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Jennifer Strailey

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Jennifer Strailey

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Fresh Food

Inside the War for Fresh Food Sales

With sales growth of fresh foods slowing and shoppers finding new appeal in small formats, “the fight for fresh dollars is more fierce than ever,” IRI officials say.

Products

It's Crunch Time for Better Snacks

The U.S. market for salty snacks is forecast to reach $29 billion by 2022, with plant-based, nutritious and delicious items gaining ground.

Everywhere from conventional supermarkets to natural grocers and big-box stores, ready-to-drink dairy and dairy-alternative beverages are posting record sales.

Shoppers want more natural and locally sourced options when purchasing fresh protein at the grocery store, as grass-fed beef sales soar to $480 million through April 2019.

Supermarkets could emerge as a top destination for the $6 billion greeting card industry.

Led by items such as cauliflower, beets, beans and berries, fresh fruits and vegetables are filling up a bigger part of the retail foodservice plate.

Regional grocer invites area suppliers to pitch products touting the “Southern California lifestyle” at inaugural event June 6.

The U.S. natural and organic industry continues to grow, hitting $219 billion in sales last year. Fast-growing products include CBD oils and plant-based dairy alternatives to grain-free foods, and more.

After some supply fluctuations, cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums, mangoes and avocados are poised for a summer comeback.

Retailers' foodservice programs look to fresh, healthful ingredients, ethnic flavors, variety and convenience to drive sales.

The category's latest trends quench consumer demand for convenience, authenticity, quality and fresh flavors.

Specialty cheese soars alongside overall growth in deli foods, while comfort foods such as American cheese remain a popular favorite.

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