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Unboxed: 8 innovative shelf-stable pantry items

Forget refrigeration. These shelf-stable innovations represent the modern pantry.

Grocery trend experts will excitedly tell you tales of widened store perimeters that make way for grab-and-go refrigerated items such as HPP juices and pre-made sandwiches. They'll wax poetic about the energized frozen section—a long-stale category that is just now reawakening with better packaging and cleaner ingredient labels. 

These categories are exciting. But it's vitally important to pay attention to the shelf-stable section of your store, because there's huge innovation happening there as well. Protein-dense chocolate chip cookies. Heavily spiced baked buckwheat and lentil snacks. Consciously sourced chocolate spread. These new products infuse a sense of discovery and excitement into your customers' shopping trips, and they will soon become modern pantry staples. Check them out in the following slideshow. 

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