New platform offers updated operating safely guide and enhanced outdoor dining products line-up
December 28, 2020
US Foods Holding Corp. announced the introduction of its "Make It This Winter" platform. The platform offers a collection of valuable resources, including one-on-one consultations with US Foods experts, informational webinars, new outdoor dining products, and updated online materials and tools for restaurant operators to tackle the ongoing challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
IRI anticipates that a significant proportion of consumers will get vaccinated by mid-year to the end of 2021
December 18, 2020
IRI’s latest report, “Anticipated Vaccine Adoption and Impact on CPG Industry,” explores the opportunities that retailers and manufacturers have to promote vaccinations, both as a physical destination where consumers can get a vaccination, and as part of overall wellness campaigns.
New report reveals how COVID-19 accelerated major shifts in spending and attention
December 17, 2020
Coefficient Capital and The New Consumer worked with Toluna, Inc. to survey 3,500+ US consumers on shifting behaviors resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey, conducted in November 2020, asked consumers about their spending habits, consumption patterns and other behaviors related to food & beverage, fitness, alcohol and beauty.
Working from home, schooling at home, and preparing more meals means a departure from the norm
November 24, 2020
Annually, The NPD Group collects a year’s worth of data from its daily tracking of how US consumers eat away from and in home and compiles the topline trend into a report that’s been called "Eating Patterns in America" for the last 35 years. This year’s recently released Eating Patterns in America captures how in mid-March, the daily rhythms of consumers’ lives, including their eating patterns, were suddenly disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
As COVID-19 spikes again, americans rethink holiday plans, creating new opportunities for manufacturers and retailers that act quickly
November 4, 2020
IRI projects turkey sales for Thanksgiving to be strong, with an emphasis on smaller whole birds or cuts. Turkey and roasting meats have enjoyed a sales boom during the pandemic, with the most robust growth among younger and lower-income shoppers.
Survey finds 2019 investments by food retailers paved the way for meeting 2020 consumer demands
October 14, 2020
The annual The Food Retailing Industry Speaks (Speaks) report, released by FMI—The Food Industry Association, finds that in 2019 the food retail industry saw strong operational performance, which helped the industry face challenges in 2020. At the same time, outside forces including trade, credit/debit card interchange fees and health care costs impacted food retailers and kept profit margins steady.
Americans are seeking immune-boosting foods, plant-based meals, filling snacks and carbs as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic
September 22, 2020
New consumer insights reveal that the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way Americans are eating. Carbs are back, snacking is up and home cooks are experimenting with more partially plant-based, where meat or poultry may be blended with veggies, nuts or whole grains.
American Frozen Food Institute and North Carolina State University release study results
August 25, 2020
From April to August 2020, the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI), in partnership with North Carolina State University (NC State) researchers, conducted a scientific literature review to understand the nature of survival and persistence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in foods and on food contact surfaces and food packaging materials, and the potential for foodborne transmission.