The Future of Grocery: Online Grocery, Meal Kits, & Direct-to-Consumer Food

July 23, 2021 Packaged Facts

The U.S. food and beverage industry has been impacted heavily by COVID-19. In 2020, more consumers than ever before were deciding to order food and beverage items online to avoid grocery shopping in crowded stores, where they might be exposed to the COVID-19 virus.

Chocolate Market Surges Past $27B Amid Pandemic Trends of Snacking, Baking, and Extending Seasonal Celebrations

June 1, 2021 Packaged Facts

2020 turned out to be a banner year for the market, with sales growth of 12% pushing chocolate sales to $27 billion, as reported by Packaged Facts

Chocolate Market Surges Past $27B Amid Pandemic Trends of Snacking, Baking, and Extending Seasonal Celebrations

May 7, 2021 The Freedonia Group

COVID-19 impacts on the U.S. chocolate industry were affected by trends for both health and indulgence, with many consumers turning to comfort foods and extended seasonal and holiday celebrations to cope with the disappointments of the pandemic

Packaged Facts: Millennials and Gen Z are Prime Consumers of Plant-Based Meat, Poultry, and Seafood

December 1, 2020 Packaged Facts

Food and beverage companies nationwide are increasingly investing in plant-based meat alternatives to satiate growing consumer demand for protein not sourced from animals. But who exactly are the primary consumers of such products? Evidently it’s younger American consumers, particularly those who are between the ages of 18 and 44, who are the most likely to eat plant-based meat and who account for the majority of plant-based meat consumers.

23% of U.S. Consumers Eat Plant-Based Meats as Products Move from Niche to Norm

November 10, 2020 Packaged Facts

Nearly one-fourth of U.S. consumers report eating plant-based meat, poultry, or seafood products, revealing that plant-based products are going mainstream and are no longer niche, according to market research firm Packaged Facts in the new study Meat, Poultry & Seafood Alternatives: Outlook for Plant-Based & Cultured Cell-Based Consumer Products.