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Clean Food is more than a Trend,
It's Here to Stay
 
A broad movement for “clean” food is finally hitting the commercial market, albeit in an unlikely place – fast casual chains. At the higher end, farm to fork has been on the upswing in recent years, yet the need to produce and preserve a great quantity of product usually renders the mass market last to adopt more natural ingredients. Hudson Riehle of the National Restaurant Association (NRA) claims, “Menu trends today are beginning to shift from ingredient-based items to concept-based ideas, mirroring how consumers tend to adapt their activities to their overall lifestyle philosophies.” NRA has five concept trends listed in their “What’s Hot 2017 Culinary Forecast” that coincide with the clean eating trend.

•    No. 1: Hyper-local sourcing
•    No. 3: Natural ingredients/ clean menus
•    No. 4: Environmental sustainability
•    No. 5: Locally sourced produce
•    No. 6: Locally sourced meat and seafood

Atalanta and their suppliers strive to bring clean product to their customers. Our newly launched Del Destino Ripe Sliced Olives are preservative free. Casa Diva Banana Pepper Rings and Jalapenos are also classified as clean labels, and a majority of our Del Destino products from Peru are all-natural and free of preservatives. Clean has never been a trend at Atalanta — it’s been the standard since our beginning. Our company’s motto is to bring remarkable flavors, healthy ingredients, and authentic tastes to our customers. 
 
To read more about what it means to be clean click here.
Source: Mintel 2017
 
 
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Cocktail Trends Follow What’s Hot in Food 
 
The movement in cocktails mirrors the leanings in food: it’s a paradox of old and new, as drinkers look for artisan — yet clean and simple; updated — yet authentic and traditional. Add to that a dash of bitters.

Adam Morganstern, a contributor to Forbes, asked top mixologists what they are most looking forward to drinking in 2017. The responses from the group demonstrated a desire for simplicity, even though in recent years cocktail complexity has been all the rage.

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) ranks craft spirits as the No. 1 trend in alcohol and called out aromatics as the perfect accent for high-quality, classic drinks. “Premium Bitters dominates the BAR floor, from artisanal to traditional to the esoteric,” they claim. 

A survey of 1,500 bartenders, industry professionals and cocktail enthusiasts conducted by Tales of the Cocktail, a membership-driven event organization, ranked  “ingredients with a backstory” as the No. 1 trend. 

Our grocery team has pulled together products that work great in cocktails and are consistent with this trend. Ranging from the obvious like our Del Destino Manzanilla Green Olives or Toschi Amarena Cherries to the more obscure such as Peppadew Sweet Red Peppers, this Foodservice Bar Guide puts it all in one place.​

Click to view Atalanta's Food Service Bar Guide.  Cheers! 
 
 
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HARVEST REPORT : AUGUST 2015
 
 
TUNA UPDATE 

SKIPJACK TUNA: 

The catch in the Western and Central Pacific continues to be poor. Fluctuating sea temperatures are causing fish to disperse to various areas and depths. 

Fish deliveries from traders and fishermen continue to come in several weeks late to the canneries. Factories are challenged to secure labor which is impacting the canners ability to pack and ship pending contracts on time.
 
FAD Free fish (free school tuna) supply continues to be tight resulting in delayed shipments. The next FAD ban starts July 1, 2017, and is expected to run through October 31, 2017. If sea temperatures continue to fluctuate, the supply of FAD Free tuna will be in short supply up to the next FAD ban. ​


ALBACORE TUNA: 

FAD Free fish (free school tuna) supply continues to be tight resulting in delayed shipments. The next FAD ban starts July 1, 2017, and is expected to run through October 31, 2017. If sea temperatures continue to fluctuate, the supply of FAD Free tuna will be in short supply up to the next FAD ban. 
 
ability to pack and ship pending contracts on time.
thecanners in both Indonesia and Thailand is more conducive for chunk packs than solid pack food service products. 

The market should remain relatively stable with a chance of a slight firming price (+/- $50.00 per mt) until the start of the Japanese Summer Albacore Season. 

YELLOWFIN TUNA: 

Raw material has continued to firm up.  FAD Free Yellowfin raw material, prices have been trading around $180.00 to $200.00 per metric ton higher and even more for MSC certified pole and line fish. 

Catch tonnages continue to be slow in the Western and Central Pacific. We anticipate further firming trend on the near horizon if this continues. 

TONGOL TUNA:

The supplies from 2 primary sources (Thailand and Vietnam) both continue to be extremely limited with no sign of improvement. Indonesia catch is slightly better but is not showing signs of a strong catch anytime soon. 

Tongol supply is expected to continue being extremely short/challenging throughout much of this year and may create spot stock issues, allowing us to expect firm market conditions.  
 
 
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