COTTAGE INDUSTRY

Cottage cheese is coming back, and single-serving sizes that appeal to today's health-conscious and busy consumers are helping the category's rejuvenation.According to marketing data from ACNielsen, Schaumburg, Ill., the cottage-cheese category, which hadn't grown in more than a decade, experienced a 1.7% surge in pound sales for the 52 weeks ended Dec. 31 -- and climbed 3.1% for the 52-week period

Cottage cheese is coming back, and single-serving sizes that appeal to today's health-conscious and busy consumers are helping the category's rejuvenation.

According to marketing data from ACNielsen, Schaumburg, Ill., the cottage-cheese category, which hadn't grown in more than a decade, experienced a 1.7% surge in pound sales for the 52 weeks ended Dec. 31 -- and climbed 3.1% for the 52-week period ended April 25.

Dollar sales for the 52-week period ended April 25 showed an i

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