Younger shoppers are more likely than baby boomers to buy organic items, citing health concerns as the top reason, according to a survey by organic produce company Earthbound Farm. Overall, 40% of shoppers surveyed said they expected to increase the amount of organics they buy this year.
Packaged Facts has listed four disruptive food trends for 2019: Local foods, entrepreneurial brands making waves in the marketplace, restaurant-quality food at home and gut health at breakfast. “There’s no question that the demand for local now outweighs the demand for organic,” says Abby Prior of BrightFarms.
More than 300 stores have integrated the Shopper Engagement Platform offered by Associated Wholesale Grocers, giving a boost to in-store loyalty programs. Retailers using the platform can offer points and gas credits to consumers and can operate with or without loyalty cards.
If you’re lactose intolerant, counting calories, or trying to fill your kitchen with gluten-free foods, you’ll soon be able to use your smartphone to scan a grocery store shelf and pinpoint items that specifically meet your dietary needs.
Grocery retailers need to become the next generation of media companies. They must transform their data assets into programs that are easy to buy and easy to use for all of their vendors.
A vast majority of shoppers prefer to buy their groceries in-store rather than via online ordering, according to a survey released by Vixxo. The trend was most pronounced among baby boomers, but also was true for most millennials at 81%, the survey found.
Citrus, sesame seeds and honeysuckle may emerge as sources of innovation in the grain-based foods category this year. Citrus flavors fit in sweet and savory applications. McCormick & Co., Baltimore, featured “the need for seed” in its Flavor Forecast for 2019, and floral tastes like honeysuckle add freshness and sweetness.
You want to know what’s next — the next trendy ingredient or the next big idea. In this month’s FoodBytes, you’ll get a preview of what’s next from Datassential’s Market Intelligence team and learn a few things along the way. Take our food trend quiz, learn 6 cuisines in 6 minutes, and uncover 5 surprising data points.
As food and grocery retailers grapple with unsustainable last-mile delivery models, a rising percentage of consumers seek free shipping for online orders, new research shows.
As consumers’ focus on health and wellness deepens, their understanding of the concept also is evolving and diversifying based on their life stage and unique circumstance – creating new marketing opportunities for retailers and brands that can offer more personalized solutions, according to new research from the Food Marketing Institute Foundation.