Thursday, March 23, 2017

New products, Win By Understanding Consumers

New products, Win By Understanding Consumers, Surprising Sources of Calcium
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Why I Want to Continue the Conversation About Responsible Antibiotic Use

As I shared with you at the beginning of the month, I had the opportunity to join the National Pork Board in hosting an important discussion about responsible antibiotic use on the farm and what it means at every end of the food supply chain – from farmers to consumers. Broadcast live from the National Pork Industry Forum in Atlanta, our 30-minute conversation brought together industry experts in retail, farming and animal health to talk about the real change happening on pig farms across the country.

You can watch a three-minute compilation video with key highlights here.

Our discussion was a real eye opener for me and one I want to keep moving forward. I learned how much work the pork industry has done to promote antibiotic stewardship through research, education and outreach and how committed they are to producing the highest quality pork for today's consumers. I think the National Pork Board's John Johnson put it best when he said, "We want the healthiest pigs possible because healthy pigs make for safe food." 

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Phil's Food Reviews
Phil reviews Tetley Super Herbal Tea Immunity, Nonni's Foods Limited Batch Spring Biscotti Limoncello Pistachio, Squeaky Pops Strawberry, Bare Snacks Baked Chips Fuji & Reds Apple, and D'Artagnan Artisanal Dry-Cured Saucisson Sec Duck.

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Supermarkets That Understand Their Consumers Best, Win
Coincidentally (or not!) these retailers grew their market share by an average of 7% from 2015-2016. The UK's highest scorers included Aldi, Lidl and Tesco. While Trader Joe's topped the most US lists. 

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Surprising Calcium Sources for Shoppers Avoiding Dairy
A growing number of shoppers are avoiding dairy for a variety of reasons, and people tend to think dairy when they think of calcium. We've got some great suggestions for alternatives here.

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Resources

Plagued by slow growth? Bring in Phil Lempert and charge ahead. LEARN HOW.

Are you a retail dietitian? The Retail Dietitians Business Alliance (RDBA) in partnership with The Mushroom Council is launching a recipe contest, with a winning prize of a $1,000 stipend for an education conference of your choice.

Sign Up Today for May 21-22 Educational Summit at NRA Show in Chicago: Register now for your early seat at the table of grocerant success! Click here to register.  
Today's Must Reads

- You've got to share with your shoppers these nine amazing health benefits of cumin!

- Food as medicine is a growing school of thought, and this food bank is now rethinking hunger relief as a form of healthcare and the financial implications.

- The canned foods section offers many low budget, healthy options for easy meals. Here are some reminders.


- Fourteen new food emoji are on the way including crickets and broccoli.

- As we witness a food tech boom, here's how fermentation is meeting the demand for natural ingredients.
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