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Consumers swapping soda for sports, energy drinks

May 23, 2017

The U.S. retail market for energy and sports drinks has risen at an annual rate of 7% over the last five years, resulting in sales of $25 billion in 2016, according to Packaged Facts’ new report, Energy & Sports Drinks: U.S. Market Trends & Opportunities. Full story

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Chips

May 23, 2017

Jerky chips made from meat infused with international flavor were the top picks in a study of consumer preferences regarding salty snacks by Nielsen. Both lamb chips with feta and goat meat chips with curry ranked higher than all other flavors in uniqueness, but didn’t score well in need or desire. Cauliflower, avocado, black bean… Read more »

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Happier Days Coming for In-Store Bakeries

May 23, 2017

Bakery has traditionally been fairly recession-proof, but customers’ purse strings seem to have loosened a bit more compared with the past several years. Total annual sales for the supermarket bakery category were $11.6 billion, according to Schaumburg, Ill.-based Nielsen. Full story

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Dairy

May 23, 2017

At Midwest Dairy Association, their goal is to be your dairy thought leader by providing timely and relevant information to help your business achieve its dairy-based objectives. Attached is our May ‘News You Can Use’ Midwest Dairy Newsletter.  The May edition highlights: Upcoming Webinars and Tools you can use for your business Consumer Trends and Insights… Read more »

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Analysts predict meat category could near $100B within 4 years

May 23, 2017

Sales of poultry, meat and meat substitutes could rise to $100 billion within the next four years, Packaged Facts reports. Consumers will likely become more specific in their choice of meat, selecting not only local products, but also unique options like wild boar out of concerns of sustainability. Full story

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What’s for breakfast in 2017

May 3, 2017

It has been traditionally known as “the most important meal of the day.” But thanks to ever-evolving lifestyle changes, breakfast — along with the notion of “meal” and, to some extent, “of the day” — has taken on all new meaning. Full story

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Category Management Handbook 2017

May 3, 2017

CSP’s annual compendium of in-store sales highlights the recent performance of all the major in-store categories, as well as upcoming trends. Plus, our inaugural Category Manager of the Year Awards. Click through to nine stellar category managers, dozens of trends and best practices, and plenty of charts that will help you benchmark against your own… Read more »

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Beef

May 3, 2017

Cattle futures extended a surge to a record and wholesale beef jumped to a 13-month high after a weekend blizzard hammered the Midwest, and a Kansas livestock group estimated the snowstorm may have killed thousands of animals, signaling tightening meat supplies. Full story

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Exotic Produce Creates New In-Store Destination

April 26, 2017

Spiny, hairy, gnarled and deceptively delicious, some of today’s hottest exotic produce is providing new opportunities for grocers to appeal to increasingly adventurous consumers who will buy once they try. Consider rambutan. Specialty produce experts around the country have identified this Southeast Asian sweet treat as a top trend, despite its wiry, sea urchin-like appearance…. Read more »

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