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Gen Z has “the potential to be perhaps the most influential generation we’ve ever seen on consumers’ eating and drinking behaviors,” according to David Portalatin, food industry adviser for NPD Group, Food Business News reported. What form will this influence...
Organic sales approached $52.5 billion in 2018, marking the first time the category exceeded $50 billion, according to the Organic Trade Association’s 2019 Organic Industry Survey. Not all of that was food, but most of it was. Organic food sales...
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...
In a new report, What Consumers Want to Buy and Why, Mintel looks into consumer motivations behind the sales success of 2018’s top 10 new food product launches. Those top launches, determined by IRI Pacesetters, were as follows: Source: Mintel Mintel’s...
Health is consumers’ top priority for breakfast foods, according to a new study by health, nutrition, and materials company DSM. More than three-quarters of the respondents from seven countries said they're conscious of the health aspects of foods they...
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...
The diversity of Michigan's agricultural produce is second only to California's in the U.S., making it a great choice for growing food processing opportunities in the state. Michigan's also in a prime location, with the number-one border crossing in North...
According to the results of just about every consumer preference survey done in the past few years, consumers want fresh, local foods. Market research publisher Packaged Facts predicts that local food and beverage sales will hit $20 billion in...
For a long time, frozen food didn’t stand a chance against fresh. But according to market research company NPD Group, the frozen food aisle is getting more crowded. NPD’s The Future of Dinner Report says that last year, people...
Most parents with kids 24 months and younger are confident that they’re feeding their children an age-appropriate and nutritious diet, according to new survey data from International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation. Even so, parents still grapple with uncertainty...

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