Whole Foods Looks to Sate Consumer Hunger for Prepared Meals

April 11, 2023 PYMNTS

The Amazon-owned grocer would launch these kitchens to make meals for its food bars and refrigerated cases, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Grocers Use Self-Service Prepared Foods to Bring More Shoppers In Store

March 30, 2023 PYMNTS

Consumers are buying more prepared meals at the grocery store. Research from PYMNTS’ study “Digital Economy Payments: Consumers Buy Into Food Bargains,” which drew from a July survey of a census-balanced panel of nearly 2,700 U.S. consumers, found that 37% of consumers had bought prepared food on their most recent grocery trip, up 7 points from the 30% of consumers who had done so back in November 2021.

Calavo Growers Names Helen Kurtz to Lead Prepared Segment

August 10, 2022 Calavo Growers, Inc.

Calavo Growers, Inc. announced that Helen Kurtz has been named Senior Vice President & General Manager of Calavo Prepared, the company’s prepared foods segment.

Chilled & Deli Foods Market Trends/Analysis Report 2022: A Global $350+ Billion Industry by 2030 – Shifting Consumer Preference Towards Prepared Meals

Rising preference of consumers for chilled & deli products along with consumer focus in gaining knowledge & desire to understand various nutritional contents is one of the key trends driving the market. A busy lifestyle coupled with shifting consumer preference towards prepared meals, owing to the convenience offered by them, is poised to remain one of the key trends stoking market growth in the forecast period.

FreshRealm Closes $200M Investment

July 21, 2022 FreshRealm

FreshRealm, a leading provider of fresh meals for retailers nationwide, announced today that the company has closed on a $200 million capital raise, led by a premier global cornerstone institutional investor. This latest raise will accelerate the company’s growth strategy within the meal industry. FreshRealm is the only fresh meals provider to deliver a national platform that simplifies how fresh ready to cook, ready to heat and low-prep meal kits are brought to the table. The investment capital will allow FreshRealm to continue to drive the future of the $30 billion1 market opportunity with retail partners.