Tag: consumer insights

What’s Ahead in 2023?

From surging inflation to extreme weather patterns to a more eco-conscious consumer, food and beverage businesses had to adapt and overcome in 2022, but what does the new year hold? Watch the replay of this ...

CEO: Food Allergy Issue Now an ‘Epidemic’ in America

Approximately 110 million Americans are directly or indirectly impacted by either a severe food allergy or food sensitivity in their household, prompting some in the food industry to call for increased transparency on labeling.

Kerry Unveils Flavor Trends to Watch for 2023

This article is written and sponsored by Kerry. Each year, Kerry evaluates trending flavors and tastes across five key categories: sweet, salty snack, savory, hot and dairy-based beverages, and cold and water-based beverages. Within each category, …

IRI: 5 Keys to Drive CPG Growth in 2023

As inflation continues, consumers are responding by shopping value channels more and buying fewer premium meals and snacks, according to IRI.

Consumer Spending Favors In-Person Experiences

While shoppers are still spending in today’s high-inflation environment, they are prioritizing where to invest their dollars, according to a Gravy Analytics trends report from the second quarter of 2022. Dining Preferences Shift Many consumers …

Mapping the Low-FODMAP Diet

How are consumers changing consumption patterns as inflation pushes CPG prices higher? Ibotta EVP of RevenueChris Jensen discusses.

The Restaurant of the Future

The restaurant industry has seen its share of structural shocks in the past two years, with the pandemic affecting sales in 2020 and supply chain constraints affecting operators in 2021. In 2022, the industry has ...
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The Future of Food Retail

In this post-pandemic era, the food retail industry has changed dramatically. Inflation is at a 40-year high, customer loyalty is harder to earn and maintain, and margins are razor-thin as retailers battle increasing cost pressures. ...

State of the Snack Food Industry & Outlook

The US snack foods industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace. With consumers snacking more frequently, leaning towards a plant-forward diet, and adopting a healthy indulgence mindset, snack food manufacturers have shifted their corporate ...

Experts Weigh In on Prospects for At-Home Dining

As pandemic concerns ease and consumer mobility returns, how will the dine-at-home category evolve against the backdrop of surging inflation? Last quarter, City National Bank Managing Director Eric Viergutz and RBC Capital Markets Managing Director Nik Modi joined The …

Consumers Lapping Up Super Premium Waters

Beverage companies looking to recapture consumers who have rejected sweet sodas are turning to sparkling waters to up their bottom lines. Market research firm Euromonitor International reported flavored sparkling water is outpacing bottled still water …

Does the Keto Diet Have Staying Power?

The keto diet is still making headlines after surging in popularity several years ago. Food sensitivity specialist YorkTest researched the most viewed diet-related hashtags on TikTok and found that Americans can’t get enough of the …

The Restaurant ‘Experience’ Returns

Editor’s note: This article is a free, one-time preview of The Food Institute’s new Premium articles, which will be available to members. To join FI, click here.  After nearly two years of intermittent pandemic-related lockdowns, consumers are seeking …