Freshly, the chef-prepared meal delivery service, has launched its first-ever plant-based line called Purely Plant, including six new meals featuring plant-based proteins made with clean, whole-food ingredients. Developed with a flavor-first approach that shows plant-based eating can be both nutritious and delicious, the line provides an entirely new category of meals to Freshly users and satisfies ongoing demand for variety, taste, nutrition, and convenience.
Giant Food, the leading greater Washington D.C. regional grocery chain, announces its new private-label Cook-in-Bag product line of convenient meal solutions that will be available at all 164 Giant stores. The new line includes fourteen different meat and seafood entrees that come pre-seasoned or marinated in an oven-ready bag, keeping preparation and clean up to a minimum.
Nutrisystem, a leading provider of health and wellness and weight management products, has announced the expansion of its menu with 25 new favorite foods to satisfy customer cravings for comfort food and to support sustainable, healthy weight loss. Menu additions, crafted from purposeful and nutritious ingredients, include harvest pizza bowls, delicious flatbreads and savory dinners as well as several ready-to-go options.
Nestlé announced it has acquired Freshly, one of the leading fresh-prepared meal delivery services in the U.S. The deal values Freshly at $950 million, with potential earnouts up to $550 million contingent to the successful growth of the business. This transaction was signed and closed on October 30, 2020. Founded in 2015, Freshly delivers a menu of fresh, chef-cooked meals to customers across the country, breaking down the barriers to healthy eating by delivering nutrition and convenience at scale.
While proteins and carriers are top of mind for sandwich consumers, other components such as toppings and sauces are convenient pathways by which operators can explore novel flavor profiles.
March 1, 2017
Sandwiches, burgers and other handheld items account for nearly one out of every four dollars spent in the foodservice channel in 2016, totaling just over $205 billion in sales, according to "Foodservice Prepared Sandwich Category," a study produced by Technomic Inc., Chicago.
The report uncovers insights on consumer buying behaviors for fresh prepared food choices to better identify what choices consumers are making and how they are determining where and what they will eat.
December 1, 2016
Food Marketing Institute (FMI), Arlington, Va., released its inaugural analysis, “The Power of Fresh Prepared/Deli,” which explores fresh prepared and deli foods through the eyes of the consumer.
A nationwide survey of more than 1,800 shoppers age 20-29 reveals that Millennials love food, but want food done their way.
September 22, 2016
The report, “How America’s Eating Habits Are Changing,” conducted by the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA), New York, also shows that fresh and healthy foods are at the top of their shopping lists, while prepared and portable foods are also very popular.