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Nicole Potenza Denis

Nicole Potenza Denis

contributor, Specialty Food Association

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Category Spotlight: Coconut Products

Category Spotlight: Coconut Products

The tropical superfood has reached celebrity status, making appearances in everything from hummus to vinegar to butter to chips. Coconut has definitely made(...)
Buyers’ Picks: Cookie Cravings

Buyers’ Picks: Cookie Cravings

Shortbread, macaroons, cream-filled options, and organic and gluten-free are just some of the cookie varieties flying off retailer shelves to satisfy customers’(...)
ConAgra's Acquisition of Frontera Foods: Industry Reaction

ConAgra's Acquisition of Frontera Foods: Industry Reaction

When Big Food buys the little guy, there’s often chatter amongst the specialty food community.  While consumers seldom know about these usurped brands (as(...)
The Spice Lab Opens Its First Retail Store in FL

The Spice Lab Opens Its First Retail Store in FL

Known for its extensive variety of salts, peppers, and spices from around the globe, The Spice Lab opened its first brick-and-mortar store last week in Fort(...)
Category Spotlight: Better Baking Out of the Box

Category Spotlight: Better Baking Out of the Box

While conventional baking mixes are on the decline, new offerings with alternative flours and improved packaging may help boost a category ripe for reinvention. It’(...)
Buyers’ Picks: New Year’s Eve Party Foods

Buyers’ Picks: New Year’s Eve Party Foods

From imported European cheeses to Southern Hoppin’ John, here are retailer favorites from around the country.  Tim Bucciarelli, Formaggio Kitchen, Cambridge,(...)
Victoria Fine Foods Launches 'Read Your Label' Campaign

Victoria Fine Foods Launches 'Read Your Label' Campaign

On the heels of the FDA’s new and improved Nutrition Facts label for most packaged foods sold in the United States, Victoria Fine Foods of Brooklyn, NY, has(...)
Goat Farming on the Rise as Americans' Appetite for Cheese Increases

Goat Farming on the Rise as Americans' Appetite for Cheese Increases

With an interest in traditional dairy alternatives on the rise, consumers are favoring goat—for its easy-to-digest properties, higher protein and lower cholesterol(...)
Buyers’ Picks: Better-For-You Beverages

Buyers’ Picks: Better-For-You Beverages

Probiotics, mushrooms, bone broth, and chia are just some of the ingredients that are popular in healthier ready-to-drink offerings around the country.  Compiled(...)
Buyers’ Picks: Breakfast Items

Buyers’ Picks: Breakfast Items

From sprouted granola, multigrain English muffins, and ancient-grain oatmeal to non-dairy yogurts, green juices, and smoothies, customers around the country(...)
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