Trend Watch on Baking Supplies – November 2019

TREND WATCH

FEATURED CATEGORY: Baking Supplies

November 2019

The demand of the Baking Supplies category in both the Northeast and Western US Regions is being carried in growth by Natural & Specialty brands. Consumers are looking for cleaner ingredients, and health focused products like almond flour, whole wheat, coconut, xanthum gum, arrowroot and plant-based options (egg replacers) are growing across the sub-categories. Trending diets like paleo, keto, low-carb, gluten-free and dairy-free are without a doubt contributing to the success of many items within baking, as shoppers revamp recipes to fit their needs.

Below we’ve included our featured brands that are growing within the category, as well a featured listing of items from our assortments. We have both Northeast and Western US information below.

 

 

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North East Markets           

Natural & Specialty brands, which have increased by $9M in sales to offset the $8.5M loss from Conventional. Flours grew the most with a $6M increase in sales, followed by Ingredients at $1.4M. Baking and pancake mixes arn’t experiencing growth as categories, but there are rising trends within them to note.

Download the full, printable version with popular Davidson items – CLICK HERE

 

 

 


baking supplies trends west coast

West Coast Markets           

The demand of the Baking Supplies category is thriving across all subcategories on the West Coast. Natural & Specialty are carrying more than double the growth of Conventional brands with $13M vs. $5.5M YOY. Flours and baking ingredients grew the most at $6M each, while baking and pancake mixes grew almost $3M each.

Download the full, printable version with popular C&S items – CLICK HERE

2019 Fall Davidson Food Show

Thank you for all exhibitors and customers that helped make our show a success!

 

Trend Watch on Candy – October 2019

TREND WATCH

FEATURED CATEGORY: CANDY (Chocolate & Non-Chocolate)

October 2019

In preparation for Halloween this month, we took a look at retail trends in the Candy Category. As new brands innovate to provide consumers with creative flavors and mouth watering recipes – the category itself remains relatively flat in the Northeast with Natural and Specialty carrying the growth, and is up 3.4% in the Western US with Natural & Specialty contributing to half the growth. As the category continues to grow, it is clear that consumers are looking for healthier, cleaner, and functional ingredients for their sweet treat choices.

Below we’ve included brands that are growing within the category in both the Northeast and the West Coast regions, as well as featured items from the respective inventories for you to shop. We’ve chosen to share the top and growing brands in Natural and Specialty!

 

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North East Markets           

The information in this Trend Watch is reflective of the Northeast Region, where the overall category has $972M in sales over the past 52 weeks. Conventional brands are losing demand in the category, but Natural and Specialty/Wellness chocolate and non-chocolate items are seeing growth of 2.5% and 3.2%, respectively.

Delicious brands like Darrell Lea and Yum Earth, which offer gummy and licorice like sweets, are popular with consumers, but chocolate treats are still the star of this category with over $718M in sales.

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west coast candy category trends

West Coast Markets           

The information in this Trend Watch is reflective of the West Coast Region,

The information in this Trend Watch is reflective of the Western US Region, where the overall category has $1.5B in sales in Chocolate and Non-Chocolate items over the past 52 weeks.

Delicious brands like Darrell Lea, which offer licorice like sweets, are popular with consumers, but chocolate treats are still the star of this category with over $1.04 billion in sales.

Download the full, printable version with popular C&S items – CLICK HERE

Food Show SPINS Partnership to Highlight NY Market Growing Grocery Brands

SPINS & Davidson Specialty Foods partner to highlight popular brands in the NY Market!

We were excited to have our friends from SPINS (A wellness-focused data technology company) at our Davidson Holiday Food Show on September 5th. We partnered with them to help bring into the spotlight some of the trending brands within the NY Market, where many retailers that were attending are located. Brands and vendors that attended our show were highlighted in a special report that SPINS put together, along with some information on popular skus in growing categories like Pet Food and Sustainable, Environment-Friendly cleaning supplies.

Check out the report below for these Davidson’s Brands that New York consumers are loving!

 

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Trend Watch on Coffee – September 2019

TREND WATCH

FEATURED CATEGORY: COFFEE

September 2019

This month we take a look at the growing category of Shelf Stable Coffee & Hot Cocoa. Consumers love to start their day with their favorite Cup of Joe and with fall and the colder months fast approaching, hot cocoa will be on the list of items to pick up.

