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Pizza for Breakfast, Reinvented


Many of us enjoy exotic toppings on our pizza that go far beyond pineapples or anchovies. French Toast, Cap’n Crunch, and Nutella are just some of the crazy breakfast pizza topping options sweeping pizzerias. The pizza world is oozing with creativity, especially in the age of viral trends. Social media has allowed pizzerias to have the room to play around with different, unique recipes while simultaneously promoting their business. They …

 

Alternative Sweetener Sales Outpace Sugar in Canada


Dollar sales of sugar fell 15 percent in Canada from 2011-16, reaching an estimated $215 million, according to Mintel. However, the alternative sweetener category grew 10 percent during that same period. Women are more likely to use a larger range of sweeteners as 84 percent use two or more types of sugar/alternative sweeteners compared to 79 percent of men.

read more – https://www.specialtyfood.com/news/article/sales-traditional-sugar-falls-canada-while-alternatives-triumph/

 

With People & Planet, Peet’s Offers Sustainability


Emeryville, Calif.-based Peet’s Coffee today launched a marketing initiative called People & Planet, designed to highlight some of the coffee roasting company’s long-running direct trade relationships and promote the resultant coffee offerings.

The company has organized the campaign around three pillars, or three different ways of characterizing sustainable relationships with coffee producers: direct trade, farmer assistance, and certifications.

Indeed, the most interesting thing about the campaign is the fact that a company with the size, history, buying power and …

 

US Coffee Roasters Take Home Awards


The 8th Annual Good Food Awards ceremony took place this past weekend in San Francisco, honoring coffee roasters alongside craft producers in specialty culinary categories such as beer, cheese, spirits, oils and preserves. Sixteen winning single-origin, sustainably sourced coffees from 16 different U.S. roasters received awards.

Twelve of the winning coffees were sourced from Ethiopia, a fact due not only to the abundance of quality of coffees there, but how well they hold up in roasted form over time, as …

 

USDA November 2016 Highlights


Dairy Products ISSN: 1949-0399 Released January 5, 2017, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). November 2016 Highlights Total cheese output (excluding cottage cheese) was 1.01 billion pounds, 2.7 percent above November 2015 but 2.6 percent below October 2016. Italian type…

 

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