American consumers desire flavorful, healthy snacks throughout the day
November 26, 2019
According to a report from Innova Market Insights, snacking has already become an all-day habit in the States. While 46% of consumers eat salty snacks between-meals in the afternoon and 37% in the evening, more consumers are also replacing traditional meals with quicker bites.
Underlying reasons for why consumers bring plant based foods into their diet will guide the category's future
October 30, 2019
Millennials, born 1981-1996, are the top consumers of plant-based meat alternatives, finds the NPD study. This generational group has adopted plant-based meat alternatives as a way to indulge sensibly, while addressing long-term health goals and animal treatment concerns.
Rabobank survey's readership to offer advice to food industry CEOs
October 29, 2019
In the fall edition of Talking Points, Rabobank offered advice to the CEOs of big food companies based on reader response to the question, “What single piece of advice would you give to the CEO of a big food company on how to respond better to today’s consumer?”
Survey results reveal 80% of adults eat breakfast foods as a snack or for dinner
October 18, 2019
Survey results reveal 80% of adults eat breakfast foods as a snack or for breakfast-for-dinner, with more than 50% engaging in those behaviors once a month or more. And findings show nearly three-quarters of Americans state they feel happier or more energized on days when they snack on breakfast foods or enjoy them for dinner.
The Center for Food Integrity report details the motivations, fears, attitudes and values of two dominant consumer segments
October 9, 2019
The first dominant segment is couples with children who focus on limiting added sugar as a means of promoting a healthy lifestyle for their families, according to the latest CFI Illuminate™ Digital Cultural Insights report.
Leveraging an AI-Powered food trends and prediction platform, Tastewise analyzed billions of social media posts and photos, restaurant menus, reviews and recipes to reveal the latest trends
September 25, 2019
Using AI, Tastewise goes beyond simply knowing which foods are currently trending, to understanding why they’re trending, giving food brands critical insights and more lead time to prepare for the future market demands.
I’ve witnessed some impressive paradigm shifts in how consumers — and product developers — understand and use food and ingredients. The needless demonization of salt, fat, meat, and sugar has moved away from the focus of concern, with most Americans recognizing the idea of moderation and moving away from the guilt that preoccupied everyfood decision.