Space Food Sticks sustained astronauts on the 1971 Apollo 13 and 1973 SkyLab 3 missions. Now the product is seeing new life as a THC-infused cannabis edible, settling into orbit across Colorado's dispensaries.
Rising diagnosis of celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity are also driving the demand for convenient, gluten-free options. According to a recent report, the gluten-free market is expected to grow at a healthy CAGR of 9.1%, with an estimated value of $32.39 USD by 2025.
Flavor innovation to push US sales to an increase of 118% in five years
August 29, 2018
With the pre-popped convenience of RTE popcorn offering a perfect medium for a range of flavors and toppings, consumers today are interested in flavor innovation—both familiar and unexpected—in the popcorn category.
Small and midsize CPG companies increasing number of successful new product launches
April 7, 2017
IRI has announced last year’s most successful consumer packaged goods launches in its 2016 New Product Pacesetters report, an industry-recognized benchmark analysis of exceptional first-year CPG sales success for newly launched products.
Partnership to bring label transparency to consumer packaged goods
December 8, 2016
Together, Nielsen and Label Insight will develop and maintain a CPG industry retail and consumer measurement capability incorporating food, beverage and non-food ingredients, nutrients and US government regulated product attributes.
Packaged Facts cites growing affluence and the rise of Obama as key components of black Americans’ high economic confidence
November 10, 2016
The reasons for the steadfast confidence of African-American consumers are many and complex. To begin, despite the growing chasm between the very rich and the rest of American society, there are strong empirical reasons for African-Americans to believe that upward mobility remains achievable for them.
Hispanic shoppers are more engaged than US shoppers with many digital tools — including social media — along the grocery path to purchase
July 7, 2016
As the US Hispanic population continues to grow in size and influence, Acosta, a full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, and Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), a media company serving Hispanic America, have released the 5th Edition of The Why? Behind The Buy™ US Hispanic Shopper Study. This new research explores the buying patterns and behaviors of these highly experiential shoppers and provides insights CPG brands and retailers can leverage to better appeal to and connect with this important shopper segment.