Top 6 Trends for the Weight Loss Industry in 2018

The U.S. weight loss market is estimated to be worth $68.2 billion in 2017—a 2.7% gain, and growth should continue into 2018, when the market is expected to post a better gain of 3.2% to $70 billion.

Continued high rates of obesity and overweight, coupled with low unemployment and higher disposable income, are boosting the market. However, performance will vary significantly by individual market segment.

Topics: Food & Beverage Pharmaceuticals Healthcare

4 Disruptive Food Industry Trends to Watch in 2018

Grocery retail has never been more cutthroat. With razor thin profit margins and new pricing pressure from Amazon, Lidl, and ALDI, U.S. food retailers must adapt quickly in order to remain competitive and appeal to shifting consumer preferences. 

Based on the latest studies by the market research firm Packaged Facts, here are four disruptive food industry trends to keep on an eye on in the coming months and years. 

Topics: Food & Beverage Packaged Facts

Microencapsulation to Boost Innovation in Food & Beverage Industry

Microencapsulation is increasingly attracting the attention of various industries as a means to attain product differentiation and enhance product value. It is the process of encapsulating tiny core/internal phase material with shell material through advanced techniques.

Topics: Food & Beverage Manufacturing & Construction Industry Insights

Grass-Fed Milk, Yogurt, and Cheese on the Rise in the U.S.

Many health-conscious consumers have started adding grass-fed meat into their repertoire, and grass-fed dairy products are also rapidly growing in popularity as well. This includes grass-fed milk, yogurt, ice cream, and butter.

Topics: Food & Beverage Packaged Facts Industry Insights

4 New White Papers & Free Downloads from MarketResearch.com

MarketResearch.com has five in-house publishing divisions that produce quality market intelligence for top industry decision makers. 

These publishers not only provide market research reports, they have also released a number of free white papers, presentations, and e-books on a variety of dynamic markets. These resources are designed to give you a quick view of an industry, leading companies, or trends. 

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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

Meal Kit Delivery Comparison: Discover 10 Niche Meal Kit Services

The $1.5 billion dollar meal kit delivery industry is a godsend for consumers who are strapped for time but still want quality meals. While the industry has matured in recent years, new entrants continue to target specialized niche markets that are sometimes overlooked by more established and widely known companies.

Packaged Facts takes a look at 10 up-and-coming meal kit services (listed alphabetically) that are emerging in this exciting market.

Topics: Food & Beverage Industry Insights

Probiotics Market to Hit $71948 Million by 2025

The global probiotics market is expected to rise at a CAGR of 7.30% between 2017 and 2025, according to a recent report by Inkwood Research. The market is forecast to grow to $71948 million by 2025.

Probiotics are thought to increase the amount of beneficial bacteria in the body and improve immunity and digestive health. Probiotics appear in a wide variety of products — including food and beverages, supplements, and animal feed.

Topics: Food & Beverage Industry Insights