Friday, September 21, 2018
Food labels are contentious, as evidenced by the recent heated fights over mandatory labeling for food containing GMOs or added sugars. They’re also confusing. Even when label claims are present, consumers don’t know what to make of them or how...
Using plastic packaging in the food and beverage industry is falling by the wayside. Not only are companies realizing the environmental impact of single-use plastic, but they’re responding to their consumers’ heightened sense of environmental responsibility. Consumers relying on brands...
When it comes to food choices, convenience has been a driving force for a while now. A new survey from Acosta and Technomic uncovered one reason convenience is so important: most people don’t plan their meals in advance. A...
Lifestyle diets are on the rise, and as their popularity increases, the foods associated with them tend to move from niche to mainstream. We’ve been seeing that lately with vegan foods as consumers — vegan and non-vegan alike —...
It seems like every week there are two or three new studies showing how Millennials are changing the food industry. But this week, UBS issued a report suggesting that Millennials could make home cooking a thing of the past. According...
Between 2015 and 2017, specialty food saw sales growth of 12.9%, compared to 1.4% for all food at retail, according to the State of the Specialty Food Industry 2018 report from the Specialty Food Association. That brought the total market...
People who don’t already shop for groceries online aren’t likely to start. Brand name is the most important factor in whether consumers are willing to pay extra. And companies that want to sell more products should label them “fresh,”...
The desire for customization is one of the biggest trends making waves in the food industry, especially among younger generations. Millennials love to DIY, which is driving growth in prepared foods and leading restaurants to offer customizable options. Gen...
Low-calorie ice cream and sherbet maker Halo Top sold $324.2 million in new products in 2017, giving it the top spot on IRI’s 2017 New Product Pacesetter list by a long shot. IRI’s New Product Pacesetters: Food & Beverage Brand Product...
American consumers spend an average of 37 minutes on food prep and cleanup each day, but we could see those numbers drop as frozen meals are ending up in more shopping carts. According to the latest RBC Capital Markets...

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