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.


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.


A new era for dieters

A new era for dieters

Recent research suggests that the upward trend in obesity that has vexed public health officials for decades may have leveled out, while the healthy eating movement remains on the upswing. Still, nearly 100 million Americans are watching their diet to lose weight or to maintain their current weight. Successful weight management remains a tough and never-ending battle for many Americans trying to stay on a traditional diet plan. The majority of overweight Americans find that the very idea of a st...


More than mere supermarkets, Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s are health food meccas

More than mere supermarkets, Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s are health food meccas

Unlike conventional supermarkets, Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe’s are destinations: places consumers seek out and travel to over long distances. The two chains’ retail strengths echo similar market strategies as they seek to capitalize on growing consumer interest in natural and organic products. In many ways, they also have very similar-and actually often the same-customers. Yet, the striking differences between the two chains are what keep the same consumers shopping at both. At Whole Food...


The minnows may outswim the whales in the healthy-ingredient snacks market

The minnows may outswim the whales in the healthy-ingredient snacks market

American consumers have permanently changed their eating habits. The era of three square meals a day has gone the way of the typewriter and vacuum tube. More and more Americans eat smaller portions of food more frequently throughout the day, and there is universal agreement in the food industry that this megatrend is here to stay. Another cultural shift fueling the healthy-ingredient snacks market is the high priority placed by many consumers on making sure that the food they-and their kids-eat ...