A flurry of product launches in the UK and US suggests skincare made with food ingredients is set to gain momentum. Although it’s currently fairly niche, there is potential to develop mainstream offerings that are formulated with nutritive food ingredients for healthier skin.
The beauty industry is striving for diversity and aiming to grow more inclusive of gender, race and age. While brands and retailers are increasingly using women of all ages in advertising and market campaigns, Millennial shoppers still remain a focus for most color cosmetics brands.
Gourmet coffee now represents 59% of US consumers’ daily coffee consumption, according to a new report by the National Coffee Association. While consumers age 65 and older enjoy the majority of their coffee in the home, those younger than age 35 prefer to drink it while on the go, the report said.
US sales of mangoes, papayas and other tropical and ethnic fruits are on the rise as the country’s population becomes increasingly diverse, suppliers say. “These fruits and veggies may have been introduced by others with native cuisines from afar, but sales are growing and growing beyond ethnic demographics,” said Mary Ostlund, marketing director for Brooks Tropicals.
Cheese retail sales were essentially flat (-0.2%) for 2017 year-to-date period through September vs. year ago. Year-to-date, many natural varieties are seeing growth, but these volume increases have not been strong enough overcome significant losses for processed cheese.
Fluid Milk retail sales were down -2.5% year-to-date (thru Q3), a slightly more accelerated loss vs. 2016. Whole-fat milk continues to post growth and is now in its fourth year of increase (up 3.2% YTD). The whole fat trend links to both science and consumer trends.
Yogurt retail sales remained depressed. Year-to-date, through Q3 2017, sales volume was down -5.3 percent. This volume decline continues the softer sales trend observed for yogurt in the latter half of 2016. Certain yogurt segments continue to see strong growth. Contributing the largest volume to growth are yogurt drinks (up 16.5%) and whole fat yogurts (up 20.5%).
Here you will find the latest insights on the cheese category. The overview contains the most recent USDA and retail data, as well as new product and foodservice trends.
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As consumer interest in fresh food heightens, so does the focus on product offerings. While not historically prominent in the produce department, brands now play an increasingly important role in the department’s success.