Fresh Produce: U.S. Retail Market Trends and Opportunities

Published: September 22, 2017 - 71 Pages

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
    • Scope of this Report
    • Methodology
  • The Market
    • Market Size & Segmentation
      • Scope & Methodology
      • Product Definitions
      • Market Size & Historical Trends
        • Table Fresh Produce Consumption, 2011 - 2016 (bil lbs)
        • Table Lifestyle Statements on Health & Diet by Age Cohort, 2017 (percent of group & index)
      • Market Segmentation
        • Table U.S. Vegetable Consumption by Product Segment, 2011 - 2016 (bil lbs)
        • Table U.S. Fruit Consumption by Product Segment, 2011 - 2016 (bil lbs)
    • Projected Market Growth
      • Market Projections
        • Table Projected Fresh Produce Consumption, 2016 - 2021 (bil lbs)
      • Factors Influencing Market Growth
        • Table Projected Vegetable Consumption, 2016 - 2021 (bil lbs)
        • Table Projected Vegetable Consumption, Selected Trending Items, 2016 - 2021 (mil lbs)
        • Table Projected Fruit Consumption by Product Segment, 2016 - 2021 (bil lbs)
        • Table Projected Fruit Consumption, Selected Trending Items, 2016 - 2021 (mil lbs)
  • Marketing & Retailing
    • The Marketers
      • The Range of Marketers
      • Leading Marketers
    • Marketing & New Products
      • Marketing Trends
        • Table Consumer Awareness of Meal Kit Delivery Services: "Have You Heard of Delivery Services for Fresh Food Meal Kits to Cook at Home (such as Blue Apron, Freshology, Hello Fresh, Home Bistro, Plated)?," 2017
        • Table Selected Fruits Trending in U.S. Restaurants: By Increase in Menu Penetration Rates, 2007 – YTD 2017
        • Table Selected Vegetables Trending in U.S. Restaurants: By Increase in Menu Penetration Rates, 2007 – YTD 2017
      • New Product Trends
    • Retailing Trends
      • Table Selected Shopping Rates by Store Over the Last Four Weeks, 2015 – 2017 (percent of U.S. adults)
  • The Consumer
    • Consumer Trends
      • Product Usage Rates
        • Table Usage Rates of Fresh Produce, 2011 – 2017 (percent of U.S. adults)
        • Table Usage Rates of Organic & Non-Organic Fruits & Vegetables, 2016 – 2017 (percent of U.S. Adults)
      • Consumer Demographics
        • Table Usage Rates of Organic & Non-Organic Fruits & Vegetables by Race/Ethnicity, 2017 (percent of U.S. Adults)
        • Table Usage Rates of Organic Fruits & Vegetables by Age Cohort, 2017 (percent of group & index)
        • Table Consumer Shopping Behavior: "In the Last 12 Months, Where Have You Shopped for Groceries and Fresh Foods?", 2017 (percent of group)
        • Table Consumer Meal Preparation: "On Average, How Often Do You Prepare/Cook Full Meals at Home?", 2017 (percent of group that reports cooking)
      • Consumer Psychographics
        • Table Lifestyle Statements on Openness to New Foods, Millennials 18-34 vs. Seniors 65+, 2017 (percent of group & index)
        • Table Lifestyle Statements on Environment & Local Products, Millennials 18-34 vs. Seniors 65+ & by Gender, 2017 (percent of group & index)
        • Table Agreement on the Question "I Am a Vegetarian" by Gender & Age Bracket, 2017 (percent of group & index)
        • Table Lifestyle Statements on Healthy Eating & Cooking by Race/Ethnicity, 2017 (percent of group & index)
        • Table Consumer Concerns about GMOs: "I'm Concerned About the Safety of Genetically Modified (GMO) Foods." 2017

Abstract

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Fresh Produce: U.S. Market Trends and Opportunities


Packaged Facts projects volume consumption of fresh produce will grow annually through 2021. The market for produce has experienced moderate growth in recent years as consumers have sought novel and fresh foods amid trends toward healthy eating. Additionally, vegetables and fruits are increasingly marketed as organic, non-GMO, and local, with new options available to consumers who look to environmental sustainability and nutritional content when purchasing foods. This new Packaged Facts report, Fresh Produce: U.S. Market Trends and Opportunities, identifies these and other trends influencing the fresh produce market, highlights key market opportunities, and reveals consumer attitudes that will help shape the market through 2021. Key players in the market – and the factors shaping their evolution – are also discussed.

Most of the population consumes fresh produce, although specific demographics can be targeted to boost sales. For instance, parents of young children want healthy foods to combat childhood obesity. Flexitarians are also a key market because they are likely to eat more fruits and vegetables than those who eat meat with every meal.

Scope of this Report


Fresh Produce: U.S. Market Trends and Opportunities looks at the current and forecasted U.S. market for fresh fruits and vegetables. The discussion includes key trends driving consumer purchases within this food category, including demand for natural and organic products.

Methodology


Fresh Produce: U.S. Market Trends and Opportunities encompasses consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables purchased from retail outlets such as convenience stores, supermarkets and other grocery stores, general merchandise stores (including warehouse clubs and supercenters), and specialty food stores. Sales by non-store retailers such as e-commerce and mail-order direct sellers are also included. Sources of market and consumer data consulted for this report include:
  • government agencies such as the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. International Trade Commission
  • fruit and vegetable producers and representative trade associations
  • a range of industry sources, including business newspapers and magazines, company websites, consumer blogs, press releases, and trade publications
Consumer data in this report come from two primary sources. The first source is the Packaged Facts National Online Consumer Survey, which includes a panel of 2,000 U.S. adults (age 18 and older) that is balanced to the national population on primary demographic measures such as age cohort, gender, geographic region, marital status, race/ethnicity, presence or absence of children in the household, and household income.

Another source of consumer data in this report is the Simmons National Consumer Study from Experian Marketing Services. On an ongoing basis, Experian Marketing Services conducts booklet-based surveys of large and randomly selected samples of consumers (approximately 25,000 for each 12-month survey compilation), which, as an aggregate, are intended to represent a statistically accurate cross-section of the U.S. population as a whole

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