SN Whole Health: Winter 2012 Trends

SN Whole Health: Winter 2012 Trends

“People may not be vegan or vegetarian, they’re just looking to eat healthier. Cheese is not the healthiest food.” — Jamie Schapiro, director of marketing, Galaxy Nutritional Foods

Dairy-free Boom

The growing demands of special-needs shoppers are helping categories once considered niche get much-needed upgrades. One of the hottest segments is cheese alternatives.

Sales of analogs free of lactose or casein, or completely dairy-free, are up in most cheese-related categories, particularly shreds. Aside from vegans, vegetarians and those with food allergies, sales are getting an additional bump from anyone looking to improve their diets by cut

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