Grass-Fed Milk, Yogurt, and Cheese on the Rise in the U.S.

Many health-conscious consumers have started adding grass-fed meat into their repertoire, and grass-fed dairy products are also rapidly growing in popularity as well. This includes grass-fed milk, yogurt, ice cream, and butter.

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4 New White Papers & Free Downloads from MarketResearch.com

MarketResearch.com has five in-house publishing divisions that produce quality market intelligence for top industry decision makers. 

These publishers not only provide market research reports, they have also released a number of free white papers, presentations, and e-books on a variety of dynamic markets. These resources are designed to give you a quick view of an industry, leading companies, or trends. 

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Functional Foods Boost Product Appeal in the Dairy Case

Consumers are not only looking for free-from products that eliminate pesticides, chemicals, and toxins from their diets, they are also seeking nutrient-dense foods that offer additional health benefits. In response to growing demand, many different companies are incorporating funtional foods into their product lines.

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Clean Label Trend Sets a New Norm for Dairy Products

Increasingly people want the freshest and most natural products made from the fewest ingredients without artificial additives — and the dairy aisle is no exception.

Consumers are closely examining nutrition labels and factoring them into their purchase decision, often favoring clean-label foods and beverages made with natural and organic ingredients. 

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The Debate Over the Use of Dairy Terms to Market Plant-Based Products

Note: The following is an excerpt from the new white paper "Terminology Tempest in the Dairy Case" by David Sprinkle, Research Director of Packaged Facts. To read the entire white paper, download it here for free.

The recent European Union Court of Justice ruling against marketing of non-dairy soy / soya products in dairy terms (such as soy “milk” or tofu “butter”) was the right call, narrowly speaking.

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Meal Kit Delivery Comparison: Discover 10 Niche Meal Kit Services

The $1.5 billion dollar meal kit delivery industry is a godsend for consumers who are strapped for time but still want quality meals. While the industry has matured in recent years, new entrants continue to target specialized niche markets that are sometimes overlooked by more established and widely known companies.

Packaged Facts takes a look at 10 up-and-coming meal kit services (listed alphabetically) that are emerging in this exciting market.

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Probiotics Market to Hit $71948 Million by 2025

The global probiotics market is expected to rise at a CAGR of 7.30% between 2017 and 2025, according to a recent report by Inkwood Research. The market is forecast to grow to $71948 million by 2025.

Probiotics are thought to increase the amount of beneficial bacteria in the body and improve immunity and digestive health. Probiotics appear in a wide variety of products — including food and beverages, supplements, and animal feed.

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6 Key Facts About the Chocolate Industry

It’s no secret that chocolate holds widespread appeal. Chocolate is a popular impulse buy, and you can find tempting displays of chocolate nearly everywhere — from the candy aisle in supermarkets to the checkout lane of department stores.

Chocolate is often a favorite flavor of American consumers, and ongoing research continues to demonstrate the health benefits of chocolate, further boosting its appeal.

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The Beverage Industry: New Forecasts and Trends

The beverage industry is evolving rapidly, with a variety of hot growth sectors shaking up the status quo. There are more small and independent craft brewers and distillers operating in the U.S. than ever before, offering creative and unique flavor combinations to locavore-minded tourists and customers.

In addition, the markets for bottled water, coffee, tea, and energy and sports drinks continue to rise, as consumers seek out healthier beverages to consume on the go.

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Animal Welfare an Increasing Concern for Consumers

Nearly 60 percent of U.S. consumers say they are more concerned about animal welfare, specifically as it relates to the food supply, than they were just a few years ago, according to a groundbreaking new report by Packaged Facts, a leading market research firm.

Most U.S. consumers believe livestock should be treated humanely and slaughtered in the least painful way possible. Key concerns include how animals are housed, fed, and handled. Antibiotic use is another top issue.

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