“Local" is the most important product claim today, and will remain so over the next three years, retailers said in the Specialty Food Association’s 2015 State of the Specialty Food Industry report....More
How do we get consumers to eat more seafood? Exhibitors at the 2015 Seafood Expo North America in Boston this month showcased plenty of ideas with products focused on convenience, flavor and new concepts.
Shopper interest in a more direct connection between food production and consumption has fueled the growth of farmers’ markets, and it’s been good to see food retailers reaching out to meet this desire. I’m thinking of Ball’s in Kansas City, Lowes Foods in North Carolina and Strack & Van Til in Chicago. Now a surprising new competitor has entered the farmer’s market “market”: Overstock.com....More
The National Grocers Association said Tuesday County Market, Quincy, Ill., and Coborn’s, St. Cloud, Minn., were “best in show” winners of its Creative Choice Awards in marketing and merchandising, respectively....More