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".


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?


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...


High-protein pet food a high-profile trend finds Packaged Facts report, upcoming presentation

High-protein pet food a high-profile trend finds Packaged Facts report, upcoming presentation

April 13, 2016 - Just how much does the pet food segment mean to the overall U.S. market for pet products and services? According to the Packaged Facts Pet Food in the U.S., 12th Edition , the pet food sector is worth $30 billion with expected annual increases of 3%-5% through 2020. Among the hottest topics involved in this projected pet food market growth is protein-which will be covered by our research director David Sprinkle in an upcoming presentation at the Petfood Innovation Workshop: Meat...


See the happy chickens dance!

See the happy chickens dance!

Make Egg Market Trends and Opportunities in the U.S. a staple of your company’s market research. Add the report by February 2016 and receive a 5% discount using code: PFHAPEGG. Dec. 15 - It’s a pretty common to see chickens wandering around in the yards of the family farms that surround the town where I live in southern Maine. That image was on my mind when I read the news that McDonald’s is going to only use eggs from chickens that are kept in cage-free living environments. I wondered if others...


Save 15% on “Proteins - Classic, Alternative and Exotic Sources: Culinary Trend Tracking Series” for World Vegetarian Day

Save 15% on “Proteins - Classic, Alternative and Exotic Sources: Culinary Trend Tracking Series” for World Vegetarian Day

Data from Packaged Facts April-May 2014 consumer survey reveal that almost 30% of U.S. adult consumers seek out vegetarian sources of protein. These sources span a healthy range of products from beans & legumes to “fake meat", according to Proteins - Classic, Alternative and Exotic Sources: Culinary Trend Tracking Series.

In honor of World Vegetarian Day 2015, Packaged Facts is offering 15% off Proteins - Classic, Alternative and Exotic Sources: Culinary Trend Tracking Series if purchased by N...


New directions for key areas of the U.S. functional food & beverage market

New directions for key areas of the U.S. functional food & beverage market

What do the latest trends in functional foods and beverages targeting weight management and satiety, sports nutrition and energy have in common? All three are benefitting from a shift to products made with more natural and whole food ingredients that are non-GMO and contain no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Protein is particularly important to all three, with meat playing a more important role than in the past in delivering this nutritional benefit. According to the Packaged Facts ...


Why functional ingredients are among key food trends for 2015

Why functional ingredients are among key food trends for 2015

Today’s consumers want and expect more than great taste and belly-filling from the foods and beverages they consume. Ninety percent of Americans believe that certain foods offer health benefits beyond basic nutrition, according to research published in Packaged Facts’ Functional Foods: Key Trends & Developments in Ingredients. Baby Boomers and Millennials are looking for products offering positive nutrition to help them optimize health and avoid chronic and, potentially, life-threatening illness...