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.


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.


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.


Is health of the planet more compelling than personal health?

Is health of the planet more compelling than personal health?

The recent attention being paid to plant proteins, both by ordinary consumers and the food industry, begs the question, are consumers more willing to eat less meat to help save the planet than they are to reduce their own chances of developing heart disease?


Whole Foods, Purple Carrot delivering meal kits to retail stores but which consumers will bite?

Whole Foods, Purple Carrot delivering meal kits to retail stores but which consumers will bite?

Based on the number of meal kit delivery services around the country, the current numbers of meal shipments, and the almost certain entry of such services from retailers and food marketers (ahem Whole Foods), Packaged Facts conjectures that the U.S. meal kit delivery services market will generate $1.5 billion in sales by the end of 2016 and will grow to a multi-billion market over the next five years.


Will newly formed Mars Wrigley Confectionery chew up the competition?

Will newly formed Mars Wrigley Confectionery chew up the competition?

Even in the rapidly evolving candy industry, the competition will have a hard time gumming up the works—or the profits—for leading food industry titan Mars, Incorporated. The company recently made the bullish decision to combine its chocolate business with subsidiary Wrigley to form Mars Wrigley Confectionery. It's a shrewd strategy based on Packaged Facts’ candy industry analysis in the recent report "Chocolate Candy Market in the U.S., 11th Edition".


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...


Loyalty programs and the future of foodservice

Loyalty programs and the future of foodservice

The future of foodservice is now. This blog and its corresponding Packaged Facts report offer essential insights to help restaurants and businesses continually adapt to evolving consumer trends. For information on the report click here.

April 6 - Retailer emphasis on loyalty programs is influenced by the growing realization that coupons and discount deals often cause only a short-term traffic spike but generally fail to build long-term guest loyalty. This is part of the reason why, compared to...


Vermont’s GMO labeling law a food industry game changer

Vermont’s GMO labeling law a food industry game changer

March 23 - For all the headlines and hubbub surrounding genetically modified organisms, any lasting action to fiercely regulate foods containing GMOs has been relatively paltry by comparison. That is about to change. A law in Vermont is already having a noteworthy ripple effect on how at least one major food company plans to label its products going forward. The law mandates that food packages in the state must include GMO labeling on July 1.

Late last week General Mills Inc announced intentio...