7 Desserts to Compliment Your Feast

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Check out 7 better-for-you dessert options for this year’s small Thanksgiving gatherings – or even just for you! They are the delicious comfort foods that everyone deserves this year. 1. Mammoth Creameries Photo courtesy of @mammothcreameries, Instagram   No slice of pie is complete without a scoop of ice cream on top! Keto-approved Mammoth Creameries … Read more 7 Desserts to Compliment Your Feast

Assess In-Store Promotions: How to Measure Promotional Effectiveness

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Jim Koppenhaver is the Director of Enterprise Solutions and Product Manager for SPINS Store-Level Data. In our fifth installment of an ongoing Expert Lens series, we take a closer look at ways Store Level Data helps you measure promotional effectiveness so you can get the results you need on a store-by-store basis. Are Your In-Store Promotions … Read more Assess In-Store Promotions: How to Measure Promotional Effectiveness

10 Healthy Happy Hour Necessities

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The alcoholic and alcohol-inspired beverage category is ripe with innovation, from hard coffee and kombucha to spiritless cocktails to mixers and more. The next time you are looking to indulge in an adult beverage, consider these 9 better-for-you brands. 1. Straightaway Photo courtesy of @straightawaycocktails, Instagram   Straightaway makes both classic and lesser-known spirited and … Read more 10 Healthy Happy Hour Necessities

5 Sweets Without Spooky Ingredients

You may not be handing out candy to trick-or-treaters this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to some delicious sweets. Check out these better-for-you candy brands that will satisfy your sweet tooth without any spooky ingredients. 1. SmartSweets Photo courtesy of @smartsweets, Instagram   SmartSweets helps you kick sugar while keeping candy! … Read more 5 Sweets Without Spooky Ingredients

Grain Growth: 3 Purchase Drivers That Are Boosting Heritage Ingredients

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When shoppers head into the grocery store, they’re bringing a trio of priorities with them: They want foods that are not processed, align with their diets, and include functional benefits. Fortunately, these are not conflicting interests. In fact, one ingredient is at the intersection of these 3 purchasing drivers: heritage ingredients.  Heritage ingredients have been dietary staples throughout the world for … Read more Grain Growth: 3 Purchase Drivers That Are Boosting Heritage Ingredients

7 brands to taste the world

World Food Day, celebrated on October 16th around the globe, is the perfect excuse to branch out and try something new! Check out these six global cuisine-inspired brands that are breaking down borders by breaking bread and sharing the delicious cuisines of cultures around the world. 1. A Dozen Cousins Photo courtesy of @adozencousins, Instagram … Read more 7 brands to taste the world

Plant-Based Attributes: A Guide to the Evolving Definitions in Today’s Plant-Based Market

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Plant-Based Attributes are Evolving The growing popularity of plant-based options has helped push sales of plant-based items up year over year, with this year’s pandemic-induced stock-up accelerating that growth. While meatless, vegetarian, and vegan options have been around for years, they are only part of today’s plant-based market. The scope of today’s plant-based options is … Read more Plant-Based Attributes: A Guide to the Evolving Definitions in Today’s Plant-Based Market

It’s Cold Season: Prepare for Health-Focused Shoppers this Fall and Winter

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It’s Cold Season: Prepare for Health-Focused Shoppers During a Pandemic We’re entering the final stretch of 2020, and in this unusual year, a lot can happen in the next few months. What we do know is that fewer people will be hopping on planes, going to restaurants, hosting large gatherings, and crowding malls—and everyone will … Read more It’s Cold Season: Prepare for Health-Focused Shoppers this Fall and Winter