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Datassential: Subscription models shined in 2020, will see further growth
Datassential: Subscription models shined in 2020, will see further growth

There were few bright spots for restaurants in 2020. The subscription model was one of them.

What’s next for dairy alternatives?
What’s next for dairy alternatives?

From plant-based to animal-free dairy, substitutes to traditional milk, ice cream and other dairy products have soared in popularity and are expected to continue to grow in the future.

The power of personalization in food shopping: Two online retailers show the way
The power of personalization in food shopping: Two online retailers show the way

Consumer priorities in food and beverages have shifted toward finding items that signal increased personalization to health and wellness needs and goals.

What role will robots play in the future of food delivery?
What role will robots play in the future of food delivery?

With demand for convenient and contactless food delivery options on the rise, autonomous delivery vehicles have the potential to be a game-changer for foodservice and food retail.

The pandemic has dramatically altered the way Americans snack
The pandemic has dramatically altered the way Americans snack

The pandemic emerged to disrupt consumers’ food and beverage purchase and consumption routines and significantly alter the current nature of snacking in America.

Behind the growth in the dietary supplement, vitamin market
Behind the growth in the dietary supplement, vitamin market

Vitamin and supplement sales have been on the rise since the pandemic started. Will the category momentum continue?

How the pandemic fed the growth of food subscription services
How the pandemic fed the growth of food subscription services

The pandemic-era surge in online shopping has also fueled growth of subscription services offering safe regular deliveries.

Consumers continue to focus on sustainability, waste reduction through COVID
Consumers continue to focus on sustainability, waste reduction through COVID

Despite indulging more in restaurant takeout, delivery and home-shipped meal kits during the pandemic, consumers are more focused than ever on reducing waste and their impact on the environment.

2021 is the year of familiar, healthy, daring flavors
2021 is the year of familiar, healthy, daring flavors

As the coronavirus pandemic continues into 2021, consumers are looking for food and beverage options that meet varying experiences.

Restaurants vs. retail: Breaking down consumers’ plant-based appetites
Restaurants vs. retail: Breaking down consumers’ plant-based appetites

Plant-based products are continuing to grow in popularity, both at restaurants and food retail, and certain product categories have emerged as consumer favorites in each channel. 

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