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Integration of Indian and African flavors accelerates

February 27, 2019

The National Restaurant Association, Washington, placed North African cuisine/flavors atop its global flavors ranking in the “What’s hot 2019 culinary forecast.”   Berbere, peri-peri, turmeric and garam masala add spice to more U.S. menu items. Full story

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Survey: Younger shoppers more likely to select organics

February 21, 2019

Younger shoppers are more likely than baby boomers to buy organic items, citing health concerns as the top reason, according to a survey by organic produce company Earthbound Farm. Overall, 40% of shoppers surveyed said they expected to increase the amount of organics they buy this year. Full story

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Local food is the new organic

February 21, 2019

Packaged Facts has listed four disruptive food trends for 2019: Local foods, entrepreneurial brands making waves in the marketplace, restaurant-quality food at home and gut health at breakfast. “There’s no question that the demand for local now outweighs the demand for organic,” says Abby Prior of BrightFarms. Full story

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More stores using loyalty option from wholesaler AWG

February 21, 2019

More than 300 stores have integrated the Shopper Engagement Platform offered by Associated Wholesale Grocers, giving a boost to in-store loyalty programs. Retailers using the platform can offer points and gas credits to consumers and can operate with or without loyalty cards. Full story

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