Supermarket and Retail

Grocery Gadget- Shopping List

Keep your pantry and your trips to the store organized with this shopping app. A barcode scanner allows you to easily build your shopping list. Create lists for multiple stores and even sync lists with other Grocery Gadget users. iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Nokia

ShopShop- Shopping List

Nikolaj Schumacher
A simple app to help you keep track of what to buy at the grocery store. Save multiple lists and strike through items as you pick them up. iPhone


Hevva Corp.

Like to eat locally grown, fresh, in-season food?  This app will tell you what foods are in season around you and where to buy them.  Get information on your local farms and farmers markets and even get great recipe ideas! iPhone



This unique app allows you to scan the barcode of food items and find out how healthy a food really is. With so many health claims today, food labels can be confusing. Use Fooducate to learn more about the quality of foods you and your family eat. iPhone, Android

Strawberry Pecan Coffee Cake

Ingredient List: 

1 cup fresh or frozen whole strawberries, cut into pieces
3 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup light sour cream
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
1/4 cup pecans, chopped

1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons milk, low-fat
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
If using frozen strawberries, thaw and cut into pieces. Combine with brown sugar and set aside.
Spray an 8” round cake pan with cooking spray.Read more

IFIC Survey Finds Answers to What Americans Consider When Shopping For Food

Food Processing

Taste, price and healthier foods and beverages get high marks during the International Food Information Council Foundation's annual 2011 Food & Health Survey. It isn't surprising that Americans are more conscious of the price they pay for food, but it is increasingly becoming almost as important as taste, according to the Washington, D.C.-based International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation's sixth annual 2011 Food & Health Survey of 1,000 American adults over a two and a half-week period in March and April of 2011.Read more

Five Food and Beverage Trends

Food Product Design

A food and beverage trend report compiled by Pavone outlines “Five Things You Need to Know." The report goes a step further than some other market research in that it offers solid advice on how manufacturers and foodservice operators can apply the information to their own business. The five trends include:Read more

Food Trends Mapped for the U.S. and Canada

Supermarket Guru

Two new reports from the NPD Group set out the next decade’s food futures for both nations, and point out similarities and differences. Insights like these could help diminish product launches offered with inappropriate flavors, textures, form and packaging – which have created some memorable busts. The NPD reports are A Look into the Future of Eating – Canadian Marketplace, and A Look into the Future of Eating – United States Marketplace. First, the standout similarity predicted by these studies: Convenience will continue to be a leading factor in food consumption.Read more

FMI Grocery Shopper Trends 2011

Food Marketing Institute

Consumer confidence in food safety is at its highest point in seven years, with 88% of shoppers “completely” or “somewhat” confident in the safety of food at the supermarket, according to the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report. Consumers continue to be most comfortable with food grown in the United States versus imported products. The Trends survey found that while consumers are interested in nutrition, money worries are complicating their ability to make healthy choices when deciding what to eat.

Food Trends To Watch in 2011

Food Processing

Food and beverage innovation will continue to run broad and deep, with convenience remaining an unexpected, yet secondary attribute of most successful new products. When it comes to food and beverage innovation other key influencers include: Self-Driven Health & Wellness, Experiential Eating, Gluten-Free, and Sustainability.

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