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What Grocers ‘Knead’ to Know About Specialty Breads

Consumers today want better-for-you bread and bakery products that range from artisanal to clean label.


Niche Brands, New Formulations and Variety Driving Premium Pet Food

High-quality food for dogs and cats is in demand as consumers seek products that mimic what they eat.

Today’s grocery store is changing, and retailers need fewer machines, more compact equipment and stackable products to deal with the premium cost placed on space.

From plant-based cuisines to "underdog produce," artisan foods hold promise for something special.

Consumers are voicing concerns about everything from single-use plastics to microplastics in the ocean, but much of the solution lies with CPG producers and the supply chain.

Growth driven by a greater focus on variety, flavor, wellness attributes and ready-to-drink products.

Sales of nuts and dried fruits are on the rise as consumers seek convenience with nutrition.

Chicken and turkey are often positioned as a healthier alternative to beef, and to millennials and health-conscious consumers, poultry is a first-choice meat.

Thanks to cleaner labels and product innovation, the freezer is once again ablaze with hot sellers.

To drive personalization and relevance, supermarkets need to turn loyalty into data, experts say.

Retailers are offering more ways for customers to pay for their goods—human interaction optional.

The meat department staple could use some love to get more consumers thinking about pork as a captive meal builder.

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