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The Better Baking Trend: Reinventing Packaged Goods

Posted by Sarah Schmidt

Oct 3, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Today’s consumers are looking to fill their grocery carts with food made from clean, natural ingredients. As a result, big brands are modifying their products in hopes of winning over health-conscious consumers, and the baking aisle is no exception.  

“A trend that has really burst out in the last year is what I’ve been calling the ‘better baking trend,’” explains Kara Nielsen, a food trendologist and professionally trained baker. “This makes a ton of sense, when you consider a lot of the baking mixes, jarred frosting, and other items in the baking aisle are very family centered. Kids are the main consumer in many cases.”

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Packaged Facts, Industry Insights

MarketResearch.com in the News: August Highlights

Posted by Sarah Schmidt

Sep 6, 2016 8:30:00 AM

In August, MarketResearch.com's publishing divisions appeared in top publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNBC, and a variety of trade journals.

We've included a selection of press highlights below. Read on to learn more about what topics are trending in the media — from ancient grains and frozen foods to home organization products and wine packaging. To access more information about a particular subject, click the link to the report page.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Industry Insights, Heavy Industry

The Truth About Wine Packaging: From Bottles to Boxes

Posted by Mike Richardson

Aug 24, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Wine incites passion — in winemakers and sommeliers, in world-renowned wine writers, and in people who have the occasional glass with dinner or keep a bottle or two around the house. 

Whether it’s a celebrated vintage from a bygone era purchased at auction or an inexpensive selection grabbed from a display near the cash register for a quick weeknight dinner or Sunday picnic, wine needs to be protected from oxygen. It’s the packaging that does this, and while that packaging doesn’t stir the kind of emotion that the wine inside may, many people are very opinionated about how the wines they drink are packaged. 

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Manufacturing & Construction, Industry Insights, Heavy Industry, The Freedonia Group

The US Cocktail Culture and the Rising Demand for Spirits

Posted by Erica Keenan

Aug 17, 2016 8:30:00 AM

US demand for distilled spirits is forecast rise 2.2% annually, amounting to 580 million gallons in 2020. Even in a country expected to total nearly 335 million people, that’s a lot of booze. 

The distilled spirits industry can thank Don Draper, the alcohol swilling ad man from the retro-themed television show Mad Men, for reigniting a cocktail culture among US consumers, particularly millennials. While Draper might have ordered a simple Old Fashioned (or three?) with lunch, today’s drinkers are more creative; cocktails with exotic inspirations — created, of course, by bartenders refashioned as “mixologists” — are de rigueur at many bars and a growing number of restaurants.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Industry Insights, The Freedonia Group

Cool Drink Offerings Bring Heat to US Cup and Lid Sales

Posted by Katie Wieser

Aug 16, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Summer is the season of blockbuster movies, weekend barbecues, garden weddings, and, of course, chain restaurants making every attempt to lure in new customers with seasonal cold beverage offerings. This year alone, we saw Starbucks introduce its blended Granitas drinks (only available after 3 pm as a part of its Sunset Menu), Chick-fil-A debut a frozen lemonade, and Checkers and Rally’s whip up six different frozen drinks and smoothies as a part of its new Chill Spot menu.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Manufacturing & Construction, Industry Insights, Heavy Industry, The Freedonia Group

MarketResearch.com in the News: July Highlights

Posted by Sarah Schmidt

Aug 4, 2016 8:30:00 AM

This past month, MarketResearch.com’s publishing divisions were cited in a wide variety of publications including the New York Times, Slate Magazine, and numerous trade journals. Take a look at a selection of press highlights below. To access more information about a particular topic, click the link to the report page.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Healthcare, Pets, Industry Insights, Heavy Industry

Why Packaging Design Matters in Today's Market

Posted by Esther Palevsky

Aug 3, 2016 8:30:00 AM

While we know it’s important to not judge a book by its cover, this idea disappears when it comes to everyday shopping and buying decisions. With the average supermarket in the US carrying more than 40,000 items, brand owners face a daunting task in attracting attention to their products. In addition, the majority of buying decisions are made in stores. These factors make attractive and distinctive packaging a key component in the marketing of retail products.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Retail, Marketing, Industry Insights, The Freedonia Group

The U.S. Cheese Market [Infographic]

Posted by Caitlin Stewart

Jul 13, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Americans' longstanding love for cheese — and the wider availability of premium natural cheeses at lower price points — spurred growth in the natural and specialty cheese market to sales of $17.4 billion in 2015.

Both adults and children alike eat cheese throughout the day, and Millennnials and Gen Xers are eating more than they were a few years ago. Read our blog post and check out our infographic to learn about the U.S. cheese market.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Packaged Facts

MarketResearch.com in the News: June Highlights

Posted by Sarah Schmidt

Jul 7, 2016 9:00:19 AM

The publishing divisions at MarketResearch.com are frequently cited in top publications and trade journals. In June, research by Kalorama information appeared in articles on direct-to-consumer laboratory testing, the market for electronic medical records, and outsourcing in drug discovery. A variety of media outlets turned to Packaged Facts for its expertise on pet litter products, coffee creamer trends, and meal kit delivery services.

Take a look at press highlights from June below. To access more information, click the link to the report page.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Healthcare, Pets, Industry Insights, Heavy Industry

12 Meal Kit Delivery Services to Watch

Posted by Caitlin Stewart

Jun 22, 2016 8:45:09 AM

Last Updated: May 15, 2017 According to Packaged Facts, the U.S. meal kit delivery services market will generate $1.5 billion in sales in 2016 and grow to a multi-billion dollar market over the next five years. With fresh food, little waste, and foolproof recipes and directions, easy meal kit delivery services offer time-saving, stress-free options that solve the problem of "what's for dinner" for today's busy consumers.

Given the growing popularity of subscription boxes, it’s no surprise that this niche market has many competitors. But what differentiates these subscription services from one another? Here’s a closer look at the top competitors in the market for meal delivery services.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Packaged Facts

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