Public Enemy No. 1

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Forget trans-fats or salt. Sugar is now Public Enemy No. 1 in the mind of many consumers. Dr. Kantha Shelke reports on the challenges facing packaged goods manufacturers ‑ and potential solutions.

There’s Profit in Ethnic Tastes

  • Category Profile: There’s Profit in Ethnic Tastes
    Foods once considered exotic are now the norm. Mexican, Asian and Indian flavors are everywhere. Millennials and Baby Boomers alike are keys to the interest in ethnic foods. It is all part of this month’s Category Profile. Click here for video.
What’s 5 Below?

As a chain of more than 500 stores in the Eastern U.S., 5 Below is a hit with young people for its eclectic, fast-changing selection of goods, most costing under $5. Roy White reports.

Health as Status Symbol

Healthy living is developing into a “status” culture and food is  a big part of the trend. Dr. Kantha Shelke analyzes the trend.

Is There A Trump Consumer?

Everyone now knows that there are Trump voters. But are there Trump consumers? Brad Edmondson analyzes the link between the voting booth and the supermarket.

Store Brands for the Military?

Atten-tion! Military commissaries may finally get private label for their shoppers. Len Lewis has the details.

Boomers and Millennials

Believe it or not, millennials and baby boomers have much in common. Richard Cope, Senior Trends Analyst at Mintel, thinks this creates an opportunity for store brands.