August 2015

Looking for a recipe to satisfy your bacon and blue cheese cravings? Check out our recipe of the month below!

This month’s edition of the Association for Dressings & Sauces "In the Know" includes Americans' habits when it comes to eating fruits and vegetables, men's roles when it comes to grocery shopping, young people's attention to healthy eating and generational role reversals for cooking and dining.

Most Americans Still Don't Eat Their Fruits and Veggies
Live Science -- July 9, 2015

Didn't eat enough fruits and vegetables today? Join the club — 87 percent of Americans don't meet recommendations for fruit consumption, and 91 percent don't meet recommendations for vegetable consumption, according to a new U.S. report.

Researchers analyzed a 2013 survey of more than 373,000 American adults in all 50 states who answered questions about how much fruit and vegetables they eat. 

Men Assuming Greater Role as Primary Grocery Shoppers
Grocery Headquarters -- July 24, 2015

Shifting household dynamics are changing the way Americans shop for groceries. Most notably is the diversification of the primary store shopper with moms no longer always assuming this role exclusively, according to market research publisher Packaged Facts in the recently released report, Retail Food Marketing Trends in the U.S.: Technology, Mobile, and Social Media.

Younger Adults are Main Drivers of Fresh Food Consumption—NPD Group
Grocery Headquarters -- July 22, 2015

Millennials’ increased interest in “fresh” may be explained in part by their reactions to the Great Recession when it was in full grip, says NPD's Food and Beverage Industry Analyst, Darren Seifer. Younger adults were hit hardest by unemployment, and although this age group is considered the heaviest restaurant users, they pulled back the most from going out to restaurants. It seems these adults still wanted many of the properties that restaurants provided – among them, freshness with speed.

Food Technology—articles of interest from the July 2015 issue
Prepared Foods – June 9, 2015

For those of you with Food Technology memberships, we highly recommend taking a look at the following articles in the July issue.

Generational Role Reversals: Covers the shift in traditional consumer roles including shopping, cooking and dining out habits.

The Rise of the Solo Diner: Delves into the trend of eating alone and questions whether the age of social media and constant connectivity has made eating alone more widely acceptable.

Recipe of the Month

Click here to see this month's recipe of the month: Bacon Blue Cheese Grilled Potato Salad. 

Cheesy goodness covering grilled potato chucks and topped with pieces of crispy bacon. Does it get any better than this?

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Recipe and photograph courtesy of Ventura Foods.