Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 24

Bakery

Now trending
BY RYAN ATKINSON

BETTER, QUICKER, HEALTHIER, FRESHER, TASTIER.
Consumers seem to be demanding quite a bit from
today's bakery, but that's the price of doing business.
Retailers must find the happy spot between offering
the classic breads, cakes, donuts and other treats that
have always provided steady sales and experimenting
with new products and services that will cater to today's
younger, more health-minded shoppers.
Keeping abreast on current trends is vital.

Plant-based foods
Abe's Muffins are
branded "school
friendly" for their
attention to all kinds
of allergens.

Portion control ...
Consumers continue to treat themselves and
indulge in decadent items. IDDBA reports the
dessert category is fueling bakery sales, but with
the renewed emphasis on eating healthfully,
the continued evolution and innovation within
mini and bite-sized products is continuing to the
dessert trend.
"With a focus on health, the small portion size
allows consumers the occasional indulgence,"
says Angela Riley, marketing specialist for Elk
Grove Village, Illinois-based Lawrence Foods.
Many consumers are looking for ways to
disconnect from the digital world and enjoy a
personal moment to indulge as a way to reduce
stress and anxiety.
Two-thirds of consumers globally report they
are "going to make active attempts to reduce their stress
level," according to consumer research from Jackson,
Michigan-based Dawn Food Products.
According to the company, people are looking to savor
a decadent sweet to elevate their mood. This new desire,
termed the Joy of Missing Out - or JOMO - emphasizes
planning time to disconnect and focus on what is enjoyable, such as eating smaller, premium desserts as a reward.

Allergen awareness
Awareness around allergies has increased rapidly. As the
number of people with food allergies continues to climb,
so does the list of foods that cause allergic reactions.
Of course, shoppers looking for allergen-friendly
baked goods must not only consider the ingredients
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ABE'S MUFFINS

More and more shoppers are experimenting with plantbased proteins and that doesn't impact just the meat
department. According to Euromonitor, global use of
protein in baked goods is expected to double by 2025.
Products making a protein claim have seen
significant momentum since 2012, with more
than 200 new products making a claim in 2017 -
more than double the number than was reported
in 2013.
Blue Diamond, headquartered in Sacramento,
California, pushes its almond protein powder as an
option for protein-packed baked goods. According
to the company, almonds have long stood out as a
naturally protein-rich ingredient and are seen as a
healthy value-add for snacks and baked goods.
The superfood potential of almonds is leveraged
in the company's Almond Protein Powder, which
provides bakers even more versatility in formulating protein-packed bakery products. It can be used
in traditional baked foods as well as nutrition bars
and snack bars.
"Sales of plant-based foods have outpaced sales
of conventional foods by a factor of 10 in the past
few years," says Rick Findlay, chairman of Madison,
Wisconsin-based IDDBA and vice president of
fresh for Downers Grove, Illinois-based Fresh
Thyme Farmers Market.
"This is a trend we cannot ignore," he says.

themselves, but also the potential of cross-contamination during production.
Abe's Muffins, a part of Pearl River Pastry in West
Nyack, New York, calls its products "school friendly" for
this reason.
"It indicates that Abe's products are safe for children
with allergies to consume and share with friends," says
Joseph Koff man, who founded the company with his
brother Marty.
Joseph's son Abe - the namesake of the company -
was born anaphylactic to peanuts and tree nuts and is
allergic to eggs, dairy and more.
Koff man says he has seen other companies begin
to use similar callouts on packaging. ""While this is
a huge step forward for the allergen community, we
must remain diligent to make sure brands meet
specific criteria when labeling their products as
'school friendly,'" he says. "And as the list of food
allergens continues to grow, the criteria for what
is 'school friendly' will inevitably evolve."



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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019

Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019
Editor’s note - Perimeter power
Contents
The Wire - Kroger taking Apeel produce nationwide
Nielsen: Supermarket growth strongest on perimeter
Study says beef is the grocery sales champ
Walmart expanding Delivery Unlimited
Plant-based big with clean-label consumers
The fresh advantage
How much tech?
Bakery - Now trending
ARTISAN CHOCOLATE
Deli - Dining dilemma
DELI “MEATS”
Meat & Poultry - Premium cuts
Lamb
Produce - PACKAGED PRODUCE
Specialty fruits and vegetables
Seafood - VALUE-ADDED
Food Safety - Packaging matters
Commissary Insider
EQUIPMENT - DEPOSITING WITH SPEED, ACCURACY
SPOTLIGHT - VALUE-ADDED PRODUCE
TECHNOLOGY - SIMPLIFYING DISTRIBUTION
OPERATIONS - EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE
Product Showcase
Advertisers
Fresh Takes
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Editor’s note - Perimeter power
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Contents
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - The Wire - Kroger taking Apeel produce nationwide
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Study says beef is the grocery sales champ
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Plant-based big with clean-label consumers
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - The fresh advantage
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 9
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 10
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 11
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 12
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 13
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 14
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 15
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 16
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 17
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - How much tech?
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 19
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 21
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Bakery - Now trending
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 25
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 26
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - SK - 1
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - SK - 2
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - SK - 3
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - SK - 4
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - SK - 5
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - SK - 6
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - SK - 7
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - SK - 8
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 27
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - ARTISAN CHOCOLATE
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 29
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 30
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 31
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Deli - Dining dilemma
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 33
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - DELI “MEATS”
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 35
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 36
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 37
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Meat & Poultry - Premium cuts
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Lamb
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 43
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Produce - PACKAGED PRODUCE
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 45
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Specialty fruits and vegetables
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 49
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 50
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 51
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Seafood - VALUE-ADDED
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 53
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 55
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Food Safety - Packaging matters
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 58
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 59
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 60
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - EQUIPMENT - DEPOSITING WITH SPEED, ACCURACY
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 62
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 63
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - SPOTLIGHT - VALUE-ADDED PRODUCE
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 65
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - TECHNOLOGY - SIMPLIFYING DISTRIBUTION
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 67
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 68
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 69
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - OPERATIONS - EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 71
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Advertisers
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 73
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Fresh Takes
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