Nearly 5.7% of the food sold in this country is now organic.
May 17, 2019
The U.S. organic market in 2018 broke through the $50 billion mark for the first time, with sales hitting a record $52.5 billion, up 6.3% from the previous year, according to the “2019 Organic Industry Survey” released by the Organic Trade Association (OTA), Washington, D.C.
More than half of shoppers (51%) were also swayed by "no preservatives," particularly older generations.
March 13, 2019
While "natural" is a non-regulated claim on food packaging, the word would be most likely to motivate over half (53%) of Americans to purchase a product this year, according to a survey presented by Label Insight.
The researchrevealed 76% of U.S. consumers have unintentionally consumed food restricted from their diet.
January 16, 2019
Nearly 33% of Americans who have accidentally purchased food that does not align to their dietary requirements do so on a weekly basis, 49% of which said it was due to poor labeling, according to new research by Spoon Guru, London.
New data proves the importance of clear, concise date labels.
December 18, 2018
The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), Washington, D.C., shared the results of its date labeling initiative that narrowed the array of product labels to two options—“BEST If Used By” and “USE By.”
Despite abiding by their own definitions, consumers may still reconsider their restaurant orders if they think an item has too many calories.
November 1, 2018
Consumers are increasingly taking on a more personalized, holistic view of health, and making food and beverage choices based on their personal definition of health, such as food described as natural, organic, high in protein or functional, according to a study released by Technomic, Chicago.
Three out of four consumers say they’re committed to at least one health, wellness, ethical or environmental attribute among the foods they eat.
October 29, 2018
The desire to pay more for healthier foods is growing stronger. That’s because up to 70% of consumers say they’re willing to pay a premium for food products in the natural, ethical, enhanced or “less of…” categories, according to “Consumer Health Claims 3.0: The Next Generation of Mindful Food Consumption,” a new survey from L.E.K. Consulting, Chicago.
Chicago-based Label Insight introduced Explore Plus for Category Management, which enables Label Insight's high-order attribute data, images and unmasked information on private brand products to be combined with market measurement tools to deliver insights on specific product attributes.
The IFIC Foundation tested reactions to the three BE labeling symbols and two variations of text disclosures.
July 18, 2018
Labels proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to disclose “bioengineered” (BE) foods dramatically increase a wide variety of consumer concerns, especially regarding human health, according to new research by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation, Washington, D.C.
The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI), McLean, Va., is joining the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), Arlington, Va., and Grocery Manufacturers Association’s (GMA), Washington, D.C., voluntary product code dating initiative.