There was plenty of food for thought in the exhibit hall of PLMA’s 2016 Private Label Trade Show which took place in Rosemont, Ill., earlier this month.
Healthy meals and snacks — such as these heat-and-eat bowls in varieties like Szechuan Tofu with Basmati Rice — were especially prevalent at a time when the grocery channel’s private label unit share averages a sizeable 29.2%, according to IRI.
Bao Bites in Pomegranate, Peach Mango and Blood Orange are made from the Baobab fruit, which has more antioxidants than blueberries and goji berries. The snacks are a good source of fiber and potassium.
Freeze dried nutrition
Freeze dried beets, roasted and salted chickpeas and a Paleo blend trail mix were on display.
Baby Cakes Organic Mini Rice Cakes come in Strawberry, Blueberry, White Grape, Apple and Raspberry flavors and are sweetened with organic fruit juice.
Cheese and crackers
Soft-ripened brie is available in log form for quick and easy slicing and cracker pairings.
A healthy mix
Nutritional Ancient Grain Bar and Protein-Packed Pancake Mix are available for home chefs.
Coconut is a good base for flavors like bacon and wasabi.