U.S. Weight Loss Market Shrinks by 25% in 2020 with Pandemic, but Rebounds in 2021

Part of the weight loss market was hit hard in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing recession forced the closure of health clubs and many retail weight loss centers.

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3 Influential Food Industry Trends to Watch in 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted many U.S. consumers to sharpen their focus on their overall health, wellbeing, and weight management goals. Amid widespread concerns about illness, consumers became increasingly interested in foods they perceived to be healthier.

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Consumer Goods Industry: 2021 Ushers in a Path to Recovery

After the great shock exerted by the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy, as well as on world trade, 2021 fortunately marked the beginning of a path to recovery.

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Use of Electric Farm Vehicles in the 21st Century

There are now over 5 million electric passenger vehicles worldwide. The increase in flexibility, reduced costs, and eco-friendly features have increased the transition from fossil fuel-run vehicles to electric vehicles.

Topics: Food & Beverage Industry Insights

4 Ways the Food Industry Is Embracing Sustainability

Sustainability is huge trend in the food and beverage industry right now. In a recent video interview, The Freedonia Group's Research Analyst Peter Kusnic sat down with Industry Studies Manager Jennifer Mapes Christ to discuss how the food industry is working to reduce its environmental impact.

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5 Industries Benefiting from Going Green

The COVID-19 pandemic has served as a backdrop for a number of major climate actions around the country, including a raft of historic clean energy mandates in California.

Topics: Food & Beverage Manufacturing & Construction Energy & Resources Industry Insights

6 Key Beverage Industry Trends to Watch in 2022

Beverage sales rose during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it will be difficult for beverage companies to replicate the record-setting gains of 2020.

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The Increasing Adoption of Augmented Reality (AR) in Agriculture

Augmented reality (AR) is one of the technologies that could be utilized to increase overall efficiency in the agriculture industry.

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3 Top Restaurant Industry Trends to Watch Post-COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic took a heavy toll on the restaurant industry. The National Restaurant Association called 2020 the most challenging year for the industry in its history.

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4 Key Dessert Industry Trends to Watch

The COVID-19 pandemic had a huge impact on the dessert industry in 2020. While isolated at home, anxious consumers sought out comfort and indulgence—which increased sales of chocolate candy, home-baking ingredients, and cartons of ice cream and frozen desserts.

Topics: Food & Beverage Industry Insights