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It seems private label sauce categories have plenty of room to grow. Meat sauce/marinade/glaze was up almost 15 percent to $41 million with only a 4 percent share, according to IRI data for the latest 52 weeks ending January 26, 2014.
Whether Easter excites you professionally over a spike in candy sales or you personally crave bunny-shaped sweets, April should be a good month for candy.
Both ready-to-brew and ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages are popular among consumers.
The prepared foods segment promises great things for retail in the coming years.
"In the private label world, dairy has always been the leader,” said Alan Hiebert, senior education coordinator for the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA).
While many shoppers are looking for the old standards in the condiment aisles, there are some new items popping up, as well.
Multiple retail food categories perpetually jockey for position with foodservice, striving to communicate the merits of providing a restaurant-style experience at home while saving money. Few products face this proposition as acutely as frozen pizza.
Private label dairy is big business, perennially posing strong competition to national brands, with milk alone garnering over $8 billion in sales each year.
Private Label frozen fruits and vegetables are some of the simplest products retailers can offer their shoppers, in a good way.
This month’s new food products include single-serve coffee, yogurt with toppings, gourmet lollipops, mini cheesecakes, crunchy cheese curls, red & white sour gummis, chocolate truffles, all-natural edamame, natural black tea, and dark chocolate-covered cranberries.