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.

Topics: Food & Beverage Packaged Facts Industry Insights

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. 

Topics: Food & Beverage Packaged Facts Industry Insights

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.

Topics: Food & Beverage Packaged Facts

Check Out MarketResearch.com’s New Video Series

Have you visited MarketResearch.com’s YouTube page lately? We’ve released a steady stream of new videos that highlight current market forecasts and consumer research.

Here are a few featured videos. They are quick to watch — under one minute in length.

 

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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.

Topics: Food & Beverage Packaged Facts Industry Insights

4 New Packaged Facts Reports on the Food Industry

Packaged Facts is a premier source of market information for top industry decision makers in the food and beverage industry. Packaged Facts reports are frequently quoted in leading news outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes Magazine, and the Associated Press, in addition to many trade journals.

So far this year, Packaged Facts has released four new market research reports on the food industry that are packed with current insights to help drive business growth.

Topics: Food & Beverage Packaged Facts Industry Insights

The Sleep Industry in the U.S.: What You Need to Know

Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? You’re in good company, unfortunately.

According to consumer research firm Packaged Facts, 82% of American adults have difficulty sleeping at least once a week. This translates into 206 million American adults who are struggling to get a good night’s rest.

However, for many people, sleep issues aren't just an occasional problem. In fact, 39% of Americans have trouble sleeping five or more times a week, and a third of U.S. adults have a major sleep disorder.

Topics: Pharmaceuticals Packaged Facts Industry Insights

5 Emerging Food Trends from Around the World

Packaged Facts, a leading consumer research firm, just released a new report 2017 Forecast: Culinary Trend Tracking Series. It takes an in-depth look into little-known food trends that are expected to take off in 2017.

Here are five international foods featured in the report that are on “the edge of the culinary world.” These trendy foods have not yet become mainstream items, but are poised for rapid growth.

Topics: Food & Beverage Packaged Facts Industry Insights

Projected 2017 Trends in the Pet Industry

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.

Topics: Pets Packaged Facts

Infographic: The Gift Card and Prepaid Card Market

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.

Topics: Financial Services Packaged Facts Industry Insights