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Nov 20, 2017, 10:03 ET In Co-Branded and Affinity Credit Card Market, Upping the Rewards Ante is a Must

Two key co-branded rewards strategies that helped shape the current financial services landscape—5% cash back and accelerated rewards—are now an...


Nov 16, 2017, 09:26 ET Packaged Facts' Food Forecast 2018: 10 Food Trends to Watch

From market research firm Packaged Facts, here are ten food trends (listed in alphabetical order) that you'll probably be seeing or start seeing...


Nov 09, 2017, 10:07 ET Amazon Leads Online Grocery Sales at 18% of Market, Yet Four Competitors are Finding Success by Not Attempting to "Out-Amazon Amazon"

In 2017, Amazon captured an industry-leading 18% of online food and beverage sales in the U.S. Amazon's share is double the 9% held by second place...


Nov 07, 2017, 09:24 ET 2018 Culinary Trends Cook Up New Spins on Familiar Foods, says Packaged Facts

The latest wave of culinary innovation is cooking up inspiration and innovation based more on the familiar than the exotic or foreign, according to...


Nov 02, 2017, 12:41 ET 5 Dairy Alternative Beverage Trends to Watch in 2018

The market for dairy and dairy alternative beverages will reach a projected $28 billion by 2021, according to market research firm Packaged Facts...


Nov 01, 2017, 09:13 ET In $2.8 Billion Cat Litter Market, Small Dogs Present a Big Opportunity

Cat ownership and cat litter go hand in paw. Survey data by market research firm Packaged Facts reveal that 87% of cat owners purchase litter....


Oct 24, 2017, 11:43 ET Halloween: A Thrilling Food Gifting Occasion

There's no trick to this treat. Halloween has become a thriving food gifting occasion for adults in America, according to Food Gifting in the U.S.,...


Oct 23, 2017, 12:09 ET Halloween, Other Holidays Give Pet Parents Fun Reasons to Dress Up Dogs and Cats

Lions and pumpkins and pirates, oh yes! This Howl-o-ween don't be surprised to see the streets and social media haunted by an increasing number of...


Oct 12, 2017, 09:13 ET The Diversification of Affluent Americans: Hispanic, Asian, and Multicultural Consumers Gaining Wealth and Buying Power in U.S. Economy

The rich are becoming richer—or at least are adding to their ranks. Between 2010 and 2016 the number of affluent consumers—i.e., U.S. adults with a...


Oct 10, 2017, 08:03 ET Probiotic Foods and Beverages Trending With Millennials, Natural Grocery Shoppers

Roughly a quarter of U.S. adults specially seek out foods and beverages with high amounts of probiotics or prebiotics. The finding was from a 2017...


Oct 05, 2017, 07:38 ET U.S. Produce Market: 6 Key Trends Driving Sales of Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

Consumers' consumption of fresh produce grew steadily—albeit modestly at about 1.3%— between 2011 and 2016. As market research firm Packaged Facts...


Oct 03, 2017, 07:21 ET Multi-Functional, Human-Style Pet Treats Trending with Dog and Cat Owners, Reports Packaged Facts

There's no denying it, America's dogs and cats are gobbling up more treats and chews than ever before. Modern day pet treats taste good and they're...


Sep 25, 2017, 07:31 ET Girls Providing Buoyancy to $1 Billion U.S. Pet Fish Market

Dogs and cats are the undisputed heavyweights of the U.S. pet industry, but recent trends in the market for pet fish make this a segment on the...


Sep 21, 2017, 12:35 ET Clean Labels, Clean Snacking, and the $41 Billion Future of the U.S. Candy Market

From consumers' growing knowledge about product ingredients, the clean snacking mindset has emerged. Clean snacking is a balanced approach to...


Sep 19, 2017, 06:08 ET Amazon vs. the Pet Products Competition Analyzed in New Packaged Facts Report

E-commerce giant Amazon is shaping consumer pet products buying trends that are shifting purchasing channels (online, in-store, and multi-channel)...


Sep 18, 2017, 06:28 ET Kids are Key Factor to Resurgence in Products for "Gateway Pets" Such as Rabbits, Hamsters, and Other Small Animals

There's virtually no end to the number of loving, positive adjectives pet owners commonly use to describe their furry, feathered, and finned animal...


Sep 14, 2017, 14:20 ET Amazon Online Grocery Sales Surge with Whole Foods Acquisition, says Packaged Facts

In the first week after its acquisition by Amazon, Whole Foods' branded product web sales reached $500,000, after Amazon placed about 2,000 items...


Sep 14, 2017, 07:57 ET Mobile Retail Apps are Connecting with Private Label Credit Card Users

The retail industry has shifted quickly to mobile, bringing the private label credit card market right along with it, according to market research...


Sep 12, 2017, 07:13 ET 60% of U.S. Adults Have Purchased Via Amazon in Past 3 Months, reports Packaged Facts

New survey data featured in the recently published report Amazon Strategies and the Amazon Shopper by market research firm Packaged Facts reveal...


Sep 07, 2017, 06:43 ET Organic Food Trends Broadening the Competitive Fray for Natural Grocers

Americans' perennial enthusiasm for all things health and wellness is expressed in the food they consume, and natural and organic retailers are...


Sep 05, 2017, 12:09 ET $9 Billion U.S. Pet Medications Market Among Strongest Growth Segments in Petcare Industry, says Packaged Facts

U.S. retail sales of pet medications will increase more than 10% over 2016, with sales projected to approach $9 billion by the end of 2017, reveals...


Aug 30, 2017, 08:13 ET Whole Foods Part of Amazon's One-Two Punch for Leveraging Multi-Channel Growth, reports Packaged Facts

Online grocery shopping has begun to catch on. Now, with the one-two punch of Amazon's AmazonFresh expansion and the etailer's pending acquisition...


Aug 29, 2017, 08:02 ET Amazon's Pet Product Sales Reach $2 Billion, Up 40%

As of 2016, Internet sales account for approximately 9% of the $48 billion U.S. market for pet products—around $4.5 billion, according to data...


Aug 28, 2017, 11:52 ET In $6 Billion Pet Treat Market, Consumers Focus on "Clean Labels" and Transparency to Keep Dogs and Cats Healthy

The U.S. retail market for pet treats is chewing up the competition, with sales growth consistently outpacing that of the more mature pet food...


Aug 15, 2017, 09:55 ET Why Traditional & Plant-Based Dairy are Warring for Shelf Space

Dairy alternatives marketers are grappling with regulations over using industry terms such as "milk" and "butter", discussed at length in Packaged...