The Grande Whey Blog

How to Extend the Shelf-Life of Ready-Made Foods

Posted by Darian Fuselier on Tue, Aug 15, 2017 @ 08:12 AM

There are very few grocery stores that don’t have a hot bar or ready-made food section these days. In fact, some grocery stores have even added “grocerants”, where they offer restaurant-quality food in a part grocery store, part restaurant setting. According to a recent consumer survey, more than half of the respondents said they had purchased food at the fresh prepared-food counter of the grocery store before, with prepared foods becoming a $29 billion-a-year business—growing twice as fast as overall grocery store sales.

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Categories: Grande Bravo, All Natural


Meal Kits: The Future of “Home Cooking”?

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Sep 13, 2016 @ 08:09 AM

Meal kits. You’ve probably seen the ads or heard about them from friends…maybe you’ve even tried one. These pre-packed dinner fixings combine fresh with fast – all the ingredients to make a meal, without having to do any of the shopping. And, you can boast that you made the meal because you do all the cooking. 

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Categories: Grande Bravo, Consumer Trends


Consumer Requests Reveal Product Offering Opp Gaps

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 @ 08:07 AM

According to the research firm Mintel, 27% of today’s food and beverage products boast high protein content, and 25% of US consumers report consuming more protein than the year before. Why is everyone jumping on the protein bandwagon? Because it gives them the nutrition they’re looking for in a world overrun by junk food.

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Categories: WPCrisp, Grande Bravo, Consumer Trends


Taking Advantage of the New FDA Requirements for Calorie Counts on Menus

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Jul 05, 2016 @ 08:14 AM

Last month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its final guidelines on menu labeling requirements for chain restaurants—a move that’s been over 6 years in the making. This means, starting on May 5, 2017, chain restaurants with more than 20 locations will be required to display food and beverage calorie counts on their menus, but restaurant owners will have until then to determine the exact nutrition information and make the necessary adjustments to their displays.

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Categories: Social Responsibility, Grande Bravo


Healthy Reasons Behind Food Purchases

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Jun 21, 2016 @ 08:12 AM

It’s no secret by now that many consumers are looking for healthier foods made with clean, natural ingredients.

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Categories: Grande Bravo, Consumer Trends