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Bakery

July 26, 2017

The global market for bakery products is projected to exceed US$570 billion by 2024, driven by transforming health, indulgence, and convenience needs of consumers across the world and the resulting popularity of healthy, organic, and all natural baked goods. Full story

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Flavor & Ingredients

July 26, 2017

What a flavorful world. From posh fine dining restaurants to trendy food trucks to aromatic residential kitchens, flavors and ingredients originating from lands far and wide are spicing up meals in every corner of our nation. Full story

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Fruit & Vegetables

July 26, 2017

While 55% of trips to the grocery store did not include a produce purchase during the opening quarter of 2017, the average basket price rose $22 to $63 when fruits, vegetables or other qualifying selections were part of the transaction. Full story

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Meat Snacks

July 19, 2017

The meat snacks category is forecast to rise by 9% annually through 2021, fueled by new products and increasing demand for portable, healthy, low calorie and high protein snacks. Full story

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Cookies

July 19, 2017

When it comes to sweet baked goods, it seems Canadians have a clear favorite. New research from Mintel reveals that nearly three quarters (72 percent) of Canadians eat cookies, making it by far and away the nation’s most popular sweet baked good. Other top contenders making the list of Canada’s favorite baked goods include muffins… Read more »

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Sports Nutrition

July 19, 2017

Once the preserve of athletes and bodybuilders, Mintel’s Attitudes towards Sports Nutrition 2017 Report finds that many of the UK’s fitness lovers are using sports nutrition products. Indeed, almost three in 10 Brits (27%) use sports nutrition products*, rising to two in five (39%) Brits who exercise more than once a week. Full story

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Coconut Oil

July 6, 2017

A study by the American Heart Association advised against the ingredient because it is high in saturated fat and has the tendency to raise “bad” cholesterol. Full story

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Dairy

July 6, 2017

We strive to provide you with relevant information to help grow sales and confidence in dairy products.  This month, you’ll notice that we’ve shortened the newsletter to highlight articles published by Midwest Dairy staff.  Midwest Dairy Newsletter July 2017

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Ice Cream

July 6, 2017

Vanilla is the most popular ice cream flavor, followed by chocolate, cookies n’ cream, mint chocolate chip and chocolate chip cookie dough, according to a survey by the International Dairy Foods Association. Pecans were the most popular nut ingredient, while strawberries were the most popular fruit. Full story

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