It's that time again! The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association™ (IDDBA) is once again pushing its annual trend publication, What’s in Store. A collection of over 150 downloadable graphs and tables, as well as links to white papers and trends articles, What’s in Store 2017 is a resource data on retail and market trends, growth, and category changes shaping dairy, deli, bakery, foodservice, and cheese industries.
“Of the perimeter departments, deli is growing the fastest with a 47 percent increase in sales from just five years ago,” said Jonathan Whalley, Education Coordinator, IDDBA. “As we’re seeing storewide, today’s shoppers are seeking healthful, convenient, and innovative food options, and the ability to deliver on these is vital for the department’s continued success.”
In an effort to improve user efficiency and provide greater clarity for professionals needing to understand today’s retail world, this year’s edition again features a continuous storyline. Through the following five themes, IDDBA aims to give its readers new insights and to teach them about marketplace influences:
Furthermore, the themed narrative is carried into each of the product chapters: Bakery, Cheese, Dairy, and Deli. According to a press release, the new format, exclusive interview content, and inclusion of key insights, table interpretations, data callouts, and testimonials enable the reader to more efficiently tie back to the broader context and then dig deeper in each of the product sections.
To see an executive summary of What’s in Store 2017, check out this link.
IDDBA members receive a free copy of What’s in Store as part of their membership. Additional copies may be purchased at $99 a copy for members and $399 for nonmembers. To learn more and to purchase one or more copies, click here.