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Issue Summary

Dressings, sauces and marinades have long been part of the culinary world; however, classic formulations don't always resonate with today's forward-thinking consumers. The average U.S. unit price of sauces, dressings and condiments rose by 3 percent in 2016—largely a result of growing market share from premium brands featuring artisanal, organic or other high-value options. And in a nod to perceived freshness paying off, refrigerated offerings saw nearly 8 percent growth from 2016 to 2017.

Table of Contents

Viewpoint: Transforming Ordinary into Extraordinary
by Judie Bizzozero

Formulating Dressings, Marinades and Sauces With Clean Label and Tasty Ingredients
by Cindy Hazen

Opportunity for Natural Sauce Options
by Courtney Johnson

SupplySide & Vitafoods Global Storefronts Directory

Takeaways for Your Business

  • Viscosity, opacity, mouthfeel, suspension, meltaway and substrate interaction are critical to success.
  • Taste, aroma and color can impart fresh cues and support the perception a product is homemade.
  • In 2016, the number of refrigerated dressings containing avocado or avocado oil grew 30.4% in the U.S.