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


17% of Adults Receive Meal Kit Delivery

17% of Adults Receive Meal Kit Delivery

In terms of convenience, the food industry already offers prepared meals. Meal kit delivery offers consumers involvement in their food experience, and to many this is critical.


Meal Kits Successfully Get Fresh with Consumers

Meal Kits Successfully Get Fresh with Consumers

Blue Apron’s public filing is in line with the market outlook analysis in the first edition of Packaged Facts’ Meal Kit Delivery Services in the U.S. (April 2016), which predicted that robust growth for meal kit delivery services would see the biggest players going public.


Frozen Foods Follow the Green Giant

Frozen Foods Follow the Green Giant

Green Giant proves innovation is key to heating up frozen food sales.


25% of Americans Purchased Meal Kits in 2016

25% of Americans Purchased Meal Kits in 2016

Culinary convenience is a quality coveted by many Americans who struggle to fit meal preparation into their busy schedules. It’s no surprise, then, that meal kit delivery services are the latest and most successful attempt to provide people who are on the go with simple solutions to their mealtime problem.


Alternative Ingredient Snacks are for City Folk

Alternative Ingredient Snacks are for City Folk

Americans living in urban areas are the biggest fans of alternative ingredient snacks, even more so than people who live in suburban areas and far more than those living in rural settings. The differences are most pronounced for pulse- and seaweed-based snacks, but the pattern holds true for every type of alternative ingredient salty snack and cracker; rural snackers are just less interested.


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.


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".


Meal kit delivery services are cooking

Meal kit delivery services are cooking

Learn more about this burgeoning industry in Packaged Facts’ report, Meal Kit Delivery Service in the U.S.

Aug. 22 - Meal kit delivery services have exploded since their introduction in 2012, bridging the space between home-cooked meals and takeout. Meant to solve the perennial problem of “what’s for dinner?,” the services offer people a convenient way to cook at home without having to do the meal planning and grocery shopping. Online portals let consumers order meals ahead from picture menus ...