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Meat Outlook

January 10, 2018

In the last year at retail, we saw prices come down on several meat case favorites which helped bolster consumer purchases, especially in the previously record-high red meat category. Looking ahead to 2018, there are numerous factors in play that will drive the retail food market. Winter 2017 Reporter  

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Ready-To-Drink Tea

January 10, 2018

According to Nielsen data* collated by Wells Fargo, US retail sales of ready-to-drink tea rose a modest 1.3% in the year to November 4, 2017, growing somewhat slower than RTD coffee (+11.7%), but faster than carbonated soft drinks, juice, sports drinks and still flavored water (which all experienced dollar sales declines). So what’s trending in… Read more »

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Non Dairy Milk

January 10, 2018

As the popularity of plant-based nutrition grows, it seems non-dairy milk is increasingly finding its place in Americans’ refrigerators. New research from Mintel reveals that non-dairy milk sales have seen steady growth over the past five years, growing an impressive 61 percent since 2012, and are estimated to reach $2.11 billion in 2017. Full story

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Skincare

December 6, 2017

A flurry of product launches in the UK and US suggests skincare made with food ingredients is set to gain momentum. Although it’s currently fairly niche, there is potential to develop mainstream offerings that are formulated with nutritive food ingredients for healthier skin. Full story  

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Beauty Spot: Targeting age diversity

December 6, 2017

The beauty industry is striving for diversity and aiming to grow more inclusive of gender, race and age. While brands and retailers are increasingly using women of all ages in advertising and market campaigns, Millennial shoppers still remain a focus for most color cosmetics brands. Full story

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Report: More than half of coffee consumed in US is gourmet

December 6, 2017

Gourmet coffee now represents 59% of US consumers’ daily coffee consumption, according to a new report by the National Coffee Association. While consumers age 65 and older enjoy the majority of their coffee in the home, those younger than age 35 prefer to drink it while on the go, the report said. Full story

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Yogurt

November 30, 2017

Yogurt retail sales remained depressed.  Year-to-date, through Q3 2017, sales volume was down -5.3 percent. This volume decline continues the softer sales trend observed for yogurt in the latter half of 2016. Certain  yogurt segments continue to see strong growth. Contributing the largest volume to growth are yogurt drinks (up 16.5%)  and whole fat yogurts (up 20.5%)…. Read more »

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Milk

November 30, 2017

Fluid Milk retail sales were down -2.5% year-to-date (thru Q3), a slightly more accelerated loss vs. 2016. Whole-fat milk continues to post growth and is now in its fourth year of increase (up 3.2% YTD). The whole fat trend links to both science and consumer trends. DMI Quarterly Milk Snapshot – Q3 2017 Quarterly Top Line… Read more »

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Cheese

November 30, 2017

Cheese retail sales were essentially flat (-0.2%) for 2017 year-to-date period through September  vs. year ago.  Year-to-date, many natural varieties are seeing growth, but these volume increases have not been strong enough overcome significant losses for processed cheese. Quarterly Top Line – Cheese_Q3 2017 DMI Quarterly Cheese Snapshot – Q3 2017

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