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.
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.
New Whole Foods Market survey finds that millennials are willing to pay a higher price for quality
September 11, 2019
One trend that emerged from the survey is that of "better informed purchasing decisions." A majority of millennials want to know where their food comes from and how it is sourced. Transparency in food sourcing is important to more than 65% of millennials, particularly for fresh meat and seafood.
NPD report finds that about a quarter of US adults manage health with food and beverage choices
August 28, 2019
Nine percent of adults say a top nutrition goal is protecting brain health and when asked about foods that promote brain health, young adults were 45% more likely to express an interest in these products compared to 35-44-year-olds, finds NPD’s Health Aspirations & Behavioral Tracking Service.
Breakfast is still the number one occasion for yogurt consumption, but it has lost ground over the past few years
August 21, 2019
‘These shifts highlight the importance of ongoing innovation in this marketplace,’ said Lu Ann Williams, Director of Innovation at Innova Market Insights. ‘Convenient formats are now important for many consumers, while the rise of dinner usage suggests interest in more indulgent, dessert style yogurts.’
When consumers eat is as important as how and what they eat
June 18, 2019
Survey data published in the report reveal that as of 2018, in terms of the three main meals, a far higher share of adults consider breakfast to be the most important meal of the day compared with lunch or dinner.
New product innovations strike a balance between enjoyment and health
May 29, 2019
“The role of snack food is changing in different ways in reaction to Americans’ desire for balance, portable snack foods, and holistic wellness,” says David Portalatin, NPD food industry advisor and author of Eating Patterns in America.
Check out the October 2019 issue of Prepared Foods, featuring our cover story on new gums, fibers and starches that are adding function and on-trend appeal, the growing popularity of portable, on-the-go eating, and much more.