2013 WMU Food Marketing Conference

Each spring, Western Michigan University’s Food/CPG Marketing Program’s two-day conference brings more than 500 industry executives together to discuss key industry issues and emerging developments. Save the date to attend this year’s conference on Monday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 26 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo, Mich. WMU is one of the premier…

Screaming for Ice Cream

It’s been a hot summer, but the market for ice cream in America has got it licked. According to recent Mintel research, in 2011, the ice cream and frozen novelty market emerged from two years of struggling sales and posted a 4.1% increase from the previous year (retail sales of $10.7 billion) and is poised…

Beer Sales Up

Super-premiums beers (those costing more than about $22 per case) are beating crafts and import beers in supermarket sales, SymphonyIRI Group said in its recent 2012 Mid-Year Beer Category & Craft Segment Review webinar, says Supermarket News. Sales in the categories are up $93.1 million, $67.2 million and $32.2 million, respectively. Super-premium brands include Bud…