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The Rise of High Protein

Published on Nov 26, 2018 By: George Glass

High protein foods have expanded beyond the shakes and bars loved by competitive athletes into mainstream snacks and meals for all consumers. Primitive Feast frozen dinners, Halo Top ice cream, and Protein2o water are part of the newest wave of protein products on the market. But what’s behind this trend, and can it last?

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What's Driving Growth in Prepared Meals?

Published on Nov 19, 2018 By: George Glass

Just grab your smartphone, scroll through photos of mouth-watering gourmet meals customized to your nutritional needs, pick your favorites, and choose when and where you want them delivered. And when they arrive, just heat and eat. What could be easier? See how consumer demand for convenient, fresh, and healthy food is fueling the growth of prepared meal companies like Freshly, Prepped, The Good Kitchen, and bistroMD.

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Tags: food


Can Prepared Meals Help Reduce Food Waste?

Published on Nov 15, 2018 By: George Glass

A family of four in the U.S. throws away more than $1500 in uneaten food each year.1 Besides its impact on the family budget, food waste has far-reaching environmental effects since most uneaten food ends up in landfills, where it produces methane gas that contributes to climate change. Could prepared meals help solve our food waste problem?

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Meal Kit Companies Seek Opportunity in the Grocery Store

Published on Nov 14, 2018 By: George Glass

With more than 150 meal kit brands on the market and meal kit spending growing three times faster than other channels, it’s clear that meal kits are a hit with consumers.1 But with Blue Apron and HelloFresh still failing to turn a profit and analysts calling the model unsustainable, meal kit companies are switching gears—and moving into grocery stores. 

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Tags: Custom Nutrient Premix


Top 6 Trends Impacting Prepared Meals in 2019

Published on Nov 12, 2018 By: George Glass

Consumers can now access convenient, high-quality prepared foods through a variety of channels beyond traditional grocery stores and restaurants—including mini grocery stores, Amazon food lockers, home delivery, food trucks, next-generation vending machines, and grocerants like Eataly. Though the channels may vary, what consumers look for in prepared meals is surprisingly consistent. Looking ahead, trends in 2019 include global flavors, fresh ingredients, protein, and more.

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Tags: Custom Nutrient Premix


Will Cottage Cheese Give Greek Yogurt Some Competition in 2019?

Published on Nov 8, 2018 By: George Glass

What has more protein than Greek yogurt and the ability to go sweet or savory? Cottage cheese—and it is well-positioned to steal market share in the cultured dairy aisle. With flavors like blueberry acai chia and kalamata olive, and pecan and almond mix-ins, the explosion of innovation guarantees that this is not your grandma’s cottage cheese.

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How Consumers' Commitment to Sustainability is Impacting the Dairy Industry

Published on Nov 7, 2018 By: George Glass

Environment-friendly nutrition will be trending big this year across the dairy industry, according to market research firm Infiniti Research.1 From reducing greenhouse gas emissions to recycling food waste, dairy companies are finding that environmental sustainability also makes good financial sense.

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Tags: food labeling


What Does Clean Label Mean for Dairy?

Published on Nov 5, 2018 By: George Glass

When Kraft Mac & Cheese was revamped to exclude artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives, we had to admit that clean label had gone mainstream. As the meaning of clean label continues to expand, simply removing undesirable ingredients may no longer be sufficient to satisfy consumers—especially for dairy products.

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What is Trending in the Dairy Industry?

Published on Nov 1, 2018 By: George Glass

While milk producers face economic headwinds and demand for fluid milk slows, dairy processors continue to prove that innovation is key to holding consumers’ attention. Trends like protein-fortified ice cream, a cultured competition to become the next Greek yogurt, and the expansion of bold flavors across fluid milk, yogurt, and ice cream are keeping dairy fresh and exciting for 2018.

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Tags: Custom Nutrient Premix


The Rise of "Snackable" Fruits and Veggies

Published on Oct 31, 2018 By: George Glass

With more than 90% of Americans snacking several times a day1 and grocery store perimeter sales outpacing the rest of the store,2 the time has arrived for snackable fruits and veggies. From bite-sized cucumbers and baby carrots to single-pack apple slices (with or without nuts, cheese, or dip), fresh snacking is expanding the definition of snack foods and offering a way for brick-and-mortar retailers to outshine e-commerce grocers.

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Tags: nutrition