01 December 2015

Be there for Boomers: Challenges and opportunities

About 10,000 Baby Boomers have been turning 65 every day since 2011, and when the last turn in 2030, they will account for almost 20 percent of American consumers, notes Pew Research Center. Learning the specialized needs, desires and limitations of this demographic now can help food and beverage producers connect with this graying population, which research shows is feeling neglected by the food and beverage market.
02 February 2015

IDFA’s Connie Tipton discusses dairy trends

Five years is a small stretch of time, but in the short span from now until 2020, the world will see about $20 trillion in global GDP growth, a billion additions to the global middle class and (deepening the worldwide urbanization trend) 350 million people moving from rural areas into cities. The dairy producers best prepared for these and other dramatic changes are the ones best positioned to succeed. 
14 August 2014

Paleo diet trend offers opportunities

Paleo diet aficionados’ buying habits look to be affecting consumer packaged goods.
22 July 2014

Organic food industry faces pricing challenges

Organic food sales are expected to reach $35 billion in 2014, according to Nutrition Business Journal and the USDA. While that’s only a small fraction of the $565 billion grocery industry, organics are the market segment logging the highest growth rate at 11.5 percent. It’s also a segment that has proven highly profitable. But can that growth be sustained amid increasing competitive pressures?
03 July 2014

Gen Z thinks differently about food and beverage offerings

Heating up a snack in the microwave doesn't cut it for today's youth, who have grown up during the local foods movement's rise and watched celebrity chefs promoting home cooking and fresh foods.
01 April 2014

Baby Boomers’ eating habits will affect your business

Given the sheer numbers of Baby Boomers (77.3 million per CNN), this good eating habit can be taken as a lifestyle sea change and will undoubtedly affect the business strategies of food and beverage manufacturers.
06 February 2014

How local foods movement affects manufacturers

Every day, celebrity chefs such as Jamie Oliver, Alice Waters and Rick Bayless promote the local foods movement in the media, cookbooks and restaurants. They encourage local food sourcing for its more flavorful taste when picked closer to peak ripeness and increased nutrients due to shorter time spans from harvest to table.
25 October 2013

Millennials want their news quick, water with style

As part of a unique project to learn more about the largest demographic group in history -the Millennials- Tetra Pak interviewed guests at youth engagement nonprofit OurTime's packed-to-capacity The Making News party, April 26, 2013, at the Powerhouse in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. The high-profile event was the hottest ticket in town over the weekend, kicking off the 2013 White House Correspondents' Dinner on April 27.
12 September 2013

Gen Z kids have their say in the beverage aisles, and it's often no: How brand marketers can help

Heating up a snack in the microwave doesn't cut it for today's youth, who have grown up during the local foods movement's rise and watched celebrity chefs promoting home cooking and fresh foods. Not surprisingly, Generation Z is incorporating these concepts into its food choices, opting to spend more time whipping up stove-top concoctions and favoring fresh foods over the convenience of prepared foods, notes Medical Daily.