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What’s OnTrend® Today

Cauliflower Power

As vegetables go, cauliflower was once an ugly duckling that rarely made the menu except at Grandma’s house, but in the past few years it has seen a transformation of which even kale might be envious. Cauliflower has now become the hero of paleo dieters, carb avoiders, vegans and veggie proponents, not only as a…

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Pasture-ised

Whether you care if cows have an idyllic setting to live out their lives grazing on the pasture or not, the evidence is now pretty clear: grass-fed cows produce healthier food. What does that mean? Cows that have spent their lives grazing on grass and forage, and that have not been confined to a feedlot…

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Product Innovation Takes Center Stage

KeHE welcomed more than 2,200 industry professionals to Salt Lake City, UT, October 3-4 for the 2018 KeHE Spring Show. Attendees connected around the purchasing of natural & organic, specialty and fresh products for the first quarter of 2019. The show started with an educational panel of industry leaders who shared tangible ways to harness…

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Expo East – What to Expect

On the eve of the 2018 Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore, KeHE’s Growth Solutions team – our resident trend experts – have created a round-up of the top trends to expect on the show floor. Not-Your-Summer Charcoal: Charcoal, the top fastest growing ingredient in the Health & Beauty Care category, works by trapping toxins…

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Trust Your Gut

Bugs are now your friends. Especially the 100 trillion of them that live in your microbiome. Consumers are now starting to understand that a balanced microbiome, with both probiotics — the live bacteria and yeasts found in foods like yogurt — and prebiotics— the non-digestible carbohydrates that help them thrive– are both essential for healthy…

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Fresh Makes the Grade for Back to School

As Americans begin to send their kids back to school, schedules inevitably get a bit more hectic, leaving less and less time for healthy meal planning and preparation. With health-and-wellness snacks trending as one of the fastest growing categories in the grocery store, retailers offering a fresh, convenient take on easy to grab snacks is…

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New Products Steal the Show in Chicago

More than 4,500 industry leaders convened at Chicago’s McCormick Place on June 13-14 for KeHE Distributors’ 2018 Holiday Show. Products featured by nearly 700 exhibitors across all categories, allowed retailers to experience first-hand new and on-trend products for the upcoming winter season. More than 190 brands were featured in the New Products Showcase, highlighting items…

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Dessert … Prepared To A Tea

Tea has taken a turn from afternoon sips to after-dinner sweets. And while a frosty glass of black tea or a warm mug of chamomile tea will always be classics, teas are now being used as ingredients in foods: mostly, desserts. The BBC named specialized tea flavorings as one of the top trends of 2018,…

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Eastern Flavors

Eastern flavors continue to move west. Vietnamese pho, Japanese ramen and Korean barbecue have risen to the tops of menus and shopping carts over the past few years. Now, all eyes are on the far eastern islands. Restaurant Business names Asian island cuisine one of the top food trends for 2018, with Filipino foods and…

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The Smart Pill

The Silicon Valley wave has reached nutrition. Nootropics – or substances that help to improve memory and cognitive function – are the latest nutrition craze to hit tech circles. The word itself is the culmination of the Greek words meaning “mind” and “bending.” And while the concept has been around since the 1970s, the tech…

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