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vegetable-based pasta options, explained Tristan Simpson, senior vice
president of sales and marketing for Growers Express, LCC, Salinas,
California, marketers of Green Giant Fresh beet, butternut squash, carrot, sweet potato and zucchini noodles.
Simpson shared data from Nielsen and Mintel that reveal per-capita
pasta consumption in the United States fell by 4% in 2017, while annual
sales of vegetable noodles more than doubled in the same year.
"The hardest thing to change is human behavior, but consumers are changing now that they
have options," she said. "To change habits, it has
to be amazing. It's got to deliver on taste and
texture."
Dennis Christou, vice president of marketing
at Del Monte Fresh Produce Co., Coral Gables,

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Florida, said that Del Monte's range of veggie
noodles offered to consumers under the Del
Monte and Mann brands include zucchini, beet
and carrot noodles, Sweet Potato "Fettuccine",
Kohlrabi "Linguine" and Butternut Squash
"Rottini", all of which are perfect alternatives to
traditional pastas.
"Consumers are increasingly looking for opportunities to add more veggies to their meals,"
Christou said. "Consumer desire to make healthier
choices across all day parts is helping to drive the
growth in the veggie noodle category. Del Monte
Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. is committed to meeting
the needs of consumers across North America.
and we offer a number of veggie noodle solutions that help consumers to make plant-forward
choices."
The Fresh Food Group, The Woodlands, Texas,
exhibited fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, snacking products and home meal replacement (HMR)
solutions that support consumers' healthy and
active lifestyles. The company covers four primary categories: fresh-cut vegetables and fruit,
fresh snacking solutions, meal kit solutions, and
ready-to-go meals.
When chefs develop plant-based protein alternatives, beans and grains are where they often
turn to, explained Alexander Lombardi, product
development chef for The Fresh Food Group.
At PMA, Lombardi prepared a tasty quinoa chili
from a convenient meal kit that includes a fresh
veggie blend, cooked quinoa and beans, a chili
base and cheddar cheese.
"Celery and onion add a dimension of texture
to the final product," he said. "Using fresh produce, you get a crunchy texture."
Doug Burris, executive vice president of sales
and procurement for The Fresh Food Group,
posed the question: If the U.S. food system were
to convert 25% of proteins to produce-based

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

Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019
Editor's Note - Planting their flag
Contents
The Wire - Walmart revamping produce departments
Grocery fresh food sales soar
Consumers more interested in sustainability
Plant power
GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES
TRENDING UP
DISPLAY CASE 101
Bakery - Brownies
Deli - Ethnic trends
GLOBAL CHEESES MOVING MAINSTREAM
Meat & Poultry - Nutrition labeling
Value-added
PORK: A VALUE-ADDED STAR
Produce - Imported fruits & vegetables
NEW VARIETIES, NEW MARKETS
Imported fruit: a winter forecast
PEPPERS
FRESH LOBSTER: FROM FOODSERVICE TO RETAIL
Food safety - Employee wellness
Commissary Insider - PEELERS
SPOTLIGHT - ENTREES
RESTAURANT ENTRÉE SALADS INSPIRE NEW FRESH EXPRESS LINE
Product Showcase
Advertisers
Fresh Takes
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Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 2
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Editor's Note - Planting their flag
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Contents
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 5
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Consumers more interested in sustainability
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 7
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Plant power
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 10
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 11
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 12
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 13
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 14
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 15
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - TRENDING UP
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 17
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - DISPLAY CASE 101
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 19
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 20
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 21
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Bakery - Brownies
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 23
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 24
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 25
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Deli - Ethnic trends
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - GLOBAL CHEESES MOVING MAINSTREAM
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 28
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 29
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Meat & Poultry - Nutrition labeling
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 31
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Value-added
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - PORK: A VALUE-ADDED STAR
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 34
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 35
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Produce - Imported fruits & vegetables
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - NEW VARIETIES, NEW MARKETS
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 38
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Imported fruit: a winter forecast
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - PEPPERS
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 41
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 42
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 43
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - FRESH LOBSTER: FROM FOODSERVICE TO RETAIL
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 45
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Food safety - Employee wellness
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Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 48
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Commissary Insider - PEELERS
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 50
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 51
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - SPOTLIGHT - ENTREES
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - RESTAURANT ENTRÉE SALADS INSPIRE NEW FRESH EXPRESS LINE
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 54
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - 55
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Product Showcase
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Advertisers
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Fresh Takes
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