Although this report features shelf stable coffee beans/grounds and hot cocoa, it is worthy to note that the Ready to Drink Coffee Market is up in Natural & Organic products and continues to grow.

 

trend watch on coffee

North East Markets           

The information in this Trend Watch is reflective of the Northeast Region, where the overall category, is almost flat with -0.4% change in a $1.2B market. While conventional brands are losing demand in the category, natural and specialty/wellness coffee drinks are seeing growth of 1.7% in 52 weeks.

Download the full, printable version with popular Davidson items – CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 


trend watch on coffee west coast

West Coast Markets           

The information in this Trend Watch is reflective of the West Coast Region,

The information in this Trend Watch is reflective of the Northeast Region, where the overall category has grown 1.5% in 52 weeks and is up to a $1.2B market. While conventional brands are losing demand in the category (-2.4%), natural and specialty/wellness coffee drinks are seeing growth. (8.8% and 1.1%).

Download the full, printable version with popular Davidson items – CLICK HERE

Trend Watch on Snacks – August 2019

TREND WATCH

FEATURED CATEGORY: SNACKS

August 2019

This month we take a look at the growing categories within Shelf Stable Snacks. It may be as no surprise that Out-of-Box Snacks like Puffed snacks and specialty flavors are on the rise, especially in the Organic and Natural Markets.

As families head back to school they will be looking for healthy options for their kids to keep them energized, focused and ready to learn! Important factors are ingredients that are recognizable, have no artificial preservatives or additives and fun flavors their children will love. Providing an assortment of items that make them feel good about quick and easy choices for their family, will ensure that you have their needs top of mind.

 

 

trend watch SNACKS Northeast

North East Markets           

The information in this Trend Watch is reflective of the Northeast Region,
where the category has grown over 1.4% in a $2.15B market.
The Sub-Categories featured are where growth in the Snacks category is
coming from – both Puffed Snacks (22% growth in Natural) and “Other”
Snacks (10% Growth in Natural).

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trend watch on Snacks 2019

West Coast Markets           

The information in this Trend Watch is reflective of the West Coast Region,

where the category has grown over 4.1% in a $1.2B market.  The Sub-Categories
featured are where growth in the Snacks category is coming from Puffed Snacks
(Up 66% in Natural), “Other” Snacks (up 35% in Natural) and
Microwave Popcorn (Up 25% in Natural).

Download the full, printable version with popular Davidson items – CLICK HERE

Trend Watch on Water – July 2019

TREND WATCH

FEATURED CATEGORY: WATER

July 2019

This month we take a look at the Shelf-Stable Water Category, which includes Sparkling Water, Non-Carbonated Water, Bulk Water, Flavored Water, Enhanced Water and Flavored Sparkling Water.

 

 

trend watch on water - north easy 2019

North East Markets           

The information in our Trend Watch is reflective of the Northeast,
where the category has grown over 7% in a $1.6B market.

Download the full, printable version with popular Davidson items – CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 


Trend watch on water - july west coast

West Coast Markets           

The information in our Trend Watch is reflective of the Western Region
where the category has grown over 5.3% in a $1.76B market.

Download the full, printable version with popular Davidson items – CLICK HERE

CT Food Bank

Connecticut Food Bank – Providing over 4,360 Meals

On May 17th, a group of Davidson employees volunteered their time at the Wallingford distribution center for Connecticut Food Bank to help support their mission of providing nutritious food to people in need. Donated food items, which include non-perishable items, fresh fruits and vegetables and frozen meat products, must be carefully sorted and checked for expiration dates and other product damage before it can be distributed to the food pantries, soup kitchens and other feeding programs the food bank services in six Connecticut counties.

Our group was able to sort over 5,556 lbs. of food, providing 4,630 meals to persons in Connecticut.

It is important to us to give back to the community and help those in need, and being a food distributor, helping the food bank in our own state is near and dear to us.  To learn more about what the Connecticut Food Bank does, visit them at ctfoodbank.org

 

Davidson Volunteers at CT Food Bank