With more consumers trending towards natural and organic food options, Dietz & Watson announced it has launched a new product line known as “Originals”—a collection of antibiotic free deli meats, organic deli meats, rBST-free cheeses and organic beef hot dogs.
The increase in vegetarianism and flexitarianism has made the meat alternatives market a competitive and lucrative space, according to market research publisher Packaged Facts, New York. In the report “Proteins - Classic, Alternative and Exotic Sources: Culinary Trend Tracking Series,” 28% of respondents indicated they are seeking vegetarian sources of protein, which span a healthy range of products from beans and legumes to "fake meat."
The world’s largest brewing company Anheuser-Busch InBev NV announced Wednesday it is considering a takeover of rival SABMiller plc and has approached the company about this possibility. No bid or offer has been made.