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Bakery: Muffins
More panaderias
are adding new
muffin off erings to
their product mix.

Abe's expands in Safeway stores in Northeast

are increasingly recognizing the rise of food allergies and the need for
school-friendly options."

Hispanic bakeries boost muffin offerings
Muffins are gaining popularity for stores including La Estrella Panadería
in Mesa, Arizona. To offer more choices, the bakery offers two kinds of
toppings: nuts or sprinkles.
"Our customers love fresh bakery products early in the morning," says
owner Veronica Ortiz of La Estrella, which opens every day at 5:30 a.m.
According to researcher Amanda Topper of London-based Mintel,
half of consumers agreed that breakfast is more important than lunch
or dinner in 2018. Portability is important. In addition to convenience,
diners are looking for healthy breakfast foods that are high in protein,
contain fruit.

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West Nyack, New York-based Abe's Muffins, the first and only nationally-branded vegan muffin company, is continuing to grow its distribution
footprint through Safeway's Northeast stores.
Safeway, a subdivision of Boise, Idaho-based Albertsons, started carrying Abe's at its Denver, Colorado and select Northern California stores
this past August. Abe's products were an instant hit with Safeway's
customers, so the company decided to increase the number of regions
carrying Abe's "School-friendly" muffins.
Starting in late-January, Safeway's 111 Northeast stores located across
Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, and Washington D.C. began carrying Abe's
Wild Blueberry Smash and Chocolate Chip 6-pack mini muffins. Jewel,
another subdivision of Albertsons, has been selling Abe's muffins at all
of its 187 stores in the Chicago area since 2018.
Abe's founders, Joseph and Marty Koff man, are excited to grow their
distribution footprint in the conventional grocery space. The increased
distribution points will allow Abe's to reach a larger consumer base of
families affected by food allergies who may not be aware of their brand
and currently have no other option than to bake at home.
While natural supermarkets are early adopters of the latest trends,
new products, and food news, conventional grocery chains often take
more time to adapt to trends and innovations. Marty Koff man says
the fact that Safeway is keen on introducing Abe's at its Northeastern
stores is a huge step, as it "indicates that mainstream grocery stores


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Contents
The Wire
PRIVATE or BRANDED?
GIVING BACK
Bakery - PRETZELS
Bakery - Muffins
Deli & prepared foods - Regional trends
Deli & prepared foods - Burger bars
Meat & Poultry - Free-from
Meat & Poultry - Grilling season
Produce - FORECAST 2020 — AND BEYOND
Produce - Greenhouse grown
Seafood - POKE
Food safety - Digital monitoring
Commissary Insider - Pizza
Commissary Insider - ENSURING FRESHNESS
Commissary Insider - Adding spice
Product Showcase
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2020 - Editor’s note - Pizza and burgers. Need I say more?
Supermarket Perimeter - March 2020 - Contents
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2020 - The Wire
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2020 - PRIVATE or BRANDED?
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2020 - GIVING BACK
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2020 - Bakery - PRETZELS
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2020 - Seafood - POKE
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2020 - Commissary Insider - ENSURING FRESHNESS
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Supermarket Perimeter - March 2020 - Commissary Insider - Adding spice
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