Thursday, December 22, 2016

Is Seafood Consumption Finally Getting Its Fair Share?

Daily Insights 12/22/2016
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Is Seafood Consumption Finally Getting Its Fair Share?

According to the annual Fisheries of the United States Report released by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in late October, Americans increased their seafood consumption to 15.5 pounds of fish and shellfish per person in 2015, up nearly a pound from the previous year, making it the biggest leap in seafood consumption in 20 years. 

Tom Brenna, professor of human nutrition at Cornell University and a member of the 2015 Dietary Guideline Committee told NPR, "We're moving in the right direction." 

Retail Restaurants Expand to More Kinds of Venues

Ikea, Urban Outfitters, Bed Bath & Beyond, Barnes & Noble accelerate trend.

Ikea furniture shoppers have long been able to enjoy the retailer's signature Swedish meatballs and lingonberry jam. 

Earlier this year, the chain's U.S. president Lars Peterson told the Washington Post, "Ikea food is becoming a core business."

Quite a step up.  

At the time, Ikea reported sales of its U.S. food division—which includes its in-store restaurants and packaged foods in all 41 retail sites—grew eight percent annually, nearly twice the pace of the chain's overall comp-store sales. And foot traffic to its restaurants was "trending better" than to its furniture areas.

Best of Winter Greens

Winter is here and with freezing temperatures around the country your shoppers will be looking for hearty, healthy foods to nourish and satisfy.

Delicious and healthy greens are available throughout the year, but winter is typically when the adventurous dark leafy green bounty is at its peak. There's so much to choose from: Swiss chard, kale, and collards thrive in winter, as do beet, turnip, and mustard greens. 

Why is this particular season great for these greens? Some types of greens simply thrive with cooler weather. 

Phil's Food Reviews

Lightlife Smart Jerky Teriyaki is a HIT!

NOT another jerky. This one is vegan and comes from Lightlife - one of the first and best non-meat food companies. This jerky is great! Very flavorful, one ounce is 100 calories, just 2.5 grams of fat, with 9 grams of protein! Watch my full review.

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