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Packaged Facts Makes Its Picks for 2018 Food Trends to Watch

Color, seasoning and special ingredients are among those predicted to shape the year.

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RFA: E15 Approved for Use in Nearly 90% of New 2018 Vehicles

Roughly 34 percent of the estimated 235 million cars on the road today are manufacturer-approved to take the fuel.

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AAA: At $2.54, today's national average is 2 cents less than one week ago and 40 cents more than a year ago.

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Disruptions affect how people shop across different channels, categories and brands.

AAA Thanksgiving travel 2017

A total of 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more over the holiday weekend.

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Buc-ee's, Kwik Trip and Kelley's Market among top-rated brands for restroom quality in Q3.

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Illegal activity is one unintended consequence of high excise taxes.

fuel pumps

Average prices are on the rise in the majority of states.

Mintel Global Food & Drink Trends 2018

Opportunities will arise for traceabilitiy and unexpected textures, like chewy beverages and cookies with popping candy inside.

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The exclusive CSNews Top Wholesalers report reveals challenges and opportunities.

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Comfort food likely to be reimagined with artisanal, indulgent spins.


These events generate long-term sales and are more effective than non-price promos.

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Nielsen report also finds one-third of c-store shoppers expect to purchase fresh food in the channel in the future.

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