• by Cara Rasch
  • October 3 2022
  • food
  • meat


Plant-Based Meat Industry Growth: Key Drivers and Challenges

Plant-Based Meat Industry Growth: Key Drivers and Challenges

According to Packaged Facts’ new report Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Alternatives: Plant-Based and Cell-Cultured Types, some consumers are abstaining from animal products by going vegan or vegetarian, but many more are simply reducing consumption of animal products with a flexitarian or semi-vegetarian diet.


Plant-Based Prepared Meals are Ripe with Opportunity

Plant-Based Prepared Meals are Ripe with Opportunity

Incorporating plant-based meat into prepared foods is the ultimate convenience since consumers can have a complete meal at home or at a workplace with little effort.


Tyson Foods, Transparency, and ‘No Antibiotics Ever’

Tyson Foods, Transparency, and ‘No Antibiotics Ever’

Tyson’s recent moves respond to the growing trend among consumers, particularly Millennials, to view humane treatment of livestock animals as an ethical imperative, and an important component of corporate policies for marketers involved in meat, poultry, and dairycase products.


58% of Consumers Are Increasingly Concerned About Food Animal Welfare

58% of Consumers Are Increasingly Concerned About Food Animal Welfare

Despite consumers’ varying levels of understanding the relationships between organic brand foods and animal welfare standards, new standards are being shaped by next-generation consumer expectations.


Heads Up on Humane in Meat and Poultry Industries

Heads Up on Humane in Meat and Poultry Industries

Consumer concern over animal welfare issues has reached critical mass in the meat and poultry industries, creating a new generation of challenges and opportunities.


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".


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...


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...


From poultry to plants, Packaged Facts’ May 4 presentation covers U.S. protein market

From poultry to plants, Packaged Facts’ May 4 presentation covers U.S. protein market

For more information on the Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar, or to register, click here.

May 2 - Protein is one of the most prominent and prevalent food industry buzzwords driving sales across both the retail and foodservice landscape. From meat and poultry classics to new and “better-for-you” meat alternatives, consumers are seeking out protein in all its forms.

Just as important, protein’s high profile image over the last few years has resulted in more consumers associating this macr...


FDA seeks consumer input on “natural” food labeling

FDA seeks consumer input on “natural” food labeling

This blog is based on Packaged Facts’ report Meat and Poultry: U.S. Retail Market Trends and Opportunities. For a limited time save 10% at checkout with code PFSAVE10.

On Christmas Eve 2015 the Food and Drug Administration announced that it was extending the comment period on its request for consumer input on the subject of using the term natural on food labels. Back in early November 2015, the FDA first announced its request for comments to be submitted through February 10, 2016. The new dead...