Tag: food

The Popularity of Cold Brew Coffee is on the Rise

On the heels of ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee and iced coffee growth, cold brew coffee has become commonplace across the foodservice spectrum, according to a report by market research firm Packaged Facts. Iced coffee beverages broaden the coffee playing field, satisfying refreshment-based consumer needs by carrying the beverage well beyond its morning daypart stronghold. Cold brew’s promise of smoother taste and lower acidity, along with its premium positioning, higher price points, and enthusiastic younger consumers, build on iced coffee’s base and help keep the coffee market humming along.

Self-Serve Kiosks Drive Sales, Especially in Fast Food Restaurants

The world of retail is being turned upside down with consumers and investors alike preferring ‘human-less’ transactions, interactive retail services and multiple payment options, reports Financial News Media. It’s no secret that traditional retail brands are doubling down on their investment into autonomous robotics in the name of competitiveness and bottom-line profitability.

Food Stores Can Lure Lunch Crowd with Healthy Deli Meats

“While breakfast may have earned the moniker of “the most important meal of the day,” lunch is a key meal for today’s busy consumers to keep their blood sugar up throughout the day. And with lunch meat a convenient source of protein, whether it’s eaten on a sandwich, in a salad or on its own, it should be a lunchtime staple, says Nielsen.”

Over 70% of Dads Crave Their Daily Cup of Coffee

Amora, a subscription-based company delivering premium coffee and tea directly to consumers across the U.S., today announced the results from its Father’s Day survey, which found that 72% of fathers are likely to drink coffee or tea at least once a day. These results come on the heels of Amora’s Mother’s Day survey insights, which found 74% of mothers drink coffee or tea on a daily basis.

SPEAK UP AND EAT! Voice-activated assistants are changing how America eats

Thirteen percent of American adults have used voice-activated assistants – such as Alexa, Cortana, Google Home/Assistant, or Apple’s Siri – in the past 30 days, according to the 8th annual AudienceSCAN study by SalesFuel. SalesFuel finds that users of these devices tend to eat out more frequently and have different grocery habits than the average adult.

Innovative Packaging, Higher Quality Cuts May Woo More Meat Eaters

Despite prevalent health trends encouraging consumers to eat less red meat, 90% of consumers eat some kind of red meat at least once a month. However, those consumers who are turning away from red meat are often trading up to a higher quality meat product. According to industry analysts, this creates an opportunity to market higher quality meats to consumers, as well as innovative packaging and recipe ideas.

Prepared Foods from Retail Poised to Steal Share from Restaurants

Home meal replacements or prepared foods from supermarkets, drug stores, and other retail outlets will continue to capture share of the meal/snacks market by stealing visits from restaurants, according to The NPD Group. Adults 35 years and older are more likely than 18-34 year olds to use prepared foods from retail to meet their in-home supper needs.

Tablet Ad Campaigns Yield Big Results Beauty and Food Marketers

Magazines have long had a hold on consumers who aspire to something more – whether it’s better fashion, appearance or food. Full page pictures help consumers appreciate what a new product can do for their lives. Now tablets are giving marketers in some industries a new way to connect with consumers and their investment in this media format is paying off according to a new eMarketer report, Beauty and the Tablet.

Today’s Generations Seeking Up-to-date Versions of Comfort Food

Aging Boomers and diverse Gen Yers are finding new ways to fulfill their comfort food cravings, according to the Generational Comfort Food Culinary Trend Mapping Report co-published by consumer-spend-insightsthe Center for Culinary Development (CCD) and Packaged Facts. The report is based in part on a national survey of over 3,700 people about their comfort food preferences, which was conducted by CCD in June 2009. The survey confirmed that consumers are passionate about their comfort foods, many of which stem from childhood favorites. In today’s changing food world, however, these dishes are evolving in sync with new values and lifestyles.

Canning on the Rise with Younger Generations, Suburban Areas

Canning is not just for rural grandparents anymore. Americans of all ages and areas are returning to their roots and canning to capture fresher, more affordable flavors. consumer-spend-insightsFifty-five percent of American home cooks plan to can this year, and of those, nearly 97% will be canning more than previous years, according to a recent survey of its community by Allrecipes.com.

Canning on the Rise with Younger Generations, Suburban Areas

Canning is not just for rural grandparents anymore. Americans of all ages and areas are returning to their roots and canning to capture fresher, more affordable flavors. consumer-spend-insightsFifty-five percent of American home cooks plan to can this year, and of those, nearly 97% will be canning more than previous years, according to a recent survey of its community by Allrecipes.com.

New Study Looks at What Motivates Consumers to Choose Sustainable Food & Beverages

Market research firms Packaged Facts and The Hartman Group have joined forces in a collaborative partnership that will result in a series of four reports each consumer-spend-insightsdeciphering the attitudes and behaviors of sustainable goods consumers in relation to specific consumer products. “Consumers and Sustainability: Food and Beverage” is the first market study published in the four-part series.

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