Category buyers from supermarket chains, several specialty retailers, executive chefs, food journalists and even a food historian, selected 10 finalists for the Specialty Food Association’s sofi Award.
Cold pressed juices; coconut water as an ingredient; and water sourced from plants are trending in the natural and organic beverage space, Kathryn Peters, EVP of SPINS told attendees of the Bevnet Beverage Entrepreneur & Innovation Conference, Thursday.
To resonate with contemporary consumers who relish authentic foods, brand marketers must be transparent, said Mathis Martines, Kroger’s senior category manager for innovation and snacks, at the Bevnet Beverage Entrepreneur & Innovation Conference in New York, Wednesday.
Supermarket News is conducting its 11th annual survey of center store performance with the objective of developing an industry-wide snapshot of the challenges and opportunities facing this anchor department, with results to be shared in the June 9 issue and other SN media.
Untapped growth opportunities exist within Asian American, African American and Latino demographics, according to experts who presented during last week’s Nielsen webinar “Demystifying Multicultural Consumers.”
The Grocery Manufacturers Association, which backs a federal bill that would preempt states from legislative efforts to require labeling of GM foods, says that a Vermont measure to mandate labeling is “a step in the wrong direction for consumers.”