Market Trends

Market Trends

Thinking outside of the pizza box

To pizza and flatbread manufacturers, the secret to a great product goes way beyond the sauce. So what are the trends?

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Hormel bacon plant cuts 75 jobs in Minnesota, relocating operation to Iowa

A Hormel bacon bits plant in St. James, Minn., will close in May, cutting work for 75 employees. Austin, Minn.-based Hormel Foods, will be expanding its plant in Dubuque, Iowa, for the first phase of a major project to create more bacon-toppings products.

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U.S. restaurant sales forecast to grow 3.6% in 2014

Sales for the U.S. restaurant industry sales are projected to exceed $683 billion in 2014, an increase of 3.6% from last year, according to a forecast released late on Wednesday by the National Restaurant Association.

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Nonni’s Biscotti launches greener product packaging

Biscotti baker Nonni’s Biscotti revamps its packaging in effort to reduce waste and help customers reduce their carbon footprint.
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Lay’s ‘Do Us A Flavor’ contest is back

Lay’s invites fans to submit their potato chip flavor ideas for the chance to win $1 million. The submission deadline is through April 5.

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Buddig announces winners of Family Road Trip promotion

Carl Buddig & Co. awards the $25,000 Grand Prize in its 2013 Family Road Trip promotion to Cecilia Grzeskowiak of Hampton, Va. Jim Faber of Libertyville, Ill., receives the $10,000 First Prize.

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In-store bakery goods market exceeds $13 billion

A Packaged Facts report indicates that in-house baked goods experienced dollar sales increases every year since 2008. It expects these gains to continue through 2017.

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PepsiCo snack, soft drink division better together, says CEO

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi stands firm, during a TV interview, in her conviction to keep the company’s snack and soft drink division together.
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Wheat to citrus threatened by cold across the U.S.

Freezing weather across the country is damaging crops from winter wheat to oranges and is also threatening livestock. As much as 15% of winter-wheat plants in the Great Plains face damage.

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Shoppers aren’t shy with store-brand labels

With growth of private-label products building for several years, these days, such products are taking a bigger bite of the sales total in grocery aisles. Supermarkets are also spending more to upgrade the products.

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