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Food allergies and intolerances are here to stay 24th March 2016 From

Food allergies and intolerances are here to stay

According to recent research and Freedom of Information requests made to health authorities, hospital admissions in England due to food reactions rose from 2,758 in 2004 to 4,744 in 2015, showing there is a growing need for food products for allergy sufferers. This is supported by research from the US where The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that food allergies among US children increased approximately 50% between 1997 and 2011 and currently 15 million Americans have food allergies. Transparency of information is essential to ensure consumers can make informed food decisions and protect themselves against risk.

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What does 2016 hold for the retail industry? 14th January 2016 From

What does 2016 hold for the retail industry?

Consumers remain the driving force for retail, continuing to demand more choice, quality and transparency. How can retailers respond to these demands and give themselves a strong chance for success in 2016 and beyond?

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Consumers are concerned about food ingredients 8th October 2015 From

Consumers are concerned about food ingredients

Trace One consumer interviews on the street reveal a growing concern among shoppers on the correlation between their health and the ‘real’ ingredients in the food products they buy and eat. They want, and need, to trust labels, sources, and ingredients.

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Supply Chain Transparency Linked with Consumer Buying Behaviour in Recent Research 22nd January 2015 From

Supply Chain Transparency Linked with Consumer Buying Behaviour in Recent Research

According to recent research from Euromonitor, private label consumers are now placing increasing importance on food provenance, sustainability, ingredients, freshness and seasonality. For retail, this means information has to be shared effectively throughout the supply chain in order to secure consumers’ trust. This has in turn made transparency a hot topic, as it forms a crucial foundation to the trust between consumers, retailers and suppliers. Trace One recently conducted a survey of Fortune 500 companies, covering private label retailers, suppliers and manufacturers, to get their insight. The results were interesting to say the least.

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Food Safety must be Top of the Agenda 23rd October 2014 From

Food Safety must be Top of the Agenda

At this year’s BRC Food Safety conference retailers, manufacturers and food industry professionals debated the key events in food safety over the last year and how they need to adapt to meet the challenges yet to come. At the forefront of this debate is how, one year on from the horsemeat crisis, the industry can pick up the pieces and ensure another similar catastrophe is avoided in future. For example, at this year’s conference we moderated a panel discussion on transparency, discussing its role in aiding food safety. The discussion revealed that many felt that there is not enough collaboration between retailers and the manufacturers further down the supply chain and that more work is needed.

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The right package – Meeting changing demands in packaging 28th August 2014 From

The right package – Meeting changing demands in packaging

Packaging is more under the spotlight than ever before for a number of reasons. Environmental concerns over packaging material, the growth in the number of food allergen sufferers and the recent horsemeat food crisis have meant that consumers are now intensely aware of packaging and the information portrayed on the products that they consume. While this presents challenges for retailers and manufacturers, there is clearly an opportunity for the industry to better engage with consumers through providing greater clarity in product packaging.

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