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specialty cheese snacking cheese ideas Specialty cheese intersects with two of the biggest food trends going for 2015: healthy snacking options and demand for protein. In original research from the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association, "Engaging the Evolving Shopper: Serving the New American Appetite," this report reveals that consumers view foods found in the fresh perimeter categories as antidotes to unhealthy, processed foods. For example, the dairy department represents a real-food source of protein in the form of yogurt, cheese, eggs, milk and tofu. A recent NPD food and beverage market research study forecast shows that snack foods eaten at main meals will grow approximately 5 percent over the next five years or to 86.4 billion "eatings" in 2018. Specialty cheese plays a big role in snacking occasions, and the supply side is answering the call. Of Wisconsin's 126 cheese plants, 93 manufactured at least one type of specialty cheese during 2013. Feta continued its steady increase, accounting for the largest share of specialty cheese production at 13 percent of the total. "The growth in better-for-you snack foods in between and at meals is a good example of how consumers are redefining the foods they eat." Darren Seifer, NPD food and beverage industry analyst 42 * JAN + FEB 2015 * instore 5% The approximate amount by which snack foods eaten at main meals will grow over the next five years. Shredded cheese continues to rise in popularity, showing a 3.8% increase in dollar sales in 2014. Shredded Cheese Shredded cheese continues to rise in popularity among consumers, showing a 3.8 percent increase in dollar sales in 2014, according to Nielsen. To help chefs of all abilities easily create flavorful dishes, Emmi Roth USA introduced Roth Ultimates, a new line of shredded specialty cheese blends, during the Winter Fancy Food Show January 11-13 in San Francisco. Each of the three varieties, packed in 12 6-ounce gusseted bags, were developed by chefs to maximize flavor and optimize melt: Ultimate Mac & Cheese (Grand Cru, Havarti & Sharp Cheddar), Ultimate Flatbread (Grand Cru, Mild Provolone & Fontiago), and Ultimate

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of instore - Jan + Feb 2015

instore - Jan + Feb 2015
Editor's Note - Unlocking the Door to Profit
What's Ahead
Table of Contents
News - On Our Radar
Shopper Demographics - Trending Cake
Trendspotting: Fondant Cakes
Trending - Deli Prepared Chicken
Trendspotting - Rotisserie Chicken
Consumer Insights - Millenials
Diet Trends - Gluten-free
Merchandising - The Haggan Experience
Seasonal Promotions - Summer Occasions
Specialty Foods - Health + Flavor
Cakes - Step to the Head of the Class
Foodservice - Stop & Shop Redefines Dining
Specialty Cheese - Snacking Cheese Ideas
Packaging - Safety & Convenience
Product Trends
Product Showcase
Next Up/Ad Index

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