Identifying High-Value Sweets, Snacks Consumers

Brad Bane, Senior Vice-President, Survey Practice, Information Resources, Inc. One of the great things about being an adult is the freedom to snack whenever and wherever you want. Before a meal, after a meal or in place of a meal….

Acosta Reports 40% Of Shoppers Now Buy Plant-Based Products

Jacksonville, FL — Citing health as the key motivating factor, 40 percent of shoppers report buying plant-based meat and/or dairy products, according to Acosta, Inc.’s Plant-Based Eating: Trend or Fad? report. “Consumers’ focus on healthy living increased significantly since the onset of…

Popcorn Market To Reach $18B Globally By 2031

Portland, OR — The global popcorn industry generated $9.86 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach $18.82 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 5.3 percent from 2022 to 2031, according to a report from Allied Market Research. …

Valentine’s Day 2022 Sets New Sales Record

Washington — The seven-week Valentine’s Day selling season resulted in total candy, mint and gum (CMG) record sales of $4.1 billion, according to Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) multi-outlet channel sales. This is the first time the holiday has broken the…

Instacart Reveals Easter Candy Preferences By State

Washington — America is divided on what candy deserves a spot in Easter baskets, according to a recent Instacart survey of more than 2,000 Americans conducted online by The Harris Poll. The data also suggests Easter candy is a pretty…

Survey Reveals Flexitarians Drive Plant-Based Food Trends

Parsippany, NJ – New global consumer research from a Beneo GmbH shows that flexitarian consumers are driving the demand for plant-based foods.  A flexitarian diet is a style of eating that mainly consists of plant-based foods while still incorporating animal…

Symrise Reveals Flavor Trends For Spring

Cleveland — Recognizing that the heavy comfort foods of fall and winter lose their appeal and consumers set their sights on brighter, zestier foods and new flavor profiles in the spring, Symrise AG has released flavors trending for 2022.

C-Store Retailers, Consumers Agree Experience Trumps Price

Alexandria, VA — Despite rising price sensitivity at the pump, both consumers and convenience retailers agree that drivers are willing to go out of their way to visit the c-store they prefer rather than shop for the lowest price, according two surveys released by NACS.