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Sustainability Trends in the Center Bread Aisle This Year

Published on Jan 6, 2020

Baked goods companies are making impressive strides in improving the sustainability of their products. From sustainable ingredients and packaging to reducing energy usage and food waste, manufacturers are finding that what’s good for the environment is also good for business.

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The Time is Now for Bakery to Make a Comeback

Published on Mar 21, 2019

According to IRI data, 2018 was another lackluster year for the bread category with dollar sales up only 0.6% and unit sales down 1.6%.1 But bakery has traits that consumers are looking for—like fresh, convenient, high fiber, and whole grain—so what’s going on? The time has come for a turnaround in bakery. Frozen foods did it, and bakery can, too. Here’s how.

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What's New in Center Aisle Baking in 2018?

Published on Feb 5, 2018

Did you know that in the past four years, the grocery store perimeter has experienced a growth rate of more than double that of the center of the store, with a CAGR of 3.8% for the perimeter, compared to 1.8% for the rest of the store?1 Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods and subsequent price cutting initiative in fresh foods indicates strong awareness of this trend.