in the News: April & May Highlights's publishing divisions are frequently quoted in a broad range of trade journals and business publications. Packaged Facts was recently cited for a variety of trending topics including local foods, salty snacks, millennial menus, and pet product trends. Research from the Freedonia Group appeared in articles focusing on corrosion inhibitors, insulation, and corrugated boxes.

Check out the press highlights from April and May below. Links to the full reports are included so you can dive deeper into the subjects that interest you most.

The New York Times“Local food sales could hit $20 billion by 2019, up from $5 billion in 2008, the research firm Packaged Facts predicts.”

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Food Processing: "Likewise, Packaged Facts sees a strong ready-to-eat popcorn/caramel corn market, with alternative non-potato chips leading the salty snack segment in 2015 sales. Both RTE popcorn and non-potato chip categories can be better for you, and provide a modicum of indulgent satisfaction most snackers still crave, says the company's ‘Salty Snacks Report, 4th Edition.’”

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Food Navigator-USA: “Whether it’s choosing a car, or deciding what to wear, Millennials display a ‘pronounced proclivity for bold and confident individualism,’ according to Packaged Facts."

Get the report: Millennial Menus: Culinary Trend Tracking Series

Sonoma West: “The global non-GMO food and beverage market reached $550 billion in 2014, of which the U.S. accounts for 36 percent, according to Packaged Facts, a market research firm.

Get the report: Non-GMO Foods: U.S. and Global Market Perspective, 2nd Edition

The Gourmet Retailer: “Packaged Facts is out with a new report that says millennials — the 69 million U.S. adults currently age 18-34 — are significantly more likely than adults age 35+ to like standing out in a crowd, a proclivity for bold and confident individualism that extends to their food choices.”

Get the report: Millennial Menus: Culinary Trend Tracking Series

Pet Product News: “Pet owners are even more into digital devices and technologies than their non-pet-owning counterparts. According to Packaged Facts’ August 2015 Pet Owners Survey, pet-owning adults outstrip non-pet owners across the board — for smartphones, laptops, desktops, tablets, mobile apps, and other cellphones.”

Get the report: Pet Product Trends in the U.S. Technology, Mobile, and Social Media

Progressive Grocer: “Kroger’s push to promote premium pet products kicked off in June 2014, when the company began stocking SKUs from the ultra-premium brand I and Love and You in about 2,000 stores, according to ‘U.S. Pet Market Outlook, 2015–2016,’ a report from Rockville, Md.-based Packaged Facts.”

Get the report: U.S. Pet Market Outlook, 2015-2016

IoT Agenda: “According to a report from, the healthcare IoT market segment is poised to hit $117 billion by 2020.”

Get the report: Big Data in Internet of Things (IoT): Key Trends, Opportunities and Market Forecasts 2015-2020

Energy Global: “U.S. demand for corrosion inhibitors is forecast to rise 3.1%/y to US$2.8 billion in 2020, while volume will approach 1.7 billion lbs. Growth in demand will be driven by overall economic expansion, with key industries for corrosion inhibitors, such as chemicals and metals manufacturing, particularly benefiting... These and other trends are presented in Corrosion Inhibitors, a new study from The Freedonia Group.”

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Plastics News: “'Fiberglass and foamed plastic are by far the most prevalent types of insulation, together accounting for 93 percent of the market by value,’ Freedonia analyst Nick Cunningham said in a news release.”

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Modern Materials Handling: “Demand for corrugated and paperboard boxes in the U.S. is forecast to increase 2.6% per year to $41.2 billion in 2020, as both non-durable goods manufacturing and retail sales post healthy gains, according to the Freedonia Group.”

Get the report: Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes

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