Millennials, born 1981-1996, are the top consumers of plant-based meat alternatives.
November 1, 2019
A new study by The NPD Group, Chicago, addresses the rapid growth of plant-based foods at retail and on restaurant menus, and discusses the interest in plant-based food as a passing fad vs. a long-term trend.
Among the emerging superfoods consumers expressed the most interest in trying are elderberry, CBD and Mānuka honey.
August 16, 2019
Today’s consumers are becoming increasingly aware of how their food and beverage choices can help them manage, and in some cases, reverse certain medical conditions, according to health and wellness research by The NPD Group, Chicago.
Of those who shop online for groceries from brick and mortar or pure-play online grocers, 16% order their food and beverages for delivery.
July 8, 2019
The percentage of U.S. consumers, ages 18 and above, who shopped online for groceries within a 30-day period, whether for delivery or pick-up in store, increased from 17% in the quarter ending November 2018 to 20%, or about 51 million consumers, in the quarter ending February, according to National Eating Trends Omnichannel Scorecard., produced by the NPD Group, Chicago.
Over a quarter of recent users are purchasing meal kits both in-store and online, according to this study.
March 13, 2019
While meal kit marketers and users are experimenting to find the right fit, there are 93 million consumers who have never tried a meal kit, but are interested in giving them a try, according to the “What’s Next for Meal Kits” report, published by The NPD Group, Chicago.
Parents with children in the household, whether Millennials or Gen Xers, invest more time in preparing the dinner meal.
September 20, 2018
Now that Millennials are older and vary in their life stages — single, married, parents — when it comes to dinner planning, some of their behaviors are similar to when the generations that preceded them were in that life stage, according to research released by The NPD Group, Chicago.
Beef alternatives make up 44% of the plant-based categories being shipped to independent and micro-chain restaurant operators and are the primary contributor to the total category’s growth.
June 6, 2018
Higher demand for plant-based proteins is evidenced by the 19% growth in cases shipped of these proteins from broadline foodservice distributors to independent (1-2 units) and micro-chain (3-19 units) restaurant operators in the year ending March compared to same period one year ago, according to The NPD Group, Chicago.
Consumer preferences, such as wanting to pick out their own fresh items, was the top barrier to shopping online for groceries.
April 26, 2018
Adoption of online grocery shopping is moving at a slower pace than other consumer categories, but only 10% of U.S. consumers are now regularly buying groceries, according to a new study released by The NPD Group, Chicago.
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