Near-beers, premium soft drinks, mocktails, low- and non-alcoholic options, kombuchas and botanical tinctures all offer a wealth of opportunity for on-premise establishments to experiment with and promote to "sober curious" consumers.
Consumers are increasingly embracing a flexitarian lifestyle, delving into both traditional meat and plant-based alternatives.
This year’s winners represent a wide range of business situations across food, beverage, personal and home care. Some transformed brands; others tacked challenges with competing in saturated categories; and some adapted heritage brands to stay relevant amid an evolving FMCG landscape.
While beer and hot dogs are staple menu options Memorial Day weekend and through the summer months, a range of emerging options are joining them on the menu.
While we expect sustainable-minded shoppers to spend up to $150 billion on sustainable products by 2021, sustainability is starting to drive gains in everything from resource management to product packaging.
As consumers seek out products that align with their personal beliefs, inspecting labels and assessing product attributes is on the rise. And as a result, manufacturers and retailers are amplifying the attributes of their offerings by touting their key attributes.
Using our uniquely integrated sales universe, we created our annual bracket that pits different areas of the store against one another to understand what area of the store is winning. This year, we ranked each of our 16 standard departments based on its 2018 volume sales. Departments advanced based...
For companies to successfully fulfill the demand for greater transparency, they need to be in tune to what causes and concerns consumers care about. A recent Nielsen study identified 16 hot topics related to today’s food/grocery industry and noted Americans’ level of awareness and interest in...
According to the latest Nielsen data, 187 new meal kit items were introduced within in-store retail outlets alone in 2018. But, as more and more meal kits come to market, is consumer demand keeping pace?
In the U.S. fresh food space, the four trends offering the most opportunity at a macro level are transparency, convenience, health and snacking.