Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Low-income households are a growing consumer group — the percentage of American adults within the low-income tier rose from 16% in 1971 to 20% in 2015. Some government programs define low-income households as those making at or below 400%...
Gen Z is set to rock the food industry as they gain independence, according to Hartman Group’s Gen Z 2018 Report. And considering these 12 to 20-year-olds contribute $143 billion in direct spending, it’s critical to understand what influences...
The proof is in the (sustainable) pudding — according to a new report from Nielsen, sustainability sells. Nielsen’s report dissects two specific (and vastly different) food categories: chocolate and coffee. In this article, we pulled data from the report...
People often use the terms “vegan” and “plant-based” interchangeably. But according to a recent report from market research and consulting firm Linkage Research, there are notable differences in consumers and who follow the diet.  Popularity and adoption The plant-based food market...
Food companies have room to improve their diversity initiatives, given the results of this year’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity list from DiversityInc. Three food companies ended up on the list this year — The Kellogg Company, The Hershey...
92% of consumers don’t notice sustainability logos on product packaging, according to a new study by QuadPackaging and Package InSight. At the same time, 40% say sustainability influences their buying decisions. The researchers used mobile eye-tracking technology to determine where...
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...
Product availability, product quality, and on-time delivery are the three most important factors for food processors selecting suppliers for replacement parts, according to the most recent study by Food Engineering. Lowest price, electronic ordering and order tracking, and national or global...
The strongest opponents of genetically modified food think they have the best understanding of GMOs, but new research shows they actually know the least about general science and genetics. Researchers drew this conclusion by surveying 2,000 U.S. and European...
Manufacturers are steadily warming up to the idea of content marketing. CMI's Manufacturing Content Marketing: 2017 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America, released last November, found that 85% of manufacturers use content marketing, and 97% of those who use it report...

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