Author Archive | Denise Leathers


Snacks Win The Pandemic

Whether between meals or as a meal, frozen snacks and apps are consumers’ go-to choice for in-home dining. A new report from The NPD Group reveals that not only are Americans snacking more between meals than they were five years ago, the percentage of meals at which snack foods were consumed jumped from 21% in […]

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Specialty Eggs Drive Gains

Up another 9.5% during the most recent 12 weeks, fresh eggs are on a roll. But organic, non-GMO, pasture-raised and free-range specialty eggs are driving the most growth. Sustained increases in demand among consumers still eating most meals at home — combined with a decrease in promotional support — sent fresh egg dollar sales up […]

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Whole Foods Gets it Half Right

Nearly four years post-acquisition, the chain leads the way in online shopping. But the in-store experience leaves something to be desired. The minute Amazon acquired Whole Foods more than three and a half years ago, the hand-wringing started. The fear was that in its quest for retail domination, the Big Tech behemoth would strip away […]

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Party Spreads

Lakeview Farms (, Delphos, Ohio, expands its Fresh Creations lineup with a pair of ready-to-serve Party Spreads. Offered in clear, label-free PET containers that can go directly onto consumers’ tables, the innovative spreads feature a cream cheese base topped with savory Thai Sweet Chili or Pineapple Habanero sauce. Packed six to a case, each 11-ounce […]

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Keto Whipped Topping

Troy, Ohio-based Peak Foods adds a new keto-friendly variety to its better-for-you truwhip whipped topping lineup. Sweetened with monk fruit and allulose, truwhip KETO contains just 1 gram of net carbs, no sugar and 25 calories per serving. Like the rest of the truwhip collection, it’s also gluten-free, Non-GMO Project verified and certified kosher with […]

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Nitro Flash-Frozen Skillet Meals

Cadence Kitchen (, Corona, Calif., expands its line of restaurant-quality multi-serve skillet meals flash frozen using innovative liquid nitrogen enrobing technology to preserve freshness, flavor, texture and nutrients. Free of artificial preservatives, flavors and colors, the new meals include Seafood Paella, Shrimp Scampi, Vegan Latin Bowl, Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya, Chicken Tortilla Soup, Salsa Verde […]

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Frozen Chicken Skewers

Montreal-based Expresco Foods ( rolls out a new line of fully cooked frozen chicken skewers that delivers whole breast muscle chicken in a simple, heat-and-serve format for a quick, high-protein snack or easy meal. Available flavors include Lemongrass Thai Recipe, Rotisserie Inspired and Piri Piri Seasoned. Packed eight to a case, each 10.5-ounce box includes […]

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Frozen Toddler Bowls & Bites

Gerber Products Co. (, part of Arlington, Va.-based Nestlé, enters the frozen aisle with a line of premium, organic toddler foods made with veggies and whole grains. Offered under the Freshful Start brand, the heat-and-serve collection includes three single-serve bowls (Tomato Basil, Mac & Cheese and Southwest Style) and two veggie bites (Yellow Carrot, Kale […]

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Greek Frozen Yogurt Sandwiches

Boulder, Colo.-based Yasso ( puts a better-for-spin on a classic frozen dessert with its new Greek Frozen Yogurt Sandwiches. The novelties come in three flavors featuring Greek frozen yogurt between a pair of soft chocolate wafers: Mint Chocolate Chip, Vanilla Bean and Peanut Butter. All three offer 100 to 140 calories and 4 grams of […]

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Keto-Friendly Frozen Meals

Carson, Calif.-based Cedarlane Foods ( debuts a line of keto-friendly frozen meals. The collection includes three 10-ounce single-serve bowls and a pair of 8-ounce omelets: Thai Style Chicken Curry Bowl (with white meat chicken and lime coconut mashed cauliflower), Chicken Fiesta Bowl (with white meat chicken, cauliflower, broccoli and cheddar), Turkey Taco Bowl (with turkey, […]

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