Fresh Food

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

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Cheese Sees Big Gains in 2020

Total dairy and deli cheese sales increased 19.4% for the 52 weeks ending Jan. 24, 2021, according to IRI.

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Top Plant-Based Dairy Categories in Demand

Plant-based dairy narrowly outpaces traditional dairy, according to IRI figures.

Department sales reached $69.6 billion in 2020, according to FMI–The Food Industry Association’s 2021 Power of Produce report.

Plant-based food sales in the U.S. climbed 27% in 2020, with sales of plant-based meat alternatives topping $1 billion for the first time.

Tropical fruit rides immunity-boost sales trend.

As shoppers start to shift their food dollars back to foodservice, retailers have now got to use every tool to keep them engaged and cooking at home.

The indoor produce grower said the SPAC deal would provide it with capital for geographic and category expansion.

"Everything you see in a white, middle-class suburban neighborhood is what you need to see in the urban Black neighborhood—an abundance of healthy food and availability," says Rachael Dombrowski, co-director of the Great Grocer Project.

Shoppers have sought out more, and more expensive, proteins during the pandemic. But just because their restaurant visits will increase doesn't mean what they buy at the grocery store is likely to change, IRI analysts say.

Consumers find value-added proteins a welcome mealtime solution at the crossroads of convenience and culinary discovery.

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