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to drive bakery sales," Kearney says.
Even then, how consumers perceive clean
label food and beverage products is becoming
more complex as the market for alternatives
grows. In some instances, consumers seem willing to tolerate a longer ingredient list if they perceive the finished product to be more sustainable
or healthier than its conventional counterpart.
"Sustainable nutrition is running up against
clean label," Rachel Cheatham, Ph.D., founder
and chief executive officer of Foodscape Group,
LLC, Chicago, said during a presentation at the
Institute of Food Technologists' annual meeting
and food expo in New Orleans, as reported by
Supermarket Perimeter sister publication Food
Business News.
During her presentation, Cheatham used the
Häagen-Dazs brand of ice cream to demonstrate how the trend is evolving. A decade ago,
Häagen-Dazs introduced its Five variety of ice
cream, which only featured five ingredients on
the label. She said the Five variety came out before clean label was an industry trend.
Jumping to the present day and using the
Häagen-Dazs Trio variety as an example, she noted
that the label is longer than the Five variety, but still
contains ingredients with which consumers are
familiar. Then she showed the ingredient panel for
a non-dairy variety of the Trio line.
"Now the list is getting longer," she said. "Is
this clean or not clean label? I'm not going to
put down the law on one side or the other, but I
want to draw your attention to the question of if
that consumer wants to keep their vegan, pure
vegetarian or, if nothing else, go non-dairy, that

ingredient label has more going on than the original? I think this is where that tradeoff is going to
come in the minds of the consumer."
Cheatham said a similar scenario is unfolding in
the plant-based meat space. Using Beyond Meat's
Beyond Burger and Impossible Foods' Impossible
Burger, she said the Beyond Burger features a long
ingredient list while the Impossible Burger includes
genetically modified ingredients.
"I dare say this is a space where the consumer
may not have realized what is happening," she
said. "What we are going to need to know from
the consumer, and the results are going to vary,
obviously, is what are the tradeoffs they are willing to make? Do they want a plant-based burger?
Do they want it to 'bleed?' And do they want
it more than knowing a cow was killed? I can't
answer that, but these are some of the questions
we are going to face."
Adding more complexity to the situation,
Cheatham used the cereal category as an example of conflicting trends. When General Mills, Inc.,
reformulated Trix cereal using colors perceived
as natural, the company faced a backlash from
consumers who felt the quality of the product
had been eroded.
"Yet in the same portfolio, the Kix consumer
is different from the Trix consumer," she said.
"In the Kix case, you can see colors are coming
from vegetables and fruit juices. I think it's a
good example of knowing who is looking at your
product."
In conclusion, Cheatham iterated there is not a
single definition of clean label.
"But don't let that deter you," she said. "Just
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Bake'n Joy Foods' Kitchen Cupboard
line of clean label products
offer baking solutions featuring
ingredients consumers would
find in their own cupboards.

What does
clean label mean?

65%

of
consumers say they
look for food and
beverages that have
the shortest list of
ingredients

58%

of
consumers say
they look for food
and beverages
that contain only
ingredients they
recognize
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019

Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019
Editor's Note - Easy does it
Contents
The Wire - Urban consumers shop the perimeter, want delivery
Foods with snacking claim on the rise
Affluent shoppers shaping supermarkets’ future
Blurring boundaries
THE IMPORTANCE OF TAKING RISKS
Clean confusion
A CLEAN WRAP
OLD SWEETENERS, NEW TRENDS
Now trending
TECHNOLOGY, PRODUCTS and PEOPLE: the future of perimeter deli and bakery
Bakery - 5 ways to capture the premium bakery customer
Dessert cakes
Deli - Labor-saving equipment
Specialty cheese
Unexpected pairings
Produce - Fresh renaissance
Fresh-cut pear breakthrough
Tropicals
Meat & Poultry - Customer service
Pork
TRENDING FOR SUMMER, TRENDING YEAR-ROUND
Seafood - Merchandising
Food Safety - Equipment sanitizing
STAINLESS STEEL CARE
Comissary Insider July 2019 - AUDITS
SPOTLIGHT - DELI SIDES & SALADS
BULK UP
PACKAGING - PORTABLE SUCCESS
R&D - FRUITS AND NUTS
BLUE DIAMOND EXPANDING
Product Showcase
Advertisers
Fresh Takes
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Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Editor's Note - Easy does it
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Contents
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 5
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Affluent shoppers shaping supermarkets’ future
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 7
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Blurring boundaries
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 9
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - THE IMPORTANCE OF TAKING RISKS
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 11
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Clean confusion
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Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 14
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - OLD SWEETENERS, NEW TRENDS
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 16
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 17
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Now trending
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - TECHNOLOGY, PRODUCTS and PEOPLE: the future of perimeter deli and bakery
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 20
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 21
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Bakery - 5 ways to capture the premium bakery customer
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 23
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Dessert cakes
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 25
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Deli - Labor-saving equipment
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Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 28
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Specialty cheese
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Unexpected pairings
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Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Produce - Fresh renaissance
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Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Fresh-cut pear breakthrough
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Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Tropicals
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Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Food Safety - Equipment sanitizing
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Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - STAINLESS STEEL CARE
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Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Comissary Insider July 2019 - AUDITS
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Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - SPOTLIGHT - DELI SIDES & SALADS
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 56
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - BULK UP
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - PACKAGING - PORTABLE SUCCESS
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Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 60
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - R&D - FRUITS AND NUTS
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 62
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - BLUE DIAMOND EXPANDING
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Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Fresh Takes
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