Two new apples are coming this fall to select farm stands: SnapDragon and RubyFrost. These apples have been in development for more than a decade by Cornell University and are under an exclusive licensing agreement with New York Apple Growers. According to the growers’ group, a limited crop will be available this year, with full grocery store sales expected to begin in 2015. Continue reading
Every year, the “experts” tell us what they expect new trends will be in food and grocery retail. Recent articles on the NPR Online and Supermarket News websites highlight several of the food trends that are predicted to be hot in 2013.
Here are a few of the trends mentioned:
- healthy snacks, mini-meals and breakfast foods are increasing in importance
- more grocery shoppers are millennials and men
- Boomers are shopping to combat health issues – e.g. antioxidant fruits/vegetables (e.g. blueberries, kale) and whole grains
- Asian influences on food will continue to grow</li><li>the farm-to-table (and local food) movement remains strong