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E-commerce sales of CPG products in 2018 increased 35.4%

February 13, 2019

E-commerce sales of CPG products in 2018 increased 35.4%, according to IRI’s Consumer Confidence Reflected in E-Commerce Growth. These sales account for only 11% of total CPG retail sales, however, e-commerce accounts for 64% of total omnichannel growth. In addition, more than half of Millennials and Gen Xers are less likely to make impulse purchases when… Read more »

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Beef is still what’s for dinner in the US, sales results show

February 13, 2019

Overall sales of beef were strong in 2018, continuing a trend that has brought an increase of 15% in sales since 2012, according to IRI/Freshlook. Amid that growth, value and specialty supermarkets have been gaining a share of meat sales, according to the North American Meat Institute. Full story

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Mintel analysts’ food adventures – January 2019

January 31, 2019

In this series, Mintel analysts share their recent food adventures, highlighting the exciting, the delicious and the terrible food and drink they’ve tried lately. This month, they’ve experimented with unexpected local ingredients, while giving plant-based dishes a go, inspired by Veganuary. Full story

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Americans still prefer to buy groceries in-store

January 30, 2019

A vast majority of shoppers prefer to buy their groceries in-store rather than via online ordering, according to a survey released by Vixxo. The trend was most pronounced among baby boomers, but also was true for most millennials at 81%, the survey found. Full story

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Flavor trends tap into citrus, seeds and floral notes

January 30, 2019

Citrus, sesame seeds and honeysuckle may emerge as sources of innovation in the grain-based foods category this year. Citrus flavors fit in sweet and savory applications. McCormick & Co., Baltimore, featured “the need for seed” in its Flavor Forecast for 2019, and floral tastes like honeysuckle add freshness and sweetness. Full story

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