Cereal is among the favored sugary comforts for many quarantined Americans
June 24, 2020
Americans desire food indulgence, and despite health concerns, some consumers don't mind if sugar is a part of indulgent consumption. Due to the impact of COVID-19, consumers stockpiled food, and many turned to familiar, comforting (and sugary) foods.
Glanbia Nutritionals unveils insights into major food, beverage industry trends
May 12, 2020
Times change, and so do consumers’ tastes. After all, there’s a reason the phrase “flavor of the month” exists. Capturing interest, and the harder job of holding onto it, is a constant challenge for food and beverage producers.
Boomers show greatest shift in shopping behavior; women show significant behavioral shifts, while men stockpile, cut spending
April 1, 2020
As coronavirus spreads nationwide, a recent survey by First Insight found that news of the virus is impacting the shopping behavior of 75% of respondents, up from 45% (a 70% increase) when comparing to a survey fielded in late February. The survey by First Insight, Inc., a leading technology company transforming how retailers make product investment and pricing decisions, also pointed to significant swings in behavior by women and Baby Boomers over the last three weeks.
The International Food Information Council Foundation identifies trends to watch in 2020
January 8, 2020
“Each year, our team of registered dietitians, nutrition experts and consumer researchers takes a look at what we can expect in the coming year,” Joseph Clayton, president and CEO, said in a statement. “In 2020, we predict that topics surrounding sustainability, alternative foods and healthy diets will move in some unexpected directions.”
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.
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.
Check out the July 2020 issue of Prepared Foods, featuring our cover story on the critical formulation roles of flours and starches, the hot beverages market, new chocolates and candies hitting the shelves, and much more.