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Cheese

November 15, 2017

Here you will find the latest insights on the cheese category.  The overview contains the most recent USDA and retail data, as well as new product and foodservice trends. Cheese Category Insights – November 2017

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Produce

November 15, 2017

As consumer interest in fresh food heightens, so does the focus on product offerings. While not historically prominent in the produce department, brands now play an increasingly important role in the department’s success. Full story

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Health & Beauty Care

November 15, 2017

Within the United States, there is increasing awareness and importance being placed on health and wellness by consumers, and the sentiment in the convenience store industry right now is that as health trends are rising, so is the opening for c-stores to capture “healthier” dollars. Full story

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Salads & Berries

November 8, 2017

Organic produce now accounts for 10% of the produce category, according to The Nielsen Co., as consumers snap up prepackaged organic salads and bigger packages of berries. Lettuce and berries generate about 30% of total organic produce sales, followed by apples and spinach. Full story

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Dairy

November 8, 2017

The Hispanic population is the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States; they are expected to reach $1.7 trillion in spending by the end of 2017. We will take a deep dive into these Hispanic Shoppers, their shopping habits and motivators to purchasing dairy products. Using this research, Midwest Dairy and Dairy West experts… Read more »

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Ice Cream

October 27, 2017

More consumers are enjoying the popular frozen treat as a snack between meals, as opposed to only after dinner. Full story

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Meat

October 27, 2017

Protein delivered mixed consumer pricing results over the back half of summer, according to the Jefferies Food & Convenience Retail report released this month. Some subcategories will likely drive near-term profits, while others could constrict them. Full story

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Beer

October 20, 2017

To help c-store retailers optimize their beer assortments within that valuable in-store real estate, Anheuser-Busch/InBev (ABI), IRI and the Category Management Association (CMA) partnered on a new study — the results of which were released recently to Convenience Store News. Full story

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Seafood

October 20, 2017

Almost two-thirds of consumers are regular seafood eaters, and fish is on the menu at four out of five restaurants, according to a Datassential report. In addition to choosing it for taste, consumers say they see seafood as a healthy option, and eateries can boost sales by promoting the healthy aspects of their fish dishes…. Read more »

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Cereal

October 20, 2017

While it has long maintained a seat at the kitchen table, it seems cereal may be moving beyond breakfast and even beyond the bowl. New research from Mintel reveals that more than two in five US cereal consumers eat cereal as a snack at home. Full story

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