Three Top 2016 Trends in Review

Three Top 2016 Trends in Review

Each year we see a rise and fall of food trends that range from the new “it” foods and ingredients to social issues. So far in 2016 we’ve seen three top trends—functional foods, reducing food waste, and a rise of vegan foods— that helped to shape the retail landscape. Functional Foods According to Google’s annual Food Trends Report, functional…

Going Organic: Is it Worth the Cost?

Organic foods have hit the mainstream with many American households getting onboard. U.S. organic sales reached an estimated $35.1 billion dollars in 2013 with 83% of American households purchasing organic products at least once 1. Whether you’re already shopping organic or are simply interested in learning more, it’s hard to deny the rapid growth in…

Living Paleo and Grain Free- Is it Right for You?

What is the Paleo Diet? The Paleo Diet promotes a nutritional plan based on the eating habits of our ancestors in the Paleolithic period. It encourages the consumption of organic fruits and vege- tables, grass-fed meat, wild caught fish, eggs, nuts, and seeds, while eliminating foods such as legumes, grains, dairy, potatoes, salt, refined sugar,…