In the U.S. fresh food space, the four trends offering the most opportunity at a macro level are transparency, convenience, health and snacking.
It’s rational that shoppers would be willing to pay more for a product that is of a higher demonstrated quality or value, but there is also a more subjective component that factors into many shoppers’ ideas of what premium means.
When it comes to non-alcoholic beverages, U.S. consumers have a great thirst for trying new and exciting products. And as a result, beverage manufacturers lean on innovation practices to bring new and interesting offerings to the marketplace.
While organic products are growing popularity, they're not necessarily a fad. Sales of organic FMCG haven’t waned, and given sales trajectory across the store, organic appears to be an age-old growth driver that’s here to stay.
While American consumers still claim to spend twice as much on in-home consumables as they do on dining out, when compared to 2011, Americans are spending nearly 2% more on dining out, and 2% less on food and beverages at home.
In the latest year, mainstream U.S. retail outlets have sold more than $56 billion in beverages, representing year-over-year sales growth of $1.8 billion (3%) and 2% unit volume growth.
With Thanksgiving just a few days behind us and Christmas straight ahead, this time of year is certainly not one that’s characterized by healthy eating. Yet while many Americans associate year-end feasts with turkey and stuffing, Christmas and New Year’s kick off prime time for seafood sales.
Millennials represent 26% of households across America. And not only do Millennials hold great potential as the new wave of parents, they also carry their fair share of weight when it comes to FMCG spending—which will grow as they progress in their careers.
“All natural,” “fair trade,” “organic”—more and more products across the store include claims of sustainability. Understanding how and why sustainability claims are gaining momentum across product categories is critical to understanding how, when and why consumers prioritize...
Despite seasonal cravings, the apple category as a whole has struggled, contracting by 5% in dollar sales and 8% in unit sales over the latest 52 weeks.