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Savory + Sweet = Sales

Supermarket sales of frozen bread and dough both scored gains in dollars and units in the 12 weeks ended Jan. 23, according to SymphonyIRI Group,

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Asian Foods Surge 11%

Frozen Asian entrees surged ahead by 11% to $907.1 million in the 52 weeks ended Jan. 22, according to data from The Nielsen Company. That

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'Greek' Sparks Yogurt

Sparked by the skyrocketing growth of Greek yogurt and the continued strength of better- for-you products (like Activia), supermarket sales of yogurt rose 8.0% to

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Good News And Bad News

According to projections by the U.S. Census Bureau, Hispanics will be the fastest growing segment in the country between 2010 and 2050, with a 167%

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Playing Off Shopper Buzz

Your shoppers may not like your private label chicken, dinners and seafood very much. But they’re probably happier with your store brand ice cream, pizza

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Good Luck, Mir Aamir

I see where Safeway has put someone named Mir Aamir in charge of customer loyalty. Great idea. The job sounds like an absolute blast, so

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Pallets Progress

As never before, innovation is a key driver for pallet manufacturers seeking a competitive edge. For starters, consider Orlandobased iGPS ( Last October it opened

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Hispanic is Healthy

Sales of Hispanic foods and beverages in the U.S. will expand from about $7 billion today to $10 billion by 2014, according to a recent

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Soup's On! (And Up!)

Fresh soup jumped 12.4% to $36.7 million in the 12 weeks ended Dec. 26, according to SymphonyIRI Group, the Chicago-based market research firm. And frozen

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Dinners Hungry For More $$$

Losses by the top two brands in the single-serve dinner/entree sub-category pulled total category sales down by 1.1% in supermarkets. The data, for the 12

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