Trends

Organic produce sales, led by bagged salads, up 14.2% in 2020

Organic produce sales finished with a 14.2% increase in 2020 over the previous year, outpacing conventionally grown produce in both sales and volume g... continue reading »

Frozen produce sales up 22% in retail in 2020

November and December sales were dominated by the holidays along with the consumers’ response to rapidly rising new COVID-19 cases across many state... continue reading »

Produce-based snack foods on the rise

Snacking on the go and replacing meals with snacks is a growing trend among young consumers who have health-conscious eyes on functionality with their... continue reading »

Lettuce supplants tomatoes atop organic volume list

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of USDA released its latest survey of national organic food production in October. The first organ... continue reading »

Freeze dried fruit market to continue to rise through 2030

A new study by an ESOMAR certified market research and consulting firm has projected the freeze dried fruits market to rise at a positive rate through... continue reading »

United Fresh releases third-quarter produce retail report

United Fresh Produce Association’s Q3 2020 issue of FreshFacts on Retail report is now available, sponsored by Mucci Farms. Mucci Farms is a leading... continue reading »

Children’s food tastes evolving at earlier ages than previous generations

Think back to when you were a kid. What was your favorite snack? What emotional connection or memories surface when you recall eating that snack? Chan... continue reading »

5 reasons frozen foods will trend up in 2021

What will be among the hottest food items on grocery lists in the year ahead? Think frozen foods. From fruits and snacks to entire meal solutions, ... continue reading »

Steve Lutz talks COVID produce shopping trends

Consumers have moved away from eating at restaurants and more toward shopping for food and eating at home the past nine months, and that’s been out ... continue reading »

Holiday gatherings to be small, IRI study shows

IRI studies show people will hold smaller gatherings, if they gather at all, this Thanksgiving. These are among IRI’s new research findings, release... continue reading »