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.


What We’re Reading: "Walmart jumps into meal-kit fray as Kroger expands its offerings"

What We’re Reading: "Walmart jumps into meal-kit fray as Kroger expands its offerings"

Walmart.com recently began selling nearly 30 meal-kits while Kroger expanded its meal-kit program to 200 stores.


Download slides: “Consumer Market Opportunities in Protein” from the 2016 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar

Download slides: “Consumer Market Opportunities in Protein” from the 2016 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar

Packaged Facts offers two reports focused on protein: Meat and Poultry: U.S. Retail Market Trends and Opportunities and Food Formulation and Ingredient Trends: Plant Proteins.

May 16 - Why are consumers turning to high-protein foods? A new free presentation from Packaged Facts presents answers through an assortment of data- and analysis-rich slides.

The slides were originally included in a speech given by Packaged Facts’ research director David Sprinkle at the 2016 Protein Trends & Technolog...


A moment to reflect on world hunger

A moment to reflect on world hunger

We are one planet and one people. Oceans may separate us physically, cultural and language differences may influence our perspectives, but today on World Food Day we are reminded that the needs of the few cannot be ignored by the many.

Few needs are as universally pervasive as having enough food on a daily basis. Yet world hunger remains an international blight afflicting people in both developed and developing countries alike. An estimated 1 out of 9 (or 805 million of the 7.3 billion) people...