Fresh Food

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

Fresh Food

Producer Price Inflation Slowed—to 10%—Year Over Year in February

Wholesale food prices advanced at a faster rate, rising 13.7% year over year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' latest producer prices report.

Fresh Food

Sea Change: Seafood's Biggest Fans Are Shopping Around

Fewer than half of consumers in 2021 said that supermarkets were their top destination for seafood, according to FMI, as the popularity of direct-to-consumer and other online options surged.

Online and in store, consumers are craving convenient, creative, inflation-beating meal solutions, says IRI's Jonna Parker. But grocers have a ways to go in meeting that need, she says.

Almost 9 in 10 shoppers have noticed changes in their grocer's meat department, FMI's 2022 Power of Meat report finds, and most have adjusted their purchases in response.

Reaching and inspiring "weary and wary" shoppers in 2022 demands a rethinking of what value—and "value-added"—looks like for consumers right now, says IRI's Jonna Parker.

Amid all-time highs in meat sales—with retail meat department increasing dollar sales by 22% and volume sales by 3.0% over the past 5 years[1]—some sections of the meat case are leading the growth. In...

As fresh fruit prices soar, FMI's 2022 Power of Produce report finds a plurality of consumers now saying price is their No. 1 factor when making produce purchasing decisions.

Cheese products in the company's popular private-label line get new formulations and fresh packaging that lets shoppers scan a QR code to access a recipe featuring the product.

Strawberry fields forever: A New York-based vertical farming company has acquired computer-vision and robotics specialist Traptic as it seeks to apply smart technology to commercial fruit production.

Consumers made more meals at home as inflation and surging COVID-19 cases (and winter) only boosted at-home dining's appeal, IRI's latest shopper survey suggests.

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