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COVER STORY: PL BOUNCES
Store brand sales are up 1.0% — even higher in frozen — and shares are on the rise. Could this be the start of something big?

THE DATABANK
Sales data from IRI, courtesy of Peter Penguin, Bessie Bovine and Delano Deli.

OUT WARREN’S WAY
Fake news on Kroger, ‘illegal’ French fries, good advice from Todd, meat from F.I.S.H., and a change in our IRI data reporting.

COOL INSIGHTS
Dollar share is up 1.5 points since 2010, but the private label segment could be on the verge of even bigger gains.

CHECK IT OUT!
A report on frozen food buying behavior, a website to watch, and the NFRA elects a new chairman.

FROZEN PIZZA DOLLARS JUMP 6.8%
Dollar sales rise faster than units as consumers seek out higher-priced, better-quality frozen options.

MEXICAN FOODS GET AUTHENTIC
Traditional ingredients, plant-based proteins and clean labels are big trends in frozen and refrigerated Mexican foods.

FRESH EGGS: SUNNY SIDE UP?
The egg market is stabilizing, with specialty eggs driving growth. But over the long haul, can we really meet the demand for cage-free?

SOUP HEATS UP
Driven by even cleaner labels, unique new flavors and packaging improvements, fresh soup sales jump another 11.7%.

WE ALL SCREAM FOR (SUPERPREMIUM) ICE CREAM!
Dollar sales climb 3.5% as consumers opt for high-end varieties.

LOGISTICS
Are you ready for the worst? In the cold chain, hurricanes and other emergencies test response plans.

NEW PRODUCTS
Our roundup of the latest and greatest frozen and refrigerated fare.

THE ENDCAP:
Save the dates! Here are upcoming events that belong on your to-do list.

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