Low-carb losing steam

Filed under: Business — Tags: — @ May 18, 2004

The Washington Post reports that sales of low-carb products have fallen sharply at independent and health food stores, and some in the industry say a shakeout has begun.

“I do think now we’re on the downside of the roller coaster–and there will be ups again, but not as high,” said Dean Rotbart, editor of LowCarbiz.

Some food manufacturers say they see low-carb becoming part of the broad market for weight-loss products.

“It’s kind of exploded, it’s a trend, and then it becomes, really, a niche,” said Michael Diegel, a spokesman for the Grocery Manufacturers of America Inc. “That’s where it looks like it’s going at this point.”

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