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CALIFORNIA, HERE WE COME! Prospecting for new product gold at Expo West

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

OUT WARREN’S WAY Of gravitas, the old days and the loss of a friend…

COOL INSIGHTS In the past three years, products with organic wellness claims averaged 10.5% dollar gains. There is plenty of upside for continued growth.

CHECK IT OUT! AFFI CEO Alison Bodor discusses ‘The Power of Frozen’ while Mr. Food host Howard Rosenthal examines opportunities for air fryer-friendly foods.

PIZZA PARTY Any way you slice it, frozen pizza is hot, hot, hot, thanks to innovative ingredients and new superpremium options.

INNOVATION REELS ‘EM IN  From better-for-you to more convenient, ethnic-inspired to clean label, a wave of new seafood items is luring new buyers to the category.

RETAILERS CURRY FAVOR WITH GEN Y Want to attract more millennials to your frozen set? Try adding more Indian foods.

ASIAN ON THE ASCENT Dedicated frozen Asian brands registered a 4.3% gain in 2018, thanks to strong growth in the single-serve entrée segment.

SOUPER FOOD A slew of new even-better-for-you offerings compatible with popular diet plans helps boost fresh soup sales another 9.8%.

YOGURT POISED FOR GROWTH From plant-based to low-sugar, manufacturers roll out a heap of innovative new options designed to boost flagging yogurt sales.

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

LOGISTICS Uber and other technology companies turn to power-only loads and trailer pools to make yards more efficient — and appeal to small carriers. But they’re not for everyone.

THE ENDCAP Secret songs of buyers and vendors, discovered in an old guitar case by Peter Penguin. With apologies to Willie, Waylon and many more.


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