in the News: August Highlights

business_news.jpgIn August,'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.

The Wall Street Journal: “Sales of garage-organization products are expected to increase 4.5% this year and each year after through 2019, ultimately reaching $2.4 billion, a 25% rise from 2014, according to market-research firm Freedonia Group, a unit of Inc.”

The report page: Home Organization Products

The New York Times: “Sales of ancient grains have risen steeply in the United States in recent years — teff sales rose 58 percent in 2014, according to a report last year by Packaged Facts, a market research firm.”

The report page: Food Formulation Trends: Ancient Grains and Sprouted Ingredients

The Washington Post: “Box sales are growing about 3 percent a year and will rise to nearly $40 billion in 2018, according to Katie Wieser, an analyst with the Freedonia Group.”

The report page: Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes

CNBC: “According to market research firm Packaged Facts, sales of frozen foods in the U.S. are projected to hit $23 billion in 2018, up slightly from $22 billion in 2013.”

The report page: Frozen Foods in the U.S.: Hot Meals, Sides, and Snacks

Financial Post: “Recent estimates by the Freedonia Group suggest that 'World demand for cement is projected to grow to 5.2 billion metric tons by 2019. In value terms, this means global demand for cement will advance 7 percent per year to $420 billion by 2019.'”  

The report page: World Cement

MedCityNews: "Do-it-yourself DNA tests have attracted their fair share of controversy over what they can or cannot tell about a person. But consumers don’t appear to be paying much attention to critics, judging from sales of at-home tests, which are driving a market expected to hit $350 million by the end of the decade, according to data from Kalorama Information."

The report page: The Market for Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing and Routine Laboratory Testing

Plastics Today: “Global demand for wine packaging including containers, closures, and accessories is expected to rise 2.3% per year reaching $22.8 billion in 2020, according to a recent study from The Freedonia Group.”

The report page: World Wine Packaging

Medical Daily: “According to “Food Formulation and Ingredient Trends: Plant Proteins,” a report compiled by the consumer research firm Packaged Facts, more Americans are demanding quality sources of plant-based proteins.”

The report page: Food Formulation and Ingredient Trends: Plant Proteins

Consumer Affairs: “In a new report, market research firm Packaged Facts found consumers are becoming more sensitive to the calories in food and beverages. As a result, soda sales are flattening out while bottled water sales continue to rise.”

The report page: Food Formulation Trends: Ingredients Consumers Avoid, 2nd Edition

Nation’s Restaurant News: “A Packaged Facts report this year pegged tea as a $20 billion market in foodservice and predicted that it would have the edge on coffee in growth momentum through 2018 and beyond.”

The report page: Foodservice Tea Market Trends in the U.S.

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About the Author: Sarah Schmidt is a Managing Editor at, a leading provider of global market intelligence products and services.

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