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FOOD TRENDS: R.I.P. Jimmy Dean, sausage king; carbonated fruit; food fetishized; $7 billion Hispanic food market

Reported by AP: Jimmy Dean, a country music legend for his smash hit about a workingman hero, “Big Bad John,” and an entrepreneur known for his sausage brand, died on Sunday. He was 81. In 1969, Dean went into the sausage business, starting the Jimmy Dean Meat Co. in his hometown. Dean knew the hog … Continue reading

Dining and Restaurants

U.S. TRENDS: Blame boomers for supper slump; “important” eateries

If you are a restaurateur, you’re justifiably worried. If you own a discount natural foods supermarket with wide aisles, you’re pretty optimistic at a new study by NPD, a market research firm. If you’re a Baby Boomer, get ready to be blamed yet again.  Supper is the restaurant industry’s largest sales generator but the meal has been the weakest … Continue reading