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Chicago (May 23, 2011) – The return to the kitchen that has been seen throughout the US recession has amped up many food and drink segments… and the sauces and marinades market is joining the upward swing. According to latest research from Mintel, the cooking sauces and marinades category gained 20% in US retail sales between 2005 and 2010 and is expected to increase by another 19% by 2015.

“With more people staying in and preparing meals at home, we are not surprised to see this category increase,”notes David Browne, senior analyst at Mintel. “However, this sector may see some challenges in the next few years with people starting to eat out more, higher ingredient prices deterring purchases, and easy-to-prepare convenience foods like frozen entr