Cheese Claims The Top Spot In Spending For Specialty Foods
The specialty foods industry has seen a spike in sales recently, topping $75 billion in 2011. Cheese is the number one specialty food purchased, with $3.44 billion in sales. We definitely contributed to that number here at Culture!
The next largest retail sales categories are meats, poultry and seafood; chips, pretzels and snacks; coffee, coffee substitutes and cocoa; and bread and baked goods. Functional beverages are the fastest growing segment, followed by yogurt and kefir.