Baked Goods

As ethnic baked foods and snacks become more ubiquitous in American culture, opportunities abound for bakers and snack makers. 

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Coffee & Tea

The coffee market is beginning to imitate what has happened in craft beer, with local brands catching fire and growing into regional or national products thanks to a consumer demand for high-quality, artisanal products.

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Housewares

Eating- and living-well trends imply robust sales of kitchen tools, gadgets, serveware and more this year.

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President’s Choice Jumps Into Cricket Powder

Canada’s largest grocer Loblaw announced the introduction of an innovative if slightly bizarre new President’s Choice product 100% Cricket Powder. Farmed at a cricket farm in Canada, this product answers the need for great tasting protein, produced in a more sustainable manner.

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Publix adding 3 stores to its GreenWise Market banner

Publix will open three additional stores under its GreenWise organic banner in Florida and South Carolina, including one near its Lakeland, Fla., headquarters. The smaller-format stores will be labeled GreenWise Market but have some Publix-branded items inside.

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Meijer to test smaller stores in 6 urban locations

Midwest retailer Meijer is expanding its trial run of urban smaller-format stores, planning to open six by 2021. “It’s a proof of concept so we’ll get a few open and see how they do,” said Mike Kinstle, Meijer’s vice president of real estate, adding that the performance of those stores will help determine how aggressively the retailer rolls out additional stores in the future.

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