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 »

Bagged salads account for 17% of all organic fresh produce sales in Q3

Total organic fresh produce sales and volume continued to register double-digit growth in the third quarter of 2020, with July-September sales increas... continue reading »

Transparency, plant-forward top food trends list in new report

Innova Market Insights, food trend specialists for over 25 years, unveils its annual Top Ten Trends report. The comprehensive report equips manufactur... continue reading »

United Fresh Produce Association’s Q2 retail report now available

United Fresh Produce Association’s Q2 2020 issue of FreshFacts on Retail reports is now available, sponsored by Mucci Farms. The report covers th... continue reading »

100,000 US restaurants closed permanently or long-term shutdown since start of COVID

Six months following the first shutdown of restaurants for the coronavirus pandemic, the restaurant industry is in limbo. According to a new survey... continue reading »

Frozen produce sales remain high, shelf-stable closer to normal levels

The last full week of August saw the smallest produce sales increases since the start of the pandemic across virtually all departments. Prior months h... continue reading »

Plant-based meat sales up 23% when placed in meat department, study shows

The Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA), the trade association representing 170 plant-based food companies, and Kroger, the largest grocery retailer... continue reading »

Potato chip industry sees boon in retail sector during COVID

A pandemic doesn’t come with many positives, but it hasn’t been bad for the potato chip industry. Unlike Western U.S. producers of russet and t... continue reading »

Full-service restaurants expected to be down 40% for 2020; QSRs 13-18%

The latest research from Mintel, the expert in what consumers want and why, shows that after several years of growth, the foodservice industry is expe... continue reading »

Foodservice operators turning to frozen options during pandemic

On July 21, the American Frozen Food Institute hosted a webinar with Datassential’s Erin Murray to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the foodser... continue reading »