Drink Bottled Water to Beat the Heat

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With the summer sun heating up much of the country, there may be no more important reminder for your shoppers this week than this: Stay Hydrated. Most know that water is the beverage of choice when it comes to refreshing, and it’s interesting to note how this message has permeated the American mindset in recent… Read more »

When is a Snack No Longer a Snack?

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Here’s another interesting food trend reported at Shopping for Heath 2014 by NPD Group Food and Beverage Analyst Darren Seifer: What we traditionally think of as “snacking” – enjoying little nibbles between three big meals – is now an all-day affair, and as a result, traditional “snack foods” are now considered elements of meals.  … Read more »

Is it Protein’s Time to Shine?

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When we discussed consumer food shopping and eating trends at the 2014 Shopping for Health conference, one word that came up frequently was protein. “There’s always a ‘new thing’ in foods and beverages and more consumers are looking for protein now,” said Darren Seifer of the NPD Group in New York, who was a guest speaker… Read more »

It’s watermelon season!

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Summer and watermelon go hand-in-hand, and for good reason. Watermelons are 92% water, which makes them a perfect hydrator on steamy, hot days, when we need to consume as much liquid as possible. Eating one slice of watermelon is the equivalent of drinking a glass of water, said registered dietitian Elizabeth Somer during her talk… Read more »