Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Another Reason Meal Kits Will Grow

Daily Insights 01/17/2017
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Another Reason Meal Kits Will Grow

Time to expand your store's offerings to keep pace with consumers?

Julie Feickert CEO of Cultures for Health says DIY food kits are 'the future of our society.' She told Food Navigator that increased awareness of and ongoing battles with diet related chronic health problems are pushing more consumers into the kitchen for the first time -- creating a massive opportunities for do-it-yourself kits that teach consumers how to make their own food and beverages. 

Cultures for Health first began selling DIY kits in 2008 to make fermented food such as yogurt, tempeh and cheese, and those days most of their customers were "hardcore foodies" and other "niche" consumer groups. More...


Supplements in our foods can interfere with medications

Inform your shoppers on some popular supplement-medication interactions. 

The popularity of "exotic" vitamin supplements, boosters, enzymes and herbs, previously only found in health food shops and juice bars is increasing, and these "wonder ingredients" are more frequently found in our everyday foods. 

In addition, more and more Americans are taking medications for heart disease, diabetes, cancers, obesity and depression, while supplementing, juicing and consuming meal replacement bars, thus a greater potential for adverse interactions.


Recipes for Grocerants: Acorn Squash with Braised Veggies & Rice

Hot veggies are a hot trend right now! Here's a great winter recipe for your store's grocerant.

Winter time vegetable dishes are a great way to attract diners to your store's grocerant, as more and more people are looking to limit their meat consumption. And while you can offer this in your prepared foods department, this is a great recipe to share with shoppers, so they can create this dish at home. Set up sample stations to warm up your shoppers as they come in from the cold. 


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