Total store mainstream sales are up +1.9%—effectively flat across all departments. Meanwhile, organic product sales are up in the high double digits in every department. The health craze is exploding with consumers constantly looking for solutions to improve their health. Improving our diets with quality healthy food is the first thing all of the experts recommend. Organic products are up +16.9% yet organic products account for only 3.1% of total store sales.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that J.R. Simplot Company’s second generation of Innate Russet Burbank potatoes are not materially different in composition, safety and other parameters from other potatoes or potato-derived food currently on the market.
With the Winter Fancy Food Show come and gone, let’s look back on the emerging trends seen at the show as pinpointed by Specialty Food Association’s Trendspotter Panel as well as some representative products.
Camden, NJ—The New York Times reported yesterday that Campbell Soup will become the first major food company to disclose genetically modified organisms (GMO) in its products. Other than its soups, the company is also the maker of brands such as Pepperidge Farms, Prego, Plum Organics and V8. The labeling changes are expected to take 12–18 months.