Weekly Wrap-Up: September 21, 2018

WeeklyWrapUp-131269-editedCatch up on all the latest industry articles from The Freedonia Group, Packaged Facts, Freedonia Focus Reports, MarketData, and BioInformant.

Learn about new developments related to tariffs, the food industry, kitchen appliances, mass transit, and other timely topics.

Tariff Tracker: More Tariffs, Please

The Trump administration has made good on its threat to enact a 10% tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, including plasticware. Who are some of the winners and losers of this latest round?

Start the Presses! The US Overturns Newsprint Tariffs

In August, the US International Trade Commission overturned a short-lived but damaging tariff on newsprint, to the relief of US newspaper publishers. But why was the tariff instated in the first place?

Tariff Tracker: Congressional Testimony Reveals Divide Among Flooring Manufacturers

So far, the Trump administration’s tariffs have been met with mixed reactions from major players in the US flooring industry.

Breakfast Is Important … Be a Believer!

Find out which consumers are “breakfast believers” — and subscribe to the notion that breakfast is more important than lunch or dinner.

Mapping the Way to Better Bread

A recent genome breakthrough could lead to the development of new strains of wheat, including wheat that has lower levels of gluten.

Food Fight: Businesses, Consumers, & Advocacy Groups Square Off Over GMO Labeling

Get a quick overview of GMO labeling rules and the market’s response to new proposed guidelines.

Toaster Ovens: The Small Kitchen Appliance That Could

Consumers showed an increasing preference for toaster ovens due to their convenience and affordability.

Mass Transit Investment Grows as High-Tech Solutions Fall Short

In the face of growing traffic problems, many cities are attempting to address the capacity shortage in mass transit systems as well as trying to catch up on needed maintenance.

Are States Ready to Gamble on eSports?

With the recent federal decision to allow sports betting, states are leaping at the opportunity to seize their share of the legal take. 

Dispelling the Top Myths About Medical Weight Loss Programs

Many healthcare professionals today still think that it’s too much of a hassle to operate a medical weight loss program, and that there’s no profit in it. This thinking is simply not accurate, according to MarketData.

Google Ventures Bets Big on Exosome Therapeutics

Exosome research and therapeutics is attracting growing investment, including the attention of industry behemoth Google Ventures.

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