Home Must Reads Gluten-free demand increases

Gluten-free demand increases

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Monday, July 02, 2012

The demand for gluten-free products at restaurants and grocery stores has increased quickly in the last few years.

Gluten — which is found in an extraordinary number of foods these days, from croutons to desserts — has been consumed for thousands of years. The increasing number of people who are having digestive problems with it now may be the result of hybridization of wheat strains and/or by new methods of processing, according to the National Institute of Health.

Whatever the reasons for the increased problems, sales of foods labeled gluten free increased by more than 25 percent in just the past two years, going from $4.8 billion in 2009 to an estimated $6.1 billion in 2011, according to Mintel. Sales are expected to reach $7 billion in 2012 and $8 billion in 2013.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

{biztweet}gluten free{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

Fork & Bottle

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014

National media can’t get enough of Oregon’s pinot noir, artisan-food purveyors and lively, independent film scene.


Read more...

Measure 91: What Oregon Businesses Need to Know

Contributed Blogs
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
91 thumbBY DIANE BUISMAN

Some common misconceptions employers have about marijuana.


Read more...

Woman of Steel

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Tamara Lundgren tackles the challenges—without getting trampled.


Read more...

Grape Expectations

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY HANNAH WALLACE

Well-financed outsiders from France and California are buying up vineyards and wineries in the Willamette Valley.


Read more...

Semiconductor purgatory

News
Monday, October 06, 2014
roundup-logo-thumb-14BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Intel's manufacturing way station; Merkley's attack dog; Diamond Foods gets into the innovation business.


Read more...

Downtime

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

Bob Dethlefs, CEO of Evanta, balances work and play.


Read more...

I Know How You Feel

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

Most smartphones come equipped with speech recognition systems like Siri or Cortana that are capable of understanding the human voice and putting words into actions. But what if smartphones could do more? What if smartphones could register feeling?


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS