Consumers’ growing interest in cleaner living is broadening and this is raising expectations around what constitutes a “clean label.” In fact, this evolving demand necessitates use of more meaningful storytelling.
A total of 44% of consumers say that they would experiment with flavor choices in cake versus 33% in bread
April 14, 2021
When assessing consumer response to bakery, it is impossible to put bread and cakes in the same basket. The former is seen as an everyday staple with health and nutritional benefits, while the latter are pleasurable indulgences for more occasional use. It is very much a tale of two concepts.
“Eat Pretty” was one of Innova Market Insights Top Trends for 2020, but interest continues to grow for 2021 and beyond. That’s because the “Beauty from Within” concept is taking on a whole new meaning and the food and beverage market continues to see a growing number of launches bordering on the cosmeceutical.
Non-dairy formulations, low sugar recipes, cleaner labels and ethical ingredients all contribute to consumer decisions
March 30, 2021
Flavor is the single most important choice factor and purchase driver for ice cream shoppers. However, there are other trends in ice cream development that help to build further competitive edge. These include non-dairy formulations, low sugar recipes, cleaner labels and ethical ingredients.
Quarantining during coronavirus drives interest in home baking as a hobby and as a source of comfort foods
March 24, 2021
As the coronavirus pandemic caused lockdowns and a number of office workers relocated to working at home full-time in 2020, many consumers began to spend most of their time at home and looked for more home-based activities. Baking activity took off, and subsequently, sales of baking-related products soared by 24% last year to reach to $26.5 billion, reports market research firm Packaged Facts in the new report Home Baking: US Market Trends & Opportunities.
Eighty-five percent of Americans experienced at least some change in their eating or food preparation habits because of COVID-19
March 22, 2021
A year ago, almost nobody could have imagined how dramatically everyone’s life would change in 2020. What we eat, how we purchase it, and how we prepare and eat it are among the most far-reaching impacts we have seen because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Post-COVID-19, consumers will gravitate towards trusted brands that remind them they're part of something bigger and provide a sense of community. Likewise, expect consumers also to respond to messaging that highlights key themes of comfort, safety, stability and practicality.
March is National Nutrition Month, yet I can’t help but think of the meme currently circulating: “Welcome to the One-Year Anniversary of the Two-Week Lockdown!” The past year has been a mixed blessing, especially when it comes to health and nutrition.
It’s been 26 years since the California Milk Processor board first launched its legendary “Got Milk?” campaign. Even with the passing of time, the slogan (picked up the Milk Processor Education Program) still speaks to milk’s role as an at-home, every day staple.