In today’s globalized world, emerging markets are playing an increasingly important role. Emerging markets are countries that are right on the edge of becoming developed markets. Traditionally, the term was used to describe the four BRIC countries—Brazil, Russia, India and China—but as economic conditions in Latin America and the Asia-Pacific […]

Have you noticed anything different about the offerings at your favorite fast food restaurant recently? I’m not talking about healthier food items on the menu—although that is certainly a trend I’ve noticed as well. What I’m referring to is the wider selections of condiment sauces at several restaurant chains. Gone […]

Coffee has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a simple breakfast beverage. In fact, you could say it’s grown beyond the basic purpose of providing a morning caffeine boost. These days, specialty coffee drinks have become signature seasonal offerings geared toward attracting new customers. Surely everyone’s heard […]

As food products are processed, packaged and distributed, they undergo many tests for safety. Given the importance of quality and safety, the food and beverage industry could always benefit from more sensitive tests to detect food contaminants and subsequently protect consumers. Indeed, those companies with few negative incidents are also […]

Fall has officially arrived! The leaves are changing color, there’s a chill in the air, and Halloween is just around the corner. But in addition to these notable characteristics, there is another way many mark the changing of the seasons: pumpkin spice lattes have made their way back onto coffee shop menus. No doubt […]