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Opportunity for Organic Fresh Produce in US Foodservice

Opportunity for Organic Fresh Produce in US Foodservice

This trend is particularly noteworthy among millennial consumers, who dine out more than any other generation. According to a study by Barkley, American Millennials: Deciphering the Enigma Generation, millennials eat in restaurants far more often than non-millennials (3.4 times per week versus 2.8 times per week). And 30 percent of millennials "eat foods that are certified organic,” says Restaurant Marketing Labs.

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Trends Influencing Consumers’ Menu Choices in 2017

Trends Influencing Consumers’ Menu Choices in 2017

Restaurant industry sales are forecasted to reach US $799 billion in 2017, a 1.7 percent gain (adjusted for inflation) over the industry’s estimated 2016 sale, according to the National Restaurant Association’s “Restaurant Industry Outlook 2017”. Significant variance among geographic regions and industry segments will affect restaurant sales performance, with quick service and fast-casual sales expected to total US $233.7 billion in 2017, a 5.3 percent gain over 2016 sales volume.

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Retail meal solutions

Infographic: Retailer Meal Solutions

Fresh prepared foods at retail are a bright spot in the U.S. food and beverage industry – sales have been exploding over the past five years. This US $26 billion market has experienced growth that is outpacing that of both retail and packaged goods, as well as foodservice, with expectations for even greater gains. This Technomic infographic shows some of the numbers driving the biggest trend in supermarkets.

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Consumer Demand

Consumer Demand Drives Growth in Retailer Meal Solutions

Most consumers live life in a blur and they desire products that help them save time and gain a sense of control. The need to recover a sense of control influences many buying decisions in the intensifying pursuit of quality, convenience, customization and well-being. Companies and brands across all sectors are creating new products and services that promise to return this sense of control.

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Research - Healthy Lifestyles Executive Summary

Statistics and studies continue to show that far too many of America’s consumers—youth and adults—are at weight levels considered unhealthy. While there are multiple cultural and lifestyle factors contributing to rising weight levels, consumers’ eating behaviors remain the focus of the problem—and the solution.

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