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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 ...Read More

July FoodBytes

Meal kits have been in the news a lot lately, but the business of meal kits -- Blue Apron's recent IPO, Amazon's entry into the market -- has been overshadowing the kits themselves. What's actually in those boxes? Datassential INSIDER has been tracking meal kit offerings from 11 different services for over a year, totaling nearly 4,400 recipes. In this month's FoodBytes, we're breaking down the ingredients, trends, cuisines, and preparation methods ...Read More

Growing number of consumers shopping online only

Shopping frequency at traditional full-service supermarkets has dipped by 2% over the past year, a recent Food Marketing Institute (FMI) study found. Full ...Read More

Small formats, e-commerce innovation among top Q2 trends

Although Amazon’s offer for Whole Foods dominated headlines, retailers such as Walmart and Kroger also made significant developments in store and e-commerce innovations, according to Planet Retail. Full ...Read More

Shoppers want cashier-free checkouts

Store experience is seen as a competitive advantage over online retailers and increasingly that means providing shoppers a self check out option. Full ...Read More

“Clean” Is About Something Much More Than What’s on a Product’s Label

“Clean label” is a term that’s not part of consumers’ everyday vocabulary. “Clean” encompasses much more than what’s listed (or not listed) on a product’s ingredient label. ...Read More

Weis appoints Banks-Ficcio to center store post

Weis Markets announced Donna Banks-Ficcio has joined the company as VP of center store sales and merchandising. Full ...Read More

Schnucks Partners on New In-Store Clinic

Midwestern grocery chain Schnuck Markets Inc. has partnered with Centene Corp. and Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers to launch a full-service clinic inside the Schnucks supermarket in Ferguson, Mo. ...Read More

Flavor & Ingredients

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 ...Read More

Fruit & Vegetables

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. ...Read More