• by Cara Rasch
  • October 3 2022
  • food
  • meat


Plant-Based Meat Industry Growth: Key Drivers and Challenges

Plant-Based Meat Industry Growth: Key Drivers and Challenges

According to Packaged Facts’ new report Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Alternatives: Plant-Based and Cell-Cultured Types, some consumers are abstaining from animal products by going vegan or vegetarian, but many more are simply reducing consumption of animal products with a flexitarian or semi-vegetarian diet.

  • by Cara Rasch
  • July 29 2022
  • food


Pandemic Leads to Expanding Interest in Plant-Forward Diets

Pandemic Leads to Expanding Interest in Plant-Forward Diets

More consumers are turning to plant-forward and plant-centric meals – including plant-based substitutes for animal products such as dairy products and meat – even though they are not cutting out consumption of animal products entirely.

  • by Cara Rasch
  • December 13 2021
  • diet
  • food


The Rise of Low-Carb, Keto, and Paleo Snack Trends

The Rise of Low-Carb, Keto, and Paleo Snack Trends

The keto and paleo diet both feature lower carb content and have a generally healthy perception among consumers, leading to increased demand for keto and paleo food and beverage products.


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.


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.


3 Plant-Based Consumer Insights for Veganuary

Veganuary offers the opportunity to remember that plant-based eating and sustainability are some of the top food trends affecting consumer preferences and food product launches in recent years, causing more general consumers to think about these issues, not just those following veganism or vegetarianism.


Phone Ordering Remains Important For Small, Independent Restaurants & Older Consumers

Phone Ordering Remains Important For Small, Independent Restaurants & Older Consumers

This blog is based on findings featured in the May 2020 market research report "Food Carryout & Delivery" by Packaged Facts.


Mobile Payment Trends Create Growth in Global Food E-Commerce

Mobile Payment Trends Create Growth in Global Food E-Commerce

China, India, and South Korea are among nations where mobile payments using smartphones to access the internet are more common than using laptops or tablets—hinting at momentum for food e-commerce growth in Asia.


Snacking Is the New “Big Cheese”

Snacking Is the New “Big Cheese”

Marketers are aggressively trying to spur and meet demand for what many consumers look for in cheese: dairy goodness, indulgence, and new flavor experiences.


The New Culinary Case for Eggs

The New Culinary Case for Eggs

Eggs have always been a restaurant and home kitchen workhorse, but lately they have garnered new levels of respect.