COVID-19 Pandemic Drives Changes in Food Shopping & Consumption Patterns

April 11, 2022 Freedonia Group

A new Freedonia Group analysis explores how these and other trends are affecting consumer attitudes about food packaging, and what that means for both food brands and packaging suppliers.

Report Finds Consumers Rank Price on Par with Appearance and Ripeness When Making Fresh Produce Purchasing Decisions

FMI—the Food Industry Association today releases its 2022 Power of Produce report, revealing 25% of shoppers ranked price as the number one factor when making fresh produce purchasing decisions, followed by appearance (19%), health benefits (19%) and ripeness (15%). The report also offers insights on consumers’ produce shopping habits related to health and well-being and heightened preference for locally grown and convenience options.

How Front of Pack Labeling Changes Consumer’s Shopping Behavior

January 13, 2022 Puratos Taste Tomorrow

To help the growing number of health-conscious consumers select the product with the best nutritional value quickly, front-of-pack (FOP) labeling such as the Nutri-Score has been introduced. Research shows that this is already impacting consumers’ shopping behaviour. What are the effects, and what are the consequences for food manufacturers?

Local Food Sales Continue to Grow Through a Variety of Marketing Channels

October 7, 2021 Stephen Martinez, USDA ERS

Local foods represent a small but growing share of the U.S. food system—one reflection of consumers’ increasing influence on food production. Local food producers sell their goods directly to consumers at places such as farmers markets, on-farm stores, or pick-your-own stores.

Want to Help The World While Helping The Industry? Reduce Online Out-of-Stocks

The produce shelves of today’s retail stores are filled with innovative produce items, which offer flavor and convenience, new eating experiences and more. From new varieties of apples and grapes to innovative fresh-cuts and packaged items, one would think that this explosion of innovative activity would have led to substantial increases in produce consumption. Yet, the Produce for Better Health Foundation has studied the matter and tells us that this is not true.