Low-carb food may have missed Atkins wave

Filed under: Business — Tags: — @ August 23, 2004

According to some analysts and industry observers, the low-carb movement has peaked, and food manufacturers who are just now coming out with low-carb versions of their products may be too late.

The food industry could have wasted “hundreds of millions” of dollars in reformulating and repackaging products as low-carb, said Ken Harris, a consultant who works with consumer products and retail companies for Cannondale Associates. “Just to bring a product to market is very costly.”

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