Whole Foods, Purple Carrot delivering meal kits to retail stores but which consumers will bite?

Whole Foods, Purple Carrot delivering meal kits to retail stores but which consumers will bite?

Based on the number of meal kit delivery services around the country, the current numbers of meal shipments, and the almost certain entry of such services from retailers and food marketers (ahem Whole Foods), Packaged Facts conjectures that the U.S. meal kit delivery services market will generate $1.5 billion in sales by the end of 2016 and will grow to a multi-billion market over the next five years.


Food gift innovation and women: Color me pink? Or not?

Food gift innovation and women: Color me pink? Or not?

Food gifts for women can encompass a wide range of occasions; however, marketers continue to leverage the color pink to underscore feminine orientation. But the flipside is that, while pink has historically symbolized the female gender, many women may actually prefer a different color.


The truth of the consumer banking matter

The truth of the consumer banking matter

Myths, half truths, falsehoods. Consumer banking in the modern era is fraught with as many unfortunate misconceptions as it is growth opportunities. In this blog, Packaged Facts sorts fact from fiction and sheds light on how important this segment of the financial services still is to Americans of all ages.


Halloween a spooky good time for chocolate candy sales

Halloween a spooky good time for chocolate candy sales

Halloween has been an especially sweet holiday for candy companies. In "Chocolate Candy Market in the U.S., 11th Edition", Packaged Facts identifies the Halloween chocolate segment as a pocket of growth.


Cleaning up after pets: Multiple solutions for messy situations

Cleaning up after pets: Multiple solutions for messy situations

No one—that is, NO ONE—enjoys cleaning up pet poop. Of course, ignoring pet waste won’t make it magically disappear. But recent innovations in pet litter, clean-up, and odor-control products can make clean-up relatively painless, as explored in depth in Packaged Facts’ report, “Pet Litter, Clean-Up and Odor-Control Products: U.S. Market Trends.”


Will newly formed Mars Wrigley Confectionery chew up the competition?

Will newly formed Mars Wrigley Confectionery chew up the competition?

Even in the rapidly evolving candy industry, the competition will have a hard time gumming up the works—or the profits—for leading food industry titan Mars, Incorporated. The company recently made the bullish decision to combine its chocolate business with subsidiary Wrigley to form Mars Wrigley Confectionery. It's a shrewd strategy based on Packaged Facts’ candy industry analysis in the recent report "Chocolate Candy Market in the U.S., 11th Edition".


Taco time: Mexican mainstay second only to salsa in U.S. popularity

Taco time: Mexican mainstay second only to salsa in U.S. popularity

The boom in Hispanic influence extends beyond population growth and rising affluence to also include noticeable gains in the popularity of Hispanic cuisine. Today, National Taco Day, corresponds with the recent release of a new Packaged Facts report packed with essential insights and trends related to Hispanic foods and beverages--including tacos!


Aloha, Susan!

Aloha, Susan!

Packaged Facts reflects on highly accomplished analyst Susan Porjes, who retires after many years of stellar contribution. Susan’s final report "Natural and Organic Foods and Beverages in the U.S., 5th Edition" marks both the latest edition in one of our most popular report series and also a new beginning for the prolific Porjes.