Reaching for Rice!

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September is National Rice Month, a good time to let your shoppers know more about the culinary versatility and nutritional benefits of tasty U.S. grown rice. Here’s a quick quiz to see how much you know about rice: How many servings of grains do we need to eat every day? (Answer: 3 – 8, depending… Read more »

Grilling with Beer!

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If you’re heating up the grill this Labor Day weekend, a tasty beer may already be top of mind. But did you think about further enhancing the delicious flavor of the beer in your glass by making it an ingredient in your holiday weekend dishes? Cooking with beer makes the food taste better than ever…. Read more »

What Do We Know About GMOs?

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Does the phrase “GMO” scare consumers? Does it affect their buying and eating habits? Maybe, says Darren Seifer, Food and Beverage Analyst from the NPD Consumer Research Group. “Recent ballot initiatives may been defeated, but that doesn’t mean that concerns aren’t increasing,” Seifer said, when speaking to the group of grocery store representatives who attended… Read more »

Back to School with Mini Babybel®

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Many of us are thinking “back-to-school:” Shopping for school supplies, organizing clothes and, once again, getting used to packing those lunch boxes every day. For families and kids who could use some ideas to perk up that packed mid-day meal, think Mini Babybel®, the portion-controlled, nutrition-packed, red-wax-wrapped cheeses. Each serving of 100% natural cheese delivers…

Success Story: RD Promotes belVita Biscuits

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At our 2014 conference this past April we had the unique privilege to partner with a number of healthy food brands, giving them face time with RDs from supermarkets all across the country. One of our guests was belVita Biscuits. We were able to learn about the healthy benefits of breakfast and even taste the… 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 Sweet Georgia Peach Season!

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At the 2014 Shopping for Health conference, we heard about Georgia peaches and got excited about seeing them on store shelves. And now they are here! Here are some tips from the Georgia Peach Council on how to Pick the Perfect peaches from your store shelves: Look for peaches that are creamy gold in color…. Read more »

Cooking with Watermelon!

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What could be better than eating watermelon on a hot summer day? How about a cold watermelon soup, all dressed up so that it’s fancy enough to serve at a special meal! At the Shopping for Health 2014 conference, our grocery store dietitian guests were treated to this delicious soup, created for the National Watermelon… Read more »