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.
Bibimbap. Lakanto Monkfruit. Aji Amarillo Spice Paste. The names are exotic but, believe it or not, consumers can find these ethnic foods at their favorite supermarket. It is all part of the expansion of flavors as shoppers look for the next great taste. This month’s category profile examines the trend and what retailers are doing with their store brands to satisfy consumers. Join Bob Vosburgh as he works his way through the cardamom and cumin. Click here to download video