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TRENDING UP
The Netherlands-based Innova Market Insights cited "the
plant-based revolution" as its No. 2 trend heading into
2020. "Plant-based innovation in food and beverages
continues to flourish as a result of consumer interest in
health, sustainability and ethics, which ties into the broader
consumer lifestyle trend towards cleaner living," according
to Innova. "As the use of the term 'plant-based' moves
more into the mainstream, the industry and start-up
companies in particular, are taking up the challenge to
deliver more clean-label meat and dairy alternatives with
improved nutritional profiles."

protein replacements, "imagine what that would do to health and wellness in this country? There are a lot of great tailwinds, for sure.
"It's all about making it convenient," he continued. "Snacking.
Hospitality. Travel. Breakfast in the car."
Scores of PMA exhibitors showed that momentum is most certainly
building.
Renaissance Food Group, part of the Calavo family, introduced a
re-branded line called "Chef Veggie Starters," perfect for soups and
meals. You can choose a protein to add, or not.
Dole showcased creative flavors of Fresh Takes Salads including
grilled chicken and quinoa.
Ready Pac Foods featured multiple types of Ready Snax, as part of the
healthy convenience trend.
Pero Family Farms introduced Butternut Squash Crinkles, a healthier
alternative to french fries.

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Produce must target the emotional needs of consumers to grow consumption, said Cathy Burns, PMA's chief executive officer, in her "State
of the Industry" address.
"Consumers are reducing their time online and cutting down on
their social engagements to reconnect with themselves and rejuvenate
their mental well-being," Burns said. "Research by the World Economic
Forum found that increases in fruit and vegetable consumption are
linked to increases in self-reported mental well-being and life satisfaction over a 5-year period."
An expert panel including Garland Perkins of Oppy, Dan'l Mackey
Almy of DMA Solutions and Jacob Krempel of HelloFresh examined key
consumer trends impacting the future of fresh food.
"You still have to have a great product. You can't drive change unless
you have a brand or product that people desire," said Krempel, who is
senior director of procurement for HelloFresh, which has shifted to a
home delivery meal system that is based entirely on consumers' dietary
plans. "It's all about teaching people to eat healthier. Produce can be at
the forefront of this."
The plant-based movement does not include a lot of produce as of
yet, noted Perkins, Oppy's senior manager of insights and innovation,
"and we need to be part of it."
Robert Schueller, director of media relations for World Variety
Produce, Inc., Los Angeles, cited two factors - education and convenience - as critical to bigger growth ahead for the fresh produce
department. The company showcased numerous innovations, such as
preconditioned mangoes that ripen more quickly and Melissa's EZ Open
sweet young coconut with a pop-up straw.
"Now you don't have to take a coconut home and turn it into a science experiment," Schueller said. "This is a way to enjoy coconut water

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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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