Gluten-Free: More Than A Matter of Trust

Gluten-Free: More Than A Matter of Trust

For the millions of people who have celiac disease the various gluten-free certifications are of great value, not only helping them to manage a serious health condition, but providing psychological and emotional relief as well.


Marketing kids’ foods: threading the health needle

Marketing kids’ foods: threading the health needle

The kids’ food and beverage market is particularly challenging because industry players must market to children and parents at the same time. This means delivering on healthfulness: Nearly half (46%) of parents list nutritional value as most important when choosing foods at the supermarket for their children, the highest response rate among 16 choices.


What we’re reading: Nut- and seed-based products gain traction in 2017

What we’re reading: Nut- and seed-based products gain traction in 2017

Consumers’ growing familiarity with the health benefits of nuts and seeds paired with their versatility is inspiring manufacturers to seek new varieties, uses and packaging for the ingredient – propelling it into a starring role in the American diet in 2017, according to Packaged Facts research.


10% discount on “Salty Snacks” report for National Popcorn Day

10% discount on “Salty Snacks” report for National Popcorn Day

Popcorn—especially ready-to-eat varieties—is an important food retail segment to watch in 2017. Use promo code PopTen17 at checkout to save 10% on “Salty Snacks in the U.S., 4th Edition” before the end of February.


10% off candy report for National Chocolate Candy Day

10% off candy report for National Chocolate Candy Day

A sweet National Chocolate Candy Day deal: 10% off our report "Chocolate Candy Market in the U.S., 11th Edition" with code NCCD at checkout.


Consumers and meat & poultry: Transparency and knowledge

Consumers and meat & poultry: Transparency and knowledge

Perhaps more than ever before, consumers want to know about what’s in their meat and poultry, how it was raised and where it came from. This need to know taps a breadth of concerns related to food healthfulness and sustainable practices, as discussed in the Packaged Facts report, "Meat, Poultry and Seafood: Restaurant Trends and Opportunities".


Blurring the breakfast food lines: breakfast or snack?

Blurring the breakfast food lines: breakfast or snack?

Consumers continue to embrace snacking—not only as viable daypart option but also as a paradigm through which to view eating in general (smaller, more frequent meals). This has caused and will continue to cause changes in consumers’ relationships with traditional breakfast foods.


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.


On National Coffee Day—and everyday—the best part of waking up is…

On National Coffee Day—and everyday—the best part of waking up is…

It’s largely true, America really does run on Dunkin’, among other foodservice coffee companies. So celebrate National Coffee Day 2016 with not just a cup of your favorite brew, but a special discount from Packaged Facts. You’re welcome America.


Chocolate: The candy fit for all seasons

Chocolate: The candy fit for all seasons

September 8 - It's never too early to start stocking up on the next big seasonal event. At least that's what retailers believe.