Functional Beverages Are on The Rise
SPINS data revealed that functional pop is outpacing all other beverages in sales, growing 465% in the last year. Described as the next generation of soda, functional pop is a leader in many categories including digestive health, cognitive support, and relaxation.
Don’t Count Dairy Out
While SPINS data showed just how successful the plant-based dairy category was in the last year, traditional dairy shouldn't be looked over. Brands like Organic Valley and Stonyfield are pivoting their products to creatively reengage with consumers and drive profits.
What Brands Are Up To
Dr. Bronner’s Debuts Organic Chocolate
Dr. Bronner’s, a maker of organic soap and personal care products, is introducing a new line of organic, fair trade and vegan chocolate! Available in 6 different flavors, the products are sweetened with lower-glycemic coconut sugar and 70% dark chocolate.
Milk Bar Reimagines Famed Flavors For Ice Cream Aisle
Milk Bar is converting their famous dessert flavors into ice-cream pints beginning in June! Varieties include birthday cake, cereal milk, cornflake chocolate chip marshmallow, and Milk Bar pie, which has a gooey butter filling and toasted oat crumble.
Lightlife Launches Plant-Based Breaded Chicken Tenders and Filets
Lightlife Foods has announced two first-of-its-kind plant-based products: Plant-Based Chicken Tenders and Plant-Based Chicken Fillets. These items are the first refrigerated, fresh, breaded plant-based chicken products that are available in the market.
Caulipower Unveils Stone-fired Cauliflower Crust
Caulipower has just announced the launch of the first-ever artisanal stone-fired cauliflower pizza crusts! These new crusts are just as packed with cauliflower as the original, but crispier, and can be found in your frozen food aisle.
Highkey Enters Salty Snacking
Highkey has launched their new Almond Flour crackers in sea salt and cheddar flavors. Packed with nutritional value, the new snack is gluten-free, grain-free, AND keto-friendly!
Sprouts Accelerates Efforts with Unique Product Offerings
Sprouts Farmers Market is stepping up efforts to sell products that aren't available at other retailers. CEO Jack Sinclair said he wants customers to think of Sprouts as a place to buy products they can't find elsewhere and is positioning the chain as a beacon for small suppliers that escape notice by larger retailers.
Kroger Kicks Off Delivery
Kroger sent a fleet of its refrigerated delivery trucks to the streets of Ybor City in Tampa as part of the city’s annual Pride Parade. The event helped to promote the retailer’s newly available grocery delivery in parts of the city in part of a company wide plan to double its online sales by 2023