The fresh foods craze is carrying over to the soup category, where retailers increasingly are offering fresh, natural soups sold in the deli section or refrigerated case. The trend is likely impacting sales of conventional canned products.
Food producers and manufacturers of all sizes are becoming increasingly creative in their sustainability efforts. To eliminate fuel costs associated with shipping produce across the country, BrightFarms Inc. is constructing greenhouse farms on-site at grocery retailers.
Slough, England-based Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc is reaping the benefit of Americans' growing taste for hot sauce with sales of the company's Frank's RedHot Sauce climbing 18 percent in 2011 from prior year, Bloomberg reported.
Super Bowl watchers are expected to spend an average of about $64 on food, drinks, clothing and other merchandise related to the big game, up from $59 in 2010, the South Florida Business Journal reported.