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COVER STORY: A LOOK BEHIND THE DOORS Frozen sales grew three times faster at Walmart than at all outlets combined. What’s it doing that you’re not?

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

OUT WARREN’S WAY We’re in the midst of a long, slow paradigm drift — not a sudden shift — to changing consumer habits in eating and shopping. Got a plan?

DISHING ON DELI How to grow perimeter profit, what’s hot and what’s not, advice on shrinking shrink and cool fixtures and displays.

CHECK IT OUT! Industry efforts to cut food waste and upcoming events that belong on your to-do list.

COOL INSIGHTS Predictions are hard, especially about the future, Yogi Berra once said. But we’re going to make predictions and offer some friendly advice for retailers anyway.

EGG-CITING TIMES Dollar sales are up 8.2% and per capita consumption is at its highest level in decades.

BREAD & DOUGH RISE STEADILY Clean labels, new flavors and snack-friendly options drive growth in mature category.

SOUP’S ON (FIRE)! Refrigerated soups, driven by healthy, clean labels and a decline in the canned segment, are up by 25.1%.

A FRESH TAKE ON FROZEN VEGGIES From cool new forms to exotic ethnic flavors, these ain’t your grandma’s peas and carrots.

FROZEN FRUIT BLOOMS AGAIN With volume on the rise, manufacturers have put last year’s troubles behind them.

SNACKS, APPS & HANDHELDS STILL GAINING Clean labels, ethnic flavors and single-serve packages are driving growth in the increasingly premium segment.

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

LOGISTICS An abundance of refrigerated freight and a shortage of drivers put truckload capacity at a premium, with prices soaring.

THE ENDCAP Analysis by Brick Meets Click looks at online pricing trends, online buying behavior and the threat of AmazonFresh.


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