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Haircare

September 20, 2017

While the natural hair movement has driven sales of styling products in the Black haircare market in recent years, today, consumers are getting back to the basics. New research from Mintel reveals that shampoo sales among Black consumers are expected to grow 7.3 percent to reach an estimated $473 million in 2017. Full story

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Sweet & Salty Snacks

September 20, 2017

The e-commerce giant’s snacks sales are up 42% versus a year ago, suggesting the $49 billion category could be the latest on the retailer’s path of disruption. Full story

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Organics

September 20, 2017

Almost nine in 10 U.S. households purchased at least one organic food item in the last year, and there are many opportunities to expand private label offerings. Full story

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Urner Barry’s Fall 2017 Reporter Update

September 20, 2017

Urner Barry is a business publisher specializing in the timely, accurate and unbiased reporting of market news and quotations to clients in the poultry, egg, meat, seafood and related segments of the food industry. Fall 2017 Reporter

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Coffee & Tea

September 14, 2017

Whether it’s to prime the pump to help jumpstart the day or be a small, anticipated treat, coffee and tea work either as a peripheral add-on or the forefront of many a food and beverage occasion. So grab your favorite mug of joe or cup of tea and savor the trends and insights into the… Read more »

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Deli Meat

September 14, 2017

As summer comes to a close, students across the U.S. are heading back to school and parents are once again facing the pressure of packing healthy lunches. For retailers looking to reach these shoppers, deli lunch meats could be a bright spot. Full story

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Savory muffins among latest bakery trends

September 14, 2017

Consumers seeking new flavors could find favor in the latest baking trend, which involves bringing savory notes to muffins using ingredients such as parsley, cheese and meat, according to Technavio data. Other trends impacting the muffin market are healthy ingredients and in-store bakeries at groceries, the company said. Full story

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Getting Back To Basics For Back-To-School Lunchtime Needs

September 13, 2017

As the start of a new school year gets underway, parents and caregivers are enjoying the last days of summer while also wondering how they’re going to get back in the swing of preparing creative and healthy lunches for their kids every day. Full story

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Cargill takes a stake in cell-cultured meat startup Memphis Meats

August 23, 2017

The protein giant didn’t disclose the size of the investment, but it was part of $17 million in funding that also included Richard Branson and Bill Gates. This is the first investment by a traditional meat company in the “clean meat” segment, where companies use cutting-edge cell-replicating technology to grow beef, poultry and fish from living animal… Read more »

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Cheese

August 23, 2017

Retail cheese sales were essentially flat for 2017 year-to-date through June vs. prior year. In Q2, we saw cheese sales return to growth  (+1.8%), reversing the unusual losses seen in Q1. DMI Quarterly Cheese Snapshot – Q2 2017

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