Health and Convenience Go Global

March 2005
Convenience Store News;3/7/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p10
Trade Publication
This article reports that food and beverage products that support weight loss and healthy lifestyles will be on the rise in the coming years, according to ACNielsen's study "What's Hot Around the Globe: Insights on Growth in Food and Beverages 2004." Of the seven categories that showed double-digit growth in the study, six were related to consumers' perception of health or diet. Soy-based drinks showed the greatest increase, with a 31 percent increase in sales. In addition to refrigerated complete meals, two products in the ready-to-eat meals category are going strong: frozen pizza and refrigerated soup.


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