A gluten-free diet is mandatory for people with celiac disease but it also has increasingly become integrated into the daily diet of many health-conscious shoppers. For supermarkets, this means participating in the expansion and incorporation of gluten-free products throughout the store. As a result, retailers everywhere are asking the question, “Should gluten-free products become integrated or segregated?” Continue reading
Kids Zone for Healthy Snacks
Snacks get a bad rap, especially when related to our kids. But not all snacks are bad. In fact, children need extra calories during the day to help with their growth and energy level. The key is to offer kids (and their parents) smart choices.
Nutritionists have always recommended snacking on fresh and dried fruits, but how do you get kids to embrace this themselves? The good news is that the answer is not complicated. Studies show that kids Continue reading
Snacks for ‘Permissible Indulgence’
Hoping to raise the health profile for snack foods, more companies are offering snacks made from ingredients with better nutritional credentials, such as black beans, brown rice, seaweed and parsnips.
The proportion of consumers reporting that they eat 3-4 snacks a day rose to 31% in 2013, up from 19% in 2010, according to Chicago market research firm IRI. To help people feel better about snacking Continue reading