Friday, September 21, 2018
For the first time in history, five generations share buying power at the grocery store: Millennials (22-36), Gen X (37-52), Baby Boomers (52-71), Silents (71+), and now, Gen Z (adults ages 18-22). Gen X holds the bulk of the...
According to a study by The Center for Food Integrity, consumers are finding it difficult to trust the food industry. In fact, just under half of survey respondents said they believe the food industry is headed in the right...
Millennials have the most buying power of any generation, so their food purchasing behavior has far-reaching implications for the future of the food industry. A recent study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture reveals just how much Millennials spend...
Somewhere around 20,000 new food and beverage products are introduced each year. Not all of them make it (remember purple ketchup?), but this number illustrates the highly competitive environment in which food and beverage companies operate. What can you do...
Almost every household in America (98%) purchases single-serve grab-and-go snacking products, pushing the individual snacking category to a value of $33 billion, according to a new report from Nielsen. Annual spending on these products increased 1.1% over last year,...
The idea of a national soda tax has been floating around lately, and a few jurisdictions are already giving it a try. But would higher prices on unhealthy foods, and lower prices on healthy ones, be enough to change people’s...
Interest in plant-based diets has been growing steadily. According to the Plant Based Foods Industry, this sector now represents a more than $5 billion market in the United States alone. And a market research report earlier this year found...
Food industry employees are satisfied with their jobs, according to Food Processing’s 11th annual Salary & Job Satisfaction Survey. This year’s results reveal that companies are offering more flexibility, bonuses, and other perks to keep their workforce happy. Below is...
Food manufacturers have been scrambling to meet consumers' demands for healthier processed foods. They've reformulated their products to reduce or eliminate added sugars, preservatives, and certain fats. But there's been one stubborn holdout: sodium. A study published last year showed...
Food retailers and manufacturers should focus on transparency and healthy choices for consumers to ensure long-term success, according to the 2017 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report. The report examines the shifting marketplace, including consumer shopping trends, retailer success strategies,...

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