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Hot Cereal

February 15, 2019

In recent years hot cereal manufacturers have made it easier than ever for consumers to eat oatmeal. Nearly every company in the category now offers some version of a microwavable cup or pouch. Now, companies must find other ways to differentiate. Full story

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Meat

February 15, 2019

For all the buzz about plant-based substitutes, consumers are eating more prepackaged fresh meats, which poses opportunity for private brands Full story

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Cheese

January 31, 2019

Americans may be drinking less milk, but consumption of US-produced cheese products continues to grow, according to Rabobank. Full story  

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Active Beauty

January 31, 2019

Since we unveiled the Active Beauty Trend at the end of 2016, it has gone from strength to strength. Here, we analyze the past, the present and the future of beauty products designed for sports and fitness. Full story

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Yogurt

January 31, 2019

The spoonable yogurt market is a volatile one which has swung repeatedly between growth and decline in recent years. Mintel highlights four yogurt trends to watch out for in 2019, from clean label to floral flavors. Full story  

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Snacks

January 23, 2019

Snacking is no longer seen as a guilty pleasure, but has instead become an eating occasion in its own right, and snack foods will continue to evolve to meet the needs of constantly on-the-go consumers. Full story

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Prepared Foods

January 23, 2019

Grocers should resolve to offer more nutritious, portion-controlled options in this space. Ready-to-eat foods from your stores can be the perfect solutions to shoppers’ busy lifestyles and discourage them from spending their food dollar at other competitive foodservice outlets. Full story

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Bar ingredients

January 23, 2019

Through function and flavor innovation, bakers win over consumers. From weight-control to fiber, one thing is clear: Consumers seek out bars for a purpose. Full story

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Turmeric

January 16, 2019

The distinctive yellow color and flavor make it hard to overlook, and over the past couple of decades, turmeric has been found to help with many different bodily ailments Full story

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Soybean pulp

January 16, 2019

Renewal Mill seeks to transform byproducts into nutritious, functional ingredients. The company recently showcased okara flour, a versatile, high-fiber, gluten-free flour harvested from the pulp left over from soy milk processing. Full story  

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