Fresh Food

The latest developments and top trends in producemeat, seafooddelibakerycheesefloral and specialty and gourmet foods.

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Dairy Sales Still Up, But Service Bakery, Deli Struggle

Pandemic shopping is still boosting demand for dairy, but consumers shy away from service bakery and deli products.

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Impossible Foods Launches Direct-to-Consumer Site

The company, which has increased its retail footprint nearly 20-fold since the start of the year, is making its plant-based burger available in family-size quantities for two-day home delivery.

Produce sales started to level off in May, with fresh regaining some ground that had been lost to frozen and shelf-stable.

The category still saw double digit growth even with supply limitations and subdued consumer celebrations over a heavy grilling holiday.

The Lempert Report: Food shows are now beginning to focus on home cooking and everyday ingredients already lying around the kitchen.

Wisconsin Cheese is hosting the World’s Largest Cheese Party to celebrate National Cheese Day on June 4.

The company has sold more than 600 boxes during the weeks of the stay-at-home mandates due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Free from holidays, the week of May 17 shows a new normal for double-digit sales gains in produce.

Safety—both food safety and ensuring staff and consumers are safe—is still paramount, of course. Fortunately, there are a few ways to ensure a streamlined work area, clean and safe kitchens, and reduced risk of injury and other problems.

Sales of meat alternatives have been up by double digits for 11 weeks, but the growth is not keeping pace with meat.

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