Better-for-You Snack Trends

Better-for-You Snack Trends

Better-for-you snacks are positioned as healthier than conventional snacks, based on health claims and characterizations that consumers perceive as important to health such as clean label, low fat, low sodium, plant-based, and low/no added sugar.


Fun Is a Prime Motivator for “Other Pet” Owners

Fun Is a Prime Motivator for “Other Pet” Owners

The pet population boom that resulted from COVID-19 was especially pronounced in the “other pet” (non dog/cat) market, such that products for reptiles, small mammals, and fish were snapped up at historically high rates.


10-Year Growth Demographics for Owning Dogs

10-Year Growth Demographics for Owning Dogs

While the number of retiree households grew by 35% between 2010/11 and 2020/21, the number of dog-owning retiree households grew by 67%.


Co-Branded Cards in a Consumer Payment Trends Context

Co-Branded Cards in a Consumer Payment Trends Context

About six in ten consumer payments are now made with debit, credit, or prepaid cards. Debit cards are used the most, followed by credit cards then by cash.


The Future of Grocery Shopping

The Future of Grocery Shopping

Improvements to the online grocery shopping experience will arrive as technology continues to get better. Artificial intelligence-powered voice ordering is becoming more popular with tech-savvy consumers.


Store-Only Credit Cards: The Past Remains Present

Store-Only Credit Cards:  The Past Remains Present

Currently, as reported in our report Private Label Credit Cards, 55% of adults have private-label (store-only) credit cards, with 44% (or 80% of overall consumer credit cardholders) having used them in the last 30 days.


Improving Gut Health and Immunity Through Food

Improving Gut Health and Immunity Through Food

Improving gut health or immunity through food is a key area of focus for marketers and consumers alike.


COVID-19 Accelerates Online Shift in Pet Medications Sales

COVID-19 Accelerates Online Shift in Pet Medications Sales

Although veterinarians remain the main source for buying pet medications, e-commerce has cornered all the growth momentum.


Better-for-You Chocolate Trends for Healthy Indulgence

Better-for-You Chocolate Trends for Healthy Indulgence

Better-for-you snacks are proliferating as snacking throughout the day becomes normalized for many consumers.


U.S. Pet Population in the Wake of COVID-19

U.S. Pet Population in the Wake of COVID-19

When the initial impacts of COVID-19 started being felt beginning around March 2020, the pet industry anticipated that dog ownership especially would get a boost among a national population that found itself homebound, socially isolated, and well aware of the mental and physical health benefits of pet ownership, including in relation to stress.