Sales in the $88 billion specialty food market — encompassing products with limited distribution and a reputation for high quality — are outpacing food sales overall, show the findings of the Specialty Food Association’s State of the Specialty Food Industry 2014 report, prepared in conjunction with Mintel International and SPINS.
Nut and seed butters (up 51%), eggs (39.5%) and frozen desserts (28.2%) are the fastest growing specialty products across supermarkets, natural food stores, specialty food retailers and foodservice, show the findings of the Specialty Food Association’s State of the Specialty Food Industry 2014 report, prepared in conjunction with Mintel International and SPINS.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association and Food Marketing Institute are targeting moms, Hispanics and African Americans with a national consumer education campaign launched Monday to boost awareness of the voluntary Facts Up Front nutrient-based labeling initiative, initially announced in 2011.
Sean McBride, formerly Former EVP, communications and membership services for the Grocery Manufacturers Association, has left GMA to reconstitute his public relations and consulting firm, DSM Strategic
Communications & Consulting, and serve as Counselor at Edelman Public Relations.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association and 27 other trade associations, groups and organizations representing food producers, farmers and manufacturers have launched the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food to advocate a federal GM labeling solution that would require a label on GM foods, but only if the FDA determines that there is a health or food safety risk.