January 10, 2020
Sustainability leads off five trends for 2020
Sustainability and choices that can lessen an individual’s environmental impact are top-of-mind for many of us as we move into the new decade. Many of these choices have to do with food purchasing decisions, as supply chain aspects such as food production, packaging, and water use can lead to degradation when done without sustainability in mind. According to this blog post by Food Business News, “sustainability and climate change make […]Read More
December 18, 2019
KeHE’s Product Innovation Gurus Unveil Their Trend Picks for the New Year
FMI Emerge has a great collaboration with KeHe so sharing their 2020 Trends to Watch.
Get ready to boost your brainpower, guide your gut health, improve Fido’s food, protect the planet, and read the next chapter of CBD in 2020 according to KeHE’s Product Innovation Gurus. Our trend experts have been keeping an ear to the ground and foraging for new products in order to predict the top five trends that you’ll be talking about in 2020. Here’s what you can expect to see in your neighborhood grocery store and #trending with your friends:Read More
December 14, 2019
2019 Emerge Smarter Available Content
As we finish out 2019, we are pleased with the valuable education content we hosted and have available for subscribers.
You can dive into recorded thought leadership on fiancing, e-commerce, co-manufacturing/production, packaging, distribution and more.
2019 Emerge Smarter Available Recordings for Emerge SubscribersRead More
e-Commerce Insights – What are Upcoming Changes with Selling on Amazon
What Retailers Desire in Emerging Brands
Finding Finance for Growth
Packaging & Design Strategy
Working with Distributors
Exploring Food Service as a Channel
Retail Strategy for Growth
November 25, 2019
FMI Emerge Subscriber Companies are Finalists in the Good Food Awards
We are excited to share that two companies from Maine, who are part of the FMI Emerge program, are finalists for this year’s 2020 Good Food Awards! Maine Grains is a finalist within the ‘Grains’ category for their Organic Corn Polenta and Organic Pearled Farro. Maine Grains’ mission is to “provide a strong, positive community […]Read More
November 20, 2019
The Surge of Plant-Based Foods
FMI’s 2019 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report finds a rising number of households (33%) have at least one member following a non-medically prescribed diet such as vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian or flexitarian. Increased demand for personalization is challenging the food shopping experience, and a growing number of shoppers are turning to plant-based proteins to help meet their unique household needs. The Power of Meat 2019 report finds plant-based meat alternative sales increased 19.2% last year and account for $878 million in annual sales.
So what does this all mean for retailers and CPG manufacturers? It’s clear that consumers across the board have a growing interest in plant-based foods, including plant-based protein – and they are buying more of these items.Read More
November 18, 2019
The Future of Food Retail – The Omnichannel Approach
The future of food retail is the omnichannel approach. The food retail industry is constantly experiencing shifts in consumer behaviors and trends with online food retail. Traditional grocers have a unique opportunity to take advantage of this behavioral shift and lead the unification of an in-person and online grocery shopping experience. Innovation in productivity, convenience, […]Read More
October 4, 2019
Shoppers are Hungry for Stories
David Taylor shares his key takeaways from the recent Food Marketing Institute Private Brand Summit 2019. Read more in the latest SR4B blog post. by David Taylor David Fikes, US-based Food Marketing Institute Communications VP, opened the FMI Private Brand summit with a bold declaration: “We need to understand that we are no longer solely in […]Read More
October 3, 2019
Nuttin Ordinary Eyes Next Stage of Growth
The Emerge community is in the news! Adam Hamilton, COO of Nuttin Ordinary, an Emerge subscriber company crafting delicious cashew cheese, was interviewed in the Elevator Talk series by NOSH, a media company covering the natural, organic, sustainable, and healthy food industry. The interview illustrates the drive and passion that many emerging brands are fueled […]Read More
October 1, 2019
Natural Products Growth Outpaces Total Food and Beverage
The past few years have seen a massive transformation in the world of natural food products as more and more people become conscious of how the food on their plates affects their health and the environment around them. In an age of rampant consumerism and a fast-paced lifestyle many of us follow, we as consumers […]Read More
September 26, 2019
Where Do Plant-Based Proteins Fit in The Grocery Store?
The FMI 2019 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report finds a rising number of households (33%) have at least one member following a non-medically prescribed diet such as vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian or flexitarian, and this trend is higher for Gen Z and Millennial households. Increased demand for personalization is challenging the food shopping experience, and a growing number of shoppers are turning to plant-based proteins to help meet their unique household needs. FMI’s Power of Meat 2019 report finds, plant-based meat alternatives sales increased 19.2% last year and account for $878 million in annual sales.Read More