One momentous evening in 2011, amidst the verdant hills of Italy’s Tuscany region, as Jerry M. Bello, Jr. and his wife Shannon sat down for a meal at a traditional osteria while on vacation, inspiration struck.
Usage of the term “better-for-you” can be confusing for some, but generally it means taking traditional foods—including many snacks and baked goods that are normally thought of as indulgent, like cookies and sweets—and improving them nutritionally, including cleaning up the label. This can largely be accomplished through ingredient selection.
Whether center-of-store or along the perimeter in the fresh bakery section, sweet goods are on the rise. According to the 2017 “What’s in Store” report from the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association, in-store bakeries have experienced much success over the past five years, soaring 51 percent in total annual sales to reach $15.7 billion dollars, enjoying a 7.9 percent increase in the past year alone.
At Vitafoods, Nexira will highlight its extensive range of organic ingredients for food, beverages, and supplements. Food & Beverages and Supplements markets are going through some changes with the increasing demand for transparency and clean labeling.
Kraft Food Ingredients announced the addition of Heinz Ketchup and Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce along with a variety of Heinz vinegars, relishes and sauces to its broad portfolio of ingredient solutions.