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• The NPD Group is out with a new study saying that “the meal kit market is quickly evolving from nearly exclusively online and subscription-based, home delivery services to on-demand availability in-store and online. Consumers are trying out the different ways to purchase meal kits, with over a quarter of recent users purchasing kits both in-store, including restaurants, and online.”

The study concludes that “there is a large group of consumers, 93 million, who have never tried a meal kit but are interested in giving them a try, which points to a market opportunity.”

• The Associated Press reports that Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) and Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) are co-sponsoring a bill that would stop non-dairy products from using words like “milk” and “cheese” on their labels.

The proposal is called the “Defending Against Imitations and Replacements in Yogurt, Milk, and Cheese to Promote Regular Intake of Dairy Everyday,” or “DAIRY PRIDE,” Act, and takes specific aim at products like almond milk and oat milk and seeks to protect dairy farmers from what the lawmakers say is unfair competition.
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