206 million American adults struggling to get a good night’s rest seek out sleep management solutions to deal with conditions such as insomnia, sleep apnea, and narcolepsy
February 28, 2017
We’ve all seen or heard the commercials, the ones about people desperately in need of a new mattress. Choose soft, choose firm, find your sleep number…so many seemingly simple solutions to the widespread absence of a good night’s rest.
Modern US steakhouses feature grass-fed cattle, sustainably sourced products, locally raised animals
February 21, 2017
When it comes to American cuisine, there are few things more iconic than steakhouses. The slabs of marbled meat, the sizzling grills, the oozing butter, and the dripping bravado, maybe even a cowboy hat or two for ambiance—it’s enough to make even fictional steak-o-phile Ron Swanson misty-eyed.
Consumer reception is far from lukewarm about this new era of frozen desserts that avoid soy, gluten, artificial colors, GMOs, and preservatives
February 7, 2017
Ice cream has a reputation for being a sugar-heavy, nutrition void calorie bomb—and rightfully so. But today’s ice cream has the potential offer much more by adding much less (i.e., less sugar, less fat, etc.). Food industry marketers are astutely churning out a variety of healthier, yet still decadent, frozen treats to please modern American consumers, according to market research firm Packaged Facts in the new report, Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts in the US, 9th Edition.
Healthy snacks made from kale, chickpeas, and sweet potatoes are revitalizing the US snack market and are favored by Millennials, Gen-Xers, and parents
February 1, 2017
Sales of salty favorites—including potato chips, pretzels and popcorn—and portable meat products—such as jerky—have mostly displayed growth potential or at least remained steady over the past five years. The snack industry has likewise benefitted from the influx of healthier formulations that better fit the nutrition-centered lifestyles of many of today’s consumers.
Younger coffee drinkers seek the coffeehouse experience at home
December 21, 2016
Coffee sales are going strong, according to market research firm Packaged Facts. The US market for packaged and ready-to-drink coffee sold at retail was estimated at $13.5 billion in 2015, up almost 10%. By 2020, Packaged Facts expects sales of packaged and ready-to-drink coffee in the US to close in on $18 billion.
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.
Gluten-free industry capitalizes on consumer demand for clean labels, marketer transparency and vegan- and vegetarian-friendly products
November 7, 2016
What’s sometimes missed is that a number of Americans simply want to go gluten-free because the effort contributes to their sense of mental and physical wellness, according to market research firm Packaged Facts in the brand new report Gluten-Free Foods in the US 6th Edition.
Packaged Facts offers insights on how marketers can optimize Hispanic food and beverage sales
October 26, 2016
Clean up on aisle internacional…that is, clean up all the money as sales of Hispanic foods and beverages continue to soar. The size of the Hispanic food and beverages market approached $18 billion in 2015.
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