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.


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.


American consumers still love saying “L’eggo my...”

American consumers still love saying “L’eggo my...”

Celebrate National Waffle Day with Packaged Facts. Get 10% off Breakfast: Retail Market Trends and Opportunities in the U.S. through September 15 with code PFWAFFLE.

Aug. 24 - If you love your breakfast food saturated in sweet sticky syrup, you are not alone. Despite food industry trends favoring healthy, gluten free, and portable products, it’s clear that Americas haven’t entirely given their favorite battered breakfast foods the boot.

Recent research by Packaged Facts reveals that more th...


Growth in meat snack sales is not for all products

Growth in meat snack sales is not for all products

Packaged Facts is offering a healthy discount on Healthy-Ingredient Snacks in the U.S., 2nd Edition. Purchase the report by October 1 and receive 10% off with code SNACKS2016.

Aug. 2 - Meat snacks (jerky and other snacks such as meat sticks) have become a darling of the snacking world in the last couple of years. Between paleo dieters and CrossFitters espousing the benefits of a high protein diet, the gluten- and wheat-free tribes avoiding anything to do with breads, and the continued negative...


David Sprinkle at IFT16: A new paradigm for healthy fats and oils

David Sprinkle at IFT16: A new paradigm for healthy fats and oils

July 11 - Have your healthy fats and learn about them too. A new paradigm is emerging for the use of fats and oils in healthier foods and diets. Packaged Facts research director David Sprinkle will present at this year’s annual Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) convention as part of a session delving into how oils contribute to healthier foods and snack products by looking at the latest data on consumer insights, nutrition, policy-making, and functional solutions.

IFT16 will be held in Chi...


How Chick-fil-A set the bar for marketing healthful sandwiches

How Chick-fil-A set the bar for marketing healthful sandwiches

Some of the most notable food industry innovation trends involve sandwiches. Get the essential insights into this industry with Packaged Facts’ Sandwiches: Market Trends and Opportunities.

March 8 - For restaurant operators, integrating health on the menu is undeniably important: roughly 61% of adults age 18+ at least somewhat agree that they “try to eat healthier foods these days” and interest in organic/natural is on the rise, with some 28% looking for organic/natural when food shopping, up ...


The safe and accurate food labeling act (If you feel like it)

The safe and accurate food labeling act (If you feel like it)

On sale now, Non-GMO Foods: U.S. and Global Market Perspective, 2nd Edition from Packaged Facts. Buy the report by Dec. 15 and receive 5% with promo code PFGMO2015.

The House of Representatives has passed HR 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, another one of those legislative titles that are the opposite of what the substance of the bill actually proposes. The Act, which still needs Senate approval and a presidential signature-neither of which are guaranteed-would establish uniform ...


First school district with 100% organic, non-GMO meals makes the grade

First school district with 100% organic, non-GMO meals makes the grade

Searching for market research on healthy food products? Packaged Facts has it covered. Purchase either Non-GMO Foods: U.S. and Global Market Perspective, 2nd Edition or Natural and Organic Foods and Beverages in the U.S., 4th Edition by December 1 and receive 5% off with promo PFQUINOA.

“What’s quinoa?” It’s a question that’s conceivably crossed the mind of just about any American consumer who has either shopped at Whole Foods in the past few years or who has adopted a healthier lifestyle comp...


Research director D. Sprinkle to present July 10 on consumer trends, health & wellness food drivers

Research director D. Sprinkle to present July 10 on consumer trends, health & wellness food drivers

Interested in learning more about health and wellness food drivers, including consumer demand for grains? Be sure to purchase your copy of the upcoming Packaged Facts report, Food Formulation Trends: Ancient Grains and Sprouted Grains (August 2015).

Packaged Facts research director David Sprinkle will be among the expert presenters at the “Innovation with Healthier Oils & Grains: Solutions to Meet Changing Policies and Demands” course hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) on July...