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In partnership with ConAgra Foods, industry expert and "supermarket guru" Phil Lempert predicts an interesting year ahead. "We will continue to see higher prices, but we will also see all the different ways Americans love their food-in supermarkets, on television, at restaurants and now even on their mobile phones," Lempert says. "We are on the verge of what may be one of the most exciting and game-changing years in the food world."4Increased emphasis on "farm to fork." More Americans are interested in knowing where their food comes from. In 2012, you'll see more blogs and social media featuring farmers, as well as advertising and TV programs starring farmers as food experts. Hunt's tomatoes, for example, are grown in Oakdale, Calif., and harvested at the peak of ripeness, then flash-steamed to maintain the natural tomato goodness.7It's a man's (grocery shopping) world. Dads aren't just helping to win the bread; these days, they're also bringing it home from the grocery store. A Bureau of Labor Statistics study found that 41 percent of men are now preparing food for their families, as compared to half that percentage in 2003. Look for them to do more grocery shopping, too, Lempert predicts.

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