2020 Food & Health Survey also tracks trends over past decade; recent diet trends, plant protein consumption and sustainability interest
June 29, 2020
If the COVID-19 pandemic has had big impacts on how you’re eating, shopping for food and thinking about food you’re far from alone. According to the International Food Information Council’s (IFIC) 2020 Food & Health Survey, 85% of Americans have made at least some change in the food they eat or how they prepare it because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Cereal is among the favored sugary comforts for many quarantined Americans
June 24, 2020
Americans desire food indulgence, and despite health concerns, some consumers don't mind if sugar is a part of indulgent consumption. Due to the impact of COVID-19, consumers stockpiled food, and many turned to familiar, comforting (and sugary) foods.
Meat, poultry, and beverage staples are top categories consumers reported out of stock
June 17, 2020
Although consumers have moved on from the panic grocery shopping they did in the early stage of COVID-19, they still maintain the same level of foods and beverages inventory. Across all categories, there has been only a 3% drop in the estimated number of food and beverage packages on hand in homes compared to early April, reports NPD.
US Grocery Shopper Trends report provides picture of grocery shopping habits before the pandemic, attitude shifts during COVID-19 and a glimpse of what might come next
June 11, 2020
Prepared by The Hartman Group, the 2020 report provides a clear picture of grocery shopping habits before the pandemic, attitude shifts that took place during COVID-19 and offers a glimpse of what might come next for the food industry.
Consumers increasingly expect companies to invest in sustainability, and it's no longer just about recyclable packaging. It's about making the entire product lifecycle sustainable, from agricultural practices to resource-efficient factories, to food waste and packaging waste reduction.
More processors talk farming; connect regenerative agriculture to ingredients.
June 10, 2020
Whether they were connected to corporate social responsibility or the anniversary of Earth Day, this winter and spring brought a host of manufacturer statements in support of "regenerative agriculture."
New IRI, SPINS research reveals that natural products outperform conventional products pre-COVID-19 and during the pandemic
June 10, 2020
The new report, "COVID-19 and Navigating the Path Ahead: Supporting the Natural Products Consumer," highlights natural shoppers’ product and shopping preferences, recommended strategies for manufacturers and retailers to attract and retain consumers, and suggestions to maximize new opportunities in the future.
Report highlights breakout year for both food and beverage and nonfood launches
June 1, 2020
IRI®, a global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and media companies, announced the release of its 2019 New Product Pacesetters,™ the 25th annual report highlfighting the most successful new product launches across food and beverage, nonfood and convenience store sectors.
Orgain engages community to vote for their favorite health and wellness start-up brands
May 18, 2020
Orgain, creator of the first ready-to-drink organic protein shake and innovator of high-quality and convenient clean nutrition products, announced the six finalists that are in the running to receive a total of $150,000 provided by Orgain's Grants for Greater Good program.
Check out the July 2020 issue of Prepared Foods, featuring our cover story on the critical formulation roles of flours and starches, the hot beverages market, new chocolates and candies hitting the shelves, and much more.