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Why Serious Cooks Are In Love With Frozen Food - WSJ
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By Sarah Karnasiewicz
Updated Feb. 1, 2019 1:13 p
cold_storage  frozen_foods 
february 2019 by jerryking
The scoop on frozen desserts | Canadian Grocer
By Chris Powell  |  June 14, 2017

Though it’s still a beloved summer treat, ice cream is travelling a bit of a rocky road in Canada. According to Mintel, 90% of Canadians consume single-flavoured ice cream during the summer months, contributing to annual sales of $284 million. (Mintel pegs the value of the entire frozen desserts category—including frozen yogurt, gelato and sorbet—at $409 million.)

But while penetration remains high, the market research firm also says Canadians’ enthusiasm for ice cream seems to be cooling: annual consumption has fallen from 7.7 litres per person in 2008 to 6.8 litres in 2015, with an older population creating “headwinds” for the category.
frozen_foods  desserts  ice_cream  Canadian  statistics 
october 2018 by jerryking
Five trends affecting Canada’s frozen dessert industry - Restobiz
Five trends affecting Canada’s frozen dessert industry
By Camille Bedu
July 24, 2014
desserts  frozen_foods  trends  Canada 
october 2018 by jerryking
M&M Meat Shops expands offerings, changes name in bid to lure customers - The Globe and Mail
MARINA STRAUSS - RETAILING REPORTER
The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2016
Acquired about 18 months ago by private equity firm Searchlight Capital Partner LP,....
"In November, M&M upgraded its website and click-and-collect e-ordering, which it has been offering for eight years. Shoppers order online and pick up at the store of their choice. The site has enjoyed a 40-per-cent rise in e-orders since the relaunch, Mr. O'Brien said. E-commerce purchases, at $65-plus each on average, are usually more than twice the value of in-store purchases, he added."
Marina_Strauss  meat  retailers  frozen_foods  CEOs  rebranding  M&M_Food_Market  BOPIS  e-commerce  private_equity  privately_held_companies  in-store 
march 2016 by jerryking
Italy Loses Its Taste for Pasta
October 11, 2013,| WSJ | By MANUELA MESCO

Italy Loses Its Taste for Pasta
Consumption Has Dropped 23% in Past Decade

Elsewhere, more and more Italians are turning to delis offering prepared dishes with meat and vegetables. Consumption of frozen fish and meat dishes has soared 70% in the past decade, while ready-made vegetable dishes grew 50%, according to the Italian Institute for Frozen Food. Sales of salad bags have also soared as mixed salads gain at lunch.

Pasta makers are attempting to respond. Barilla, which has about 35% of the Italian pasta market, has sought to beat back the idea that pasta is fattening. It cites pasta's calorie count—365 calories a portion—prominently in its television ads and promotes pasta's low glycemic count. It recently launched an app that helps count calories and is pushing lower-calorie recipes on its website. It is also about to introduce a pasta that is free of gluten, the ingredient often blamed for the bloated feeling associated with pasta.
pasta  Italian  diets  Italy  consumer_research  gluten-free  frozen_foods  prepared_meals  consumption  consumer_behavior 
october 2013 by jerryking
Stores Like Target and CVS Add Groceries to Attract Shoppers - NYTimes.com
January 16, 2011 | NYT | By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD.

Reflecting a major shift in the way Americans shop for food, retailers better known for selling clothes or aspirin, including Walgreens, CVS/Pharmacy and Target, are expanding in a big way into the grocery business, with fresh produce, frozen meats and, yes, even sushi.... The changes have hit the traditional grocery businesses, stores like Supervalu and Safeway, whose profits had already been declining because of rising food prices, fixed real estate and labor costs, and more competition.

Like the grocers, the convenience stores and discount stores are not making a lot of money on their groceries. Instead, the goal is to draw more customers.
retailers  grocery  supermarkets  pharmacies  Target  CVS  Walgreens  fresh_produce  frozen_foods  convenience_stores  consumer_behavior 
march 2013 by jerryking
Blueberry and fibre optic tycoon John Bragg: The Oracle of Oxford, N.S.
Dec. 1, 2012 | The Globe and Mail | Gorodn Pitts

Recent reads

Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man, by Walter Stahr.

Eisenhower in War and Peace by Jean Edward Smith.
Gordon_Pitts  entrepreneur  John_Bragg  frozen_foods  mobile  CATV  books 
january 2013 by jerryking
Partnering with private label
March 1998 | Frozen Food Age | by Dan Harrison.

Deals with issues concerning private label marketing in the frozen foods market. Challenges of private label marketing; Perception of the emerging swing shoppers toward private label products; Key to success in private labeling; Idea behind the as good as the next one strategy in private labeling; Other proven strategies for private labeling.
frozen_foods  private_labels  partnerships 
august 2012 by jerryking
Sweet Talk -
01.20.03 | Forbes.com |Matthew Swibel,

Uster reps, mostly former pastry chefs, drop in on former students with new recipes, product demonstrations and advice on kitchen redesigns. It's this sort of customer support--reminiscent of the "detailing" drug companies do with doctors--that brought Uster to $20 million in sales, from baking chocolate, tarts, candied fruits and pastries.

By such means the Swiss-born Braun, a former food consultant, intends to double sales by 2005. That assumes a growth rate of 9% per year on existing products and $14 million from a new line of frozen foods including Danishes, cakes and hors d'oeuvres. He'll have to claw his way there: Kraft Foods (nyse: KFT - news - people ) and Nestlé import their own European chocolate labels; there are scores of other scrappy distributors. Even at $40 million in sales, 23-year-old privately held Uster would still be but a crumb in the $8-billion-a-year U.S. wholesale market.
entrepreneur  frozen_foods  chocolate  desserts  Kraft  Nestlé  confectionery_industry  baked_goods 
july 2012 by jerryking

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