When I first stepped foot on the trade show floor at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) in Nashville earlier this month, I was confused by the huge booths hosted by PepsiCo, Chick-Fil-A, Kellogg’s, Hormel and other major food brands that have traditionally not been known for nutritional value. Tim Garry of Hormel Foods explained that these classic American brands are acquiring new brands and trying deliver to consumers what they want...healthier nutrition.
A.T. Kearny released a study on October 26 detailing the growth of local food trends titled, “Firmly Rooted, the Local Food Market Expands.” The study surveyed 1,500 shoppers who indicated being the primary shopper or sharing in shopping responsibilities. The results of the survey found that the consumer definition of “local” is narrower than the accepted definition.
In the latest attack on the supplements industry by state attorney generals (AGs), GNC is being sued by Oregon’s AG Ellen Rosenblum, for allegedly selling supplements spiked with unmarked illegal ingredients.