Kathleen Furore

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Kathleen Furore

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Center Store

Wholly Milking It: A Bright Spot in a Complex Category

Sales of dairy milk are down and plant-based products are up, but whole milk is making a rebound.

Fresh Food

Refrigerated Dips Are Dressing Up Sales

Sales of refrigerated dressings and dips are on the rise, but it's not just because Americans are eating salads. Snacking is also playing a role.

The addition of foodservice and delivery options to the traditional retail store is a winning strategy, but one that requires good partners and best practices.

Fresh pet food accounted for $30.3 billion of a record-breaking $72.5 billion in pet product sales in 2018.

Premium and globally inspired attributes are transporting the meat snacks category into the realm of inspired flavors and funky formats.

Consumers are shopping for their pets just like they would anyone else in the family.

Years of study indicates that gut health plays an important role in overall health. Food products companies and retailers are responding to a more educated consumer.

One recent IHA/CMA webinar says 90% of consumers will replace their cookware within a decade.

Humanization and healthy profiles are driving sales in the category.

Premium brands entering mainstream store aisles is fueling growth.

Clean ingredients, plant-based options and convenience are leading the category.

The latest GMDC benchmarking study spotlights keys to the categories’ long-term success.

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