5@5: A Fresh Market buyout in the works? | Meat snacks multiply

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Each day at 5 p.m. we collect the five top natural news headlines of the day, making it easy for you to catch up on today's most important natural products industry news.

Protein popularity: Meat snacks poised for growth

Sales have been growing to the tune of 10 percent over each of the past five years, outpacing many other snacks in growth, according to a food analyst. Even Hormel's Spam is moving in to the meat snacks space! Read more at Bakery and Snacks...


Fresh Market founder explores bid for company

Reuters sources say the retailer's founder and chairman, Ray Berry, is reaching out to private equity firms to explore taking the company private. The grocery chain has struggled with falling same-store sales as competition has increased. Read more at Reuters...


The 10 most vegetarian cities in the U.S.

According to GrubHub's database, the cities with the highest percentage of food orders that were vegetarian or vegan dishes included Durham/Chapel Hill, N.C.; Charlottesville, Virginia; and San Francisco. Read more at Huffington Post...

With organic rice in demand, scientists to help farmers improve production

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has put $1 million to fund a team of scientists who will help make organic rice more profitable for farmers and more available for consumers. Key issues for these farmers include weed control, nitrogen supply and stand establishment. Read more at Phys.org...


A jolt from peanut butter: the newest way to get a caffeine fix

Caffeine is everywhere--and now it's even in peanut butter. The new brand Steem contains peanuts, peanut oil, agave nectar and caffeine extracted from green coffee pods. Read more at The Washington Post...

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