A Drink So Popular in Chicago, It Has Its Own Month

January, a time of new beginnings, health awareness, and goal setting, is also National Hot Tea Month. According to the Tea Association of the U.S.A., drinking hot tea can increase blood flow for improved cardiovascular health, provide antioxidants for cancer risk reduction, and boost energy expenditure which may help combat obesity. It appears that in […]

Beverage Choices in Chicago

You only have a couple of minutes to grab a drink from the break room vending machine before your next meeting begins. What do you grab? Finding something you enjoy should be easy as there many options available in Chicago that aim to meet a wide variety of preferences. The previous scenario has likely happened […]

A Healthy Energy Boost in Chicago

Have you ever had one of those days when you need an energy boost to make it through the day? If you have, you’re not alone. Even athletes such as elite marathoners sometimes need an energy boost while training and competing. Marathoners have traditionally used gels for an energy boost, but there is a new […]

10 Mood-Boosting Super Foods

Winter is coming. Holidays are coming. Desserts are coming. It’s the season of your grandma’s irresistible sugar cookies, piled mashed potatoes, and a plethora of holiday parties. In addition, this is the season of spending with Christmas approaching. How do you keep your mind and body sane? While exercising, sleeping, and coffee dates with understanding […]

Crunching the Numbers on Coffee in Chicago

Want to pick coffee flavors and brands that your Chicago employees actually care about? Why not tap into the data that independent restaurants and small chains use to make such decisions? Technomic, a research company that is dedicated to supplying data, analysis and consulting services to the food industry, recently introduced its Volumix data resource that […]

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

As of September 22nd, fall is officially here in Chicago. The chill is setting in, decorations are in stores, and everything pumpkin has made its way into stores. Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pies, pumpkin bread, and a slew of other pumpkin items are now available nearly everywhere. While fall is associated with the beginnings of […]

The Information Age Has Arrived: Consumers Want Transparency When Choosing Food

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Have you noticed how closely people in the break room look at labels on products before buying them? Welcome to the information age. And the health conscious generation. In recent years, consumer product manufacturers have added more nutrition labels and improved the way this information is organized. Many of these changes are due to government […]

More Americans Embrace Plant-Based, Organic And Non-GMO Foods; Are You On Board?

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Do you wonder why major supermarket chains and national restaurant operators are adopting more “better for you,” natural and organic foods? Because consumers are demanding it. Earth Balance, a company that produces a line of plant-based foods, surveyed 2,000 consumers recently to find out what they are eating and why. The survey found more people are […]