Alcohol-infused jams, candy, ice cream — even pickles — are a specialty food trend, according to products showcased at the Special Food Association’s Fancy Food Show, which ran June 29 through Tuesday in New York....More
Many Millennial shoppers look for items in dairy, deli and bakery outside of their primary store, The Hartman Group CEO Laurie Demeritt said in a session at IDDBA’s Dairy-Deli-Bake 2014 in Denver....More
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.
United Natural Foods Inc. on Thursday said it had agreed to purchase California-based specialty foods distributor Tony’s Fine Foods for $195 million, with the intention of using the business as a platform to build a nationwide perimeter offering....More
The Vermont House of Representatives passed a precedent-setting bill Wednesday that’s expected to make Vermont the first state to require mandatory disclosure of foods containing genetically modified ingredients....More
Walmart’s rollout of the Wild Oats brand as a lower-priced alternative to national brand organic offerings could impact traditional supermarket operators as they attempt to build up their own natural and organic product sets, analysts told SN....More
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.”...More
From 1998 to 2018, the market for natural and organic foods grew from $6 billion to $48 billion, and became one where old-school conventional retailers — the big supermarket chains — are the largest players....More