2020 Diet Trends & U.S. Consumer Data on Weight Loss

Nearly 72% of U.S. adults are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

But what percentage of overweight or obese adults are actively dieting? And what are the motivations driving this behavior? Do age groups differ in their dietary concerns?

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$71 Billion U.S. Weight Loss Industry Pivots to Survive Pandemic

The total U.S. weight loss market hit a new peak in 2019, growing to $78 billion. However, that growth came to a halt when the Coronavirus hit in March, shutting the doors of weight loss centers, doctors’ offices, clinics, and other businesses for 8-10 weeks. As a result, the value of the market is forecast to decline by 9% this year.

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Commercial Weight Loss Programs Slated for Moderate Growth in 2020

The total U.S. weight loss market is worth more than $72 billion, comprised of eight market segments: diet soft drinks, artificial sweeteners, health clubs, low-calorie diet entrees, meal replacement shakes and bars sold retail, commercial weight loss programs, medical programs (by MDs, hospitals and clinics, including surgery), and diet books. 

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New Restaurant Industry Analysis and Trends to Watch

The restaurant industry includes both fast-food chains, which offer limited service, and full-service establishments with sit-down table service. This includes burger joints like McDonald’s, coffee houses and bakeries like Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, and Panera, as well as pizza places and other chains serving up international culinary favorites like Tex-Mex, Mexican, and Asian foods.

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Amazon's Competitive Advantage and How Retailers Are Fighting Back

In 2018, Amazon’s global net sales reached $233 billion, and its impressive growth continues to rattle the retail industry.

Amazon is on a path to become the largest retailer in the U.S. — and is expected to overtake Walmart by 2022, according to data from a recent market research report by Packaged Facts titled Amazon Strategies and the Amazon Shopper, 2nd Edition. Amazon’s U.S. gross merchandise sales will contribute nearly half of U.S. e-commerce sales by 2022, up from 43% in 2019 and 28% in 2015.

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5 Breakfast Cereal Industry Trends

The global breakfast cereal market is expected to grow 3% per year to reach $40 billion in 2023, according to new research and analysis from Packaged Facts, a leading market research firm and division of MarketResearch.com.

Breakfast cereal is a highly penetrated category in mature markets such as the U.S., but there is plenty of room for growth, particularly in Asia, Africa, and the Mideast, as Western diets become more common across the world.

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3 Beverage Industry Trends to Watch in 2019 and 2020

The U.S. beverage industry is competitive with many large, mature categories. Finding new growth opportunities is a key concern for beverage companies large and small.  

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The Growth of Plant-Based Meat, Cheese, Butter, Yogurt, and Eggs Worldwide

With the global population reaching 9.8 billion by 2050, the demand for animal-based foods is expected to increase by more than 70% of the total demand in 2019. This has posed a great challenge for the agriculture and food industry to provide adequate and nutritious food for the growing population, without negatively affecting the environment.

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4 Food Industry Trends to Watch in 2019 and Beyond

The food industry has many large, mature categories, but the competitive landscape is far from static. Food marketers and retailers are constantly strategizing how to profit from the hottest market segments, update their product lines and service offerings, and reel in the most lucrative consumers.

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Virtual Weight Loss Market Grows to $1.4 Billion

The total weight loss market is now worth more than $72 billion, and a growing share of it takes place online and digitally. Technology and increased usage of the Internet and smartphones have changed the way Americans lose weight, and how they access weight loss programs. New companies like Noom have entered the market with apps in attempts to “disrupt” long-established players like Weight Watchers, NutriSystem, and Jenny Craig.

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