Meal kits and online grocery services prove to be time savers for aspiring home cooks.
August 8, 2019
More than half of U.S. adults claim they really enjoy cooking (53%) and more than a third consider the kitchen to be the most important room in the home (35%), according to “Eating Trends: Cooking & Food Shopping,” a report published by Packaged Facts, Rockville, Md. These percentages are up compared to a decade ago.
As e-grocers explore high-tech solutions such as delivery drones and cashierless stores to entice consumers, food and beverage brands are looking to packaging to enhance consumer convenience and confidence in the online grocery orders they ultimately receive.
August 5, 2019
Analysis from Packaged Facts, New York, anticipates intense near-term growth supported in part by packaging innovations that make online grocery shopping a more attractive option for retailers and consumers alike.
While low calorie and low carb were at one time benchmarks for health food, attention has shifted to a greater focus on low/no sugar or low/no added sugars.
July 26, 2019
Health and wellness trends have significant impact on consumer attitudes and behaviors when shopping for food and beverages, according to “Breakfast: Retail Product Trends and Opportunities in the U.S., 2nd Edition,” released by Packaged Facts, Rockville, Md.
This consumer survey data found that affluent food shoppers are increasingly moving in the direction of eating more organic and natural foods.
June 13, 2019
Wealthy Americans are among the most influential and active participants in the natural and organic food market, according to “Affluent Food Shoppers,” a new report released by Packaged Facts, Rockville, Md.
Online sales of groceries more than tripled between 2013-2018, but still accounted for only 2% of total grocery spending.
March 22, 2019
Increased mobile/smartphone usage, better website and mobile app interfaces and expansion of crowdsourced business models to shopping and delivery are key factors creating the perfect environment for growth in the online grocery market, according to a report published by Packaged Facts, Rockville, Md.
For example, several start-ups are innovating and disrupting in locally grown produce.
February 14, 2019
"Disruptive innovation" will shake up years of subtle stagnation in the mature food industry and spur growth over the foreseeable future, according to a report published by Packaged Facts, Rockville, Md.
The report further reveals that households headed by adults under age 25 are 29% more likely to eat shelf-to-microwave dinners and 26% more likely to eat frozen breakfast entrées/sandwiches.
February 11, 2019
Young Gen Z adults (18-24 year olds) are more likely than their Millennial predecessors to say they often snack between meals (74% vs. 66%), and when they do slow down to prepare a meal, young Gen Z adults are more likely to prefer simple, easy-to-prepare meals (58% vs. 40%), according to “Looking Ahead to Gen Z: Demographic Patterns and Spending Trends,” a report from Packaged Facts, Rockville, Md.
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