The all-cash transaction is valued at approximately $13.7 billion
June 16, 2017
Amazon and Whole Foods Market, Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire Whole Foods Market for $42 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $13.7 billion, including Whole Foods Market’s net debt.
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.
Dairy alternative drinks accounted for 7% of global dairy launches recorded by Innova Market Insights in 2016, up from 6% in 2015
June 14, 2017
Significant developments in this area include the acquisition of WhiteWave in 2016, presenting Danone with the opportunity to further develop its interests in this dynamic market in both North America and Europe.
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.
Will other meal kit delivery startups follow US market leader Blue Apron and eventually go public?
June 7, 2017
According to Packaged Facts, the US meal kit delivery market had sales of $1.5 billion in 2016 and will mature into a multi-billion industry over the next five years. American market leader Blue Apron will undoubtedly play a significant role in the industry’s continued gains.
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.
Processes for 2020 Dietary Guidelines to begin later this year
May 25, 2017
The eighth edition of this report highlighted the importance of following a healthy eating plan that includes a variety of nutrient-dense foods as well as limiting calories from components such as added sugars, saturated fats and reducing sodium intake.
Streamed LIVE from New Products Conference 2016 | This webinar will take a look at winning in-market examples of innovation and discuss how presidents and VPs of R&D/Innovation can differentiate themselves and lead change in new directions.
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.