With consumers stockpiling pantry items in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), research firm Nielsen is studying their shopping habits during this unique time — both globally and in the U.S. This week, Nielsen identified six key consumer behavior patterns that tie directly to coronavirus updates and appear across multiple markets.
According to new research by the PBFA, GFI and SPINS, the plant-based market had a powerful 2019, fueled by alternative meat and milk products. At the same time, an FMI study shows meat consumption is still strong — though often consumed in moderation.
A presentation at the Winter Fancy Food Show reviewed the category trends, channel breakdowns, consumer shopping behaviors and product positioning claims shaping the specialty food market.
In a webinar this week, research firm Innova Market Insights listed its Top 10 Trends in Sweets and Snacks, and many of those characteristics were also displayed in products at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco.
The USDA Agricultural Research Service has found that almonds, cashews, pistachios and walnuts all contain less calories than originally thought, according to a series of studies that began in 2012. This opens the door for brands with nut-based products to update their products’ nutrition panels — and potentially even position themselves differently to reach consumers who may be concerned with calories.
From plant-based innovation to increased focus on mission and sustainability, in 2020 brands will have to stay on their toes to power consumer appetites. Here are five natural food trends experts say brands should consider in 2020.
At the 2019 NACS show in Atlanta, Larry Levin, EVP of market and shopper intelligence at research firm IRI, outlined convenience store trends from the past year and how better-for-you brands can further fuel consumers’ on-the-go snacking needs.
Natural is thriving, according to the State of the Natural Industry report by data firm SPINS and media company New Hope Network, released last week.
The Checkout: Beyond Meat’s Q1 Financials, NACS and FARE Aim to Improve C-Stores for Allergy Sufferers
Beyond Meat’s Q1 financials, NACS and FARE aim to improve c-stores for allergy sufferers and more in this week’s Checkout.
If there’s one place that online shopping has lagged grocery in the instant gratification department, it’s at point-of-purchase. But in a presentation at Sweets and Snacks in Chicago, experts from Mars Wrigley and Meijer unwrapped strategies for manufacturers and retailers to make confectionery seem even sweeter as part of a digital shopping journey.