Chris Whiting from Synergy Flavours highlights the key drivers behind future flavour trends and what to look out for this year.

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The food industry is heavily influenced by a range of sources – travel, social media, global events, culture, celebrities, the list goes on. Trend-tracking technology and processes are important for identifying trends as they emerge, but how can manufacturers work to stay several steps ahead of consumers to predict what they might want next?

Synergy Flavours conducts extensive research every year to predict the rising stars in flavours. Consumer buying habits, bloggers, food writers and futurologists have all helped

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There’s Plenty Worrying Investors as Europe’s Stocks Hit Records

(Bloomberg) — European equities are at records, vaccination rates are picking up and central banks are funneling trillions of dollars into the economy. But there is still plenty that could go wrong, with a resurgent coronavirus outbreak, another missed summer holiday season and elections keeping investors up at night.While the pandemic turned 2020 into a stock market roller-coaster, 2021 has begun on a more optimistic note. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index has jumped 9.6% this year and hit an all-time high in April, the VStoxx Index of euro-area volatility has

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CHICAGO — Consumers are interested in healthy, plant-based alternatives as well as unique flavors to start the day, according to data from Label Insight.

The company looked at consumer online searches to see what breakfast foods increased in popularity during the pandemic. Within the breakfast sandwiches and meals category, product characteristics like “gluten-free,” “veggie”, “ketogenic”, “low carb” and “healthy” increased in search volume, while searches for characteristics like “sugar free,” “high fiber,” “paleo” and “organic” increased within the cereal category.

“The pandemic has certainly urged and possibly forced some consumers to prioritize their health and wellness,” said Thea Bourianne, solutions

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JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Apr 1;4(4):e215262. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.5262.


IMPORTANCE: Time trends and population disparities in nutritional quality of foods from major US sources, including grocery stores, restaurants, schools, worksites, and other sources, are not well established.

OBJECTIVE: To investigate patterns and trends in diet quality by food sources among US children and adults overall and in sociodemographic subgroups.

DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: This serial, cross-sectional survey study included respondents from 8 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey cycles (2003-2018) with valid dietary recalls. Data were analyzed from April 16, 2020, to July 20, 2020.

EXPOSURES: Survey cycle, food source,

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Welcome to Selfmade Finance School, our new money series with Block Advisors to help small business owners with their tax, bookkeeping, and payroll needs year-round. This week, we explore the tax implications of bringing family members into your business.

The question for today is this: Does hiring your family members make sense for your business? Let me be clear. This is not a piece about whether hiring your family members makes sense for your relationships with those family members. As someone who is part of a family business, I could fill up a lot more than 600 words on my

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