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May 16, 2019, 11:11 ET Meal Kits: Why Older Adults Offer the Ideal Target Market, According to Packaged Facts

Think meal kits are a Millennial or Gen Z trend best suited to the novice cooking skills of adults under age 40? Packaged Facts encourages you to...


May 13, 2019, 11:38 ET Global Food E-Commerce: 5 Growth Trends Through 2023

Global food e-commerce sales are forecast to nearly triple through 2023, rising to $321 billion and accounting for nearly 5% of total e-commerce...


May 08, 2019, 14:46 ET Pet Parents Embrace CBD Products in Growing Pet Supplements Market, reports Packaged Facts

From notable market growth to the expanding presence of CBD (cannabidiol) products, these are exciting and innovative times for the pet supplements...


May 06, 2019, 13:08 ET Mother's Day Among Select Billion Dollar Gift Card Giving Occasions, reports Packaged Facts

ore than a third of U.S. adults (40%) purchased a gift card in the past year, according to survey data published by market research firm Packaged...


Apr 26, 2019, 12:46 ET Packaged Facts: Plant-Based Water Makes Waves in U.S. Beverage Market

Consumers are looking for plant-based alternatives across most food and beverage categories—in most cases driven by a desire for healthier sources of ...


Apr 18, 2019, 14:17 ET When Banking in America, Location Still Matters Most, reports Packaged Facts

Even while technology continues to transform the financial services industry—and multi-channel banking continues to grow in importance—the bank...


Apr 11, 2019, 13:44 ET Cannabidiol (CBD) Supplements and Treats Growing from Niche to Norm in U.S. Pet Market, reports Packaged Facts

As a functional ingredient, the future prospects for hemp-based products has arguably never been higher. Cannabidiol, or CBD, received an enormous...


Mar 27, 2019, 14:19 ET Affluence in America: Baby Boomers Control Nation's Wealth, but Shifts are Underway, reports Packaged Facts

By a wide margin, Baby Boomer households control more wealth than any other generation, according to market research firm Packaged Facts in the brand ...


Mar 26, 2019, 09:07 ET Pet Market Upgrades to Brighter Future

With humanization and premiumization now par for the course in the U.S. pet market, pet industry participants are thinking outside the box, with more ...


Mar 21, 2019, 12:25 ET Packaged Facts: Online Retailers, e-Grocers, and the U.S. Beverage Market

Market research firm Packaged Facts, in the new report U.S. Beverage Market Outlook 2019, identifies three factors that have created the perfect...


Mar 18, 2019, 10:13 ET U.S. Beverage Market: 3 Key Mashup Trends, according to Packaged Facts

Your daily cup of coffee just got a lot more interesting. In fact, the U.S. beverage market overall is benefiting from the added intrigue of new...


Mar 07, 2019, 12:06 ET Packaged Facts: The Technology-Driven Future of the $90 Billion U.S. Pet Market

The American pet industry continues along a healthy growth trajectory, with sales rising almost 5% to top $90 billion in 2018 and growth projected...


Feb 26, 2019, 10:47 ET U.S. Packaged Cookie Market Sales Reach $11 Billion

A month ago, the snack savants at Nabisco released what is arguably the company's most decadent cookie creation to date: The Most Stuf' Oreos, which...


Feb 26, 2019, 10:13 ET Online Sales are Key to Pet Food Growth, reports Packaged Facts

The pet food market is in the midst of a retail channel show-down, according to market findings published in Pet Food in the U.S., 14th Edition, a...


Feb 14, 2019, 12:02 ET U.S. Food Market Outlook 2019: 4 Key Trends, according to Packaged Facts

What's in store for the food industry in 2019? Market research firm Packaged Facts predicts "disruptive innovation" that will shake up years of...


Feb 11, 2019, 15:34 ET Gen Z Adults Seek Foods Fitting Their Busy, Yet Health Conscious Lifestyles

Gen Z young adults have been caught up in the change in America's food culture that has moved consumers away from three sit-down meals at fixed times ...


Feb 06, 2019, 10:07 ET Recalls Have 60% of Pet Parents Concerned About the Safety of Dog and Cat Food, reports Packaged Facts

Hill's Pet Nutrition's recent recall is a reminder that safety remains one of the driving forces in the U.S. pet market today. A 2018 survey by...


Jan 23, 2019, 09:03 ET The Hustle is Real: Why 2019 is the Year of the Side Gig

From holiday spending hangovers to the government shutdown to simply filling free time, there's been no shortage of factors motivating Americans...


Jan 16, 2019, 11:11 ET Global Pet Food Market: South America and Asia Trending in 2019, reports Packaged Facts

The U.S. is by far the largest pet food market in the world, but recent trends indicate that the center of pet food industry growth is shifting away...


Jan 16, 2019, 10:42 ET Packaged Facts' David Sprinkle to Present at State of the Veterinary Profession

David Sprinkle, Packaged Facts' Research Director, will present at VMX's State of the Veterinary Profession on January 22. Today's Veterinary...


Jan 14, 2019, 13:24 ET Government Shutdown Sheds Light on Gig Economy

The Gig Economy is getting a spike from federal employees who are financially ambushed by the government shutdown. Due to the shutdown, roughly...


Jan 14, 2019, 10:03 ET Multicultural Consumers Struggle with Debt and Financial Confidence, reports Packaged Facts

More than a decade has passed since the start of the Great Recession, when excessive debt played a major role in the economic downturn. Yet today,...


Jan 09, 2019, 09:51 ET Pet Food: 3 Key Trends for 2019, according to Packaged Facts

The U.S. retail market for dog and cat food ended 2018 with sales of $27 billion, up more than 4% compared to 2017, according to market research firm ...


Jan 02, 2019, 10:10 ET Chewing Gum Sales Reach $4 Billion, reports Packaged Facts

Market research firm Packaged Facts estimates that chewing gum sales comprise 11% of the total U.S. retail candy market, which also includes...


Dec 20, 2018, 13:38 ET Packaged Facts Publishes Companion Financial Services Reports on African American and Hispanic Consumers

Total U.S. household wealth in 2019 will reach $96 trillion, up 49% since 2010, according to market research firm Packaged Facts. Key to this...