U.S. Consumers’ Top Plant-Based Choices at Home Are Dairy Alternatives, and from Restaurants, It’s Meat Analogues

November 23, 2020 NPD Group

When it comes to eating plant-based foods, consumers are definite in which types of these foods they want to eat at home and which they want to eat from a restaurant or foodservice outlet, finds The NPD Group.

The NPD Group: Off-Premise Dining Modes Grow Despite 32% Traffic Decline in Canadian Foodservice Industry

May 18, 2020 NPD Group

As the country continues to grapple with widespread closures and social isolation restrictions due to COVID-19, the Canadian Foodservice industry experienced a -32% decline in traffic for March 2020 (five weeks ending April 7, 2020) reports The NPD Group.

All Areas of US Realize Double-Digit Growth in Case Shipments of Plant-Based Proteins to Foodservice Operators

January 23, 2019 NPD Group

Case shipments of plant-based protein from broadline foodservice distributors to foodservice operators increased by 20 percent in the year ending November 2018 compared to year ago with all Census regions showing double-digit growth, reports The NPD Group.

An Increasing Number of Restaurant Meals are Being Eaten at Home Because That’s Where US Consumers Want to be

December 24, 2018 NPD

For a variety of reasons — streaming media, working from home, the need to find comfort and shelter from the maddening crowd, or practicing Hygge, the Danish art of coziness — U.S. consumers are staying home. Staying home also means eating more meals at home and an increasing number of those meals are purchased from restaurants and foodservice outlets. In the year ending September 2018 dining at a restaurant represented 37 percent of all visits and remained flat compared to last year and restaurant meals consumed in-home accounted for 32 percent of all traffic and increased visits by 2 percent, reports The NPD Group.