Trends

Report gives insight on consumer reaction to inflation

Consumers are managing inflation in food prices for now, but their expectations to experience future inflation increased from last month, according to... continue reading »

The future of the foodservice industries: Competition in nutrition

The food industry is worth 8% of GDP in the U.S., which equates to $1.77 trillion. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture data, 2010 was the fi... continue reading »

US organic produce sales top $9 billion in 2021

Organic fresh produce grew sales by 5.5% in 2021, topping $9 billion for the first time, and outpacing conventionally grown produce in year-over-year ... continue reading »

Produce sales remain above pre-pandemic levels

Twenty months into the pandemic, fresh produce retailing remains in flux. Continually changing consumer consumption and buying patterns, high inflatio... continue reading »

Organic produce sales continue to trend up

Total organic fresh produce sales for the third quarter of 2021 saw a continuation of year-over-year growth, increasing by 3% from the same period las... continue reading »

Organic food sales should remain elevated

U.S. organic sales soared to new highs in 2020, jumping a record 12.4% to $61.9 billion. This marked the first time that total sales of organic food a... continue reading »

Apples most consumed fruit, followed by bananas, oranges

Apples held the top spot for total fruit available for consumption in 2019 with loss-adjusted apple juice availability at 12.6 pounds (1.4 gallons) pe... continue reading »

Pandemic adds fuel to already-blossoming frozen food category

Since COVID-19 first reared its ugly head, it has shaken up all food categories, including the frozen category, which has seen tremendous growth.  ... continue reading »

Maximizing frozen food quality through latest processing technology

Over the past year, consumer demand for frozen foods has grown significantly, and momentum is expected to continue. This growth has led processors to ... continue reading »

Consumers seeking healthy snacks turn to produce

Healthy food options are reaching the heights where labeling it a fad no longer applies.  Regardless of food type, consumers are the primary drive... continue reading »