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Driving Sales of Summer Produce

Powerful promotions and creatively executed displays drive sales of summer produce at grocery chains like Rouses Supermarkets. The grocery chain, which has more than 40 stores in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, runs regular display contests, particularly when there’s a change in seasons. Summer means stone fruit and grilling promotions. ...Read More



Consumers swapping soda for sports, energy drinks

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 ...Read More



Chips

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 ...Read More



Happier Days Coming for In-Store Bakeries

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 ...Read More



Dairy

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 in Dairy
  • Retail News
  • Dairy Product News
  • Foodservice News
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    Lidl: First U.S. stores opening June 15

    Pledging to “rethink grocery” behind a combination of quality, convenience and value, Lidl US revealed that its first U.S. stores would open June 15. Lidl, a division of German retailer Schwarz Group with U.S. headquarters in Arlington, Va., also provided locations of the 20 stores it said it would open this summer but did not reveal how many of those would open their doors in June. ...Read More



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

    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. ...Read More



    What’s for breakfast in 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. ...Read More



    Brew your vitamins: Startup VitaCup delivers vitamin-fortified coffee for Keurig system

    As both the dietary supplement industry and consumers are well aware, taking one’s dietary supplements is a daily routine people are prone to forget. A cup of joe, on the other hand, not so much. Full ...Read More



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