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Jul 02, 2018, 10:54 ET Pet Product Packaging Market Sales Reach $3.6 Billion, reports Packaged Facts

Premiumization of pet foods and growth in pet product sales continue to drive pet product packaging demand, according to market research firm...


Jun 28, 2018, 09:42 ET Packaged Facts: Food Gifting Occasions--and Sales--Continue to Expand

The U.S. food gifting market continues to grow. Market research firm Packaged Facts forecasts sales to rise by 4% in 2018, based on findings...


Jun 26, 2018, 08:13 ET Cold Brew Coffee: Consumer Demand Heating Up, reports Packaged Facts

On the heels of ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee and iced coffee growth, cold brew coffee has become commonplace across the foodservice spectrum,...


Jun 20, 2018, 07:16 ET U.S. Cheese Market Evolves with Shifting Consumer Perspectives

A growing preference for natural, authentic cheeses and continued demand for convenience are reshaping the cheese industry, as reported in Cheese:...


Jun 18, 2018, 10:33 ET Daikon to Donuts: All Day Breakfast Inspires New Culinary Food Trends, reports Packaged Facts

From the popularity of McDonald's all-day breakfast menu to the rise of hipster-baiting cereal cafés, restaurants nationwide are catering to...


Jun 12, 2018, 06:28 ET Walmart and PetIQ Part of Growing Retail Investments in Veterinary Services Reports Packaged Facts

What happens when Walmart opens up permanent veterinary clinics in its stores? That's the potentially game-changing question facing the U.S. pet...


Jun 05, 2018, 08:47 ET Pet Grooming Products and Services Sales are Cleaning Up

The pet grooming market is unique in the pet universe in that it involves both services, which encompass thousands of groomers at various venues, and ...


May 31, 2018, 09:09 ET Veterinary Consolidation Reshapes Pet Market Competition

Due to growing competition for flea/tick medication sales from online retailers, the aging demographics of the veterinarian profession, the heavy...


May 22, 2018, 08:43 ET Eggs: 9 Next Level Culinary Trends for this Incredibly Versatile Protein, according to Packaged Facts

Eggs are the menu-maker's best friend, especially when they can be turned into unique, premium signatures that reach beyond the breakfast daypart. In ...


May 16, 2018, 11:46 ET Packaged Facts Analyst: Goldman Sachs Reaches for the Apple (Pay Credit Card) in Partnership That is More Than Meets the Eye

David Morris, Senior Consumer Financial Services Analyst for market research firm Packaged Facts, recently weighed in on the Goldman Sachs and Apple...


May 15, 2018, 10:06 ET Retail Food & Beverage: Understanding the Natural, Organic, and Clean Label Consumer

The belief that natural, organic, and humane agricultural practices produce foods that are healthier, tastier, or more nutritious is widespread among ...


May 09, 2018, 06:58 ET Packaged Facts: Amazon Continues Advance in U.S. Pet Market with New Private Label Pet Food Brand

Several years back, Amazon declared pet products a top category of interest, and that interest is far from waning. It has became obvious that due to...


May 03, 2018, 08:47 ET Office Coffee Service: If You Brew It, They Will Stay

American businesses seeking to improve productivity should consider investing more in employer provided, higher-quality coffee options, according to...


May 01, 2018, 09:03 ET Food Our Way: The Lasting Impact of Millennials on U.S. Foodservice Menus

Millennials want it their way. These days that sounds cliché, but in reality the demographics' quest for the unique, the novel, and the...


Apr 23, 2018, 07:24 ET Packaged Facts to Present Trends in the U.S. Pet Market at Pet EPPS 2018

Don't miss renowned speaker David Sprinkle, Packaged Facts' research director, at the Pet EPPS conference on Sunday, April 29. This year's Pet EPPS...


Apr 10, 2018, 12:36 ET Clutter Control: Home Organization Market Cleans Up with Sales of $17 Billion

Two thirds of American adults claim they could use more home organization products in their home, according to Home Organization in the U.S.: General ...


Apr 06, 2018, 02:13 ET Packaged Facts: J.M. Smucker's Acquisition of Nutrish Points to Larger Industry-Wide Shift to Premium Pet Products

The U.S. pet food industry has proven to be a dynamic and lucrative retail segment bolstered by America's ever deepening human-animal bond. Lately...


Apr 04, 2018, 09:03 ET Don't Snooze on the Facts: Americans With Sleep Disorders Report Impact on Quality of Life

Sleep problems, difficulty initiating and maintaining sleep, nonrestorative sleep, and excessive daytime sleepiness are associated with adverse...


Apr 02, 2018, 08:06 ET Pet Specialty/Mass-Market Pet Food Floodgates Open, reports Packaged Facts

The acceleration of e-commerce is transforming many norms in the U.S. pet industry, including the longstanding retail paradigm, reports Packaged...


Mar 27, 2018, 08:11 ET Kids' Food and Beverage is a Tricky Business, reports Packaged Facts

The kids' food and beverage market is a tricky business and requires a special approach to both innovation and marketing because industry players...


Mar 15, 2018, 11:23 ET Packaged Facts Expert to Present on Pet Market Trends and the Impact of E-commerce at Global Pet Expo 2018

More than $6 billion worth of pet products were sold online in 2017, and that figure is expected to easily double by 2022, according to market...


Mar 14, 2018, 08:47 ET Easter Emerges as Important Holiday for $20 Billion U.S. Food Gifting Market

Could the iconic Easter egg someday hatch into an Easter gift basket? The U.S. food gifting industry is banking on it, as food gift companies seek...


Mar 12, 2018, 10:56 ET U.S. Pet Industry Sales Reach $86 Billion, Growth Projected Amid Changes, finds Packaged Facts' "Pet Market Outlook"

The U.S. pet industry continues along a healthy growth trajectory, with overall sales of pet products and services rising almost 5% last year....


Mar 05, 2018, 09:06 ET Gen Z and Millennial Pet Owners: 4 Key Things Pet Marketers and Veterinarians Must Know

Pet ownership in the U.S. is trending younger and younger. The 57 million pet owners under age 40 account for 41% of all pet owning adults in the...


Feb 27, 2018, 10:13 ET U.S. Beverage Market: 4 Key Growth Factors, according to Packaged Facts

While seemingly overshadowed by the whirlwind developments in the food segment, innovation and trends in the beverage market are equally impressive...