized.
RNA breakthrough creates crops that can yield 50% more potatoes, rice
July 25, 2021
Manipulating RNA can dramatically increase the yield of potato plants, as well as increasing drought tolerance, announced a group of scientists from the University of Chicago, Peking University and Guizhou University.
'Cajun Fries' see fastest growth in Grubhub's Third Annual 'State of the Plate' report in the category side dishes
July 01, 2021
Mid-Year Report by food delivery platform Grubhub (United States) looks at Top Food Trends, Popular Restaurants, Forecasts and More. Noteworthy in the Side Dish Category: 'Cajun Fries' have seen the fastest growth on the Grubhub platform during the first half of 2021.
US Online Grocery Sales hit USD8.4 billion in April, up 16% vs prior year
June 24, 2021
The US online grocery market finished April with $8.4 billion in sales, as 67.8 million households placed an average of 2.73 online grocery orders during the month.
Potato nutrients can help reduce sodium retention, may help reduce risk of hypertension
June 23, 2021
New study finds that individuals with higher cardiometabolic risk may benefit from adding more dietary potassium, via potatoes, to a typical American diet
National Restaurant Association Show 2021 cancelled
March 04, 2021
Event organizers of the National Restaurant Association Show today announced the cancellation of the 2021 National Restaurant Association Show, which was scheduled to take place May 22-25 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Duravant To Acquire Cloud Packaging Solutions from Hearthside Food Solutions
November 20, 2020
Duravant LLC announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cloud Packaging Solutions from its parent company, Hearthside Food Solutions LLC.
Looking for New Ways to Fuel Athletic Performance? Try A Potato
October 16, 2020
White potatoes are as effective as commercial sports products in exercise fueling, performance and recovery, according to research funded by the Alliance for Potato Research & Education.