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Foot traffic returning to buffet restaurants

- General News
For some time, traffic to the dining industry has been impacted by inflationary pressures on consumer spending. Various restaurant categories have seen a decline in visits, and yet, some chains – and formats like “eatertainment” – are weathering the storm.

Rabobank: Avocado trade will continue to grow in an increasingly competitive market

- General News
Rabobank recently published its World Avocado Trade Map, charting global avocado production, consumption, and trade. In the next few years, avocado trade will continue to grow, but the market will be more competitive, forcing operators to be not only more efficient, but also increasingly sustainable.

Terrain launches with ag economists and market analysts

- General News
Terrain, a new source of agricultural industry analysis for U.S. farmers and ranchers, launches today, Nov. 7, 2022. Three leading Farm Credit Associations – American AgCredit, Farm Credit Services of America and Frontier Farm Credit – partnered to establish and offer Terrain to their customers.

Study shows Americans overestimate nutrition knowledge

- General News
With the holiday season around the corner ushering in numerous gatherings and celebrations centered around food, new data suggests that Americans believe they understand nutrition but in reality aren't making the grade.

IRI research shows food prices elevated but inflation slowing

- General News
Information Resources, Inc., today released a new report, September 2022 Price Check: Tracking Retail Food and Beverage Inflation, with insights regarding food inflation and its impact on consumer shopping behavior.

Study shows grocery delivery gaining on pickup this summer

- General News
Incisiv, a next-generation industry insights firm that helps retailers and brands navigate digital disruption, and Wynshop, the leading provider of digital commerce and fulfillment solutions for local store-based retailers, today revealed the findings from their State of Digital Grocery Performance Card for August, 2022.

A dive into the personalities of plants

- Analysis
A recent scholarly article on this subject asks, “Do plants have personalities?” The study was conducted on sagebrush by a team led by Richard Karban of the department of entomology and nematology at the University of California at Davis. 

AFF research shows progress in produce safety

- General News
A new consumer research project conducted by the Alliance for Food and Farming (AFF) shows a 20% decline in overall levels of concern about produce safety over 2016 survey levels.

PBH Gap Analysis shows huge disparity in federal spending and the need to raise fruit and vegetable consumption

- General News
Today the Produce For Better Health Foundation released its latest comprehensive research assessment of fruit and vegetable consumption-focused spending disparities in federal research, feeding and education programs, titled Fruit & Vegetable Gap Analysis: Bridging The Disparity Between Federal Spending & America’s Consumption Crisis, in partnership with Nutrition On Demand (NOD), a small consulting firm specializing in nutrition science, policy, and communications.

Research shows blueberries have cognitive benefits

- General News
A new research study published in Nutrients finds that blueberries have cognitive benefits.