WASHINGTON, July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
BABY FOOD FESTIVAL
Profile America — Wednesday, July 15th. It's time to pass the mixed carrots, or maybe the pear zucchini corn. Fremont, Michigan is celebrating the 25th annual National Baby Food Festival, which begins today and ends Saturday. The town of 4,000 is home to the Gerber Baby Food Company, and is welcoming thousands of visitors to enjoy entertainment as well as baby food eating contests by adults and a baby crawl race. Today in the U.S., there are around 3.9 million babies being cradled or held in parents' laps for their feedings. Nationwide, there are 745 companies engaged in wholesale trading of baby foods, which add $1.3 billion annually to their bottom lines. Retail sales of baby food exceed $1.5 billion per year. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.
Baby food wholesaling/NAICS 311422: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ECN_2012_US_42I3&prodType=table
Retail sales: http://www.statista.com/topics/1218/baby-food-market/
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau