With restaurant industry sales rising to over $7 billion in the United States, who would have thought that Americans actually prefer eating at home? That’s what a new report, “The Evolution of Eating,” by national CPG brokerage firm Acosta Sales and Marketing is saying
Starting a food or beverage business can be a very creative and exciting process, but it can also be highly technical, laden with administrative and, yes, legal hurdles. And while hiring a lawyer can be a stressful - and expensive -- process, it’s important to have the right kind of guidance when you’re making key decisions, like what kind of corporation to form for your business and what licenses and regulations you will have to comply with when your food or beverage brand launches.
The benefits of coconut water have quickly catapulted the electrolyte-rich elixir from an exotic liquid sipped from the shell by locals and tourists to the epicenter of an entirely new beverage category: plant waters. And while coconut water continues to grow and evolve in the natural beverage space, which intersects with the similarly expanding functional foods category, it now has lots of company.
Caffeine is okay in coffee, but be wary of energy drinks. Sugar is fine in fruits and vegetables, but not added to snacks and drinks. It seems to be these sorts of recommendations made by the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) that are drawing praise from some and hostility from others.