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Weis Markets Teaching Shoppers About Plant-Based Foods

Themed heath-and-wellness program available at all of grocer’s stores

Specialty Food Sales Reach Record $140.3B

Finding from newly released state-of-the-industry report

The Snack Zone is planned for 750 stores in fiscal 2018

Limited-time items rolling out to apparel, frozen sections

NFRA reports best March performance for the category in 5 years

Brand offers global gourmet, specialty foods

Annual expo showcases protein, function, decadence

Product is result of partnership with local craft brewery

Signature Reserve comes as retailer plans to launch 1,400 SKUs in 2018

Results said to bolster case for SmartLabel digital tool

Oberto has added Trail Mix with Peppered Turkey Jerky to its line of trail mixes incorporating dried meat for an added protein boost. Intended to be a “better-for-you” snack, the blend includes tender turkey jerky along with premium nuts, seeds, fruit and dark chocolate.

Kellogg Co. has launched a new variety of Raisin Bran: Raisin Bran with Bananas, which includes slices of the No. 1 breakfast fruit choice among consumers: bananas.

Yogini’s the Zen of Slow Cooking Spice Blends, designed to create delicious, convenient meals more easily in a slow cooker, comprises nine varieties: Coq Au Vin, Indian Dal, Mediterranean, Moroccan Tagine, Mulling Spices (seasonal blend), Provençale, Sichuan Spice, Southwest Fiesta and Smoky BBQ.

He’s led ‘transformative change’ across diverse industries

Lessons for retailers opening smaller urban stores

Aussie company’s signature soft drink can be enjoyed on its own, or as a mixer

Natrol LLC’s new line of gummy comprises six offerings intended to “benefit the whole family.” Containing no high-fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors, the gummies are made with organic ingredients and include such varieties as Natrol Melatonin Gummies (5 milligram and 10 milligram), Natrol Ha

Saffron Road has introduced frozen Japanese-inspired noodle bowls, all made with long-simmered, flavorful bone or vegetable broth.

Observers spotlight hot concepts, items

Terms include new business agreement

Jelly Belly now offers Candy Cones, ice-cream-flavored treats that come in such classic flavors as Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Mint Chip and Orange Sherbet. Each Candy Cone piece has a waffle-cone flavor at the bottom and one of the five ice-cream flavors on top.

450+ entrepreneurs will pitch U.S.-made items

Kind now has a new, healthier take on the classic chewy granola bar: Kind Kids bars are a gluten-free option for kids and snack time, packed with 100 percent whole grains, including oats, sorghum and quinoa.

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