Appetizers and Soups
Whether served as a snack, quick pick-me-up or a replacement meal, today’s soups and appetizers are hot with new products and tastes. The category is worth more than $10 billion with store brands enjoying the biggest growth as retailers add more adventurous, international and healthy choices to the shelves. The traditional franks-in-a-blanket now vies for space with savory pork lumpiaspring rolls, indulgent brie and apple fig-filled spanakopita and better-for-you Italian vegetable with farro soup. Bob Vosburgh details the major trends influencing the category, and who’s preparing the next course for further growth.
Thanks to Burger King, plant-based foods have turned heads among consumers and retailers. Is it the real thing or just a fad? PLMA's monthly category profile examines the products from meats to dairy, the retailers from supermarkets to specialty chains, and the suppliers who are exhibiting at this year's Chicago trade show. Click here to download video