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Blurred Lines Between Meal and Snack Foods Will Drive Growth of Better-For-You Snack Foods

U.S. consumers are eating traditional snack foods, particularly snacks with a perceived health benefit, in between and at meals, and this behavior will drive … Continue reading

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Nearly Half of U.S. Consumers Buy Protein-Enriched Foods

In their quest to get more protein in their diets, about half of U.S. consumers purchase protein-enriched foods, reports The NPD Group. Cereal and … Continue reading

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Most Consumers are Concerned about Genetically-Modified Foods

More than half of U.S. consumers express some level of concern about genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), but when asked to describe GMOs, many primary grocery … Continue reading

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Positive Signs for Housewares Industry—NPD Group

The NPD Group, reports that US sales of non-electric housewares reached $5.6 billion in the 12 months ending September 2013. While this is a … Continue reading

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Eating More Fruit? Survey says, you are not alone!

BLOG: Nothing beats a piece of fruit – other than a sandwich, of course. The number two food is gaining popularity for its convenience. Continue reading

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Americans Eating More Fruit as Obesity Levels Off

Americans are shifting to healthier, simpler diets and that has helped to stabilize obesity levels, according to  The NPD Group, a leading global information … Continue reading

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Small Kitchen Appliances Sales Increase—NPD Group

The NPD Group, Inc., a global information company, reports that US sales of small kitchen appliances grew 15 percent to $2.5 billion in the … Continue reading

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Millennials Look for Satisfying, Quick, Economical and Restaurant-Like In-Home Dinners

Millennials are the largest generational group next to Boomers  and source over two-thirds of their dinner meals from home, making them the apple of … Continue reading

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Kids and Teens Are Top Consumers of Snack-oriented Convenience Foods

The typical American eats over one thousand snack-oriented convenience foods throughout the year, and kids and teens are the heaviest users of this assortment … Continue reading

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Hold the pesticides

Organic produce sales continue to climb. Their benefits may be up for dispute, but its clear consumers recognize organics exist. Continue reading

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Fresh Fruit is Top and Fastest Growing Snack — NPD Group

Fresh fruit is not only the top snack food consumed in America, it is also one of the fastest growing, according to new snacking … Continue reading

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Tools of the healthy cooking trade

As shoppers strive to eat healthier, they also need to stock up on all types of gadgets to help them make the most of … Continue reading

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Consumers with Healthier Eating Habits Snack More—NPD Group

Contrary to conventional wisdom, the more consumers snack, the healthier their eating behaviors, according to The NPD Group, a leading market research company. NPD’s … Continue reading

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Most U.S. Consumers Are Only Somewhat or Slightly Concerned About the Safety of U.S. Food Supply, Reports NPD

Even with frequent food safety outbreaks and recalls, concern levels about the safety of the U.S. food supply remain relatively constant with temporary spikes … Continue reading

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The Men’s Grooming Market Grows at Rapid Pace—NPD Group

Credit the influence of popular culture – and specifically, the increased appearance of facial hair on the red carpet – for the rise in … Continue reading

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Consumers Plan to Indulge in the Back-to-School Shopping Season

The NPD Group, a leading market research company, released the results of its annual back-to-school study of consumers’ purchasing intentions for the 2012 season. … Continue reading

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Makeup Products with Skincare Benefits Help Drive Sales—NPD

Regardless of age, moisturizing and SPF protection are the two most sought after benefits in all makeup products. The age of the makeup user … Continue reading

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Consumers Turning to Smartphone Apps and Social Media For Grocery Shopping

With the growing penetration of smartphones, mobile phone applications are quickly becoming the go-to source for countless daily tasks, including finding grocery deals, according … Continue reading

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NPD Group: Private Label Foods Continues to Rise, Satisfaction Declining

The number of consumers using private label food and beverage products continues to rise, but U.S. consumers are losing their enthusiasm for these value-oriented … Continue reading

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NPD on the Men’s Grooming Industry: A Market Poised for Growth

According to a new study, Men’s Grooming Consumer Report conducted by The NPD Group, Inc., over 9 in 10 men (ages 18+) are using … Continue reading

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Hispanics Influencing Country’s Overall Eating Patterns

Hispanics now comprise 16 percent of the U.S. population and the U.S. Census indicates the U.S. Hispanic population is expected to grow 34 percent … Continue reading

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