Food Trend to Watch: Retailers Create Online Marketplaces, Collaborate with Local Producers

Food Trend to Watch: Retailers Create Online Marketplaces, Collaborate with Local Producers

The best way for major retailers such as Amazon and Walmart to engage with local producers and independent grocers is to allow them to use their online grocery marketplaces for a fee in the same way they have opened up their regular online marketplaces to other sellers.


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.


Local foods: A sales boom on par with “organic”?

Local foods:  A sales boom on par with “organic”?

Will local foods overtake organic foods in popularity? Some members of the industry think so based in part on consumer demand now at an all-time high. Data from a November 2014 proprietary Packaged Facts National Consumer Survey published in Shopping for Local Foods in the U.S. found that 53% of the 2,271 adult respondents specially seek out locally grown or locally produced foods. Among the primary reasons for purchasing locally grown or locally produced foods, 60% of consumers who purchase loc...