Trends

Fresh packaged produce expected to see solid growth in coming years

A new Freedonia Group analysis projects U.S. sales of fresh produce packaging to grow 3.7% per year to nearly $7 billion in 2024, as demand continue... continue reading »

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Studying potato trends throughout the retail sector

To understand shopping habits for all potato categories at retail, Potatoes USA partnered with Kantar Insights Consulting to conduct a total store pot... continue reading »

Eyeing food trends for 2021

If there was an on-trend word for 2020, it would have been “unprecedented.” The word was often used by on-air talking heads and writers to describ... continue reading »

Retail fresh produce sales topped $70 billion in 2020

Fresh produce continues its steady growth at retail, with increased sales for both fruits and vegetables in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to U... continue reading »

Dark green, red, orange vegetables have expanded availability in 21st century

According to Food Availability Data from the USDA, Economic Research Service, legumes, dark greens, and red and orange vegetables have expanded their ... continue reading »

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 »