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Bakery

August 15, 2018

Despite the overall trend toward health and wellness, consumers are still looking to the bakery section for indulgent snacks, particularly seeking new creations and exciting new flavors. Full story

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Meat & Seafood

August 15, 2018

Winsight Grocery Business editors dish on the latest trends that are heating up meat and seafood departments, some of the most powerful drivers of total store sales. Full story

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Mushrooms

August 15, 2018

Thanks to rising consumer interest in functional ingredients and the idea of food as medicine, the global mushroom market is, well, mushrooming. Full story

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Sugar

August 8, 2018

Consumers may be focused on sugar in their attempt at living healthy, but taste remains the primary factor influencing buying decisions, while confusion also reigns, speakers said on Aug. 7 at the International Sweetener Symposium, sponsored by the American Sugar Alliance, which represents sugar beet and cane growers, processors and refiners. Full story

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Plant-based Food

August 1, 2018

Plant-based food sales rose 20% year-over-year, topping $3.3 billion dollars, according to Nielsen and the Plant Based Foods Association. The plant-based milk category is up 9%, compared to 3% the previous year, and comprises about half the total dollar volume, at $1.6 billion. Plant-based meats grew 24%, cheeses 43% and yogurts 55%. Full Story

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Flavored Water

August 1, 2018

As customers look for healthy, non-alcoholic beverage options with less sugar, craft sodas and flavored water like LaCroix continue to gain traction. Craft soda has grown over the past 10 years but remained steady since 2016, while online searches for flavored water spiked significantly at the beginning of 2018, according to data from Google Trends…. Read more »

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Pulp & Paper

August 1, 2018

With toilet roll and tissues swept up in an escalating international trade row, it’s not just Procter & Gamble’s (PG.N) Charmin that’s going to get the squeeze. Higher prices in the wake of possible tariffs would exacerbate what is already mounting pressure on consumer product company profits from soaring costs from pulp, a main ingredient… Read more »

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Beef & Pork

July 25, 2018

Beef is the new gold, at least for the US red meat industry. And pork is not far behind as the solid silver. That sums up the performance of the industry in the first six months of 2018. Full story

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Chicken

July 25, 2018

Results of new consumer research commissioned by the National Chicken Council (NCC) indicate demand for chicken products in foodservice and retail segments is growing. Full story

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Beauty

July 25, 2018

Though buyers are always on the lookout for fresh innovations the pace of innovation in beauty products has increased recently. Here are some key product trends retailers said are grabbing their attention. Full story  

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