Across the FMCG brick-and-mortar landscape, fresh categories have driven nearly 49% of all dollar growth this year. Analyzing a unified view of the food space provides flavor and ingredient inspiration, the ability to realize product synergies across departments and even leaves room for innovation and cross-promotional opportunities between food and non-food categories.
The Food and Drug Administration’s decision on June 14 that eight additional carbohydrates meet its fiber definition pleased several suppliers of branded ingredients. The decision also should ease the anxiety of food and beverage manufacturers wanting to meet a compliance date for labeling updates.
As Father’s Day (June 17) approaches, it seems that many American dads would welcome a way to hold onto their youth as new research from Mintel reveals that one third (34%) of American dads* who use personal care products say they care about preventing the signs of aging, compared to one quarter (26%) of male personal care product users overall.
A variety of sweetener options allows formulators to achieve balance between sweetness and health. Full
Dairy goat milk and goat cheese (chèvre) continue to see slow, steady growth trends in the United States. Much of this is attributed to the higher protein and lower cholesterol levels found in the products, as well as the fact that sensitive stomachs find it easier to digest.
With summer around the corner, Mintel’s global analysts predict four food and drink trends consumers can expect at parties and celebrations this sunshine season, as it publishes its 2018 Summer Food & Drink Trends. Full
A survey by Oliver Wyman indicates the discounter is improving its perception and stealing share from incumbents. Full
Weis Markets is helping customers take a step toward a healthier lifestyle with the launch of a plant-based health and wellness program called Plant Powered. Full
About two-thirds of consumers purchase specialty foods, leading the industry to $140.3 billion in retail and foodservice sales in 2017, an 11 percent increase over 2015, show the findings of the State of the Specialty Food Industry 2018 report, published by the Specialty Food Association in collaboration with Mintel.
Industry efforts to get in front of the labeling debate with the SmartLabel initiative is both meeting consumer demand for transparency and boosting sales, prompting initiative leaders Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and Food Marketing Institute (FMI) to launch a campaign in a bid to raise consumer awareness.