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The U.S. Frozen Food Industry: New Analysis & Forecasts

Posted by Sarah Schmidt

Jan 16, 2017 8:45:00 AM

The U.S. frozen food market is forecast to reach $72.98 billion by 2024, according to a recent study by Grand View Research.

Despite overall market growth, sales have remained tepid in recent years. Frozen food brands face ongoing challenges, as consumer preferences shift and competition increases.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Industry Insights

Projected 2017 Trends in the Pet Industry

Posted by Sarah Schmidt

Jan 10, 2017 8:45:00 AM

Americans are spending more on their pets than ever before, and expenditures continue to rise. By 2020, the U.S. pet industry is expected to reach $96 billion in sales, according to Packaged Facts, a leading market research firm.

Approximately 56% of U.S. households own pets, and the close emotional bonds people share with their furry friends is a major driver of industry growth. To learn more about this and other trends, check out the article below, which highlights several key findings from the report U.S. Pet Market Outlook, 2016-2017.

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Topics: Pets, Packaged Facts

Infographic: The Gift Card and Prepaid Card Market

Posted by Sarah Schmidt

Jan 9, 2017 8:45:00 AM

Gift cards are a popular go-to option for shoppers of all ages. Not surprisingly, Christmas and birthdays are top occasions for purchasing gift cards. The most widely purchased gift cards are for coffee shops and restaurants, according to Packaged Facts, a leading consumer research firm.

Gift cards are a massive, multi-billion dollar industry in the U.S., but not all prepaid cards are purchased as gifts and stocking stuffers. A variety of prepaid cards are also used for government-administered benefits, employee rewards and incentives, and tax refunds. In addition, millions of consumers use prepaid cards as an alternative to traditional bank accounts.

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Topics: Financial Services, Packaged Facts, Industry Insights

Top 20 Industry Articles on MarketResearch.com in 2016

Posted by Sarah Schmidt

Jan 5, 2017 8:45:00 AM

Here's a look back at the top industry analysis pieces published on the MarketResearch.com blog in 2016.

Drawing on data from a variety of leading market research publishers, our most-read articles covered everything from telemedicine and genetic testing, to meal kits and food trends. 

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Topics: Industry Insights

16 Leading Companies in the Global CRISPR Market

Posted by Sarah Schmidt

Jan 4, 2017 8:45:00 AM

The field of gene editing is expanding rapidly. A team of scientists in China recently injected CRISPR-edited cells into a human patient for the first time — potentially setting off a biomedical race between China and the United States, as reported in the international scientific journal Nature.

More significant developments are expected in the years to come. The global CRISPR market is forecast to grow at an astonishing compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 35% from 2016 to 2022, according to Inkwood Research, a market intelligence firm. The number of scientific papers published on CRISPR continues to soar, from below 200 papers in 2012 to more than 1,200 papers in 2015.

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Topics: Biotechnology, Industry Insights

Predicted Market Research Trends for 2017

Posted by Sarah Schmidt

Dec 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

What market research trends should you expect to see in 2017? This blog post shares different perspectives from a wide variety of market research professionals, suppliers, and executives in the field.

Check out the quotes below to find out more about what the future may hold for market researchers and the industry as a whole.

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Topics: Market Research Strategy

3 Big Trends Shaping the Food and Beverage Industry

Posted by Sarah Schmidt

Nov 22, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The food and beverage industry is undergoing major shifts as U.S. consumers gravitate toward natural, whole foods diets.

Shoppers are scrutinizing nutrition labels more closely, opting for groceries made with fewer, simpler ingredients. Although gluten-free foods are still a hot item, consumers are increasingly aware that gluten-free doesn't always mean guilt-free.

Meanwhile, the popularity of meal kit delivery services continues to soar, as more and more companies roll out subscription offerings for consumers seeking convenient home-cooked meals.

Read on to learn more about these trends.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Packaged Facts

Retail Health Clinics Poised for Growth in 2017

Posted by Sarah Schmidt

Nov 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Retail clinic locations have increased 38 percent in the last five years, according to Kalorama Information, a leading publisher of healthcare market research. Retail clinics are positioned for significant growth in the future, as patients continue to seek out convenient, low-cost healthcare services.

Because doctor's offices are usually only open during business hours on weekdays, it can often be challenging to make an appointment, take time off work, and sit in the waiting room before being seen by a medical professional. In contrast, retail clinics offer walk-in services seven days a week, including evenings and weekends.

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Topics: Healthcare, Kalorama Information

4 Essential Attributes of Successful Researchers

Posted by Sarah Schmidt

Nov 9, 2016 8:30:00 AM

What core skills should researchers build in order to excel? How can researchers stay relevant and impactful long into the future, as technologies continue to evolve?

A variety of thought leaders in the marketing and research sectors shed light on these questions in the new report Towards an Insights Driven Organisation from the MRS Delphi Group.  

According to the report, a passion for the customer and rigorous objectivity are just baseline skill sets. Researchers of the future must also develop the following attributes and abilities.

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Topics: Market Research Strategy, How To's

Q&A with MarketResearch.com Founder and CEO Rob Granader

Posted by Sarah Schmidt

Nov 1, 2016 8:30:00 AM

The market research landscape is evolving. Customer needs are changing. As a company, we are constantly working to anticipate these shifts and deliver the right mix of platforms and services to our global customer base.

MarketResearch.com’s leadership team recently wrapped up its annual strategy meeting. Department heads from content, operations, marketing, and sales gathered from across the U.S. and Great Britain to identify key issues affecting our customers. We caught up with CEO and Founder Rob Granader to hear his thoughts on current trends and developments and where the market research industry is headed.

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Topics: Market Research Strategy, Market Research Provider

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