SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States has nearly 31 million women who are 27 years old and older who live alone without children. This group, now being called the "IndieWoman," spends $50 billion on food and beverages annually and will drive food trends for 2014, according to an article on food trends in the January issue of Food Nutrition & Science.
"IndieWomen" have no time, so look for more brands to offer more semi-homemade meals that use fresh, high-quality ingredients," says Phil Lempert. "Expect to see this term everywhere and stores merchandising just to them--where the products and meals are healthy, fast and efficient."
Other trends for 2014 include increased use of mobile devices including "click to buy" for consumers looking to purchase ingredients for a recipe on Pinterest and have it delivered to their homes and more international inspired foods and flavors to be served at home.
Also in the January issue, an interview with Jim Radin, vice president, Global Supply Chain for McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in spices and other flavorful products. Radin explains how, through worldwide strategic alliances, they apply sustainable growing practices and stringent food safety protocols to ensure a reliable supply chain, reduce waste and manage energy. McCormick & Co. also operate a net-zero energy distribution center in Belcamp, Md., and have instituted a weight reduction program for plastic bottles that has cut plastic use by more than 300 tons.
Other January features include an interview with Eric McClam who manages just less than four acres of organic fruits, vegetables and grain in Columbia, South Carolina on City Roots Farm, his family's urban farm; also information on Amaranth, a highly nutritious broad-leafed plant native to Mexico that's making a global entrance, and more.
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