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Merchandising & Supplier Programs

2023 Macro Trends to Watch
KeHE ’ s trend and innovation gurus use data and analytics to monitor and evaluate industry movement . Here are the top five trends within the grocery industry for 2023 :
1 . Living a sustainable lifestyle 2 . Becoming a more conscious consumer 3 . Evaluating the culinary experience 4 . Tuning into mind and body
5 . Inspiring food innovation with unique ingredients
Part of growing goodness is helping our suppliers introduce products that address these trends . Follow us on our blog or social media for more food , beverage , and consumer trends .
This year ’ s event gave 50 suppliers a chance to join one-on-one pitch meetings with KeHE ’ s Category Management team , and 15 of the most promising brands were selected to be added to KeHE ’ s robust product assortment . Brands were selected based on their ingredients , innovation , taste , scalability , packaging , purpose , and passion . The winners were offered free program support and exposure to KeHE ’ s retail network of over 30,000 locations .
Who got the Golden Tickets ? Check out all the winners !
Visit the KeHE blog to learn more about macro trends .