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Total Consumer Report

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. ...Read More

F.D.A. fiber decision offers good news for branded ingredients

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. ...Read More

Men’s Personal Care

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. ...Read More


A variety of sweetener options allows formulators to achieve balance between sweetness and health. Full ...Read More

Goat Milk

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. ...Read More

What’s Hot This Summer? Mintel Announces Summer Food and Drink Trends for 2018

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 ...Read More

Shopper Survey Points to Building Momentum at Lidl

A survey by Oliver Wyman indicates the discounter is improving its perception and stealing share from incumbents. Full ...Read More

The most plant-based traditional grocer?

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 ...Read More

Specialty Food Sales up 12.9%, Far Outpacing all Food Sales

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. ...Read More

SmartLabel Is Rapidly Taking Over the Retail Front

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. ...Read More