in the News: Summer 2017 Highlights

In the last two months,'s publishing divisions were cited in a broad range of publications including The New York Times, Marketplace, and CNBC.

Scroll through our recent press hits below. To access additional information about a particular subject, click the link to view the related report page.

New York Times: Heart and Asthma Monitors? There’s an App for That

Telemedicine is a $9.2 billion business, said Bruce Carlson, publisher of Kalorama Information, a health care market-research firm in New York. The field is growing at 8 percent annually, nearly three times as fast as other medical devices.

The report: Remote Patient Monitoring & Telemedicine Market

Marketplace: What's the Trick to Getting Young People to Ride Motorcycles?

“A lot of the brands like Harley-Davidson are iconic, and you have to pay a premium for that," said Gleb Mytko, an analyst with business research company The Freedonia Group. "For a lot of the younger riders, their stagnant wages and issues with student debt have made it harder to afford a motorcycle that often came with costs of more than $25,000.”

The report: World Motorcycles

CNBC: Blue Apron Rival Chef'd Reels in $35 million from Smithfield and Campbell Soup

Research firm Packaged Facts estimated in mid-2016 that the market would hit close to $1.5 billion last year, and most forecasts show it expanding many times over in the next decade.

The report: Meal Kits Delivery Services in the U.S., 2nd Edition

Money: This Is the Best Meal-Kit Service on the Market Right Now

According to research firm Packaged Facts, there are now more than 100 meal kit delivery services available in one form or another, from those that will deliver pre-done, microwavable meals to companies that specialize in home-delivered juice cleanses or gourmet burgers in a box.

The report: Meal Kits Delivery Services in the U.S., 2nd Edition

Investopedia: Amazon Looks to High Tech for its Prepared Meals

“These days, consumers have access to almost everything without leaving their home and—through the power of smartphones—without even speaking to another human being. Rather than worrying whether meal kit delivery services will cut into their business, some grocers and food marketers are taking the bull by the horns and starting their own such services,” said David Sprinkle, research director at Packaged Facts, in the forecast report last spring.

The report: Meal Kits Delivery Services in the U.S., 2nd Edition

ExecutiveBiz: Carahsoft to Offer Agencies Health Research Data via GSA Schedule

Carahsoft has agreed to offer’s healthcare industry research data to government clients via the General Services Administration’s Schedule contract vehicle.

InStyle: Study Says Almost Half of Millennials Treat Pets Like “Starter Children”

The research firm Packaged Facts released its own study back in May that came to a similar conclusion—that pet ownership is prevalent in young millennials partially because they think it'll help them parent someday.

The report: Millennials as Pet Market Consumers

Outside: Welcome to the Jerkaissance

Responsibly raised dried meats of all sorts—bison, kangaroo, salmon—are booming, and according to retail-analyst group Packaged Facts, conscientious options are now driving the industry.

The report: Healthy-Ingredient Snacks in the U.S., 2nd Edition

SmartBrief: Commitments to a Cage-Free Future Pinch Egg Producers in the Present

Packaged Facts survey data from February-March 2017 show that 58 percent of US consumers are more concerned about food animal welfare than they were just a few years ago.

The report: Animal Welfare: Issues and Opportunities in the Meat, Poultry, and Egg Markets in the U.S.

Quirk’s Media: Seeking Pain Relief Wherever They Can Find It

Marketing research firm Packaged Facts estimates that over the past year there were 105 million American adultsequivalent to 42 percent of the age 18+ populationsuffer from the type of debilitating pain that impedes rather than improves quality of life.

The report: Pain Management in the U.S.: Consumer Strategies

DRONELIFE: Government Drone Spending to Double by 2025

A report released by Ohio-based Freedonia Group predicts spending will leap from $100 million to $250 million by 2025 with federal spending alone accounting for $170 million in new UAV tech purchases.

The report: Drones (UAVs)

World Highways: US Asphalt Market Seeing Future Growth

Asphalt sales in the US look set to reach 27.6 million tonnes in 2021, according to the latest study from The Freedonia Group.

The report: Asphalt Market Forecasts

VegNews: Plant-Based Milk Poses New Threat to Dairy Industry

Market research firm Packaged Facts advises that vegan milks in the refrigerated section create a greater danger to dairy profits than soy has in the past.

The white paper: Terminology Tempest in the Dairy Case

Topics: Industry Insights