How Does It Feel To Be Affluent In An Age Of Inequality?

How Does It Feel To Be Affluent In An Age Of Inequality?

A recent Packaged Facts report ("Affluent Consumers: Demographic Patterns and Spending Trends, 7th Edition", October 2017) reveals that an ongoing change in consumer values is a major part of the evolving mindset of upper-income consumers in an age of inequality


Ancient Ayurveda Cutting Edge in Functional Health

Ancient Ayurveda Cutting Edge in Functional Health

Behind these popular health-food ingredients is a menu of more traditional Ayurvedic staples. Herbal and medicinal teas, as well as a slew of novel ready-to-drink functional beverages, tout their potent botanical benefits that connect with consumers interested in holistic well-being


Natural Foods Shoppers are Calling Retailer Shots

Natural Foods Shoppers are Calling Retailer Shots

America's perennial enthusiasm for health and wellness is expressed in their food product choices, and natural & organic retailers are often the first to meet this demand.


Meal Kit Service HelloFresh Considers IPO

Meal Kit Service HelloFresh Considers IPO

HelloFresh's consideration of an IPO comes on the heels of the underwhelming response to the Blue Apron public offering.


Vegan Probiotics: Beyond the Health Benefits

Companies in the functional foods market niche are leveraging consumer trends to gain brand traction, particularly the demand for nondairy probiotics.


A New Grocery Age Not Just for Natural Grocers

A New Grocery Age Not Just for Natural Grocers

The Amazon/Whole Foods marriage marks the tipping point in a shift that is already underway, with the brick-and-mortar store of the future still alive and well but vastly different as a result of ever sophisticated mobile apps and new-generation brick-plus-click logistics including store remodels.