Thursday, March 21, 2019
Since 2015, members of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) have reformulated more than 320,000 products to “align with health and wellness policies,” according to CGF’s 2019 Health & Wellness Progress Report. The CGF is an industry network that counts...
Ninety-three percent of consumers want to eat healthy at least some of the time, with 63% trying to eat healthy most or all of the time. Those findings are from L.E.K. Consulting’s 2018 food and beverage survey of almost...
With social media reinventing trend evolution, food manufacturers and restaurants are struggling to keep up with their customers. Today’s consumers are adventurous tasters and health-conscious dieters, quickly shifting from one craze to the next. What if companies could respond...
Gen Z (18- to 24-year-olds) is into snacks, easy-to-prepare meals, and healthy foods, according to a new report by Packaged Facts. This generation is similar to their Millennial predecessors, with an even greater emphasis on convenience and health. Here are...
Driven by current consumer trends, consumer products (CP) companies are increasingly investing in innovative technologies and strategies, according to a recent consumer products outlook by Deloitte. Specifically, these investments are centered around “concepts that are driving food industry trends,...
As I navigated the 1,400 exhibitors at the 2019 Winter Fancy Food Show (WFFS) in San Francisco, one of my first impressions was, “Wow, there’s a lot of cheese and chocolate here.” But after three days of walking and...
“Packaging is becoming as important as what is in the package for more grocery shoppers,” according to the 2019 Food and Beverage Packaging Trends report from Evergreen Packaging. Evergreen believes “clean packaging” is the...
Food trend predictions proliferate at this time of the year. How much do the 2019 forecasts agree? We looked at predictions from the Specialty Food Association (SFA), Innova Marketing Insights, Mintel, Whole Foods, Kroger, and FreshDirect to find six mega trends for 2019.
The food-buying habits of Millennials, with their accompanying effects on the food industry, have received a lot of attention. Now a new generation is set to bring more change. Called Post-Millennials, iGeneration (iGen), or Generation Z (Gen Z), these...
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a trendier food retailer than Whole Foods, so it’s always exciting to explore the trends they expect to shake up the food industry. Here’s what Whole Foods’ experts predict will take the food industry...
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