Top reason US consumers say they snack is to treat themselves
June 15, 2017
New research from Mintel reveals that the top reason Americans say they snack is to treat themselves (50%) and more than one quarter (28%) agree that taste is more important than health when choosing a snack.
US consumers do no eat the recommended amount of fish or seafood
June 13, 2017
Shellfish, which tends to be more costly and therefore to some consumers riskier to prepare at home, appear to be the seafood of choice when dining out, reports The NPD Group, a leading global information company.
Research shows that nearly 75% of consumers crave healthier salty snack options, with beef jerky outselling seeds, party mixes and pita chips – combined
June 12, 2017
Beef jerky sales grew by nearly seven% last year, according to Nielsen. Meat snacks are second only to potato chips in the salty snack category, but potato chips posted only 1.7% dollar growth over the same time period.
Hungry for new perspectives on innovation? I certainly am as Prepared Foods readies its 35th annual New Products Conference this September in Denver. Last year, we focused on “disruptive innovation.” This year, we want to help innovation executives navigate market trends and “Unleash Opportunity, Unlock Creativity and Transform Industry” with change from within.
Emerging markets show strong potential resurgence of growth in some mature markets
June 1, 2017
Consumer trends related to health and sustainability are driving pasta sales along with strong growth in key countries, according to data shared by The Nielsen Company at an international gathering of pasta producers this week in Uzwil, Switzerland.
Check out the June 2017 issue of Prepared Foods, featuring our cover story on sauces, dressing and condiments. Other features include better-for-you textures, targeting the Millennial generation, and much more.