2017 Prepared Foods New Products Conference: Lynn Dornblaser, David Jago, Mintel
August 4, 2017
It is more challenging than ever to identify winning new product concepts: Product proliferation, shifts in channels and distribution, and market and category fragmentation make for a very complex environment.
The Sweets & Snacks Expo fosters a positive context for pondering the forces at play in the snack and confections segments, if in no other way than providing attendees the opportunity to snack at will.
The growing backlash against negative ingredient messages seems to have reached a tipping point, with processors proudly touting meat (including half a dozen pork rind products!), full-fat dairy, butter, and other ingredients once perceived of as unhealthy. In fact, some companies even are using “whole milk” and “full-fat” as positive marketing tools.
Sales of frozen yogurt and non-dairy ice cream decline 10% in two years
July 14, 2017
New research from Mintel reveals that retail sales of frozen yogurt and non-dairy ice cream slipped 10% in the last two years, reaching an estimated $299 million in 2016. Meanwhile, the ice cream and frozen dairy desserts segment grew 7% 2014-16 to reach an estimated 6.8 million.
Streamed LIVE from New Products Conference 2017 | Consumers have an ever expanding array of mealtime options. So how do brick-and-mortar grocers keep shoppers coming in for unique foods and drinks that hit lifestyle, health and taste trends—and grow store sales? Come hear Errol share thoughts about today’s consumer, retailing and insights about processor-retailer new product “co- development.”